Belfast Telegraph

October: pound boosts shops

With the pound losing a fifth of its value in the aftermath of the EU referendum, a new wave of bargain-hunters from the Republic start doing their shopping here.

ITV makes its presence felt at UTV with up to 34 redundancies in support functions as many roles are centralised at its headquarters in England. It also introduces new ITV idents to UTV and voiceover-only continuity announcements. It spells an end to the on-screen continuity contributions of Gillian Porter and Julian Simmons.

Around 300 permanent and agency jobs are placed in danger at online retail giant Chain Reaction Cycles after the company is taken over by rival Wiggle.

Damolly Retail Park is sold to Newry fit-out firm MJM Group - which is headed by founder Brian McConville - in a deal worth more than £30m.

The Stormont Executive is urged to probe the Northern Ireland side of the dash for cash controversy involving Ulster Bank parent RBS.

Co Armagh bookmaker John Boyle vows to complain to the Competition and Markets Authority over the failure of his bid to buy Ladbrokes and Gala Coral shops in Great Britain.

One of Belfast's best-known hotels, the Ramada Plaza at Shaw's Bridge, announces a programme of investment and a relaunch as a Crowne Plaza.

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