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Planning permission refused for new quarry

Full planning permission for a large quarry on land between the Saintfield Road and Creevy Road near Lisburn has been refused.

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The Tuesday Bell, Lisburn Square. Pic by Google

Lisburn pub’s ‘January sale’ pulling in the punters

Lisburn pub The Tuesday Bell has been pulling in the punters over recent days with its very own ‘January sale’.

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A computer-generated image of the entrance to the proposed �6m distillery development at Killaney Lodge, Carryduff.

Go-ahead for £6m whiskey distillery project

A new £6 million whiskey distillery and visitor centre is to be developed within the grounds of Killaney Lodge country estate near Carryduff.

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Pictured launching this year's Business Awards is Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chair of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee.

Entries open for 2018 Business Awards

The Lisburn & Castlereagh City Business Awards 2018 are officially open for entries.

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Will you change how you manage your finances in 2018?

Seven steps to saving money in 2018

The prospect of saving money seems daunting to many but with some simple changes it can become a reality.

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Dromara farmer gored by bull

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is investigating an incident on a Dromara farm this morning in which a farmer is believed to have been gored by a bull.

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Lisburn city centre. Pic by John Kelly

‘Increasing rates and putting up parking charges would harm local businesses’

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce has said it has serious concerns about the content of a briefing paper released recently by the Department of Finance.

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Michael Ferris, owner of Chipmongers Lisburn, pictured with staff members Kim Irvine (left) and Caroline Alexander.

New eatery opens on Antrim Street

Retail and wholesale giant Musgrave NI recently introduced the very successful chip shop franchise ‘Chipmongers’ to Lisburn.

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Some benefits will be paid early this year.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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Chanel McKinstry, Colin Patterson and Evan Morton promoting Small Business Saturday at Smyth Patterson.

Chamber shows backing for local businesses

Small Business Saturday, a nationwide initiative to promote local trade and small enterprises, was recently supported by Lisburn Chamber of Commerce.

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The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Ryanair pilots' strike could cause Christmas travel chaos

Irish pilots employed by Ryanair have voted to go on strike on December 20, according to the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (I.A.L.P.A.).
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Alderman Allan Ewart MBE (left), Chairman of the council's Development Committee, met with local business representatives before they headed to Poland for a trade development programme.  Pictured (l-r) are Will Herron, Ashvale Farm Shop; Conor Farnan, MIACOM; Edward Herron, Ashvale Farm Shop; Chris Monroe, Smiley Monroe; Alan Edwards, Mushroom Machine and Steve Murnaghan, NITC.

Local firms put themselves in pole position to secure new business

Representatives from local companies across various sectors met at Lagan Valley Island recently to prepare for their Trade Mission to Poland.

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Alfredos on the Square has closed down.

‘More needs to be done to boost city’s evening economy’

The council has stressed that it is making efforts to support the private sector in improving the night-time economy in Lisburn city centre.

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Past President Stephen Houston (left) congratulates incoming Chamber President Evan Morton.

Chamber members busy putting together diverse calendar of events for 2018

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce recently held its Annual General Meeting in the impressive Assembly Room at Lisburn Museum.

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Stuart and Barbara Hughes, owners of Hughes Craft Distillery and the award-winning range of RubyBlue liqueurs, with Derick Wilson (right), Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.

New gastropub and ‘gin school’ venture to create 15 jobs

An award-winning local drinks company is creating a new gastropub, gin school and visitor centre in Moira in a significant investment supported by Ulster Bank.

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Tianna Taggart (5), Jessica Parker (4) and Jack Finlay (8) all eagerly awaiting their new hair cuts at the Kidz Shack.

Salon’s unique concept for children with autism

A Lisburn hair studio has taken steps to ensure that every child can enjoy getting their hair cut - even those who find the experience of visiting a busy salon a difficult one.

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‘City Deal’ could bring significant benefits for Lisburn

‘City Deal’ could bring significant benefits for Lisburn

A ‘City Deal’ for Belfast could bring considerable economic benefits for the Lisburn area, it has been claimed.

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Cllr Scott Carson (left) and Cllr Jonathan Craig (right) with Bombardier workers at Lagan Valley Island on Tuesday evening.

Council pledges support for Bombardier workers

Members of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council have pledged their support for global aerospace firm Bombardier.

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Lagan Valley Island.  Pic by Benrie Brown

Council urged to ‘back Bombardier jobs’

Workers from across Bombardier’s five production sites in Northern Ireland will gather this evening outside Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s headquarters to urge councillors to vote in support of a Unite-sponsored motion backing the union’s #backBombardierjobs campaign.

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Some readers are accusing Amazon of 'ruining Christmas'.

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

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