Rathfriland service station staff are praised for ‘Excellence in Standards’

McAvoy’s Maxol Service Station, Rathfriland was among the winners at the recent Maxol Excellence Awards.

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IN PICTURES: The best photos from Day 1 of the Balmoral Show

The sun shone for the first day of the Balmoral Show 2018 and the crowds flocked to view all the events

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Balmoral Show: Traffic and travel advice

Traffic and travel advice has been issued for the Balmoral Show 2018.
Bow Street Mall.

Opening of new department store to create 10 jobs

Long-established department store chain Houstons is to open an outlet in Lisburn next week, creating 10 new jobs.

The Boulevard, Banbridge has marked its new rebrand with the announcement of the opening of three new stores, creating a total of 30 new jobs.

Opening of new retail stores to create 30 jobs

The Boulevard, Banbridge - formerly The Outlet - has marked its recent rebrand with the announcement of the opening of three new stores, creating a total of 30 jobs.

One of the pigs which needs rehomed

Pigs (Honker does tricks) need rehomed urgently

Four large pigs, one of whom does tricks, need rehomed urgently, says a NI animal charity.

Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sam Nicholson welcomes Chris McNabb from GM Designs to the Dromore Town Centre public realm scheme along with Lissa O'Malley, Regeneration Officer and Nigel McIlrath, Corporate Project Officer from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Pic by Edward Byrne Photography

Town centre to get £1.1m facelift

A major facelift planned for Dromore town centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of a contractor to carry out a new public realm scheme.

Pictured (l-r) are Kieran Beazley, architect; Fiona Morgan, Ebony Developments Ltd; Councillor Luke Poots, Chairman of the council's Planning Committee; Joe Tumelty, Ebony Developments Ltd and Edwin Poots MLA.

Green light for new hotel development in city centre

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Planning Committee has given the go-ahead for a new 70-bedroom aparthotel development in Lisburn city centre.

What might have been - an artist's impression showing the proposed John Lewis store as part of the earlier Westfield development at Sprucefield

£50m investment plan for Sprucefield

A £50 million investment at Sprucefield Park including an 80-room hotel could create up to 200 construction jobs and a further 300 on completion the owners have claimed.

NI Railways

NI Railways to increase crackdown on anti-social behaviour

NI Railways will be increasing security on its services and at stations across the network in the run up to and over Easter 2018, it has emerged.
A computer-generated image of how the new Moundview Eurospar development will look when complete.

£2m retail development to bring 40 new jobs

Work is progressing on a £2 million retail development in Dromore that will create around 40 new full and part-time jobs in the area.

Area Manager Mr Neale Kirk  with Carla Lockhart MLA and other Primark staff.

Lockhart meets with Primark over potential investment

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has met with representatives from Primark to discuss and encourage investment in Upper Bann.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Alderman Gareth Wilson and Adrian Farrell, Chair of the Business Partnership Alliance (BPA) encourage businesses to register their interest in attending a 'Town Centre Business Boost' masterclass and learn about customer service, digital marketing and visual merchandising from leading experts.

Masterclasses aim to boost town centre businesses

Local business owners and managers are being invited to take part in a free ‘Town Centre Business Boost’ masterclass.

Closing down: Toys R Us.

Toys R Us Sprucefield commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

Toys R Us at Sprucefield has confirmed that an extensive closing down sale is now under way, featuring discounts of up to 25 per cent throughout the store, including the Babies R Us range.

Snow has affected various parts of Northern Ireland this week

Slow thaw expected as Beast from the East loosens grip

Temperatures are set to rise slightly over the coming days following a week of sub-zero conditions and snow storms which are continuing to impact across parts of Northern Ireland.

Chris Nelmes, centre manager, highlights the planned name change which will see The Outlet become The Boulevard. Pic by Darren Kidd, Press Eye

The Outlet set to be renamed as part of major rebranding process

Banbridge shopping complex The Outlet will undergo a name change in the coming weeks as part of a major rebranding process.

Aldermen Ian Burns and Elizabeth Ingram along with Councillors Hazel Loane and Seamus Doyle met with Terry Robb and Dan McGinn from Ulster Bank to voice their concerns over the proposed branch closures in Dromore and Rathfriland.

Ulster Bank: Councillors voice concerns about impact of branch closures

A group of local councillors met with Ulster Bank representatives this week to highlight concerns about the bank’s plans to close its branches in Dromore and Rathfriland.

Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

A County Down farmer has been left counting the cost of sheep worrying by dogs after six ewes were attacked on his land.

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