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IN FULL: Queen's Birthday Honours list 2017 - Northern Ireland recipients

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea lead a list of 102 people from Northern Ireland named in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
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Award winners at the event included the team from Moira's Wine and Brine. Chef proprietor Chris Magowan picked up the award.

Wine and Brine named in top 100 restaurants in UK

Wine & Brine, Chris McGowan’s innovative, generous restaurant in Moira, has just been voted one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK in the National Restaurant Awards 2017, and won Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland at the same awards.

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(L-R) Darren McDowell, Partner, Harbinson Mulholland, and Mary McKeown, Financial Controller, Creagh Concrete.

IN FULL: NI's top 100 owner managed and family businesses 2017

Northern Ireland’s top 100 local and family firms for 2017 have been revealed.
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Firmus expands to new areas of town

Firmus expands to new areas of town

Firmus Gas is further updating and developing its network around Banbridge.

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The deadline is September 30, 2017.

NI bar owners reminded to renew liquor licence

Police in Northern Ireland are reminding owners of licensed premises to renew their liquor licences before the September 30, 2017 deadline.
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Chief civil engineer David Crone holds the Dundrum tablet

Dundrum railway signal tablet comes home

The volunteers of the Downpatrick and County Down Railway are celebrating after a little piece of local railway heritage comes home nearly 70 years after the original line closed.

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The Giant's Causeway was the most popular place to visit in Northern Ireland for tourists in 2016.

IN FULL: NI's top tourist attractions for 2016

The Giant's Causeway has been confirmed as the most popular tourist destination in Northern Ireland in 2016, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (N.I.S.R.A.).
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The dramatic scene in Banbridge town centre when a farm loader burst into flames on Wednesday afternoon. Pic by Nadine Scullion

Firefighters called to digger blaze in town centre

This was the dramatic scene in Banbridge town centre on Wednesday afternoon (May 24) after a digger went up in flames.

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Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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The allergy alert was published on the Food Standard Agency's website on Friday.

Burgers recalled after soya discovered

Musgrave Retail Partners NI is recalling its Gourmet Cheese & Bacon Burgers because they contain soya, which is not mentioned on the label.

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The least expensive standardised price of residential property in Northern Ireland for the first quarter of 2017 was in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

IN FULL: NI property prices by local council area

A report detailing the price of residential property in Northern Ireland was published on Tuesday morning.

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Fake news is a global issue.

Fighting Fake News: Support trusted local journalism

In an age of fake stories we always provide trusted news.

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Help us to make sure your news is fact - not fiction.

Get involved with our fight against fake news #trustednewsday

This newspaper, along with local titles across the UK, will hold an interactive #TrustedNewsDay on Friday as part of our campaign to Fight Fake News.
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The Bank of England 5

What to do with old fivers now that they aren’t legal tender

The news probably passed you by without much fanfare but old paper Bank of England £5 notes are now no longer legal tender.
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Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett are third on the list

Northern Ireland’s top 20 rich list revealed

The widow of the late pharmaceuticals entrepreneur Lord Ballyedmond leads a list of the province’s 20 richest individuals and families, whose combined wealth has soared by £366m since last year according to the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List.

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WhatsApp was down on Wednesday evening.

WhatsApp outage cut millions off

Messaging service WhatsApp has returned after suffering an outage that cut off millions of users around the world.

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EE will abolish roaming charges in much of Europe in June.

EE announce FREE roaming in much of Europe - just in time for summer

Mobile giant EE has announced it is to make roaming to lots of countries throughout Europe free for all pay monthly customers from June 15 - the same date that EU roaming charges are abolished.

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The heaters that are being recalled.

B&Q recalls heaters over safety fears

Home improvement and DIY chain B&Q has recalled a pair of heaters due to safety concerns.
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A used car outlet

WARNING after local woman LOSES £4000 on fake used car sales website

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has asked people to be vigilant when considering online purchases after a Belfast woman lost money on a fake used car sales website.
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