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Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Lorna Robinson has won numerous accolades for her farming prowess.

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Farming Life Awards: Farm to fork success story for Cloughbane’s Lorna

Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone which makes and sells gorgeous stews, pies and quality beef, chicken, lamb and pork, was awarded Woman of Excellence in Agriculture at the Farming Life/Danske Bank Awards last year and continues to fly the flag for women in the agri-food industry.

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Power NI MD Stephen McCully

Price hike as Power NI confirms 5.6% increase

Businesses and households across the province are facing higher electricity bills from October 1, as supplier Power NI has announced it is to increase prices by 5.6%.

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Tesco is recalling the sauce because of allergy fears.

Tesco recalls cooking sauce after allergy fears

Tesco is recalling jars of its own brand Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because of allergy fears.

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Winter feeding on the menu at farm walk in Banbridge

Winter feeding on the menu at farm walk in Banbridge

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) will host a farm walk at 64 Moss Road, Banbridge on Tuesday September 12.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

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Which do you prefer? Tap water or bottled water?

VIDEO: NI Water's 'new brand' of water now available

NI Water has launched a 'new brand' of water which is now available throughout Northern Ireland.

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The Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) along with The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) have announced the appointment of John McCallister as the Land Mobility Programme Manager. Pictured are UFU President Barclay Bell, John McCallister and YFCU President James Speers.

Former MLA takes up YFCU/UFU role

Former South Down MLA John McCallister has been appointed Land Mobility Programme Manager with both the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) and The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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There are thousands of Virgin Media customers in Northern Ireland.

Virgin Media set to hike prices affecting five million customers

Virgin Media customers are set to see their monthly bills rise by nearly five per cent this autumn.
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Ashley Highfield, chief executive of Johnston Press

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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Could Poundstretcher be set to take over the disused SuperValu unit on Newry Street? Pic by Google

Poundstretcher set to take over disused unit in town centre?

Leading UK discount retailer Poundstretcher is remaining tight-lipped about possible plans for a major store expansion project in Banbridge.

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Argos is recalling the baby seats because of fire safety fears.

Argos recalls baby seats over fire safety fears

Argos has recalled three baby car seats because they fail to meet fire safety regulations.

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‘Winning the award was a tremendous boost for me’

Last year Michele Shirlow, 54, was awarded the Farming Champion Award at the Farming Life & Danske Bank Annual Awards.

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Champion of local food industry

Champion of local food industry

Through creating Food NI, Michele Shirlow has clearly demonstrated her suitability for the Farming Champion Award.

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David Little

Germinal NI appoints Banbridge man as its new general manager

Germinal Northern Ireland (NI) has recently appointed David Little to General Manager at their headquarters in Banbridge.

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Pound coins

This is when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

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Mr. Bartliff claims ASDA own brand nappies caused his newborn son to require oxygen and irritated his skin. (Photos: Jordan Bartliff/Facebook)

***WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES*** ASDA withdraws own brand nappies after baby 'left blistered'

Supermarket chain ASDA has withdrawn its own brand Little Angel nappies after a father claimed his newborn son suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.
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Mike Fetherston, Fetherston Clements; Robert Mulligan, Portland Property Group; Shane Woods, Portland Property Group and Will Miscampbell, Fetherston Clements. Pic by Emma Kenny

Gilford man returns home to take on unique development opportunities

A Gilford man who cut his teeth with some of London’s biggest property firms has returned home to undertake a number of major development projects in Northern Ireland.

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Lifetime achievement award

Lifetime achievement award

Thomas Gilpin grew up on a farm in Portadown and started his career in 1965 with a 4.5 acre field, growing vegetables for supply to small shops.

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Farming Life awards: Entering a worthwhile experience - Thomas Gilpin

When Thomas Gilpin attended last year’s Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards little did he know he’d be returning home to Portadown with not one, but two prestigious awards.

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