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Norwegian Air reinstates Ulster link with low-cost flights to US

Northern Ireland’s transatlantic air link is to be re-instated this summer following confirmation that Norwegian Air will begin services linking the province and the Irish Republic to the US East Coast.

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UFU president Barclay Bell

Farmers bring £1/2 billion boost to the local economy

Farmers across the province spend close to half a billion pounds annually in Northern Ireland according to new figures released by the Ulster Farmers’Union.

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Ryanair not alone in needing information the airline said

Ryanair calls for ‘clarity’ on Brexit in next 12 months

The UK aviation industry is one year away from needing to know how it will be affected by the Brexit negotiations, Ryanair has claimed.

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Norwegian Air of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which operate low-cost transatlantic flights from Northern Ireland

Norwegian Air promises low-cost links to USA from Belfast

Low-cost transatlantic flights will link Belfast to the US East Coast, it has emerged.

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Growth revised downward

UK loses G7 ‘fastest growing’ title despite Q4 growth

Britain’s economy picked up speed in the final three months of last year, but a downward annual revision has lost the UK its title as the fastest growing country in the G7.

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BMI will run flights from City of Derry Airport to Stansted

BMI to run Londonderry-Stansted flights after Government funding pledge

The UK Government has pledged almost £4 million to subsidise an air route between Londonderry and London.

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First Trust Bank to close half its branches in Northern Ireland

First Trust Bank to close half its branches in Northern Ireland

First Trust Bank is to close 15 branches in Northern Ireland.

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City of Derry Airport.

BMI to run Londonderry-Stansted flights after government funding pledge

The UK Government has pledged almost £4 million to subsidise an air route between Londonderry and London.

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The inquiry into the interconnector will address environmental and other concerns around the scheme

Interconnector ‘essential’ for business says industry

A group comprising key players across the power industry has become the second powerful lobby voice backing the long-awaited second North South Interconnector a the public inquiry into the plans began.

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Taggart Homes has ambitions to build 1,000 houses by 2020

Taggart unveils ambitious homes plan

Taggart Homes has unveiled plans to build 1,000 houses in the next three years in an investment of £50 million.

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After years of decline the industry is facing a skills gulf it is claimed

Carpenters and joiners in demand amid skills shortage

The construction industry will have to recruit a worker every 77 seconds over the next few years to build the houses and infrastructure the UK needs, according to a new report.

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Walking away from the EU without achieving a deal is not an option

Business groups warn over Brexit ‘cliff edge of uncertainty’

Jobs and investment will be hit if business is left on a “cliff edge of uncertainty” over the UK’s exit from the European Union, the Government is being warned.

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The interconnector is key to giving businesses access to electricity in the most cost efficient manner possible

North South Interconnector a key priority for business

A coalition of business leaders in Northern Ireland has voiced support for the North South Interconnector ahead of the resumption of a public inquiry into the controversial electricity project.

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Belfast City Council CEO Suzanne Wylie, centre, with developer Lawrence Kenwright, left, and Jackie Henry, senior partner, Deloitte NI

Belfast city centre set for George Best hotel

At least two new hotels - including a George Best themed hotel – are set to be developed in Belfast this year by luxury hotel developer Signature Living as a direct result of the city’s attendance at the world’s largest property investment event last year.

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Legal investigation

HSBC faces 62% profits drop and money laundering probe

Banking giant HSBC has revealed it is facing a UK investigation over money laundering controls as it posted a worse-than-expected 62% profits slump.

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An aerial view of the proposed housing development site at the former Highways Hotel plot. INLT-08-709-con

£4million development plan for Highways Hotel site

Plans have been submitted to transform Larne’s derelict former Highways Hotel site into a £4million residential development.

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An artist's impression of the view from Great Northern Mall towards Station Square

Translink Belfast Hub plans see end of historic Boyne Bridge

Translink has said the “overwhelming majority” of stakeholders are in support of its plan for a new transport hub, in spite of the protests at the removal of a historically significant bridge.

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Grandparents save families almot �1,800 a year in childcare costs the research found

Grandparents ‘saving families £16bn a year in childcare costs’

An “army” of grandparents looking after their grandchildren are collectively saving parents more than £16 billion a year in formal childcare costs, a report has found.

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Left to right: Sil-All's Gordon Marley with United Feeds' Sam Watson

Don’t over roll high moisture grasses in the pit

“Over rolling high moisture grass in-silo is serving only to significantly reduce silage quality,” according to Sil-All’s global product manager Gordon Marley.

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Motorists in Belfast face a 43% increase in travel times compared with free flow roads

Belfast ‘has worst traffic congestion in UK’

Drivers in the UK’s biggest towns and cities spent an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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