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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Ryanair pilots' strike could cause Christmas travel chaos

Irish pilots employed by Ryanair have voted to go on strike on December 20, according to the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (I.A.L.P.A.).
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Entrepreneurs urged to ‘Go For It’ support

Entrepreneurs urged to ‘Go For It’ support

Aspiring entrepreneurs are being urged to ‘Go For It’ by accessing free support as part of the new Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme.

Business
Embargoed to 0001 Saturday January 17

File photo dated 14/10/14 of a general view of For Sale signs outside a block of flats, as the number of home owners moving house reached a seven-year high in 2014 as rising property values boosted the amount of cash they had sitting in their existing homes, a report has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday January 17, 2015. An estimated 365,400 people moved home last year with a mortgage across the UK, marking an 8% year-on-year increase and the highest figure seen since 2007, Lloyds Bank found. The report said that surging house prices last year boosted the equity position of many home owners, helping them to make the jump up the property ladder. See PA story MONEY Homemovers. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Average house price is now just over £152,000

The average house price in South Tyrone is just over £152,000 which, while high, is slightly down over the year by 2.3 per cent, according to the Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report.

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A computer generated image of how the full mine development would look at Curraghnahilt

Gold mine application sets scene for 350 jobs in Tyrone

After years of research, testing and preparation, the firm aiming to bring more than 350 jobs to Co Tyrone and an investment of $1 billion over the next 25 years has lodged it planning application for Curraghinalt gold mine.

Business
Some readers are accusing Amazon of 'ruining Christmas'.

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

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How many parking fines were issued where you live?

IN FULL: Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland

The Department for Infrastructure has published statistics on the total number of Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) issued in Northern Ireland from January to September 2017.

Transport

Mid-Ulster Business Awards - the winners

Here is a full list of the winners at tonight's 7th annual Mid-Ulster Business Awards.

Business
Ulster Bank to close Stewartstown and Draperstown branches

Ulster Bank to close Stewartstown and Draperstown branches

Ulster Bank is to close its branches at Stewartstown and Draperstown.
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The countdown to Christmas is on

12 ways to manage your money and make savings for Christmas

Christmas is a brilliant time of year, but it can also be financially stressful.

Business
Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Shoppers hoping to bag a pre-Christmas bargain should set their alarm clocks now - details of the Amazon Black Friday sale have been revealed.

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Tyrone engineering firm hopes to create 29 new jobs

Tyrone engineering firm hopes to create 29 new jobs

Cookstown-based Enisca Group is hoping to create 29 new jobs after announcing an investment package of £1.5m in its workforce, training and business infrastructure.

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Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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The round pound coin

Old pound coins: Lidl and M&S WON'T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm they will

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday 15 October.

Business
Under threat of closure - Cookstown Jobcentre

Closure threat to Cookstown jobs and benefits offices may be lifted

The threat of closure hanging over Cookstown jobs and benefits offices may be lifted, according to public sector union NIPSA.
Business
Ryanair has cancelled thousands of more flights.

UPDATED: The latest list of Ryanair cancellations

Ryanair has now revealed the latest list of cancelled flights for 2017/2018.
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Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years. Picture posed by model

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.

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Ryanair

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.

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