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IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland’s top 20 parking fine hotspots revealed

Over 150,000 car parking and bus lane fines were dished out across Northern Ireland in 2017 and today we reveal Northern Ireland’s top 20 hotspots.

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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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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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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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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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Nigel Walsh, Ulster Bank with Rhonda Geary, operations director, RUAS,  Cormac McKervey, Ulster Bank, and Colin McDonald, RUAS CEO

RUAS and Ulster Bank announce countdown to 150th Balmoral Show

Building on the success of last year, the first four-day Balmoral Show in recent years, the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) and Ulster Bank have officially kickstarted the countdown to this year’s landmark 150th Balmoral Show.

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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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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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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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Launching the free membership for start-up businesses are (l-r) Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chamber President Evan Morton, SERC Business Development Manager Karen McClure, first recipient Daniel Crawford of DC Services and Chamber Ambassador Belinda ONeill.

Lisburn Chamber offers free membership to new business start-ups

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new initiative designed to support new business start-ups in the local business community.

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Creative Composites marked the start of 2018 by commissioning its fourth new compression moulding press, increasing production capacity and building on its reputation as the UKs most advanced composite manufacturer. Pictured (l-r) are Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chair of the council's Development Committee; Jonathan Holmes, Managing Director of Creative Composites and Mayor Tim Morrow.

‘I’m proud that parts of some of the world’s most beautiful cars are produced here’

Lisburn-based Creative Composites has welcomed the start of 2018 by increasing production capacity and building on its reputation as the UK’s most advanced composite manufacturer.

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Alan Gibson (second from right) pictured checking out a Farm Africa project during a previous charity challenge in 2015.

Alan ready to take on gruelling charity trek

Hillsborough man Alan Gibson, Chief Commercial Officer with agri-technology business Devenish, will this weekend join 12 other UK food industry leaders to take on a gruelling charity challenge in Africa.

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The works at Railway Street, Lisburn are expected to continue until April.

‘We are losing a fortune’

Traders on Railway Street in Lisburn city centre say they could be forced to shut up shop as ongoing roadworks in the area have caused a drastic drop in footfall.

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Number of people out of work falls by 15 per cent

Number of people out of work falls by 15 per cent

The number of local people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits has fallen by 15 per cent over the last 12 months, according to the government’s latest figures.

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Pictured in the dry recyclables area at Irish Waste Services are: (l-r) Warren Devine, Sales Manager at Irish Waste Services; Heather Moore, Director of Environmental Services at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council; Alderman Tommy Jeffers, Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee, and Jason McPolin, Managing Director of Irish Waste Services.

Council awards new contract in bid to reduce landfill waste

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has awarded a contract to Irish Waste Services for the collection, processing and treatment of waste from its three household recycling centres.

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Pictured at the launch of the Lisburn and Castlereagh Business Games Challenge 2018 are: Kevin Madden, Sports Development Officer; Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council's Leisure and Community Development Committee, and Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council's Development Committee.

Businesses invited to take on sporting challenge

This year’s Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council ‘Business Games Challenge’ is now open for team entries from businesses across the council area.

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Pictured with David Johnston (second from left), who is working on the assembly of a Brookvent 'aircycle' ventilation unit are Donal Rogan (left), Director of Transformation, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council's Development Committee and Declan Gormley (right), Managing Director of Brookvent.

Dunmurry firm continuing to grow its export business

Dunmurry-based Brookvent, Northern Ireland’s leading supplier of energy saving ventilation systems, is currently exporting almost half of its products to markets as far afield as New Zealand.

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Creevy Road. Pic by Google

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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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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