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Comber spud hits the Big Apple as Mash Direct launches in USA

FRESH mashed potatoes grown on a farm in Comber will be available in the US for the first time this month when a sixth generation Irish farming family behind Mash Direct brings its range of locally-grown vegetable side dishes to shelves in New York.

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New air route links Belfast to the Lake District

NORTHERN Ireland will have a direct air link to England's Lake District for the first time from June with the launch of a service between George Best Belfast City Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport.

Doors open at new £24m Maldron Hotel in Belfast

THE doors have opened on Belfast’s newest hotel offering - the 237-room Maldron Hotel Belfast City The four-star, 11-storey hotel on Brunswick Street has created 110 new jobs and, as parent-group Dalata’s first new-build in almost a decade, represents a £24 million investment for the company.

Tills ring out as big supermarkets report more shopper spend

Gary McDonald
THE big supermarkets in the north all had more shoppers through their tills in the last quarter as consumers spent millions of pounds more than the year before - despite inflation reaching its highest level since January 2014.

UFU celebrates 100 years at annual dinner

Gareth McKeown
Pictured at the launch of the Ulster Farmers’ Union centenary dinner are Cormac McKervey, Ulster Bank; Martin Malone, NFU Mutual; Don McConnell, Johnston Gilpin & Co/John Deere; Ian Stevenson, LMC; Derek Lough, UFU.

Should I stay, or should I go?

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