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New figures indicate strong online business uplift for dealerships in 2020

Vehicle Vision says pandemic puts UK motor industry on new digital path in 2021

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Lidl Northern Ireland on the Hunt for Kids with Bags of Style to Design New Recycled Shopping Bags

One lucky winner will have their masterpiece printed on new recycled shopping bags stocked in all 40 Lidl Northern Ireland stores

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Wirefox fires up Belfast plans to deliver £70m Grade A office scheme in 2022

Construction already under way and funding firmly secured to deliver landmark 200,000 sq. ft in Belfast city centre

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Southern Regional College stages Northern Ireland’s biggest Christmas Panto

Thousands of students across Northern Ireland joined forces for the Beauty and the Beast digital extravaganza

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Vehicle Vision Marks Industry-first in Smart Communications Platform Launch

New Assist platform will transform the customer – dealership experience, says founders.

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Shoppers Bag a Festive Feast for Free with Lidl Northern Ireland’s Trolley Dash

Annual charity dash raises a staggering £100,000 for NSPCC Northern Ireland this Christmas.

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Portadown’s High Street Mall set for new Lidl Northern Ireland early next year

New £6 million town centre investment will support 120 jobs as part of region-wide expansion.

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Lidl Northern Ireland celebrates milestone 40th store opening in Holywood Exchange Retail Park

Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket creates 30 jobs and invests £3 million in new store opening

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Shelbourne Motors puts connectivity first in major new investment

Shelbourne Motors enlists Rainbow Communications to add new Cloud-based contact and online technology to its growing business.

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Lidl Northern Ireland pledges £32 million local investment and support of more than 1,000 jobs in the development of five new stores

Full steam ahead for new Belfast store plans at Boucher Road, Crumlin Road, Castlereagh Road, Holywood Exchange and Shore Road.

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Lidl Customers Given Chance to Bag their Christmas Shop for Just £1 as Trolley Dash Returns in aid of NSPCC Northern Ireland

Sweepstake tickets on sale in 40 Lidl stores across the region from 16th – 29th November with 100% of proceeds donated to charity partner NSPCC.

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Northern Ireland motoring giant Colin McNab confirms retirement

Colin McNab steps down from Charles Hurst after almost 50 years’ service to the local motor industry.

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Aflac celebrates one year in NI ahead of targeted recruitment goals

Aflac Northern Ireland has officially marked its first year in Northern Ireland. The company has opened a new state-of-the-art hub at Belfast’s City Quays 2 and confirmed that with 65 employees now on board, it is well ahead of its three-year target to recruit 150 local tech staff by 2023.

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Client Executive – We’re Hiring. Is this YOU?

Are you looking to kick start your PR career with one of Northern Ireland’s leading communications agencies? Are you a motivated self-starter with a passion for news and public relations?

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Sporting Legends Join Forces to Launch Lidl Northern Ireland Sport for Good 2020 Campaign

Secondary schools across Northern Ireland set to score £120,000 worth of new sports equipment

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New South Lake Leisure Centre safely opens in Craigavon

The new South Lake Leisure Centre opened safely to the public and in line with current public health guidelines today, Monday 2 November 2020.

The expansive state-of-the-art facility is home to a brand new 50-metre, eight-lane swimming pool and 1,000m2 gym – the largest on the island of Ireland – and is now open seven days a week on a pre-booking basis for everyone to enjoy.

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Council awards contract for hospitality services at South Lake Leisure Centre

Leading local social enterprise incredABLE awarded contract to deliver hospitality services at South Lake Leisure Centre.

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Lidl Northern Ireland Charity Partnership With NSPCC Blossoms

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the second extension of the retailer’s charity partnership with NSPCC Northern Ireland. The partnership will continue until 2022 with Lidl Northern Ireland increasing its fundraising commitment to a staggering £600,000 in support of NSPCC Northern Ireland’s vital services across the region.

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Apple embraces 5G in its newest iPhone series

In the face of all the gloom, there was at least some sense of ‘normality' last week after Apple kept to its promise and finally revealed its new iPhone 12 series to the world. The launch may have been a month late but still worth the wait and with some surprising albeit unexpected innovations announced.

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Rainbow Communications secures Microsoft Silver Partner status

Northern Ireland’s largest independent cloud telecommunications and IT provider, Rainbow Communications, has been accredited as a global Microsoft Silver partner, putting it in the top five percent of companies in the world which holds the award.

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£20m premium parking facility opens at Belfast’s Grosvenor Road

Value Car Parks launches new 575 space state-of-the-art parking facility in Belfast City Centre as McCausland Group marks 100 years in business.

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The Post Office makes a special delivery for Magowan West Shopping Centre

New branch for Portadown Post Office at West Street and more retail announcements expected soon.

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LK Communications Further Strengthens Senior Team

LK Communications today named a new addition to its senior team.

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Galgorm Skin Clinic Announces New Partnership with IMAGE Skincare

Leading skin clinic expands premier skincare offering and launches new IMAGE tailored facial.

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Local Biosciences Company Launches New ‘Best in Class’ Hand Sanitiser Providing Optimal Protection

Torax Biosciences, a leading Northern Ireland life sciences and biomedical company, has launched a revolutionary new, clinically approved hand sanitiser proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses .

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Armagh Food & Cider Weekend is back on the menu

Ireland’s Orchard County’s award-winning food and drink event confirmed for a September return.

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Rainbow Communications marks a decade at the top for mobile growth

Northern Ireland’s largest independent telecoms company hails importance of mobile and data services to economic growth.

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More Armagh visitor attractions set to reopen for visitors for August

Armagh County Museum, Market Place Theatre and Brownlow House follow Navan Centre & Fort and FE McWilliam Gallery in opening their doors

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Let’s Eat Out to Help Out Our Belfast’s City Centre Hospitality Businesses

As the UK Government’s 4-week initiative ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ gets underway, Belfast’s first citizen, Lord Mayor Alderman Frank McCoubrey was doing just that.

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FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio reopens today

One of the UK and Ireland’s artistic ‘hidden gems’ is safely welcoming everyone back

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Armagh’s Navan Centre reopens on 30 July with the ultimate new experience.

Steeped in Celtic history, Navan Centre in Ireland’s Orchard County provides a legendary FREE day out this August

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Lidl Northern Ireland Harvests New Crop of Home-Grown Artisan Producers

First Minister Arlene Foster welcomes Galgorm’s newest tourism investment as guests are safely welcomed back.

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Galgorm Unveils New Spa Attractions as Part of £2 Million Expansion Project

First Minister Arlene Foster welcomes Galgorm’s newest tourism investment as guests are safely welcomed back.

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Hop to it… The Rabbit Bar & Restaurant Opens with Enchanting New Dining Experience

New-look bar and restaurant launches this month to mark the arrival of The Rabbit Hotel, formerly known as The Templeton.

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Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort Among UK’s First Hotels to Secure New AA COVID Confident Mark

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort has become one of the UK’s first hospitality businesses to secure the new AA COVID Confident Mark for its health and safety commitment ahead of reopening on Friday 24th July.

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Greenisland Flowers in full bloom after securing new supply deal with Lidl Northern Ireland

Top Northern Ireland horticulturalist Greenisland Flowers is blooming today after securing a new supply deal with Lidl Northern Ireland to ship more than four million stems of freshly cut tulips, lilies and scented stocks to its 202 stores in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Belfast Chamber and Ardmore to host free resilience workshop for businesses

Local and international experts join leading panel this week to help NI businesses get back on track

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Northern Ireland’s FE colleges launch new drive to promote business recovery through part-time learning

FE Colleges say part-time and online learning can help to power regional economic growth.

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Rushmere Shopping Centre & Retail Park plans drive-in movie weekend as retail prepares to rev up in June

Preparations under way for wider reopening at one of Northern Ireland’s largest retail destinations

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Lidl Northern Ireland strikes £24m supply contract with Fermanagh’s Crust & Crumb

Landmark export deal will drive new pizza sales in more than 1,000 stores across UK and Ireland.

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Visit Belfast puts the City on the Digital Map for Audiences at Home and Away

Belfast’s tourism appeal is reaching the homes of millions of people both near and far, thanks to a range of targeted digital activity aimed at keeping online users regularly engaged.

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New NI campaign launched to encourage more people to ‘Make It Click’ online

A new campaign was launched today to provide people across Northern Ireland with the tools to upskill their digital abilities and improve online confidence as thousands of people turn to the internet to help navigate the COVID-19 crisis whilst tackling isolation at home.

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Charles Hurst Putting Frontline Workers First

Charles Hurst has announced it will open its Jaguar Land Rover workshop from 6th April to provide car repairs for frontline and essential key workers.

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Galgorm Says Thank You to Frontline NHS Workers

Galgorm Collection will be donating a staggering £750,000 worth of experience vouchers to the Northern Health & Social Care Trust frontline staff in recognition for their hard work, bravery, and commitment to helping patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Frontline First

Carsmetic NI, part of the Charles Hurst Group, has completed delivery of its first batch of essential protective equipment to medical staff at Craigavon Area Hospital.

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New Armagh SRC Campus Secures Top Rating For Sustainability

BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating puts Armagh SRC among the most sustainable FE colleges in the UK and Ireland

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Volunteers Sniff Out Opportunities with Launch of New Online Search Portal

Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland, is urging people in Belfast to get into volunteering and find their perfect match through its brand new online search portal.

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La Mon Signals New Conference and Events Strength After £2m Investment

Rainbow Communications adds a new superfast oomph at La Mon Hotel & Country Club

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CastleCourt Leaps into Creative Learning with Launch of New Kid’s Club

CastleCourt today launched its brand-new ‘Shopstars’ kid’s club - a free, monthly educational workshop kicking off this Saturday 29th February from 12-4 pm.

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Armagh Celebrates St Patrick With 12-day Festival

Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital, Armagh, has announced details of a 12-day festival spectacular to celebrate the life and times of St Patrick, the island’s world-famous patron saint.

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National PR Awards Shortlist for LK Communications

LK Communications is delighted to be shortlisted in the PRCA Digital Awards 2020 for ‘Best Use Of Social Media Influencers in a Campaign’ for its work with Visit Belfast in delivering a powerful tourism destination campaign – ‘Make It Belfast’.

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New Craigavon Leisure Centre on Track for Summer Opening

Six-month Countdown to Completion of Flagship South Lake Leisure Centre.

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Volunteer Now Launches New Volunteering Platform in Partnership with Be Collective

Volunteer Now Launches New Volunteering Platform in Partnership with Be Collective.

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Wirefox Commences World Class Grade A Office Development in Belfast

Construction of transformative city centre office development The Paper Exchange starts this week

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Galgorm Heralds New Decade of Growth

Galgorm Heralds New Decade of Growth after £60m Investment

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort has welcomed a new decade of growth after a 10-year, £60 million investment program which has transformed the Resort into a world-class international tourism destination. It also plans to invest an additional £20 million over the next five years.

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