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Figures reveal welcome drop in local jobless total

The number of people out of work and claiming benefits in the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council area fell by five per cent last month, according to the latest government figures.

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Colleen Patton is congratulated by Philip Smith MLA and Neil McCracken, Domestic Sales Manager at Phoenix Natural Gas, on being the first customer to connect to the natural gas network as part of a major expansion project by the company to extend the pipeline to towns and villages across Co Down.

Work gets under way to extend gas network

Householders and business owners in Hillsborough and Annahilt could have the option of connecting to the natural gas network within a matter of months.

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Paul Givan MLA has welcomed confirmation that a pedestrian crossing is to be developed at Derriaghy Road.

‘New crossing will improve road safety for pedestrians and schoolchildren’

Lagan Valley MLA Paul Givan has welcomed confirmation that funding has been secured for a controlled pedestrian crossing at Derriaghy Road.

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Daniel Lawton, the US Consul General for Northern Ireland, is welcomed to Lisburn by Chamber of Commerce president Jonathan Steen (left).

US Consul General pays visit to Lisburn

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Daniel Lawton, the US Consul General for Northern Ireland, to the city to discuss a range of business issues.

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Local businesses on board at tourism show

Local businesses on board at tourism show

A number of local businesses will be doing their bit to help promote the local tourism industry at this year’s Holiday World Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast (January 20-22).

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Cutting the ribbon on new facility in Moira: Patrick Savage, Fane Valley vice chairman, William Anderson, Fane Valley board member, Minister Michelle McIlveen MLA, Trevor Lockhart, Fane Valley chief executive and William McConnell,  Fane Valley chairman.

Ministerial approval for Fane Valley’s new headquarters

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has officially opened Fane Valley’s new head office and logistics centre near Moira.

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Stephen McCann, Managing Director of P2V Systems.

Lisburn IT firm expands its operations

Lisburn based IT company P2V Systems has expanded its operations with the opening of a Dublin office, following a period of continued growth.

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Building firm placed into administration

Building firm placed into administration

Lisburn building firm TAL Limited has gone into administration, it has been confirmed.

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Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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The Belted Galloway spells out the message

Belted Galloway helps cattle dealer ‘pop the question’

Romance was alive and well over the Christmas period when a Co Tyrone cattle dealer drafted in a Belted Galloway to help ‘pop the question.’

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Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard (right) and Stephen Pollock from TransportNI Eastern Division check out the new roundabout at Temple Crossroads. Pic by Andrew Towe

Work complete on £1.2m road improvement scheme

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has welcomed the completion of a £1.2million road improvement scheme at Temple Crossroads in Co Down.

Transport
Bye to Robbie after 40 years

Bye to Robbie after 40 years

For the past 40 years Lisburn man Robbie Hewitt has thoroughly enjoyed a passionate career working on and selling John Deere tractors and machinery but has now decided to call it a day.

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Money

Five really easy ways to end up with more money in 2017

January may be a tight month, but it is also one where you can take a few simple steps to have a better financial start to the year.

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NHBC Regional Director David Little, left, and NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton, right, stand with Site Manager Thomas Crutchley.

Builder awarded for work on new Glenavy homes

Thomas Crutchley from Henry Price Buildings, has won a Seal of Excellence in the second round of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2016, for his work at Chestnut Grange in Glenavy.

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Argos to close Lisburn Square store

Argos to close Lisburn Square store

Catalogue retail firm Argos has confirmed that its Lisburn city centre store is set to close later this month.

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Streaming services such as netflix and Amazon Prime have made it easier to bingewatch than ever. Shutterstock

Half of us happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, we have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50 per cent) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.

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Beauty tips

Five gadgets to modernize your beauty routine

The future of beauty is here.
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Jonathan Steen, President of Lisburn Chamber of Commerce.

Successful end to 2016 for many local traders

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce has reported that many of its members enjoyed a successful end to 2016.

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Cllr Alexander Redpath has called on TransportNI to focus its resources on keeping roads in good repair.

Pothole concerns: Repairs carried out on Belfast Road

TransportNI has carried out repairs to the road surface on the A3 Belfast Road outside Moira following complaints from drivers about “a massive pothole”.

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