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Benefit changes blamed as foodbank uptake grows

A string of politicians have lined up to denounce government policy on welfare after fresh regional figures about foodbanks were released.

Business
A cash machine containing a 'substantial' amount of money has been stolen from a shop in Ballynahinch, Co Down

Police warning after spate of in-store ATM thefts

Police have urged small business owners to review their security following the latest in a series of thefts targeting ATM machines.

Crime

Investment hope for international airport after sale

A French firm has announced the purchase of Belfast International as part of a wider deal that will see eight further airports around the world acquired.

Business
The College of Business Studies was demolished in 2015

College of Business Studies staff reunion ... in hotel built on site of their old building

Having been demolished in 2015, a reunion is planned this week for a department within the College of Business Studies, in the hotel built on its former site.

Business
Michael Carroll, Project Manager at H&J Martin Fit Out, William Sproule, Fit Out Director at H&J Martin Fit Out, Chris Horner, Capital Projects and Engineering Manager at Belfast City Airport, and Jonny Rice, Capital Projects Engineer at Belfast City Airport

£15m upgrade at NI airport gets under way

Work on a £15m upgrade to George Best Belfast City Airport has now started as part of a major development that will see additional facilities for passengers.

Business
AgriSearch Chairman John Henning and Vice Chairman Seamus McCaffrey.

AgriSearch appoints John as new chairman

The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council (AgriSearch) has appointed John Henning from Moira as its new chairman.

Farming
Spring in the Silent Valley

Farmers ‘have nothing to fear’ from planned UNESCO Global Geopark

Farmers and landowners in the South East have been assured there is nothing to fear from plans for a proposed UNESCO Global Geopark in the district of Mourne, Ring of Gullion and Strangford and Lecale,

Farming
On track for profits rise

Lloyds to report Q1 results in busy week for sector

Lloyds Banking Group is on track to post another healthy rise in profits on Wednesday after a solid first quarter.

Business
NIRC director Aodh�n Connolly says he is concerned about the potential impact on shoppers who already face reduced spending power

NIRC calls for fair deal as figures shows potential Brexit costs

The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC) has launched a campaign to ensure that consumers are “front and centre” during the current Brexit negotiations.

Business
Robert McCullough (Head of Agri) and Maureen Currie (Agri Manager), pictured at the Danske Bank stand on Thursday along with James Walker (left).

‘Best farmers deal with what’s thrown at them’

We have now entered the final year before the official transition period for Brexit begins and plenty of questions still remain for Northern Ireland’s farmers.

Farming
Unicorn Group managing director Roger Pannell

Unicorn Flooring wins Queen’s Award for Export

Lisburn based Unicorn Flooring has become the latest Northern Ireland to be recognised for its export achievement in the latest Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Business
Apprenticeships are important; important enough for the government to get it right

Don’t let the government near a brewery - they’d bankrupt it

Iknow there are many, many important issues on the table just now across the UK that need dealt with by a capable government.

Business
Phil Hogan

Hogan: Protecting small farmers my top priority in EU budget negotiations

EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan tonight (April 20th) stated that his top priority in the ongoing EU budget negotiation is “protecting the small and medium sized farmer who remains the backbone of Europe’s food production and rural communities.”

Farming
Local farmers cutting sileage at Shannon Airport's 400 acres today to alleviate the fodder crisis. Photograph by Eamon Ward (Further information available from Eugene Hogan Email: eugene.hogan@bridgepr.ie'Tel: Mob +353 (0) 87 2497290 )

Shannon Airport’s silage ‘a godsend’ to hard hit farmers

The harvesting of up to 1,000 silage bales began today at Shannon Airport in a fodder crisis intervention that IFA President Joe Healy described as a “godsend”.

Farming
A computer generated image of the new Smyth Patterson entrance and Clanmil apartments at Wardsborough Road.

Work on multi-million pound city centre retail and housing scheme to begin in early June

Work on a major redevelopment project at Smyth Patterson Ltd in Lisburn city centre is due to get under way in early June, it has been confirmed.

Business
Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sam Nicholson welcomes Chris McNabb from GM Designs to the Dromore Town Centre public realm scheme along with Lissa O'Malley, Regeneration Officer and Nigel McIlrath, Corporate Project Officer from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Pic by Edward Byrne Photography

Town centre to get £1.1m facelift

A major facelift planned for Dromore town centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of a contractor to carry out a new public realm scheme.

Business
Disney to film science-fiction fantasy film in Northern Ireland

Disney to film science-fiction fantasy film in Northern Ireland

Disney are to film parts of their new Artemis Fowl production in Northern Ireland this summer.

News
Dale Farm CEO Nick Whelan

Dale Farm declares interest in LacPatrick dairy group

Dale Farm has ‘an interest’ in the current developments at LacPatrick, Group Chief Executive Nick Whelan has confirmed.

Business
Debenhams is not alone in facing trading conditions on the high street

Debenhams profits plunge nearly 85% as sales flag

Debenhams saw its half-year profits plunge nearly 85% after extreme weather brought in by the Beast from the East gouged earnings.

Business
The company is due to detail its turnaround plan in the coming weeks

House of Fraser’s woes deepen as it plans restructuring

Embattled department store House of Fraser has appointed KPMG to advise on a restructuring plan for the business which could involve store closures and job losses.

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