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Pastor pays tribute to ‘unique and much-loved individual’ who was ‘never dull and boring’

Large numbers of mourners are expected to gather in Lisburn on Saturday morning to say farewell to local woman Heather Neill, who was killed in a road crash at the weekend.

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Pictured at Holiday World Dublin 2018 are Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council's Development Committee; Aoife Mc Veigh, Leisure Trade Sales Manager, Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau and Councillor Andrew Ewing, Vice-Chair of the council's Development Committee.

Local area profiled at Holiday World event

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council showcased what the local area has to offer at the 2018 Holiday World Show in Dublin.

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Efforts are made to free the lorry from under the railway bridge. Pic by Shane Dolan

Traffic disrupted after lorry hits bridge

Emergency services crews were called to the Antrim Street area of Lisburn on Wednesday afternoon after a lorry got stuck under the railway bridge.

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Tourism NI Chairman Terence Brannigan (left) joins People 1st Director Roisin McKee (second from left) in presenting Lyn Barton, owner of Coach House Hillsborough, with a plaque to mark her becoming the 20,000th person trained through the WorldHost customer service campaign. They are pictured with Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the councils Development Committee.

Hillsborough B&B owner is 20,000th person to complete WorldHost training

A Hillsborough bed and breakfast owner recently became the 20,000th person in Northern Ireland to become WorldHost-certified.

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Local projects hit the funding jackpot

Local projects hit the funding jackpot

More than £884,000 of National Lottery funding was invested in the Lagan Valley constituency during 2017, new figures have revealed.

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Seamus McGuckin, First Trust Bank, Chamber President Evan Morton, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP and Joanne Earley, First Trust Bank.

Talking Brexit over breakfast

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce held its first event of 2018 last week, a business breakfast at Cafe Vic Ryn.

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Heather Neill pictured at Lisburn Christian Fellowship on Christmas Day.

Crash victim’s funeral to take place this weekend

The funeral of Heather Neill, the Lisburn woman who was killed in a road crash at the weekend, is due to take place on Saturday, February 17.

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Martin Symington, managing director of Pure Roast Coffee in Lisburn, signing the joint venture agreement with William Wong of China Resources, Shenzen.

Lisburn firm hoping to double workforce after signing deal in China

Lisburn-based Pure Roast Coffee is hoping to double its workforce over the next 12 - 15 months after signing a deal that will see it help develop a network of high-end coffee shops across China.

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Pictured during the council's business engagement visit to Olympic Lifts are (l-r) Aaron Walker, John Patterson (Managing Director), Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Eilish Patterson, Mayor Tim Morrow and Michael Forsyth.

Lisburn firm hoping cross border expansion will elevate it to new heights

Lisburn-based Olympic Lifts is on the cusp of an exciting cross border expansion which could lead to the creation of a number of new jobs, it has been announced.

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Ulster Bank, Moira. Pic by Google

Bank has ‘no plans to revisit decision’ to axe local branches

Ulster Bank has said it has no plans to rethink its decision to close its branches in Moira and Dromore.

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Alderman Tommy Jeffers, Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee, and Heather Moore, Director of Environmental Services, are pictured with the prizes that could be won by three lucky residents who complete the waste and recycling survey.

Prizes up for grabs as council launches online survey

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is offering local residents the chance to get their hands on some fantastic prizes, simply by completing an online survey.

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Council approves rates rise of almost three per cent

Council approves rates rise of almost three per cent

Local householders and business owners will see an increase in their rates bills from April after Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council set the district rate for domestic and non-domestic properties for 2018-2019.

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Police warn of icy road conditions

Police warn of icy road conditions

Police are advising motorists to avoid the Leathemstown Road near Lisburn due to icy road conditions.

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Dromore High School's Kenya Team 2018 with principal  Ian McConaghy and team leader Gillian McMurran.

Pupils to volunteer at two projects in Kenya

A group of pupils and staff from Dromore High School will jet off to Africa next month to carry out volunteer work in a city in Kenya.

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Pictured at the recent Lisburn and Castlereagh PSCP Internet Safety event are pupils and teachers from Friends' School Lisburn with Councillor Aaron McIntyre, Chairman of Lisburn and Castlereagh PCSP; Constable Heather Crompton, PSNI; Jenny Magee and actors from C21 Drama Group.

Play helps young people learn about online safety

Lisburn and Castlereagh’s ‘Internet Safety Day’ (February 6) was marked in schools across the council area with the delivery of an interactive play to highlight the dangers of using the web inappropriately.

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Christo Tsoutsis, Niamh-Anne McNally from The Alpha Programme, Jason Tsoutsis, Richard Rogers from Groundwork NI, Drew Buchanan MBE, Chair of Newport Delivery Group of The Boys Brigade Northern Ireland District and Ryan Wilkinson pictured in the new dormitory-style rooms at the Boys' Brigade's NI Headquarters in Culcavy.

BB reveals latest phase of headquarters transformation project

The Boys’ Brigade has unveiled the latest phase of its regeneration project on the site of the former Newport Primary School in Culcavy, near Hillsborough.

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Rosevale Lodge Care Home, Lisburn. Pic by Google

Care home operator investigating report of assault on resident

Four Seasons Health Care is investigating an allegation of assault on a resident at one of its nursing homes in Lisburn.

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Cleaning up the coastline: Peter Kay, Michael McEntee, Philip McCollum, Mikey Munroe, Callum Munroe, Peter Crossett, Rachel Murdoch, Colin MacDonald, Cheryl Jenkins, Michael Hickland, Lewis Mulholland, Peter OHalloran, Roisin Maguire and Stephen McFerron.

Lisburn Sub Aqua Club members help clean up the coastline

Members of Lisburn Sub Aqua Club (LSAC) carried out a beach clean-up at Ballyhenry Bay near Portaferry on Saturday, February 3.

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Work continuing to erect the roof at Penny Square ahead of the relaunch of the city centre site as an events venue and indoor market.

Lisburn to get indoor market after city centre venue gets £10k revamp

Lisburn is to get a new indoor market with the relaunch of Penny Square in the city centre this weekend.

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Alderman James Tinsley, Chair of the council's Leisure and Community Development Committee, with Biodiversity Officer Tracey Connolly and Stephen Mackle, Grounds Maintenance Officer, at the refurbished duck pond in Wallace Park, Lisburn.

Duck pond gets a makeover

The council has completed a programme of improvement works at the duck pond in Wallace Park, Lisburn.

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