News

  • More IT problems for Ulster Bank

    Thu 24th Apr 2014

    The Ulster Bank has been hit with yet another technical glitch. Customers using cash machines in a 24-hour period from 4.15pm on Easter Monday afternoon have been charged twice for their transactions. A spokesman for the company apologised. He said: “We are working to correct this for affected customers and restore money to accounts tonight […]
  • Disposable income in NI less than half of UK average

    Thu 24th Apr 2014

    Northern Ireland’s households are £4 better off a week, but still lag well below the average UK household, according to the latest income tracker. Families had £80 a week disposable income in March, but in the rest of the country, the average is £170. The Asda survey says NI is the hardest-hit region of the […]
  • Skills shortage in NI construction industry

    Thu 24th Apr 2014

    Skills shortages are becoming an issue for Northern Ireland’s construction sector as the industry continues its recovery. The findings come in the latest construction report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The survey, which has now reported improved activity for three consecutive quarters, points to increasing shortages of chartered surveyors and other construction professionals. […]
  • City Hall launch for Giro

    Thu 24th Apr 2014

    Teams from 12 countries are expected to take part in next month’s Giro d’ Italia. Australia, Belgium and Colombia will be among states represented at the three-stage beginning to one of world cycling’s top events, according to Belfast City Council. A spectacular opening ceremony will be held in the grounds of Belfast City Hall before […]
  • GIANTS: Kevin Saurette Returns

    Wed 23rd Apr 2014

    The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Kevin Saurette who will be back at the Odyssey Arena for the 2014/15 season. Saurette was named Forward of the year last season by the Giants Season Ticket Holders after leading the Giants scoring charts with 36 goals and 39 assists in 59 […]
  • Flybe launches London City flights from Belfast

    Wed 23rd Apr 2014

    Flybe has signed a new five year deal to bring travellers from Belfast City to London City Airport. It’s around 10 minutes from Canary Wharf, and it’s expected the flights, running three times a day, will attract business passengers. The route starts at the end of October. With 14 destinations, Flybe is now the largest […]
  • West Belfast death ‘no longer suspicious’

    Wed 23rd Apr 2014

    Police investigating the sudden death of a 30-year-old woman in west Belfast are no longer treating the death as suspicious. Eimear Clarke’s body was found at a house in the Derryveagh Close area of West Belfast on Sunday morning.
  • 1,000 fish found dead in Oona River

    Tue 22nd Apr 2014

    More than 1,000 fish have been killed in a pollution scare in Northern Ireland, authorities have warned. Trout, sticklebacks and roach are among the dead species discovered in a stretch of the Oona River near Dungannon in Co Tyrone. Investigators have blamed an “agricultural source” for the fish kill which is being classed as of […]
  • War graves desecrated by vandals

    Tue 22nd Apr 2014

    More than a dozen graves of fallen soldiers from the two world wars have been desecrated in west Belfast. One of the headstones was smashed, while 13 others were also targeted at the cemetery on the Falls Road. A Cross of Sacrifice war memorial has also been extensively covered in graffiti. Expletives and anti-police slogans […]
  • Man arrested after death of woman

    Mon 21st Apr 2014

    Police are treating the sudden death of a woman in west Belfast as suspicious and have arrested a man. The 30-year-old’s body was discovered in a house in the Derryveagh Close area of Lenadoon on Sunday morning. Officers were called to the house around 6.25 am. A 36-year-old man has been detained for questioning. A […]