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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.

Offbeat
Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Mid and East Antrim Local Action Group is hosting workshops for groups interested in accessing up to £150,000 of grant funding.

Business
Residents are urged to help shape the redevelopment of the popular attraction.

Residents urged to shape Carnfunnock expansion masterplan

Increased caravan and camping capacity and expanded activities are among improvement proposals for Carnfunnock Country Park now out for consultation.

Business
A Wrightbus vehicle

Wrightbus announces up to 95 jobs are under threat

Wrightbus, based in Ballymena, has announced it has begun a consultation process regarding the potential loss of 95 jobs.
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Jane Magee from Glenview Farm Equine Learning Centre; a new business using horses to work with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jane made an application to the Rural Development Programme and was granted match funding for the construction of an arena where sessions are held.

£90k rural grants initiative rolling out across Mid and East Antrim

Rural businesses across the Mid and East Antrim area can now apply for grants totalling £90,000.

Business
Police are at the scene.

Road set to be cleared this afternoon

Work is underway to clear the Cloughwater Road following an earlier road traffic collision.

Transport
Almost 700 customers hit by power cut

Almost 700 customers hit by power cut

Almost 700 customers are currently without power in the region.

Business
Melanie Christie Boyle, Chief Executive, Ballymena Business Centre; Cllr. Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; David Gillespie, General Manager, Ledcom; Kelli Bagchus, Carrickfergus Enterprise; Gail Kelly, Economic Development Officer, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

‘Kickstart’ for local budding businesses

Thirty-six budding local businesses are to be given support in their first six months of trading thanks to a new enterprise strategy in the borough.

Business
Warning over fake banknotes

Warning over fake banknotes

Police have warned that fake currency has been circulated in Ballymena today (Saturday).

Crime
New Chair for Manufacturing Task Force

New Chair for Manufacturing Task Force

A new Chair has been announced for the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Manufacturing Task Force.

Business
Will you change how you manage your finances in 2018?

Seven steps to saving money in 2018

The prospect of saving money seems daunting to many but with some simple changes it can become a reality.

Business
William Wright

Knighthood for Wrightbus boss in honours list

One of Northern Ireland’s leading business figures has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.

Business
Sir William Hastings

Sir William Hastings ‘left lasting legacy to North Antrim’

The late Sir William Hastings has been praised for the “outstanding entrepreneurial legacy” he has left to North Antrim.

Business
Centre Manager of The OUTLET, Chris Nelmes, announces the arrival of three new stores at the shopping destination, representing an investment of over �500,000.  Also pictured are (L-R) store managers Rachael McCann from The Beauty Outlet, Francine Mohan from Jack & Jones and Stephen Mc Cauley from Ulster Weavers. For more information on The OUTLET and its many leading brands visit www.the-outlet.co.uk, facebook.com/outletbanbridge or follow @outletbanbridge on Twitter. Picture by Press Eye.

32 new jobs created as three new retailers open at The OUTLET

A total of 32 new jobs have been created at The OUTLET in Banbridge as the shopping destination announces the arrival of three new stores in the run-up to the festive shopping period.

Business
Some benefits will be paid early this year.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
Business
The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Ryanair pilots' strike could cause Christmas travel chaos

Irish pilots employed by Ryanair have voted to go on strike on December 20, according to the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (I.A.L.P.A.).
Business
Traffic and travel.

Traffic lights currently out at major junction

Police have advised road users to ‘exercise caution’ due to a problem with traffic lights in Ballymena town centre.

Transport
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.

News
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.

Transport
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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