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Council appoints two new directors to corporate team

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has made two senior appointments to its Corporate Management Team.

Lisburn Courthouse.

Renewed concerns over future of city’s courthouse

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is to write to the Northern Ireland Courts Service to object to a proposal to close Lisburn Youth Court.

Shane Bennett Salon.

Local salon is a finalist in hairdressing awards

Local hairdressers are hoping to prove they are a cut above after being named as finalists in the HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards.

Entertainer (Velvet) Valerie Kirkpatrick who will be singing at the launch

Beef & Bird launches Silver Social

Local restaurant Beef & Bird will open its doors to the over 60s for Lisburn’s first Silver Social.

The famous Dromara Destroyers- Ian McGregor, Trevor Steele, Brian Reid and Ray McCullough.

Join the MCE Ulster Grand Prix ride out

Organisers of the MCE Ulster Grand Prix have announced three motorbike convoys to take place during Bike Week.

Local composer is ‘one to watch’

Local composer is ‘one to watch’

Lisburn composer Matthew Whiteside has won the One To Watch category at the Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017.

Staff from M&S at Bow Street Mall who undertook voluntary work at the Simon Community in Lisburn.

M&S helps Lisburn project

The Simon Community in Lisburn is one of the community projects which has benefited from the Marks and Spencers ‘Making Every Moment Special in the Community’ initiative.

Chair of the councils Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart MBE (centre) with Lisburn City Centre Street Ambassadors Leanne McCandless and Nadine McCallum, Rose and Poetry Boutique; Chanel Mc Kinstry and Jim Conlon, Midas Jewellers; Dominic McCourt, Fonehouse and Lynn McKibben, Daltons.

Ambassadors take to the streets of Lisburn

Look out for the new ‘Street Ambassadors’ who will be out and about on the streets of Lisburn promoting the city centre and its businesses.

Pound coins

This is when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

Alderman Tommy Jeffers, Chairman of the council's Environment Committee, with Jim Nesbitt from Lisburn, who was the most recent winner of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Scoop the Poop awards scheme. They are pictured with Enforcement Officer Nicola O'Hara.

Jim scoops prize in council’s monthly draw

Lisburn man Jim Nesbitt was the most recent winner of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s ‘Scoop the Poop’ awards scheme.

Young political leaders from the Netherlands, Denmark, Scotland, Sweden and England with Cllr Alexander Redpath (Lisburn and Castlereagh) and Cllr Chris Smyth (Fermanagh and Omagh) at the Twelfth celebrations in Hillsborough.

Young European political leaders enjoy sampling unionist culture

A group of young political leaders from several European countries were welcomed to the Lisburn area earlier this month to experience the Twelfth celebrations.

The Kingan family -  Deborah, David and children Caitlyn, Lily-Rose and Riya - enjoying their day out at Exploris.

Lisburn family enjoy royal occasion at Exploris

A Lisburn family were one of five families from across Northern Ireland to be selected via an online competition to be part of a very special celebration at Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry.

ATM machine.

Card-skimming device found on ATM

Police are investigating reports that a card skimming device was found on a cash machine in Lisburn.

Little miracle Grace Jordan who survived a very serious attack of meningitis but is making an incredible recovery.

Amazing Grace! Tot’s miraculous recovery from meningitis attack

A Waringstown family are hosting a Tractor Run and Family Fun Day to raise money for the hospital which saved the life of their gravely ill daughter.


Community News

Local News


Gospel tent mission continues

A gospel tent mission will continue at Lower Ballinderry until August 13.

The clothing allowance (uniform grants) for the 2017/18 school year will remain at 2016 levels.

Cut to school uniform grant stopped

The Department of Education will not proceed with a proposed £3m reduction in funding to uniform grants, it has been confirmed.
Budding barbecue chef Finn Sinclair (12) with the team from Hillmount BBQ Academy.

Finn slaves over hot coals to become BBQ academy’s youngest ever graduate

A Lisburn schoolboy has become the youngest student to graduate from the Hillmount BBQ Academy at Hillmount Garden Centre in Castlereagh.

Johnny Reid.

Johnny gearing up for epic cycle challenge

A Co Antrim man is gearing up to take on an epic cycle challenge in a bid to raise funds for a local school for children with special educational needs.

Man charged with criminal damage and common assault

Man charged with criminal damage and common assault

A 41-year-old man is due to appear in court next month charged with a number of public order offences in connection with a disturbance in the Warren Gardens area of Lisburn on Saturday evening, July 22.

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