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Top sportsman helps local firms get competitive edge

Four-time Paralympic gold medallist Michael McKillop was special guest at a recent event at Lagan Valley Island to mark the start of Management Month.

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The second most congested road in the UK is in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland has most congested road in UK outside London

Northern Ireland has the most congested road anywhere in the UK outside London.

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WATCH:‘Sea of yellow’ as one thousand baby chicks found abandoned in field

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire.

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Councillor Uel Mackin (centre) with (l-r) Jonathan Steen, President of Lisburn Chamber of Commerce; Stuart McDonnell and Eoin Lavery, Apple Solutions Experts, Dixons Carphone Warehouse; and Stephen Houston, former President of Lisburn Chamber of Commerce.

Local businessmen and women brush up on networking skills

Representatives from several local businesses attended a recent Lisburn Castlereagh Entrepreneurs Network event entitled ‘Online Social Networking vs Face-to-Face Networking’.

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Petition calls for council to rethink rates rise

Petition calls for council to rethink rates rise

An online petition has been started by a local ratepayer in response to the council’s decision to increase district rates.

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Figures reveal rise in local jobless total

Figures reveal rise in local jobless total

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

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Eight out of 10 feel misled by broadband adverts

The majority of UK consumers find the advertising of broadband speeds to be misleading, according to new research.

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Members of farming community invited to attend safety workshop

Members of farming community invited to attend safety workshop

The Rural Development Council (RDC) is inviting farmers, farm family members and farm workers to attend a Farm Safety Workshop in Lisburn on March 1.

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Greggs is the largest bakery chain in the UK.

Greggs planning to open store in Lisburn

Bakery chain Greggs has confirmed that it is planning to open a store in Lisburn.

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Launching the Lisburn Castlereagh at Westminster event are the Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee, Councillor Uel Mackin; Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson.

Council hoping Westminster event will secure new inward investment

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s investment team, in partnership with Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, are hoping to make all the right connections in London next month.

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A Nokia 3310.

Nokia to re-launch the 3310

Nokia has announced it will re-launch the world’s most loved mobile phone - the Nokia 3310!

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Alliance Party leader Naomi Long. Pic by Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Long to meet local business leaders

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long will meet with local business leaders next week when she takes part in the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s ‘5 Leaders, 5 Days’ event.

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Work set to get under way on £205k Culcavy Road upgrade

Work set to get under way on £205k Culcavy Road upgrade

TransportNI has announced that a £205,000 road improvement scheme at Culcavy Road, Lisburn is scheduled to begin on February 24.

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Belfast International Airport.

Work postponed on main road to Belfast International Airport

Roadworks on a main road used to access Belfast International Airport will not be taking place this weekend.

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Councillors approve rates increase

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has agreed district rate increases for domestic and non-domestic properties for 2017/18.

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A disabled woman being interviewed

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple.

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Dr Lisa Black (AFBI), Serhiy Serhiyenko, Oleh Berezyuk (Samopomich Union Party of Ukraine), Juliet Thompson (Westminster Foundation for Democracy), Prof Trevor Gilliland (AFBI) and Lubomyr Zubach (Samopomich Union Party of Ukraine). Pic by Cliff Mason

Ukrainian delegates visit AFBI research facility at Hillsborough

A delegation from the Samopomich Union Party of Ukraine visited AFBI’s research farm at Hillsborough recently.

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Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook users may be seeing posts from their friends warning them about “Facebook cloning”. Some concerned account holders are urging others not to accept a second friend request from accounts purporting to belong to them.

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Gender pay gap could be ‘baked into the next generation’ of workers

Despite the Equal Pay Act being introduced 47 years ago, the gender pay gap remains one of the biggest issues facing British workers.

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