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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%.

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‘Big uptake’ in visitor ticket sales after 
opening hours extended at castle

‘Big uptake’ in visitor ticket sales after opening hours extended at castle

Tickets sales at Carrick Castle have increased as hundreds “flock” to the Norman fortress on the shore of Belfast Lough.

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Complete broadband
survey businesses told

Complete broadband survey businesses told

Mid and East Antrim residents and businesses are being urged by the borough council to take part in a broadband survey.

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Greggs the baker to open in Larne

Greggs the baker to open in Larne

Larne’s Main Street looks set to be given a boost with the opening of a new branch of the bakery Greggs.

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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.

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This week's edition of the Larne Times revealed that berthing tests have been carried out at Larne Harbour.

Ferry company consultation on new Larne route

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has launched a public consultation as it considers operating services to and from the Port of Larne to help boost visitor and other traffic.

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House price drop in East Antrim

The overall average house price in East Antrim decreased in the second quarter of 2017 even though the number of transactions was at the highest recorded level since the property crash ten years ago, according to Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report.

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The original proposed location of the fibre optic street cabinet in Glenarm,

New fibre optic cabinet ‘too conspicuous’ claim

A request to site a broadband cabinet in a conservation area of Glenarm has been reviewed following a complaint by a local resident.

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The Rinkha, Islandmagee, 
Picture By: Arthur Allison, Pacemaker.

Ice cream retailer reopens after burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at The Rinkha, Middle Road, in Islandmagee, during the early hours of this morning, Wednesday August 9.

A quantity of cash and cigarettes were stolen after entry to the premises was forced around 1.00 am.

Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who has information which may assist police enquiries, to contact Detectives at Larne on 101, quoting reference 62 09/08/17.

“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart has hit out at at those responsible for a break-in at The Rinkha, Islandmagee, last night.

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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

Game of Thrones tourist attraction bid

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson is calling for the development of the Game of Thrones set at Magheramorne Quarry as a tourist attraction when filming of the television show ends.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

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Which do you prefer? Tap water or bottled water?

VIDEO: NI Water's 'new brand' of water now available

NI Water has launched a 'new brand' of water which is now available throughout Northern Ireland.

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Larne Harbour.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company carries out further tests at Larne

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has confirmed that it has carried out berthing tests at Larne Harbour, leading to speculation that the company is about to move its Northern Ireland base to the port.

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2016 winner Ryan Fox playing into 18.

‘£1.3m economy boost’ from NI Open at Galgorm Castle

A £1.3m boost to the economy is predicted as Galgorm Castle hosts one of the highlight events of golf’s European Challenge Tour schedule.

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Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson.

Greenisland broadband extension plan

Alliance East Antrim MLA, Stewart Dickson has welcomed a commitment for the provision of ultrafast fibre-optic broadband in the Greenisland area.

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Whitehead station to be ‘yarnbombed’

Whitehead Railway Station will be “yarnbombed” on Saturday August 5 to welcome visitors to the province’s first “yarnfolk” festival.

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Jennifer Riley of Ballygally Holiday Apartments with an Excellence in Tourism Award. Archive pic. INLT 44-363-PR

Dancing jigs and flamenco in Ballygally

Ballygally Holiday Apartments are set to change hands after 20 years following the retirement of owners David and Joan Magill.

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There are thousands of Virgin Media customers in Northern Ireland.

Virgin Media set to hike prices affecting five million customers

Virgin Media customers are set to see their monthly bills rise by nearly five per cent this autumn.
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Ashley Highfield, chief executive of Johnston Press

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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An 'Exploring Enterprise' course will he held at Ledcom in Larne.

Opportunity for unemployed to explore enterprise

Ledcom in Larne is offering a free support programme aimed at helping individuals to improve their employment prospects.

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