Willowfield’s Neil Weir favourite for Dark Hedges half-marathon win

Neil Weir can follow up his Portaferry success in Saturday’s Dark Hedges Kennedy Kane McArthur Half Marathon in Dervock.

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IN PICTURES: Photos from our archive

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper’s archive.


Win a £100 prize with your summer picture

Summer has truly arrived and as the holiday season is upon us everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun with family and friends.

Fermanagh man Lee Johnston.

Ulster GP: Lee Johnston eyes big finish to major international season

Lee Johnston is confident of rounding off the major international road racing season on a high at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix next month.

4 July 18, Mandatory Credit �Press Eye/Darren Kidd' 'James Leckey, (left) founder and chief executive of James Leckey Design who officially opened Lisburn Enterprise Organisation's new office accommodation block.  Also present were Andrew Robinson, chairman of LEO, Aisling Owens, LEO chief executive and the Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Uel Mackin.

£1.8m investment by Enterprise Organisation

Continuing confidence in the ability of SME’s to provide jobs and economic growth has been key to the decision to develop a new £1.8m accommodation block at Lisburn Enterprise Organisation (LEO), its Chief Executive Aisling Owens said.


PSNI poke fun at England World Cup failure to 'bring football home'

England may have been dumped out of the World Cup in Russia more than a week ago but that didn't stop the PSNI having a cheeky laugh at the expense of the English football team and its supporters.
The fault is due to equipment failure.

Almost 1,000 customers hit by power cut

Almost 1,000 customers are currently without power in the region.


Police alert: Road re-opens after two-vehicle collision

A County Antrim road where a two-vehicle collision occurred this morning has been re-opened, police have said.
Lisburn beauty salon scoops top award

Lisburn beauty salon scoops top award

Glam Nail and Beauty Salon in Lisburn City Centre was recently awarded the prestigious accolade of Northern Ireland Beauty Salon of the Year at the Northern Ireland Hair and Beauty Awards.

Pictured at the launch of the local Burns and Scalds Campaign are: Robin Mercer, owner of Hillmount Garden Centre; the Mayor, Councillor Uel Mackin;  Niamh Corey, Environmental Health Officer (Health and Wellbeing); 'Courtney Best, Supervisor of the restaurant in Hillmount and Alan Mercer.

Parents urged to be vigilant

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is highlighting the dangers of hot drinks to babies and young children with a new campaign aimed at local food establishments.

Bow Street Mall.

M&S to close Bow Street Mall’s Simply Food store

Marks and Spencer is to bow out of Bow Street Mall come the Autumn, after opting not to renew the lease on its Simply Food store.

Peter Hickman was the man of the meeting at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2017 following a Superstock and Supersport treble.

Ulster GP: Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison set to renew rivalry at Dundrod

Peter Hickman expects another blistering battle at next month’s MCE Ulster Grand Prix with Dean Harrison after the pair were involved in an epic showdown in the Senior TT.
The hosepipe ban

NI hosepipe ban set to be lifted

The hosepipe ban which has been in force in Northern Ireland since June 29 was scheduled to end on Thursday, with no prosecutions having been launched.

Decrease in local unemployment levels

Decrease in local unemployment levels

The number of people registering as out of work in Lisburn has seen a slight decrease, latest figures from the Department for the Economy have revealed.

Fusion Theatre reveals next year’s shows

Fusion Theatre reveals next year’s shows

Lisburn’s award winning youth theatre company, Fusion Theatre, have revealed plans to bring two exciting shows to the stage next year.

Theatre and Comedy
Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee pictured at the site of the MUGA, which is being constructed in Seymour Hill. He is joined by members of the Seymour Hill & Conway Community Association and fellow elected representatives.

Seymour Hill MUGA works gets underway

The new Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) at Seymour Hill is now under construction and once completed it will provide sporting and recreational opportunities for residents of all ages in the area.

The 2018 O'Neills Foyle Cup Parade makes it way down Great James Street.

Young stars shine again at the Foyle Cup

Over 6000 young people accompanied by parents, grandparents, happily and colourfully paraded through Derry City centre in celebration of the 2018 O’Neills Foyle Cup.


Bands and brethren step out in Aghalee

The quaint village of Aghalee provided a perfect backdrop for this year’s South Antrim Combine Twelfth demonstration.


Louise Dunlop: My boys have shown me devoted love

Grief-stricken Louise Dunlop says her sons, Michael and Daniel, have been a tower of strength following the tragic death of her eldest boy William at the Skerries 100 road races.

Chris Dougherty hooks on his way to 46

Mark Adair sparks life into Northern Knights in win over North West Warriors

Mark Adair’s new ball burst set up a first victory in this season’s interpro Cup as the Northern Knights edged out the NW Warriors in a low scoring battle at Eglinton.

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