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People not protecting themselves despite record ID fraud levels

Britons are failing to take basic steps to protect themselves from online crime - despite identity fraud now being at record levels.

Offbeat
Cyber attack

Ransomware attacks will ‘keep happening’

Cyber criminals will continue to use Ransomware attacks as long as businesses continue to under prioritise cyber security, an expert has warned.
Business
Robert Overend was from Bellaghy in Co Londonderry and was honoured for services to the pig industry

Vanguard unionist Robert Overend ‘never intimidated’ by murder attempts

Robert Overend, the former Vanguard unionist politician who died on Monday at the age of 86, never allowed the numerous threats on his life by republicans to intimidate him.

Farming
The A26 Frosses Road dualling scheme opened this mont.

The new �55 million dual carriageway from Glarryford to A44 Drones Road is the latest of four dangerous single carriageway roads that are being upgraded.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Ben Lowry: This is a great time to be a roads enthusiast in Northern Ireland

In the 1990s, it was depressing to be a road enthusiast in Northern Ireland.

Opinion
The Bank said it is planning for a range of possible outcomes

Banks must set aside another £11.4bn in lending crackdown

The Bank of England has told banks they must put aside another £11.4 billion over the next 18 months amid a lending crackdown, as it warned the economy faces a “wide range” of risks.

Business
What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules, said  EU watchdog

Google lands record £2.1bn fine for competition breaches

Google has been slapped with a record fine of k2.42 billion (£2.1bn) by Europe’s competition watchdog after breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

Business
David Comiskey of UUs newly formed Belfast School of Architecture with pupils Niamh Martin and Rory Goss

UU computer game launches in Scottish schools

A computer game developed at Ulster University will be used to teach school children in Scotland about key aspects of the construction sector and promote careers in the industry, following significant endorsement from leading UK construction company, Morgan Sindall.

Business
File photo dated 21/11/16 of Sir Martin Sorrell, the boss of advertising giant WPP, as the advertising giant has been hit by a "suspected cyber attack", the company said.

Advertising giant WPP affected by 'suspected cyber attack'

Advertising giant WPP said the firm had been hit by a "suspected cyber attack" amid reports hackers had caused widespread disruption to companies across the globe.

Business
�400m for infrastructure projects, such as the proposed York Street interchange, is significant, said Dr Esmond Burnie

Top economist positive about pact

The DUP’s £1bn deal with the Conservatives represents a “strong foundation upon which to build long-term prosperity for Northern Ireland”, a leading economist has claimed.

Business
Cyber attack

New cyber attack causes mass disruption across Europe

A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.

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Brian McCann, head chef at Shu, pictured right with Christine Brown, head of Belfast Business School at Belfast Met and Shus owner Alan Reid

Shu launches apprenticeship programmes

Multi-award winning Belfast restaurant, Shu, is opening its kitchen doors for the very first time, to four of the best young cooks in Northern Ireland, as they launch the Shu Chef Apprentice Programme in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College.

Business
Paul Hill, director of software engineering at Bazaarvoice with Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton and Gary Allison, executive vice president of engineering with the Texan company setting up in Belfast

US investor Bazaarvoice to create 170 new jobs in Belfast

Up to 170 jobs are to be created in Belfast with the arrival of a new investor, Texan based digital marketing firm Bazaarvoice which is setting up a new European base in the city.

Business
Google

Google fined £2.1Bn for online shopping competition breaches

Google has been hit with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros (£2.1 billion) by Europe's competition watchdog after breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

Business
Pronounced collapse

Election result leads to consumer confidence hit

Consumer confidence has collapsed following Theresa May’s General Election catastrophe as household finances come under renewed pressure and fears over the housing market rise.

Business
Ulster Bank business growth enabler Lisa McCaul pictured centre with local entrepreneurs Emma Gribben and Tom Griffiths

Northern Ireland’s small firms identify biggest potential boost to prospects for business growth

Lower taxes, a better political environment and faster broadband would be among the biggest boosts to the growth prospects of Northern Ireland small businesses, new research suggests.

Business
DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds (left) and MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street in London after the party agreed a deal to support the minority Conservative government: Monday June 26, 2017.

DUP kingmakers extract £1bn as part of deal with Tories

The DUP has signed a historic agreement with the Conservative Party to support Theresa May’s government in exchange for £1 billion of new spending in Northern Ireland.

Business
Signature Living founder Lawrence Kenwright outside what will become the George Best Hotel

Signature Living to open George Best hotel in Belfast

Signature Living, the innovative hotel and hospitality operator behind The Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street, announced it will be opening a George Best Hotel as the company’s first project in Belfast.

Business
Grant Thornton managing partner Richard Gillan with Runway Run ambassador Chris Henry and Gail McKee of the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Runway Run scales new heights

The Grant Thornton Runway Run attracted a record number of runners this year as 600 local businessmen and women took part in the 5k run on the tarmac of George Best Belfast City Airport.

Business
The construction industry has welcomed the DUP-Tory deal. Pic: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Business leaders welcome DUP-Tory deal

A range of business leaders have welcomed the Conservative-DUP deal as beneficial for the Northern Ireland - but are now calling for the restoration of Stormont.

Business
York Street interchange  - from 2012 launch

Green light for York Street interchange project under DUP-Tory deal

A scheme designed to ease congestion on Belfast's motorways is to get the go-ahead as part of the DUP's deal with the Tories.
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