Halloween ‘win the window’ competition in Carrick

Carrickfergus Town Centre Partnership is holding a very special competition this Halloween, where one lucky shopper will win a window full of goodies.

Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years. Picture posed by model

Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years

Around one in eight civil servants had at least one absence spell lasting an average of almost three months in 2016/17, new figures have revealed.

Larne man Bill Adamson has been elected chairman of Carrickfergus Enterprise for a 20th year.  INLT 38-725-CON

Bill marks 20th year as chair of Carrickfergus Enterprise

Larne man Bill Adamson has spoken of his pride at being elected chairman of Carrickfergus Enterprise for a landmark 20th year.

Scott Higginson (left), managing director of Four Star Pizza in Carrick, with team members Declan Fitzsimmons (centre) and Paul Browne (right) mark the booming restaurants second birthday.

Grab a pizza of the birthday action in Carrickfergus

Four Star Pizza in Carrickfergus is celebrating the store’s second birthday.


What businesses should learn from Ryanair holiday ‘mess’

Ryanair’s failure to plan for pilot holidays is a warning to employers on the risks of effectively managing staff leave, according to a leading HR specialist.

Marks & Spencer today celebrate their milestone 50th anniversary of trading in Northern Ireland.  The company opened its first store on Donegall Place, Belfast on 7th September 1967.  CEO Steve Rowe is pictured with staff and customers.

M&S expansion to Carrickfergus highlighted on milestone anniversary

The opening of a new store in Carrickfergus next year further underlines Marks and Spencer’s commitment to Northern Ireland, according to the retailer.

Approval for 289 new homes in Carrick

Approval for 289 new homes in Carrick

Two hundred and eighty-nine new homes have been given the go-ahead for Carrickfergus.

President Jim Dunlop pictured with Carrick Rotary Club members and guests.

Jim begins second term as Carrickfergus Rotary Club president

A Carrickfergus man is marking almost two decades of Rotary service in the town by taking on the role of club president for a second time.

Michael McKinty, Whitehead Railway Station manager, with Jeremy Jones, Whitehead Community Association and Hilton Parr, Head of Rail Services, Translink. INCT 35-703-CON

‘Very lucky to have Michael running the station for so many years’

A Whitehead rail worker’s dedication to the industry has been recognised by his employer and the community.

The report was published on Wednesday morning.

REVEALED: The number of people receiving DLA in your area

The total number of people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (D.L.A.) in Northern Ireland has been published by the Department for Communities (D.f.C.)

The sale started on Monday.

Budget airline offering £99 one-way tickets from Belfast to USA

Local jet-setters can now travel from Belfast to the USA for as little as £99 one-way, thanks to a low budget airline.

Fire engines

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service recruiting for Community Firefighters in YOUR area

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a recruitment drive for Community (Part-Time) Firefighters in 12 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
The deadline for P.P.I. compensation claims is August 29, 2019.

Majority have NOT claimed over P.P.I. mis-selling

The majority of people mis-sold payment protection insurance (P.P.I.) have not yet submitted a claim for compensation, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (F.C.A.).

Antrim Area Hospital. AT5-312JC

Bed closures and increased hospital parking charges among Trust’s cost saving proposals

The Northern Health and Social Services Trust has just announced consultative proposals to reduce a wide range of services in order to make financial savings

Police warning over email phishing scam

POLICE ALERT: Warning over email phishing scam

Detectives from the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre are advising businesses to be on the alert for a phishing scam.
The scheme is open to UK consumers only and finishes at the end of the year.

Ford launch £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars

Ford is offering motorists thousands of pounds off the price of some its new models if they trade in a car or a van registered before 2010.
Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Lorna Robinson has won numerous accolades for her farming prowess.


Farming Life Awards: Farm to fork success story for Cloughbane’s Lorna

Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone which makes and sells gorgeous stews, pies and quality beef, chicken, lamb and pork, was awarded Woman of Excellence in Agriculture at the Farming Life/Danske Bank Awards last year and continues to fly the flag for women in the agri-food industry.

Power NI MD Stephen McCully

Price hike as Power NI confirms 5.6% increase

Businesses and households across the province are facing higher electricity bills from October 1, as supplier Power NI has announced it is to increase prices by 5.6%.

‘Big uptake’ in visitor ticket sales after 
opening hours extended at castle

‘Big uptake’ in visitor ticket sales after opening hours extended at castle

Tickets sales at Carrick Castle have increased as hundreds “flock” to the Norman fortress on the shore of Belfast Lough.

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