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.

Ulster Bank, Dromore. 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 Rathfriland and Dromore.


Indy the lamb is loving the ‘baa-ed’ weather

Children of all ages love a snow day but six-year-old Madison just can’t get enough of the ‘baa-ed’ weather.


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.

Bann Hardware, Commercial Road, Banbridge. Pic by Google

Long-standing town centre business to close

A long-standing independent business in Banbridge town centre has announced that it is to close down next month.

'Space Adventure' will be the theme at Quality Time throughout January.

‘Quality Time’ is key for children’s development

An innovative new business venture that’s a first for Northern Ireland will open its doors in Banbridge next month, creating five new jobs.

The new-look Poundstretcher store at Newry Street, Banbridge.

Opening of new-look store creates more than 15 jobs

Discount retailer Poundstretcher has created more than 15 new jobs in Banbridge with a major investment in its town centre store.

Centre Manager of The OUTLET, Chris Nelmes, announces the arrival of three new stores at the shopping destination, representing an investment of over �500,000.  Also pictured are (L-R) store managers Rachael McCann from The Beauty Outlet, Francine Mohan from Jack & Jones and Stephen Mc Cauley from Ulster Weavers. For more information on The OUTLET and its many leading brands visit, or follow @outletbanbridge on Twitter. Picture by Press Eye.

32 new jobs created as three new retailers open at The OUTLET

A total of 32 new jobs have been created at The OUTLET in Banbridge as the shopping destination announces the arrival of three new stores in the run-up to the festive shopping period.

Priscilla Ward with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Simba and Derick Wilson, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.

New veterinary practice unlocks pet-tential with Ulster Bank

A new veterinary practice is due to open its doors for business in Banbridge, following a significant investment with support from Ulster Bank.

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