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Friday 14 December 2018
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£2.9bn slump in Northern Ireland sales to Britain driven by Gallaher closure: expert The devastating economic cost to Northern Ireland following the closure of the JTI Gallaher tobacco plant in Ballymena has been borne out in new Government data, economists have said.
Main Headlines
Healthy rise: Samuel Dickey of RICS Northern Ireland house price rises to continue as market stays strongest in UK By Brett Campbell Northern Ireland's housing market remains the strongest performing among UK regions, with house prices predicted to keep increasing.
Results: Clare Guinness Warrenpoint Port bosses abandon dredging plan over ecological concerns By Brett Campbell Bosses at Northern Ireland's second largest port have abandoned plans to create a more cost-effective dredging site in the mouth of Carlingford Lough over environmental concerns.
Bonmarche says conditions on the high street are worse than during the financial crisis (PA) Bonmarche shares plunge after warning of potential £4m losses Womenswear chain Bonmarche has seen its shares crash after warning it could slip to a £4 million annual loss amid “unprecedented” tough trading conditions.
A view of Ocado’s Customer Fulfilment Centre in Hatfield (PA) Ocado order numbers climb higher as capacity grows Ocado has increased its revenue and order numbers in the final quarter of the year as it benefits from two new robotic warehouses.
Causeway Coast and Glens recorded bumper growth of 9.1% (stock photo) Northern Ireland's falling sales to GB consistent with manufacturing woes By Esmond Birnie Every year, a couple of weeks before Christmas, the UK statistics body - the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - publishes the latest figures on the size of the whole economy as well as the size of the regional economies.
Chief Executive of the Sports Direct Group Mike Ashley gives evidence before the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee on high streets and town centres in 2030 at the House of Commons in London (PA) Sports Direct faces ‘significant challenges’ in House of Fraser turnaround Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has said the company faces “significant challenges” turning House of Fraser around, as profits took a hit from the department store acquisition.
Sickening sight: Some of the sheep killed in the Keady attack Farmer warns owners marauding dogs will be shot after pregnant sheep are slaughtered By James Gant A farmer has spoken of his anger after 12 of his sheep were killed by three vicious dogs.
Northern Ireland man's 14-hour wait at new Belfast Tim Hortons lands year's supply of coffee A Northern Ireland man was rewarded with a year's supply of free coffee after he waited for over 14 hours to be the first person through the new Tim Hortons drive-through at Connswater Shopping Centre.
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