Lifetime achievement award

Thomas Gilpin grew up on a farm in Portadown and started his career in 1965 with a 4.5 acre field, growing vegetables for supply to small shops.


Farming Life awards: Entering a worthwhile experience - Thomas Gilpin

When Thomas Gilpin attended last year’s Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards little did he know he’d be returning home to Portadown with not one, but two prestigious awards.

BBC PRESENTERS - from top left, clockwise, journalist Fiona Bruce, talk show host, Graham Norton, Match of the Day presenter, Gary Lineker and Northern Ireland broadcaster, Stephen Nolan.

REVEALED: Full list of BBC's 96 top earners

The BBC has released a list of 96 presenters and journalists who are paid more than £150,000 per year by the corporation.

The flip-flops contain a chemical that can cause cancer.

Primark recalls flip-flops containing CANCER-causing chemical

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled thousands of pairs of flip-flops over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer.

The new Game of Thrones tapestry.

Giant 'Game of Thrones' tapestry unveiled as part of new tourism campaign

A 77 metre long tapestry detailing the the story of 'Game of Thrones' has been unveiled in Northern Ireland.

The two products being recalled by PepsiCo.

PRODUCT RECALL: Doritos Chilli Heatwave

PepsiCo is recalling packets of Doritos Chilli Heatwave tortilla crisps because they contain milk not mentioned in the label.
The two salads are being recalled by Tesco.

Tesco withdraws salads due to food poisoning bug

Tesco has recalled two chicken salads because it contains the food bug Campylobacter.
The Chinese-made Android TV box.

Kodi boxes recalled due to electric shock risk

TV viewers have been warned of an electrical shock risk from a model of Kodi box currently being sold in the UK.

The product was only on sale in Sainsbury's.

Children’s drink recalled from Sainbury’s due to insufficient sterilisation

Alpro has recalled its Alpro Growing Up Drink (one-three+years one litre UHT pack) because of insufficient sterilisation.

People not protecting themselves despite record ID fraud levels

People not protecting themselves despite record ID fraud levels

Britons are failing to take basic steps to protect themselves from online crime - despite identity fraud now being at record levels.

Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative project board members pictured with ARCHES directors at the landmark bridge and viaduct over the River Maine in Randalstown. INCT 26-702-CON

Randalstown helping to inspire £4m Carrick heritage project

Carrickfergus town centre’s regeneration team is seeking inspiration from Randalstown as it advances a £4m heritage initiative.

M&S is bringing a Foodhall to Carrick's Belfast Road. INCT 25-706-CON

New Marks & Spencer Foodhall for Carrickfergus

Marks & Spencer has exchanged contracts to open a new Foodhall adjacent to the Belfast Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus.

The Mayor, Councillor Paul Reid and Lynda Foy, Countryside officer Mid and East Antrim Borough, unveiling new plans for cycle routes across the borough. INCT 25-798-CON

‘Exciting’ plan to develop Mid and East Antrim cycle network

Plans to develop cycle routes across Mid and East Antrim Borough will go out for public consultation on Friday (June 23).

Power company’s carbon commitment equivalent to taking 130k cars off the road

Power company’s carbon commitment equivalent to taking 130k cars off the road

AES UK and Ireland has further committed itself to reduced carbon emissions and improved biodiversity at its sites.

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

IN FULL: Queen's Birthday Honours list 2017 - Northern Ireland recipients

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea lead a list of 102 people from Northern Ireland named in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Colin Neill (left), chief executive, Hospitality Ulster, Alderman Maureen Morrow and David Gillespie, general manager, LEDCOM.

Hospitality businesses given advice for meeting challenges facing sector

A good representation of local businesses recently attended a seminar at Willowbank Business Park.

Pictured announcing the Translink transport plans are l-r Laura McCaw, Juvenile Captain Portstewart GC, Translink's Sam Todd; Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens BC,  Joan Baird OBE; Darrell O'Hora European Tour; Aine Kearney TNI; Ian Magee Chief Inspector of Causeway Coast & Glens, and Josh Moffitt from Portstewart GC. Picture by Brian Morrison

Par-fect way to shuttle to the golf!

Special transport arrangements will be in place for golf fans heading to the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club (July 4–9)

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Cllr Paul Reid joins Cllr A.P.Wilson, Chair of the Planning Committee, and Chief Executive Anne Donaghy at the launch of the Boroughs Preferred Options Paper  a public consultation that will help shape the areas Local Development Plan.

Public urged to have a ‘POP’ at Council’s blueprint for future

People in Mid and East Antrim have a key role to play in the shaping of the Borough’s future local development through an exciting new consultation process.

Kelli Bagchus.

Tourism training for ‘coastal hub’

Are you a tourism provider in the Glens Coastal Hub from Ballygally to Ballycastle and Rathlin Island?

(L-R) Darren McDowell, Partner, Harbinson Mulholland, and Mary McKeown, Financial Controller, Creagh Concrete.

IN FULL: NI's top 100 owner managed and family businesses 2017

Northern Ireland’s top 100 local and family firms for 2017 have been revealed.
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