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New veterinary practice unlocks pet-tential with Ulster Bank

A new veterinary practice is due to open its doors for business in Banbridge, following a significant investment with support from Ulster Bank.

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Stuart and Barbara Hughes, owners of Hughes Craft Distillery and the award-winning range of RubyBlue liqueurs, with Derick Wilson (right), Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.

Dromore couple to open ‘gin school’

A Dromore couple are behind an ambitious new business venture that will see a gastropub, gin school and visitor centre open in Moira.

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Some readers are accusing Amazon of 'ruining Christmas'.

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

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Caleb and Owen are farmers of the future

Caleb and Owen are farmers of the future

Co. Down teenagers, Caleb Haffey from just outside Magheralin and Owen McGreevy from Dromore, have won the Farmers of the Future (FOTF) competition, hosted by ABP.

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How many parking fines were issued where you live?

IN FULL: Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland

The Department for Infrastructure has published statistics on the total number of Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) issued in Northern Ireland from January to September 2017.

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Ulster Bank, Main Street, Moira. Pic by Google

Ulster Bank to shut local branches

Ulster Bank has announced plans to close 11 branches, including those in Moira, Dromore and Rathfriland.

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The countdown to Christmas is on

12 ways to manage your money and make savings for Christmas

Christmas is a brilliant time of year, but it can also be financially stressful.

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Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Shoppers hoping to bag a pre-Christmas bargain should set their alarm clocks now - details of the Amazon Black Friday sale have been revealed.

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Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

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Reprieve for three towns as benefits offices set to remain

Reprieve for three towns as benefits offices set to remain

Three government offices in towns across Northern Ireland will not close, as had been mooted.

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Tim Graham.

Dromore biscuits to take on Paris buns

Graham’s Bakery is set to tempt the people of Paris away from their buns having won its first business in France with an order to supply a leading retail chain with its award-winning biscuits.

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Donaghcloney farmer Kyle Savage in the field which has been covered in sewage

Farmer’s shock at finding raw sewage bubbling onto field

A Donaghcloney farmer who discovered raw sewage bubbled up into his fields yesterday morning (Saturday, 14th) has said the scene was like something from a third world country.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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The round pound coin

Old pound coins: Lidl and M&S WON'T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm they will

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday 15 October.

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Ryanair has cancelled thousands of more flights.

UPDATED: The latest list of Ryanair cancellations

Ryanair has now revealed the latest list of cancelled flights for 2017/2018.
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The incident happened in the Creggan area of Londonderry.

Fire Brigade is seeking local staff

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is recruiting for Community (Part-Time) Firefighters at Banbridge Fire Station.

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Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years. Picture posed by model

Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years

Around one in eight civil servants had at least one absence spell lasting an average of almost three months in 2016/17, new figures have revealed.

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Ryanair

What businesses should learn from Ryanair holiday ‘mess’

Ryanair’s failure to plan for pilot holidays is a warning to employers on the risks of effectively managing staff leave, according to a leading HR specialist.

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Pictured in the Elk & Clipper, a chain of barbers set up by local serial entrepreneur Dwaine Smyth, are Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson and Paul Reid, Business Development Manager, from principal sponsor Ulster Bank.

Council aims to create 7,000 jobs in nine years

The local council has set its ambition to create 7,000 new jobs in the borough over the next nine years.

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