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Fivers with Jane Austin engraving could be worth £50,000

People in Northern Ireland are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Cybercriminals are still at work on the web

Cybercrime warning follows security success

Cybercrime experts are celebrating success against a computer fraud network - but are warning users that the need for vigilance is as great as ever.

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Bingo hall director disqualified

Bingo hall director disqualified

A director of a local bingo business, which has branches in Ballymena, Ballycastle and Ballymoney, has been disqualified for five years.

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The Seven Towers Leisure Centre. INBT Archive picture

New leisure centre plan likely to go under finance microscope

Councillors are expected to approve a recommendation to ‘economically appraise’ plans which would see a brand new leisure centre built on a new site in Ballymena.

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Good internet access is important for local businesses and is a 'key requirement in attracting foreign direct investment to the Borough.'

Mid and East Antrim ‘first in queue’ for better broadband

Mid and East Antrim Council has urged local businesses and residents to take part in a Northern Ireland-wide survey of broadband speeds.

Business
Coffee vote

Costa to open in Tower Centre

Coffee chain Costa will open in Ballymena’s Tower Centre in the run up to Christmas, creating 15 jobs.

Business
Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE launches the global Overseas Results competition that will give 10 local businesses a free, international marketing opportunity for their product or service in 2017. She is shown with John Magee, Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Results Limited and Ursula OLoughlin Head of Economic Development at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Council seeks entries for brand new export marketing competition

In recognition of the importance of developing export opportunities both regionally and globally, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has hosted a Business Breakfast – but with a competitive twist.

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Ahoghill. (Editorial Image)

New schemes to tackle scourge of Ahoghill speeders

The problem of speeding in and around the village of Ahoghill is to be addressed by Transport NI.

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Good food available in NI

Northern Ireland food experiences to whet the appetite

Tourism Ireland are encouraging local people to enjoy a short break and savour a taste of Northern Ireland’s food experiences.
Business
Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

Brits spend more time on social media than in the pub

The average British person will spend more than three years of their life updating social media, a new study has found.

Business
Park'n'ride spaces at a premium - Frew

More disabled spaces needed at station’s Park’n’ride - Frew

The popular park’n’ride facility at Ballymena’s railway station has become a victim of its own success.

Transport
Wrightbus hydrogen fuel cell 1: The new Wrightbus zero-emission double deck bus launched at Londons City Hall today (30 November 2016).  The zero-emission vehicle debuts a new hydrogen fuel cell driveline from Wrightbus which will rapidly become available to power both single deck and double deck buses as it becomes fully production ready next year

Wrightbus launch new ‘zero-emission’ bus in London

London’s City Hall was the venue for the launch today (30 November 2016) of the new Wrightbus – zero-emission double deck bus.

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Training

Ballymena oil heating technicians invited to information evening

OFTEC is inviting all local oil heating technicians to attend an educational open night at Northern Regional College on December 7.

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Out shopping

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050'

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.
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Could High Street shopping be a thing of the past by 2050?

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050'

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Minister for Communities Paul Givan with North Antrim DUP assemblyman Paul Frew, Mid & East Antrim Mayor, Audrey Wales and Council Chief Executive, Anne Donaghy at St. Patrick's Barracks. (Submitted image)

Barracks proposals on display at Braid

Ballymena people have been urged to have their say on new developpment proposals for the St. Patrick’s Barracks site.

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Next is recalling these boots.

Safety fears lead to recall of boots

A high street retailer has recalled a line of fashion boots due to safety worries.

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Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd

Police deploy random breath test powers for drink-drive operation

Police in Ballymena and Antrim are to deploy tough new testing powers for this year’s winter anti-drink drive operation.

Crime
No regeneration powers for local councillors

No regeneration powers for local councillors

Local councillors who thought they would have access to devolved powers to ‘regenerate’ their areas have been ‘disappointed’ by what amounts to a Stormont u-turn.

Business
Ballymena businessman Eugene Diamond slams electricity chiefs after his shop is surrounded by diggers and workmen without warning. INBT 48 EUGENE

Shop owner’s anger over trade disruption

A Ballymena businessman has hit out at electricity chiefs after his shop was surrounded by diggers and workmen without warning.

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