Wilson seeks boost to improve rural digital technology

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to direct investment in the digital economy towards “poorly served rural areas”.

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.
Colin Hobbs pictured letting David Boyd shadow him.

Train conductor who gave passenger ‘memorable day’ praised after Facebook post goes viral

A local train conductor has been branded a hero after letting a young man, who is passionate about trains, shadow him during a rail journey this week.

Nando's opened its fifth NI location on Wednesday, April 19.

Nando’s set to open in Abbey centre this week

Nando’s is set to turn up the heat at the Abbey Centre when it opens its doors this week.

The average price of property in Northern Ireland is on the increase.

Northern Ireland sees property price growth

The average price of a property in Northern Ireland increased by 0.6 per cent for the final quarter of 2016.

Audrey Murray (LEDCOM) Alderman Maureen Morrow and Christine Davey from CPD (Contributed)

Top tips on the tendering process on the menu at Willowbank breakfast

The top tips of successful tendering was on the menu at a business breakfast at Willowbank Business Park recently.

McCue Crafted Fit in Carrick has provided bespoke interiors for the new phase B in-patient ward block at the Ulster Hospital.

Carrick company fits out new block at Ulster Hospital

A Carrick company has played a major part in the completion of new in-patient ward block at the Ulster Hospital.

Kelli Bagchus, manager, Carrickfergus Enterprise at Kilcoan Gardens with its founder Cherry Townsend.

Coastal tourism boost for jobs

A tourism enterprise project has safeguarded 30 jobs and increased visitor numbers to East Antrim by almost 25 per cent.

The charger has the potential to overheat.

Xbox chargers recalled due to safety fears

A range of chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

Argos opens in Carrick

Argos opens in Carrick

Argos opened a new digital store at Sainsbury’s in Carrick today (Wednesday) creating 14 new local jobs.


M2 reopens after lane closure

Lanes one and two of the M2 (Northbound) between York Street and Fortwilliam are open again following an RTC in the early hours of this morning.

The Freedom Refreshment deal is set to give Tayto a major foothold in the GB vending market

Expansion at Tayto group with multi-million GB deal

Iconic Northern Ireland business Tayto has set its sights on significant expanion into the GB market with the acquisition of Yorkshire-based vending solutions company, Freedom Refreshments Ltd.

The vessel which visited Larne last week

Douglas-based Catamaran ‘on berthing trials’ at Larne Harbour

Larne Harbour paid host to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company catamaran Manannan last Thursday.

Attending the launch of the Carrick Times and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Carrickfergus Business Awards 2017 are (L to R) Dessie Blackadder Content Editor, Anne Donaghy CEO of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Audrey Wales Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Councillor Billy Ashe. INCT 04-002-PSB

Time for you to cast your vote for your favourite local businesses

It’s now over to you - readers of the Times - to give some of your favourite local business establishments a really great pat on the back!

The Coca-Cola plant at Knockmore Hill, Lisburn. Pic by Google

Investigation launched after discovery of contaminated cans at Coca-Cola plant

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of empty drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated.

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End of an era for Eden family newsagent’s

A long-established business is to shut up shop in Eden on Friday after nearly five decades at Larne Road in the village.

Glenarm Castle and Estate's Apprentice Gardener Jordan McWhirter and Head Gardener James Wharry getting set for a blooming great season at Glenarm Castle, which kicks off on April 1st with the opening of the Walled Gardens, Castle Shop and brand new Tea Room.

Gardeners pull out all the stops at Glenarm

Glenarm Castle is gearing up for a great season of activities and events with some new developments that will ensure there is something for everyone on this iconic North Coast venue for 2017.

An example of properties to be constructed by Hagan Homes at Darby Road in Carrick.

£4.5m housing development to create fifty jobs

Thirty-eight new homes are to be built at Darby Road, in Carrick, in a £4.5 million development which will create 50 construction jobs.

Ballyrobin Road. Pic by Google.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Main road to Belfast International Airport to be closed

The main road to Belfast International Airport will be closed over three days next week.

Knockagh Monument, Greenisland

Scheme to revitalise Greenisland

Seven property owners have received funding through the Greenisland Revitalise Scheme.

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