New Chair for Manufacturing Task Force

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

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.
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.).
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visited Wrightbus, a leading manufacturer in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, where engineers are producing low emission buses for councils and bus operators across the UK.

Wrightbus is a vital ‘stop’ for Transport chief

Scores of low emission buses will be dispatched around the UK thanks to a multimillion pound grant awarded to Ballymena firm Wrightbus, supporting local jobs.

Shane Lynch will be launching his clothing range on November 3.

Boyzone star to launch clothing range in Ballymena

Boyzone star Shane Lynch will be in Ballymena tomorrow to officially launch his new men’s clothing range - Amen Shoes and Suits.

Nurse Sara Redmond from Randalstown

Nursing recruitment day at Antrim hospital

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust will be hosting a recruitment day for Band 5 nurses on Saturday 11 November at Antrim Area Hospital.

Kevin Paterson, Retail Manager Maxol NI and Gerry Bennett, Manager Maxol A26 Tannaghmore Service Station accepting the award for Forecourt Of the Year from Peter Jackson of JTI.

A-26 Maxol forecourt wins innovation prize

Maxol’s landmark service premises between Ballymena and Antrim has been named Forecourt of the Year (1750sq ft+) at the Neighbourhood Retailer Awards 2017.

Pictured left to right, David Chick, Director Colemans Garden Centre, Councillor Paul Hamill, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbbey, Richard Fry, Director, Colemans Garden Centre

Everything looks rosy as Mayor unveils new £5M garden centre

A new £5 million garden centre which will eventually provide around 100 new jobs has been declared open by the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey.


Crash at Moneynick Road - expect delays

There has been a two vehicle RTC on the Moneynick Road in Toome and the road is blocked as result of this.

Ballymena is set to hold its biggest and most renowned discount day of the year on Thursday 2rd November. Pictured from L-R are Andy Storey, Chairman of Ballymena BID and Manager of Boots Ballymena; Alison Moore, BID Manager and Roy Smyth, Director of BID and Proprietor of Outdoor Adventure.

Countdown to Ballymena ‘Discount Day’ - will you be bargain hunting?

One of the biggest days in Ballymena’s retail calendar just around the corner with the town’s business community gearing up for their annual ‘Discount Day’.

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