Lifetime achievement award

Thomas Gilpin grew up on a farm in Portadown and started his career in 1965 with a 4.5 acre field, growing vegetables for supply to small shops.


Farming Life awards: Entering a worthwhile experience - Thomas Gilpin

When Thomas Gilpin attended last year’s Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards little did he know he’d be returning home to Portadown with not one, but two prestigious awards.

BBC PRESENTERS - from top left, clockwise, journalist Fiona Bruce, talk show host, Graham Norton, Match of the Day presenter, Gary Lineker and Northern Ireland broadcaster, Stephen Nolan.

REVEALED: Full list of BBC's 96 top earners

The BBC has released a list of 96 presenters and journalists who are paid more than £150,000 per year by the corporation.

The flip-flops contain a chemical that can cause cancer.

Primark recalls flip-flops containing CANCER-causing chemical

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled thousands of pairs of flip-flops over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer.

The new Game of Thrones tapestry.

Giant 'Game of Thrones' tapestry unveiled as part of new tourism campaign

A 77 metre long tapestry detailing the the story of 'Game of Thrones' has been unveiled in Northern Ireland.

The two products being recalled by PepsiCo.

PRODUCT RECALL: Doritos Chilli Heatwave

PepsiCo is recalling packets of Doritos Chilli Heatwave tortilla crisps because they contain milk not mentioned in the label.
The two salads are being recalled by Tesco.

Tesco withdraws salads due to food poisoning bug

Tesco has recalled two chicken salads because it contains the food bug Campylobacter.
Rashee Road. Pic by Google.

Work set to start on Ballyclare road

NI Water is set to commence work on an improvements scheme on the Rashee Road in Ballyclare.

The Chinese-made Android TV box.

Kodi boxes recalled due to electric shock risk

TV viewers have been warned of an electrical shock risk from a model of Kodi box currently being sold in the UK.

The product was only on sale in Sainsbury's.

Children’s drink recalled from Sainbury’s due to insufficient sterilisation

Alpro has recalled its Alpro Growing Up Drink (one-three+years one litre UHT pack) because of insufficient sterilisation.

Cllr Paul Hamill with Glyn Roberts, Retail NI CEO. Copyright Kevin Cooper Photoline.

Residents urged to support local retailers

Retail NI has launched this year’s Independents’ Day in Antrim and Newtownabbey with Retail NI CEO Glyn Roberts and Mayor, Cllr Paul Hamill.

Natural gas supplier plans to extend network

Natural gas supplier plans to extend network

Over 40 Northern Ireland organisations have been hosted at firmus energy’s annual energy market briefing.

People not protecting themselves despite record ID fraud levels

People not protecting themselves despite record ID fraud levels

Britons are failing to take basic steps to protect themselves from online crime - despite identity fraud now being at record levels.

The Glenville Road/Shore Road junction . Pic by Google.

MP seeks to address traffic safety concerns

East Antrim DUP MP Sammy Wilson has expressed his disappointment at the refusal by the Department for Infrastructure to consider introducing traffic signals for cars emerging from the Glenville Road onto the Shore Road at Newtownabbey.

Brian McCann, head chef at Shu, pictured right with Christine Brown, head of Belfast Business School at Belfast Met and Shus owner Alan Reid

Shu launches apprenticeship programmes

Multi-award winning Belfast restaurant, Shu, is opening its kitchen doors for the very first time, to four of the best young cooks in Northern Ireland, as they launch the Shu Chef Apprentice Programme in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College.

Paul Hill, director of software engineering at Bazaarvoice with Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton and Gary Allison, executive vice president of engineering with the Texan company setting up in Belfast

US investor Bazaarvoice to create 170 new jobs in Belfast

Up to 170 jobs are to be created in Belfast with the arrival of a new investor, Texan based digital marketing firm Bazaarvoice which is setting up a new European base in the city.

Becca at the recent event in Belfast.

Local entrepreneur scoops top accolade

TapSOS, a free app which provides a non-verbal way to connect with the emergency services, has been crowned the Belfast winner of the Virgin Media Business Voom Pitch competition.

The winning team from Manvik are presented with their trophy by Jennifer Davidson; from left,  Michael Keys, Christopher Wadsworth,  Jennifer Davidson, John Connor, MD of Manvik, Colum McCarthy, president of Carrickfergus Rotary Club and Davy Duffy. INCT 26-755-CON

NK Group hosted golf event raises £7500 for charity

A series of good causes are to benefit from a charity golf event in Carrickfergus.

M&S is bringing a Foodhall to Carrick's Belfast Road. INCT 25-706-CON

New Marks & Spencer Foodhall for Carrickfergus

Marks & Spencer has exchanged contracts to open a new Foodhall adjacent to the Belfast Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus.

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

IN FULL: Queen's Birthday Honours list 2017 - Northern Ireland recipients

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea lead a list of 102 people from Northern Ireland named in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
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