Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years

Around one in eight civil servants had at least one absence spell lasting an average of almost three months in 2016/17, new figures have revealed.


What businesses should learn from Ryanair holiday ‘mess’

Ryanair’s failure to plan for pilot holidays is a warning to employers on the risks of effectively managing staff leave, according to a leading HR specialist.

Genesis Crafty Managing Director, Brian McErlain, (left) and JP Lyttle, Commercial Director (right) launch the new small cake lines at M&S Sprucefield with Ryan Lemon, M&S Head of Region Northern Ireland and IOM (centre).
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Magherafelt bakery creates 47 new jobs

Genesis Crafty, the Magherafelt based family bakery, is to create 47 new jobs after securing a multi-million pound extension to its existing contract with M&S.

Chris Murphy pictured leaving the High Court at an earlier appearance

Campaigner loses appeal over route of A6 road near Toome

An ornithologist has failed in a fresh legal bid to stop a new £160 million dual carriageway going through landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney.

Mrs Lynne Dripps, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Lady Heather McClay, Mr Alan Armstrong OBE, CEO Almac Group, Mr Graham Montgomery, Headmaster, Mrs Heather McIvor, Chairman of former Pupils Association

Tyrone school honours leading business man Sir Allen McClay

An ex-pupil of Cookstown High School who went on become a leading business leader in Northern Ireland, has had his old assembly hall renamed in his honour.
Gilbert Crawford who died after a short illness

Passing of Mid Ulster businessman Gilbert Crawford has left a 'massive void' in community

The death of prominent businessman Gilbert Crawford has left a "massive void", not only in his family, but also in the business world in Maghera and much further afield, a Mid Ulster councillor said today.

The report was published on Wednesday morning.

REVEALED: The number of people receiving DLA in your area

The total number of people in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (D.L.A.) in Northern Ireland has been published by the Department for Communities (D.f.C.)

The sale started on Monday.

Budget airline offering £99 one-way tickets from Belfast to USA

Local jet-setters can now travel from Belfast to the USA for as little as £99 one-way, thanks to a low budget airline.

Fire engines

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service recruiting for Community Firefighters in YOUR area

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a recruitment drive for Community (Part-Time) Firefighters in 12 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
The deadline for P.P.I. compensation claims is August 29, 2019.

Majority have NOT claimed over P.P.I. mis-selling

The majority of people mis-sold payment protection insurance (P.P.I.) have not yet submitted a claim for compensation, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (F.C.A.).

Cars swept into the River Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry

Tyrone farmers lose 55,000 chickens in flash floods

Two Co Tyrone farmers were among those counting the cost of Tuesday night’s torrential downpours, after tens of thousands of chickens were killed in flash floods.

Police warning over email phishing scam

POLICE ALERT: Warning over email phishing scam

Detectives from the PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre are advising businesses to be on the alert for a phishing scam.
Bob & Berts owners David Ferguson, left, and Colin McClean

Bob & Berts plan to open 30 new stores and create 600 jobs after £2m boost

Independent coffee chain Bob & Berts is poised for significant growth with confirmation of a £2 million investment from the Business Growth Fund.

The scheme is open to UK consumers only and finishes at the end of the year.

Ford launch £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars

Ford is offering motorists thousands of pounds off the price of some its new models if they trade in a car or a van registered before 2010.
Family offers reward in bid to recover stolen Massey

Family offers reward in bid to recover stolen Massey

A Co Armagh man has issued a heartfelt appeal for help in tracing a stolen tractor which has huge sentimental value to his family.

Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Lorna Robinson has won numerous accolades for her farming prowess.


Farming Life Awards: Farm to fork success story for Cloughbane’s Lorna

Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone which makes and sells gorgeous stews, pies and quality beef, chicken, lamb and pork, was awarded Woman of Excellence in Agriculture at the Farming Life/Danske Bank Awards last year and continues to fly the flag for women in the agri-food industry.

Power NI MD Stephen McCully

Price hike as Power NI confirms 5.6% increase

Businesses and households across the province are facing higher electricity bills from October 1, as supplier Power NI has announced it is to increase prices by 5.6%.

Tesco is recalling the sauce because of allergy fears.

Tesco recalls cooking sauce after allergy fears

Tesco is recalling jars of its own brand Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because of allergy fears.

The proposed Lidl store in Magherafelt

New jobs on the way as Lidl re-develop Magherafelt store

Around 10 jobs are expected to be created with the redevelopment of the Lidl store on the outskirts of Magherafelt.

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