QUARTER of all burners in botched RHI scheme are in Mid Ulster

A quarter of all businesses that applied to the botched RHI heating scheme by the former Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment are based in the Mid Ulster.

Drivers treated for injury after early morning smash near Donaghmore

Casualties were treated by the roadside following an early morning crash on the Tullycullion Road, between the Cookstown Road and Donaghmore.


Mid Ulster PSNI oppose all late-night entertainment licences

Police in Mid Ulster have taken the drastic step of objecting to every single late-night entertainment licence sought in the district - whether the applicant is a pub, club, church or theatre.

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Cod and chips could soon be replaced with squid and chips

The Dolphin in fish and chips ‘Oscars’?

Local chip shop The Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon, County Tyrone has been shortlisted in the Top 10 for the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category.

Scott Lilburn and his brother are washing and packing potatoes in Craigavon, Co Armagh

UTV’s Rare Breed farmers beat Eastenders in ratings war

The return of Rare Breed to UTV was the most watched programme in Northern Ireland at 8pm last night.

Flying high at the 2016 Aer Lingus Viscount Awards in association with Ulster Business: Exporter of the Year Award winner Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens. L-R: Wendy Austin, BBC, Aer Lingus Cabin crew Sherry Freeman, Terry Allison, Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens and Andrea Hunter, Business Development Manager, Aer Lingus.

Local business excellence

Dungannon’s high-flying companies and business people are being encouraged to enter the 2017 Aer Lingus Viscount Awards, in association with Ulster Business.

Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

The Belted Galloway spells out the message

Belted Galloway helps cattle dealer ‘pop the question’

Romance was alive and well over the Christmas period when a Co Tyrone cattle dealer drafted in a Belted Galloway to help ‘pop the question.’

Bye to Robbie after 40 years

Bye to Robbie after 40 years

For the past 40 years Lisburn man Robbie Hewitt has thoroughly enjoyed a passionate career working on and selling John Deere tractors and machinery but has now decided to call it a day.


Five really easy ways to end up with more money in 2017

January may be a tight month, but it is also one where you can take a few simple steps to have a better financial start to the year.

John Duffin Keylite MD

Cookstown’s Keylite Roof Windows marks record for sales growth

Cookstown-based Keylite Roof Windows has announced it’s highest ever calendar year growth since the company was established as part of the Keystone Group in 2001.

Beauty tips

Five gadgets to modernize your beauty routine

The future of beauty is here.
Agriculture undergoing 'tremendous change'

Tyrone to host ‘Young Farmers’

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) is to host its second annual agri conference on Saturday, January 21, in Cookstown.

Trying to get off to sleep

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.

L-R: Elaine Cardwell (Quinfresh General Manager); Thomas Gilpin (Gilfresh Owner); Michael McKillop (Glens of Antrim Potatoes Director); and Michael McCallion (Senior Buying Manager for Asda NI).

It’s a Merry Veg-mas from Asda

Over 300,000 packs of local vegetables and potatoes are set to soar off the shelves at Asda stores throughout NI over the next two weeks, helping shoppers enjoy truly local fayre this Christmas.

Local company showered in success

Local company showered in success

Local plumbing and heating supplier, Bassetts, fought off stiff competition from national companies to win the coveted title of the UK’s Heating and Plumbing Merchant of the Year at a recent awards ceremony in London.

Pictured are McDonalds Cookstown Business Manager Claire Hopper and Jana Pavlickova.

McDonald’s open again after a major revamp

The McDonald’s restaurant in Cookstown has re-opened its doors, creating 20 new full time jobs, following a new, exciting transformation.


How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

These products are being recalled by Lidl.

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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