IN FULL: NI's top tourist attractions for 2016

The Giant's Causeway has been confirmed as the most popular tourist destination in Northern Ireland in 2016, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (N.I.S.R.A.).
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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.

Alison Moore and Chris Wales (both Chamber of Commerce), Mayor Audrey Wales MBE, Ronan McCann (Chamber President) and Anne Donaghy (Chief Executive Mid and East Antrim Borough Council).

Mid & East Antrim Council set to sponsor Ballymena Business Awards

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has agreed to be principal sponsor of the 2017 Ballymena Business Excellence awards.

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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Payment options highlighted as rate bill arrives

Payment options highlighted as rate bill arrives

Home owners and businesses in the borough will receive their rate bill this week.

Almost 200 families in the Grange estate will be balloted over the coming weeks about transferring their homes from the NIHE to Choice Housing. Grange estate. Pic by Google.

Tenants to vote on the future of 200 homes

A trade union has slammed a proposed stock transfer of homes in a Ballyclare housing estate, claiming higher rents and bedroom tax will be introduced.

A sample of Maud's ice cream.

‘Poor Bear’ among airport’s top ten

A Carrick-made product has been shortlisted to the final of a competition organised by George Best Belfast City Airport.

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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.
Pearson plc, the worlds learning company, has opened a new Finance Services centre in Belfast. Pictured (L  R) are Gareth Morgan, Pearson, Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI CEO and Suzanne Willmott, Director & Centre Lead - Pearson Finance Services. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Hundreds of new jobs coming to Belfast

A new Finance Services centre is expected to create up to 300 new jobs in Belfast.
Mary Philips, Ballyclare Branch Manager, Danske Bank; Robert Lynn, Small Business Adviser at Danske Bank and Stacey Hamill owner of Dunamoy Cottages.

Investment to create new jobs at Ballyclare spa

A luxurious spa in Ballyclare has announced it is making a £250,000 investment to expand its existing premises and create 12 new jobs.

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.

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End of an era for East Antrim restaurant

A well-known East Antrim restaurant closed its doors last night (Wednesday) after nearly four decades in business.

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.

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.

Julian Simmons joins staff at Hot Igloo for the official opening.

Ireland’s largest pizza oven comes to Glengormley

With an investment of over £100k and the creation of 20-30 new jobs, Hot Igloo in Glengormley recently opened its doors to offer pizza lovers the chance to enjoy delicious stone baked pizzas from Ireland’s largest wood fired pizza oven.

Stephen Carson, Group Operations Director, Loughview Leisure, Gordon Davidson, Relationship Director, Ulster Bank, Andy Tew, Relationship Manager, Ulster Bank, and Christopher Kearney, Loughview Leisure Group Finance Director pictured at the Chimney Corner Hotel.

Hotel turns a new ‘Corner’

A hugely significant financial injection will enhance a prominent local hotel and give it a new lease of life, according to its owners.

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.
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