Firefighters called to digger blaze in town centre

This was the dramatic scene in Banbridge town centre on Wednesday afternoon (May 24) after a digger went up in flames.

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IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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NI Water’s classroom rolls into Presentation Primary School

NI Water’s Travelling Classroom, the infamous Waterbus, recently paid a visit to Presentation Primary School in Portadown.

The allergy alert was published on the Food Standard Agency's website on Friday.

Burgers recalled after soya discovered

Musgrave Retail Partners NI is recalling its Gourmet Cheese & Bacon Burgers because they contain soya, which is not mentioned on the label.

The least expensive standardised price of residential property in Northern Ireland for the first quarter of 2017 was in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

IN FULL: NI property prices by local council area

A report detailing the price of residential property in Northern Ireland was published on Tuesday morning.

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David’s in a spin as Fidget toys fly off the shelf

It’s the latest craze to sweep the country with lorry loads of Fidget Spinners emptied within hours.

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What to do with old fivers now that they aren’t legal tender

The news probably passed you by without much fanfare but old paper Bank of England £5 notes are now no longer legal tender.
Eamon Moore, Fisherman from Glenavy demonstrating his skills at River to Lough Festival in 2014

Award winning festival axed after Tourism NI deny funding

An award winning festival that celebrates Lough Neagh has been cancelled just two months before its planned date, after being denied funding by Tourism NI.

Bob and Berts is coming to Portadown.

New jobs as coffee shop to open

A new coffee shop is set to open in Portadown and is currently advertising for staff.

Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett are third on the list

Northern Ireland’s top 20 rich list revealed

The widow of the late pharmaceuticals entrepreneur Lord Ballyedmond leads a list of the province’s 20 richest individuals and families, whose combined wealth has soared by £366m since last year according to the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List.

WhatsApp was down on Wednesday evening.

WhatsApp outage cut millions off

Messaging service WhatsApp has returned after suffering an outage that cut off millions of users around the world.

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Two jeeps stolen in latest rural crime spree

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has slammed the theft of two jeeps last night from a farm house at Killyfaddy Road, Armagh.

EE will abolish roaming charges in much of Europe in June.

EE announce FREE roaming in much of Europe - just in time for summer

Mobile giant EE has announced it is to make roaming to lots of countries throughout Europe free for all pay monthly customers from June 15 - the same date that EU roaming charges are abolished.

The heaters that are being recalled.

B&Q recalls heaters over safety fears

Home improvement and DIY chain B&Q has recalled a pair of heaters due to safety concerns.
The airlines easyJets UK Commercial Director Ali Gayward congratulates the airlines 50millionth customer to fly from Belfast International Airport, Isabel Patterson from Craigavon and Graham Keddie Managing Director of Belfast International Airport.

Lucky Isabel wins a pair of flights

Craigavon woman Isabel Patterson won two free flights on any of the easyJet routes when she was chosen as the airline’s 50 millionth customer at Belfast International Airport, recently.

The Patient and Client Council is welcoming people who are interested in health and social care services to a caf�-style event

Coffee Connection event at Millennium Court Arts Centre

The Patient and Client Council is holding its second series of Coffee Connection events at 16 venues across Northern Ireland.

Pictured at the launch event at the Navan Centre and Fort are Aubrey Irwin, Head of NI at Tourism Ireland, Cllr Colin McCusker, Chair of Regeneration and Economic Development Committee, Roger Wilson, CEO (both ABC Council) and John McGrillen, Chief Executive, Tourism NI. Pic by Philip Magowan

Council unveils five-year plan for tourism growth

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has unveiled ambitious plans to bolster its standing as a heritage and cultural international tourism destination over the next five years.

Translink NI Railways Route Manager Gemma McMurray and Translink Ulsterbus Inspector Philip James  with passengers Judith Duncan and Sam Geary.

Travellers advised about Balmoral

Translink and RUAS are encouraging Portadown visitors to the Balmoral Show, which takes place May 10 – 13, to make the smart move by planning their journeys in advance and enjoying special bus and rail travel arrangements including Enterprise services stopping in Lisburn.

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