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1 hr ago | Lisburn Today

Successful year for business network

Pictured at the final Lisburn Entrepreneur's Network event before the summer break in Hillsborough Castle are: Alderman Jim Dillon, Vice-Chair of the Council's Economic Development Committee; Billy Dixon, personal development and motivational speaker; Hazel King, Economic Development Manager, Lisburn City Council; Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of ... (more)

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1 hr ago | Lisburn Today

Freeman presents picture to Lambeg lodge

Freeman of the City of Lisburn, Bro Ivan Davis, pictured presenting a framed picture of King Billy to Bro Albert Neeley snr., Worshipful Master and Bro Albert Neeley jnr., Deputy Master and members of Lambeg Temperance LOL No 912.

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3 hrs ago | Newsday

Highs and loans

When a New York investment firm agreed to buy the entire Northern Ireland loan portfolio held by Nama - the Republic of Ireland's state-controlled "bad bank" - it looked like the organisation's last hurrah north of the border.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Lisburn Today

Celebrations as Lisburn lady Linda turns a century

A Pond Park Road lady who was 100 on Tuesday, keeps herself young by reading newspapers every day and is an avid snooker and tennis fan.

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Lurgan Today

Man already on suspended sentence admits drug charge

A Waringstown man already under a suspended sentence for a drugs offence admitted a further charge last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Business Wire

ShopKeep Reinforces Customer Promise with New Branding

A former small business owner, Richelson started ShopKeep in the basement of his own wine store in 2008 after growing frustrated with the unreliability and excessive cost of his point-of-sale system.

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Larne Today

'A Party to Murder' comes to The Courtyard Theatre

Holywood Players are bringing their play 'A Party to Murder' to Newtownabbey's Courtyard Theatre from August 1 to August 2. The play is set at Halloween, when six people have been invited to a Murder Mystery party weekend at a rustic island cottage.

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UTV

McIlroy 'tremendous ambassador for NI'

NI's First Minister and deputy First Minister have met with Open winner Rory McIlroy to congratulate him on his golfing success.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Jewish World, 2:39 PMWindows Smashed in Belfast Synagogue

Windows were smashed at a Belfast, Northern Ireland synagogue on Friday night and Saturday, Jewish community leaders told BBC News , as an upswing in anti-Semitic violence worldwide continues.

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Fermanagh Today

20,000 for Mac Arts prize winner

Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, NI Culture Minister Cari 1 2l Ni 1 2 Chuili 1 2n, Hugh Mulholland, Curator at the MAC, and Russell Whittaker, Events Executive at Northern Ireland Tourist Board The winner of a new international arts prize run by an exhibition centre in Northern Ireland will scoop 20,000, ... (more)

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UTV

Police help save injured girl's life

Police officers helped save the life of an 11-year-old girl who suffered a serious injury after falling off her bike in Castlewellan, Co Down at the weekend.

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Ballycastle Today

Woman made nuisance calls to 999 number

After getting police to her home with a 999 call, a Portadown woman then asked them to move her partner into another bedroom, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last week.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Newrydemocrat.com

Newry gets the Blues

Scrap whatever's in your diary next weekend as Newry City will play host to a phalanx of local talent in the inaugural Newry City Blues Festival.

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Fermanagh Today

The family of a top female Ulster cleric have spoken of their loss after she died in New Zealand.

Lynda Patterson, 40 and from Dromore in Co Down, had been the dean of Christchurch Cathedral for around one year.

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Lurgan Today

Kinnego kiosk houses life-saving device

Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Colin McCusker with the new publicly accessible defibrillator at Kinnego Marina.

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Business Journal

Virgin's new Belfast-to-Orlando flights boost C.Fla. tourism

So how big could Virgin Atlantic's future Belfast, Northern Ireland-to-Orlando weekly flights be for the region next summer? Potentially more than $3.5 million worth of new business.

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BBC News

'Large void' closes Belfast road

A spokesperson for the Department of Regional Development said the closure of the Ravenhill Road was 'for the safety of road users' A main road in east Belfast has been closed until at least Tuesday after a hole was found below a traffic lane.

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Business Journal

Virgin's new Belfast-to-Orlando flights boost C.Fla. tourism

So how big could Virgin Atlantic's future Belfast, Northern Ireland-to-Orlando weekly flights be for the region next summer? Potentially more than $3.5 million worth of new business.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Today in history: The first Battle of the Bull Run was fought

On July 21, 1944, American forces landed on Guam during World War II, capturing it from the Japanese some three weeks later.

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Belfast Today

Thousands of people attend Castlewellan Show

Castlewellan Show is billed as one of the largest agricultural events in the province, and this year's 47th annual show didn't disappoint.

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