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Inflation rate set to rise to five-year high

INFLATION is expected to surge to a five-year high when official figures are released this week as rising airfares, fuel and electricity prices ratchet up the financial pressure on households.

Huge boost in tourism numbers from the Republic

Gareth McKeown
The number of visitors to Northern Ireland from the Republic increased by almost a quarter in the first half of the year, with total spend rising to almost £40 million.

Uber expected to lodge appeal against London ban

By Neil Lancefield, Press Association Transport Correspondent
UBER is expected to begin its appeal against Transport for London's decision to deny it a new operating licence in the capital.

'No reason to be concerned over European culture bid' insist council chiefs

Gary McDonald Business Editor, in Brussels
THE chief executive of Belfast City Council insists there is "no reason to be concerned" at remarks made by a senior Brussels official earlier this week that its bid with Derry to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 could unravel in the post-Brexit era.

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