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Many, many years ago before I reached the heights of business journalism, I was an education correspondent.

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An artist's impression of the �20m, 18-storey building along Queen's Quay in Londonderry, which is subject to negotiations with the relevant authorities.

£45m venture to spearhead Londonderry renaissance

Plans to invest £45m in a portfolio of major developments including new and existing hotels in Londonderry have been revealed by the Garvan O’Doherty Group.

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Prince Charles

Charles to reignite steel furnace in industry ‘milestone’

Prince Charles is to mark a “major milestone” in the steel industry by formally reigniting a previously mothballed furnace.

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House prices have gone up seven times faster than young adults incomes

‘Collapse in home-ownership among young adults’ - report

Home-ownership levels among young adults on middle incomes in particular have “collapsed” over the past 20 years - with those in this bracket now having a one in four chance of being on the property ladder compared with two in three in the mid-1990s, a report has found.

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The ongoing failure of the policitical process is further de-stabilising the economic position in the province

Decisions ‘need to be taken now, by someone’ says business community

Leaders from the business community have expressed their disappointment at the collapse of the latest round of the talks process.

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DMS MD Lynn Carson

Training firm lands ROI contract

Bangor based training specialist DMS has been appointed by the Irish Civil Service to deliver a range of CIPD qualification programmes, working with individuals across 13 government departments.

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Moreysmith director Lesley Kelly

London architectural firm opens in Belfast

MoreySmith, one of Europe’s leading design and architecture practices, has chosen Belfast for the opening of its second office, creating 13 new jobs.

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Firms have been asked to provide information regarding advice they gave to Carillion executives before the companys collapse in January

Banks under the spotlight over Carillion collapse

The role of heavyweight City banks and law firms in the collapse of Carillion has come under scrutiny by MPs investigating the construction giant’s demise.

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Over 150,000 parking and bus lane fines were handed out in 2017

REVEALED: The number of parking fines issued in NI last year

The number of parking fines issued in Northern Ireland last year has been revealed.

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Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Mid and East Antrim Local Action Group is hosting workshops for groups interested in accessing up to £150,000 of grant funding.

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The cheapest place in Northern Ireland to buy a new home is in the Derry and Strabane District Council area, according to new figures.

REVEALED: The cheapest place to buy a house in Northern Ireland

New figures have revealed the cheapest place to buy a home in Northern Ireland.

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The kittens which were dumped at a Co Down roadside

Kittens dumped on roadside on Valentines Day

There was no love on Valentines Day for these kittens which were dumped yesterday (Wednesday) on a Co Down roadside.

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2,996 apply for second tranche of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

2,996 apply for second tranche of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

DAERA has announced that 2,996 applications have been received from farmers and growers to Tranche 2 of Tier 1 of Farm Business Improvement Scheme–Capital (FBIS-C), which closed for applications on Friday 2 February 2018.

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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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Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first identified in Germany in late 2011 as a cause of malformations in newborn calves and lambs.

AFBI confirms first positive Schmallenberg cases in the West

AFBI has confirmed that it has detected Schmallenberg Virus in eight sheep abortion cases in Counties Fermanagh and Tyrone.

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Some of a number of landslides which occurred in the Sperrins in August 2017.

DAERA to host public meeting for Sperrins hill farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) will host a public meeting on Thursday, 22 February 2018 in Cranagh Hall, Glenelly at 8pm for hill farmers whose land was directly damaged by the landslides in the Sperrins in August 2017.

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David Gillespie (right) and Hazel Bell (left), representing Ledcom  with representitives from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (from left)  Councillor Ruth Wilson, Councillor Gerardine Mulvenna, Mayor, Councillor Paul Reid, Gail Kelly and Zoe Lindsay at the official launch of the 2018 Larne Business Awards in Larne Town Hall. INLT 06-006-PSB

Larne Business Awards are launched for 2018

The 2018 Larne Business Awards have been launched, with nominations now being sought across 14 award categories.

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Houses

Property prices show 4% increase in past year

House prices increased by 4% in Northern Ireland in the last year, official statistics showed.

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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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Belfast International Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, and North Belfast MP, Nigel Dodds

Job fair putting 125 jobs up for offer next week

A job fair will have 125 roles on offer later this month.
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