Wilson seeks boost to improve rural digital technology

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to direct investment in the digital economy towards “poorly served rural areas”.

A used car outlet

WARNING after local woman LOSES £4000 on fake used car sales website

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has asked people to be vigilant when considering online purchases after a Belfast woman lost money on a fake used car sales website.
Alyson Hogg pictured with Rose Mary Stalker, Chair of Princes Trust NI.

Local businesswoman appointed first female patron to Prince’s Trust NI

Successful NI businesswoman and creator of Vita Liberata, Alyson Hogg, has been appointed as the first female Patron and Enterprise Fellow to the Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland.

Colin Hobbs pictured letting David Boyd shadow him.

Train conductor who gave passenger ‘memorable day’ praised after Facebook post goes viral

A local train conductor has been branded a hero after letting a young man, who is passionate about trains, shadow him during a rail journey this week.

Nando's opened its fifth NI location on Wednesday, April 19.

Nando’s set to open in Abbey centre this week

Nando’s is set to turn up the heat at the Abbey Centre when it opens its doors this week.

The average price of property in Northern Ireland is on the increase.

Northern Ireland sees property price growth

The average price of a property in Northern Ireland increased by 0.6 per cent for the final quarter of 2016.

Brian Givans, Newtownabbey Job Club Coach, Emma Jackson, CAP Area Manager, Heather Carson, Shankill Job Club Manager, Deirdre Givans, Newtownabbey Job Club Manager, Dave Savage, Finaghy Job Club Manager.

Charity working for local job seekers

The charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) are celebrating incredible success as eight out of the nine Job Clubs in Northern Ireland helped members to find work at the beginning of March.

Bridge Bar and Grill. Pic by Google.

Entertainment licence application deferred

Council members have agreed to defer an application for an entertainment licence at a local restaurant following a lengthy discussion on the issue.

The charger has the potential to overheat.

Xbox chargers recalled due to safety fears

A range of chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

An artist's impression of the projected look of the Antrim Road/Carnmoney Road junction.

‘Game changing’ plans for Glengormley are welcomed

Approval has been granted in principle for a major public realm scheme which will breathe new life into the centre of Glengormley.


M2 reopens after lane closure

Lanes one and two of the M2 (Northbound) between York Street and Fortwilliam are open again following an RTC in the early hours of this morning.

The Freedom Refreshment deal is set to give Tayto a major foothold in the GB vending market

Expansion at Tayto group with multi-million GB deal

Iconic Northern Ireland business Tayto has set its sights on significant expanion into the GB market with the acquisition of Yorkshire-based vending solutions company, Freedom Refreshments Ltd.

Attending the launch of the Carrick Times and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Carrickfergus Business Awards 2017 are (L to R) Dessie Blackadder Content Editor, Anne Donaghy CEO of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Audrey Wales Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Councillor Billy Ashe. INCT 04-002-PSB

Time for you to cast your vote for your favourite local businesses

It’s now over to you - readers of the Times - to give some of your favourite local business establishments a really great pat on the back!

Fortwilliam Roundabout.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Work set to start on improvement scheme

A £200,000 road improvement scheme at Fortwilliam Roundabout in Belfast is due to commence on Friday, March 31.

The Coca-Cola plant at Knockmore Hill, Lisburn. Pic by Google

Investigation launched after discovery of contaminated cans at Coca-Cola plant

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of empty drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated.

Parents are continuing to call for a dedicated bus service.

Group vows to continue fighting for bus service

A campaign group calling for a dedicated bus to transport pupils to Hazelwood Integrated College from Rathcoole will continue to push for the service.


Melanie retires after 23 years at the helm

Applying an international outlook to community-focused business support services has enabled retiring CEO Melanie Wilkinson to transform Mallusk Enterprise Park (MEP) into a major commercial hub.

Glenarm Castle and Estate's Apprentice Gardener Jordan McWhirter and Head Gardener James Wharry getting set for a blooming great season at Glenarm Castle, which kicks off on April 1st with the opening of the Walled Gardens, Castle Shop and brand new Tea Room.

Gardeners pull out all the stops at Glenarm

Glenarm Castle is gearing up for a great season of activities and events with some new developments that will ensure there is something for everyone on this iconic North Coast venue for 2017.

Work on the development must start by March 30.

Green light for over 340 new homes in Glengormley

Work is set to commence on a major new housing development in Glengormley after approval was granted by the council’s Planning Committee.

Ballyrobin Road. Pic by Google.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Main road to Belfast International Airport to be closed

The main road to Belfast International Airport will be closed over three days next week.

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