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Town centre to get £1.1m facelift

A major facelift planned for Dromore town centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of a contractor to carry out a new public realm scheme.

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Pictured (l-r) are Kieran Beazley, architect; Fiona Morgan, Ebony Developments Ltd; Councillor Luke Poots, Chairman of the council's Planning Committee; Joe Tumelty, Ebony Developments Ltd and Edwin Poots MLA.

Green light for new hotel development in city centre

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Planning Committee has given the go-ahead for a new 70-bedroom aparthotel development in Lisburn city centre.

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What might have been - an artist's impression showing the proposed John Lewis store as part of the earlier Westfield development at Sprucefield

£50m investment plan for Sprucefield

A £50 million investment at Sprucefield Park including an 80-room hotel could create up to 200 construction jobs and a further 300 on completion the owners have claimed.

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NI Railways

NI Railways to increase crackdown on anti-social behaviour

NI Railways will be increasing security on its services and at stations across the network in the run up to and over Easter 2018, it has emerged.
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A computer-generated image of how the new Moundview Eurospar development will look when complete.

£2m retail development to bring 40 new jobs

Work is progressing on a £2 million retail development in Dromore that will create around 40 new full and part-time jobs in the area.

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Area Manager Mr Neale Kirk  with Carla Lockhart MLA and other Primark staff.

Lockhart meets with Primark over potential investment

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has met with representatives from Primark to discuss and encourage investment in Upper Bann.

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Local Fire and Rescue crews dealt with the blaze

Firefighters rescue two cows who fell into a slurry tank

Around 25 firefighters helped rescue, two cows both in calf, who fell into a slurry tank on a farm in Co Armagh at the weekend.

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An impression of how the reception might look like at the new South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon

Cost of new leisure centre spirals by £5m

The new South Lakes Leisure Centre is to cost £35 million - £5m more than first envisaged.

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Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Alderman Gareth Wilson and Adrian Farrell, Chair of the Business Partnership Alliance (BPA) encourage businesses to register their interest in attending a 'Town Centre Business Boost' masterclass and learn about customer service, digital marketing and visual merchandising from leading experts.

Masterclasses aim to boost town centre businesses

Local business owners and managers are being invited to take part in a free ‘Town Centre Business Boost’ masterclass.

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Closing down: Toys R Us.

Toys R Us Sprucefield commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

Toys R Us at Sprucefield has confirmed that an extensive closing down sale is now under way, featuring discounts of up to 25 per cent throughout the store, including the Babies R Us range.

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The new parking regulations will be enforced from March 5, 2018.

New car removal and clamping regulations start today

Drivers who park illegally in urban clearways and bus lanes on the main arterial routes into and out of Belfast may have their vehicles removed and clamped.

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Snow has affected various parts of Northern Ireland this week

Slow thaw expected as Beast from the East loosens grip

Temperatures are set to rise slightly over the coming days following a week of sub-zero conditions and snow storms which are continuing to impact across parts of Northern Ireland.

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Director of manufacturing firm agrees to disqualification

Director of manufacturing firm agrees to disqualification

The Department for the Economy has accepted a disqualification undertaking from the director of a Lurgan-based metal structures manufacturing business.

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Chris Nelmes, centre manager, highlights the planned name change which will see The Outlet become The Boulevard. Pic by Darren Kidd, Press Eye

The Outlet set to be renamed as part of major rebranding process

Banbridge shopping complex The Outlet will undergo a name change in the coming weeks as part of a major rebranding process.

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Aldermen Ian Burns and Elizabeth Ingram along with Councillors Hazel Loane and Seamus Doyle met with Terry Robb and Dan McGinn from Ulster Bank to voice their concerns over the proposed branch closures in Dromore and Rathfriland.

Ulster Bank: Councillors voice concerns about impact of branch closures

A group of local councillors met with Ulster Bank representatives this week to highlight concerns about the bank’s plans to close its branches in Dromore and Rathfriland.

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Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

A County Down farmer has been left counting the cost of sheep worrying by dogs after six ewes were attacked on his land.

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IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland’s top 20 parking fine hotspots revealed

Over 150,000 car parking and bus lane fines were dished out across Northern Ireland in 2017 and today we reveal Northern Ireland’s top 20 hotspots.

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Ulster Bank, Dromore. Pic by Google

Bank has ‘no plans to revisit decision’ to axe local branches

Ulster Bank has said it has no plans to rethink its decision to close its branches in Rathfriland and Dromore.

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Work starts at Rushmere

Work begins on new Rushmere restaurants

Work has begun at Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon on what is believed to be two new restaurants.

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Rural projects may be in jeopardy due to cuts, says Sinn Fein

Rural projects may be in jeopardy due to cuts, says Sinn Fein

Support for community and rural affairs in Upper Bann could be withdrawn if budget proposals at the Department of Agriculture get the go-ahead, warns Sinn Fein.

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