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Dramatic improvement in consumer confidence

Consumer confidence has risen at its fastest monthly rate in three-and-a-half years as Brexit jitters ease, a survey has found.

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley outside the Sports Direct headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Fresh call for review into how Sports Direct is run

The pressure on Mike Ashley to shake up corporate governance and address concerns over working practices at Sports Direct has been ramped up a notch after another shareholder group called for an independent review of how the business is run.

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Belfast International Airport

Belfast International airport adopts new low visibility landing system

Belfast International Airport has become the first in the UK to install new technology to help aircraft land in poor visibility.

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Dramatic U-turn for food hygiene rating at Ballygally Castle Hotel

Dramatic U-turn for food hygiene rating at Ballygally Castle Hotel

A historic hotel which was previously given the lowest possible rating for food hygiene has completed a dramatic grading U-turn.

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The European Common Fisheries Policy (ECFP) has done "savage" damage to fishing. Photo: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Brexit brings ‘unique opportunity’ for fisheries, says report

Post-Brexit Britain needs to take back control of its waters in order to stop billions of dead fish being dumped back into the sea, a think-tank has insisted.

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Being stuck in a dead end job by your early 40s is bad for your health, a study has found.

Dead-end jobs are bad for your health

Being stuck in a dead end job by your early 40s is bad for your health.

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The UK voted to leave the EU on June 23, 2016

Alliance, Sinn Fein and SDLP in legal Brexit challenge

A firm of solicitors has announced on Friday afternoon that a number of politicians are attempting to challenge the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Upper Bann MLA Jo-Anne Dobson with Cllr Glenn Barr at the Lakeland Dairies facility on the Rathfriland Road in Banbridge.

Call to save 70 jobs at Banbridge creamery plant

More than 70 jobs have been placed ‘at risk’ at a Banbridge milk processing plant with plans to move to seasonal production.

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Moy Park celebrates ‘Meat Month’ with Ulster chef Jenny Bristow

Moy Park celebrates ‘Meat Month’ with Ulster chef Jenny Bristow

Moy Park has teamed up with top local chef Jenny Bristow to raise awareness of Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink’s August ‘Love NI Meat Month.’

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Dr David Dobbin CBE receiving the Lifetime Achievement award.  Picture: Pacemaker

Celebrating a lifetime of dedication to dairy sector

There are few as deserving of the Lifetime Achievement award as Dr David Dobbin CBE, and last Thursday evening, the former chief executive of Dale Farm was presented with this noteworthy award at a glittering ceremony in Belfast.

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All the hard work pays off for Ballinteer Farm Quail

Ballinteer Farm Quail launched last year, after owner Linda Christie found the majority of all quail eggs and meat are imported into the Province are from EU countries, mainly France, with the added discovery that nearly all of this production is in a caged environment.

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High culinary hopes for Co Armagh’s Hollie

Hollie Forde started out in the kitchen as a pastry chef in a small family run restaurant, but two years ago secured a placement year at Gleneagles, thanks to Ulster University’s culinary arts management programme.

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Technically speaking: why Gary is our Hero of the Year

Gary Andrews is a dairy technologist at CAFRE’s Loughry Campus, and works closely with the Northern Ireland dairy processing sector to provide technical support services.

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The family business with huge ap-peel

Family owned Tayto Group Ltd has been making crisps and snacks at its Co Armagh base since 1956.

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An artists impression of the new Marriott at City Quays in Belfast

£25 million Marriott hotel set to create 115 jobs for Belfast

Around 115 new jobs are to be created in Belfast city centre with the confirmation that American hospitality group Marriott is to open its first Northern Ireland hotel.

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Operations director at Pizza Express Zoe Bowley is pictured alongside two of the restaurants Pizzaiolos at the new store in St. Annes Square

Pizza Express creates 60 jobs with two new outlets

Pizza Express has announced the opening of two new eateries in Belfast, employing 60 new staff across both sites.

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Historic Ballygally Castle Hotel rated zero for food hygiene

Historic Ballygally Castle Hotel rated zero for food hygiene

A historic hotel in the Larne area has picked up a zero rating in its latest food hygiene inspection.

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Festival sees the public flock to farms

Since 2012, the Bank of Ireland Open Farm weekend has been an annual family event which has aimed to educate and educate consumers about food and farming.

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Brexit fallout will cause UK investment spending to weaken considerably

Business investment slowdown fed by concern over Brexit’

Uncertainty surrounding the future of the UK economy outside the European Union will trigger a slowdown in business investment and consumer spending, according to credit ratings agency Moody’s.

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Recent investments by firms such as Tullett Prebon show that the province continues to prove attractive to business said Mr Hamilton, picured right with First and Deputy First Ministers Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness, Tullett Prebon, Group CIO, Luke Barnett,centre, and Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton

Unemployment in province falls for fourth consecutive month

Unemployment across the province fell for the fourth consecutive month according to latest figures indicating a fall of 600 in July.

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