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Pastor pays tribute to ‘unique and much-loved individual’ who was ‘never dull and boring’

Large numbers of mourners are expected to gather in Lisburn on Saturday morning to say farewell to local woman Heather Neill, who was killed in a road crash at the weekend.

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Efforts are made to free the lorry from under the railway bridge. Pic by Shane Dolan

Traffic disrupted after lorry hits bridge

Emergency services crews were called to the Antrim Street area of Lisburn on Wednesday afternoon after a lorry got stuck under the railway bridge.

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Tourism NI Chairman Terence Brannigan (left) joins People 1st Director Roisin McKee (second from left) in presenting Lyn Barton, owner of Coach House Hillsborough, with a plaque to mark her becoming the 20,000th person trained through the WorldHost customer service campaign. They are pictured with Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the councils Development Committee.

Hillsborough B&B owner is 20,000th person to complete WorldHost training

A Hillsborough bed and breakfast owner recently became the 20,000th person in Northern Ireland to become WorldHost-certified.

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Heather Neill pictured at Lisburn Christian Fellowship on Christmas Day.

Crash victim’s funeral to take place this weekend

The funeral of Heather Neill, the Lisburn woman who was killed in a road crash at the weekend, is due to take place on Saturday, February 17.

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Martin Symington, managing director of Pure Roast Coffee in Lisburn, signing the joint venture agreement with William Wong of China Resources, Shenzen.

Lisburn firm hoping to double workforce after signing deal in China

Lisburn-based Pure Roast Coffee is hoping to double its workforce over the next 12 - 15 months after signing a deal that will see it help develop a network of high-end coffee shops across China.

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Pictured during the council's business engagement visit to Olympic Lifts are (l-r) Aaron Walker, John Patterson (Managing Director), Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Eilish Patterson, Mayor Tim Morrow and Michael Forsyth.

Lisburn firm hoping cross border expansion will elevate it to new heights

Lisburn-based Olympic Lifts is on the cusp of an exciting cross border expansion which could lead to the creation of a number of new jobs, it has been announced.

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Council approves rates rise of almost three per cent

Council approves rates rise of almost three per cent

Local householders and business owners will see an increase in their rates bills from April after Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council set the district rate for domestic and non-domestic properties for 2018-2019.

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Police warn of icy road conditions

Police warn of icy road conditions

Police are advising motorists to avoid the Leathemstown Road near Lisburn due to icy road conditions.

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Dromore High School's Kenya Team 2018 with principal  Ian McConaghy and team leader Gillian McMurran.

Pupils to volunteer at two projects in Kenya

A group of pupils and staff from Dromore High School will jet off to Africa next month to carry out volunteer work in a city in Kenya.

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Christo Tsoutsis, Niamh-Anne McNally from The Alpha Programme, Jason Tsoutsis, Richard Rogers from Groundwork NI, Drew Buchanan MBE, Chair of Newport Delivery Group of The Boys Brigade Northern Ireland District and Ryan Wilkinson pictured in the new dormitory-style rooms at the Boys' Brigade's NI Headquarters in Culcavy.

BB reveals latest phase of headquarters transformation project

The Boys’ Brigade has unveiled the latest phase of its regeneration project on the site of the former Newport Primary School in Culcavy, near Hillsborough.

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The entrance to St Colman's College, Newry. Pic by Google

Bishop apologises to victims of priest who abused college pupils

The Bishop of Dromore has “apologised unreservedly” to the victims of a paedophile priest who abused pupils at a Newry grammar school more than three decades ago.

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Rosevale Lodge Care Home, Lisburn. Pic by Google

Care home operator investigating report of assault on resident

Four Seasons Health Care is investigating an allegation of assault on a resident at one of its nursing homes in Lisburn.

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Work continuing to erect the roof at Penny Square ahead of the relaunch of the city centre site as an events venue and indoor market.

Lisburn to get indoor market after city centre venue gets £10k revamp

Lisburn is to get a new indoor market with the relaunch of Penny Square in the city centre this weekend.

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Pictured at the launch of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councils Ladies' Group are Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge (right) with Councillor Rhoda Walker, Councillor Janet Gray MBE, LCCC Chief Executive Dr Theresa Donaldson and Councillor Amanda Grehan.

‘We must appreciate the challenge women faced to get this basic right’

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has formed a Ladies’ Group to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.

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Cllr Alan Givan at Laurelhill Road, Lisburn.

Green light for £250,000 road resurfacing scheme

A much-needed road and footpath resurfacing scheme is to be carried out at Laurelhill Road, Lisburn, the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has confirmed.

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The mountain of tyres dumped over the gate at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, piled up by Ulster Wildlife staff on the roadside for collection.

Fly-tippers abandon 250 tyres at local wildlife haven

Ulster Wildlife has appealed to the public to help track down filthy fly-tippers who dumped more than 250 tyres over the gate of the Slievenacloy Nature Reserve near Stoneyford.

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Firm fined over fish kill on local river

Firm fined over fish kill on local river

Draperstown firm J & A Renewables Limited has been fined £1,600 and ordered to pay compensation of £1,845 for causing a fish kill in the Altagoan River and for operating an anaerobic digestion plant without a valid Waste Management Authorisation licence.

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Work gets under way to replace the roof of Molesworth Presbyterian Church.

Church gets new roof and interior facelift

Work is progressing on a major refurbishment project at Molesworth Presbyterian Church in Cookstown.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster MLA and Cllr Kim Ashton (Chair of Mid Ulster Council) with councillors and organisers at the Killyman & District Cultural Group Burns Night at Hill of the O'Neill.

Event celebrates the life and work of ‘Bard of Ayrshire’ Rabbie Burns

Killyman & District Cultural Group hosted a well-attended celebration of the life and works of the Scottish national bard Robert (Rabbie) Burns at the Hill of The O’Neill recently.

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Launching the free membership for start-up businesses are (l-r) Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chamber President Evan Morton, SERC Business Development Manager Karen McClure, first recipient Daniel Crawford of DC Services and Chamber Ambassador Belinda ONeill.

Lisburn Chamber offers free membership to new business start-ups

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new initiative designed to support new business start-ups in the local business community.

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