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Here’s how much it costs to live in Lisburn

A new online tool has revealed how much money per hour someone needs to earn to afford a comfortable lifestyle in Lisburn.

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The RHI scheme could cost the NI taxpayer up to �490m

RHI scandal: Companies on scheme can be named, says judge

Companies on the botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme can be publicly named by a Stormont department, a High Court judge ruled today.

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Brendan Whittle Director of Childrens Services & Executive Director of Social Work at South Eastern health and Social Care Trust and Ken Webb SERC Principal and Chief Executive, sign the Memorandum of Understanding which will allow the two organisations to work in partnership to operate the Youth Heath Advice Service at the campus.

Free impartial advice for u25 students at SERC campuses

The South Eastern Regional College (SERC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT).

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Shirley McCullough, HR Head of Region, Ryan Lemon, M&S Head of Region and Lauren McCaughtry, welcome CRY to M&S Lisburn for the staff heart screening weekend, which took place from February 25-26.

Local M&S staff receive heart screening tests

M&S staff from across the country had their hearts screened this weekend, thanks to the company’s new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

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Kicked woman whilst she lay on ground

Kicked woman whilst she lay on ground

A man who kicked a woman whilst she was lying on the ground has avoided jail.

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Theft charges are admitted

Theft charges are admitted

A woman who stole goods from a Lisburn store is to be sentenced.

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Pre-sentence report requested

Pre-sentence report requested

A man who admitted driving whilst disqualified is to be sentenced.

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Lisburn Young Defenders.

Melody flute prize for Lisburn band

It has been a few years since Lisburn Young Defenders competed at the Flute Band Association ‘own choice’ contest but this year, at the Island Centre in Lisburn, the band did it in style by winning the ‘melody plus’ section for the first time.

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Lisburn charity blames ‘administrative error’ for failing to submit accounts

Lisburn charity blames ‘administrative error’ for failing to submit accounts

A Lisburn-based religious organisation criticised by the Charity Commission for failing to submit accounts says the issue has been caused by “an administrative error”.

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One of the two helicopters which will deliver Northern Ireland��s first ever Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) is in Northern Ireland for a three-day flying visit.
Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Air Ambulance NI delight as Helicopter Emergency Medical Service approved

Northern Ireland’s first ever Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) is ready for take off after being approved by the Minister for Health, Michelle O’Neill,

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NI Leader's Debate from the BBC's Blackstaff studios in Belfast, with panellists, from left, Colum Eastwood (SDLP); Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Fein), Arlene Foster (DUP), Mike Nesbitt (UUP); and Naomi Long (Alliance).    Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Who do you think won the leaders’ debate?

It was the last leaders’ debate before voters go to the polls on Thursday.

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Police clash with students in the Holylands in 2010. Photo: Pacemaker.

Fears grow as students in Holylands planning huge St. Patrick’s Day party

Residents living in the Holylands in Belfast are concerned after it was revealed students living in the area are planning a huge party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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An online advertisement for the conference

Pastor McConnell to address conference with Muslim leaders

Pastor James McConnell is next week set to speak at a conference which will include Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders.

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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.

Event aims to attract inward investment

A delegation of local political and business representatives will travel to London later this month to promote Lisburn and Castlereagh as a prime investment location.

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The 'Dodgeball Cup' was won by team Spartan Sports Coaching who are pictured with Barbara Porter, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Senior Officer from the Public Health Agencys Belfast and South Eastern Team, and Councillor Tim Morrow, Chairman of the council's Leisure and Community Development Committee.

Local business representatives battle for sporting superiority

Business representatives from across Lisburn and Castlereagh are battling it out in a series of sporting challenges to see who’s the best.

Business
The Lisburn and Castlereagh Strategic Community Planning Partnership says it's delighted with the feedback to date on the Draft Community Plan, which is currently out for consultation. Local people have until March 13 to have their say in shaping the future of the Lisburn and Castlereagh community. Don't miss this unique opportunity. Simply log on to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LCCC_YourSay and complete the online survey or go to www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/resident/community-planning for further information. Pictured are Chairman of the Lisburn and Castlereagh Strategic Community Planning Partnership, Alderman William Leathem, and Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson.

Empowering people to participate in the decisions that affect them

The Draft Community Plan seeks to empower people and encourage them to participate in the everyday life of their local community.

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The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE and the Chairman of the Council's Leisure and Community Development Committee, Councillor Tim Morrow, were delighted to launch the 35th Lisburn Coca-Cola HBC Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run, along with Sarah Smith, Public Affairs and Communications Coordinator for Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland, and participants, Diane Watson and Ted McKibbin.

Time to enter half marathon

Local runners are being urged to register for the 35th Lisburn Coca-Cola HBC Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run.

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Female entrepreneurs invited to free bootcamp in Lisburn

Female entrepreneurs invited to free bootcamp in Lisburn

Women in Business is holding a ‘Female Enterprise Bootcamp’ at Lagan Valley Island on Tuesday, March 14.

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Local services available for people who self-harm

Local services available for people who self-harm

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using Self-Harm Awareness Day (March 1) to encourage local people who are affected by self-harm to seek help.

Health
New stained glass window is dedicated at St Mark’s Parish

New stained glass window is dedicated at St Mark’s Parish

A new stained glass window has been installed and dedicated at St Mark’s Parish in Ballymacash.

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