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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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Jobs retained as McMullen Facades is purchased

Jobs retained as McMullen Facades is purchased

Moira business McMullen Facades which had been placed in administration has been successful sold, retaining all 270 jobs.

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Amanda McGeown of Healthy Juice Co; Marion OConnor of Marion OConnor Nutrition; speaker Dympna Hannon and Paula White and Madonna Daly of Bank of Ireland.

‘Take the leap and follow your passion’

‘What you focus on you get.’ That was one piece of advice offered during Global Entrepreneurship Week at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s lunchtime seminars for local businesses.

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Pictured at the High Trust Networking event are (l-r) Patrick Leggett, Group Director at Xperience Group; Mayor Tim Morrow; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council's Development Committee; Sean Weafer, a professional networker and Bill Manson, Management and Leadership Network.

Local entrepreneurs get top tips on networking

More than 100 local business representatives and entrepreneurs attended the ‘High Trust Networking’ event at Lagan Valley Island to gain valuable insights from Sean Weafer, a professional networker, international speaker and business author.

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Administrators in at McMullen Facades

Administrators in at McMullen Facades

Business advisors Deloitte have been appointed administrators at Moira based McMullen Facades Limited.

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Dave Crockett from Cirdan (left) with Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI (third from left) and representatives from Northern Health.

Lisburn firm wins major new contract in Australia

Lisburn-based medical devices company Cirdan has won a major contract in Australia estimated to be worth nearly £1m.

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How many parking fines were issued where you live?

IN FULL: Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland

The Department for Infrastructure has published statistics on the total number of Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) issued in Northern Ireland from January to September 2017.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP. Pic by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

MP to meet with Ulster Bank officials over branch closures

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has requested a meeting with senior management of Ulster Bank to discuss its plans to close its branches in Moira and Dromore.

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Ulster Bank, Main Street, Moira. Pic by Google

Ulster Bank to shut local branches

Ulster Bank has announced plans to close 11 branches, including those in Moira, Dromore and Rathfriland.

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