Lifetime achievement award

Thomas Gilpin grew up on a farm in Portadown and started his career in 1965 with a 4.5 acre field, growing vegetables for supply to small shops.


Farming Life awards: Entering a worthwhile experience - Thomas Gilpin

When Thomas Gilpin attended last year’s Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards little did he know he’d be returning home to Portadown with not one, but two prestigious awards.

BBC PRESENTERS - from top left, clockwise, journalist Fiona Bruce, talk show host, Graham Norton, Match of the Day presenter, Gary Lineker and Northern Ireland broadcaster, Stephen Nolan.

REVEALED: Full list of BBC's 96 top earners

The BBC has released a list of 96 presenters and journalists who are paid more than £150,000 per year by the corporation.

The flip-flops contain a chemical that can cause cancer.

Primark recalls flip-flops containing CANCER-causing chemical

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled thousands of pairs of flip-flops over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer.

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Polish artist to set off from Muff on unique Brexit border project

A Polish art student is set off from Muff at the weekend on an epic quest to run the whole length of the border in order to highlight issues around Brexit.

The new Game of Thrones tapestry.

Giant 'Game of Thrones' tapestry unveiled as part of new tourism campaign

A 77 metre long tapestry detailing the the story of 'Game of Thrones' has been unveiled in Northern Ireland.

Castledawson roundabout.

A6 temporary road closure to facilitate essential works

Overnight road closures to facilitate essential works between the Castledawson roundabout and the C557 Hillhead Road junction will be in place this week.

The two products being recalled by PepsiCo.

PRODUCT RECALL: Doritos Chilli Heatwave

PepsiCo is recalling packets of Doritos Chilli Heatwave tortilla crisps because they contain milk not mentioned in the label.
The two salads are being recalled by Tesco.

Tesco withdraws salads due to food poisoning bug

Tesco has recalled two chicken salads because it contains the food bug Campylobacter.
The temperature in a place of work must be reasonable, according to legislation.

When is it too hot to work?

Employers are being reminded of their responsibilities to help staff stay cool during periods of exceptionally hot weather.

The pool at the Templemore Sports complex.

Design team for new Templemore Sports Complex to be appointed

A design team to develop plans for two new major leisure centres at Templemore and in Strabane is expected to be appointed within weeks, it has been revealed.

Shopping file pic (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Council urged to reject extension of Sunday shopping hours

Derry & Strabane District Council have been urged to refuse to extend shopping hours on a Sunday.

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.

Concerns over future of Law Centre in Derry

The Law Centre has said current consultation following a decision to sell its Derry office will have “no impact” on service provision, following concerns raised by Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan.

The jobs will be based at the Lisahally Processing Unit in Strathfoyle.

125 jobs ‘fantastic news for Derry’ - Mayor

A major contract for 125 new civil service jobs is “fantastic news for the city and region,” the Mayor of Derry & Strabane, Colr. Maolíosa McHugh has said.

Local men pictured at the final round of the 2017 Irish Open at Portstewart following the news that next years event will be in Ballyliffin and Inishowen are Cllr Jack Murray, Senator P�draig Mac Lochlainn, Joseph Carlin and Hugh McCarron

Ballyliffin Club and Martin McGuinness praised after Inishowen secures Irish Open

The team at Ballyliffin Golf Club and late Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have been praised for helping to secure the 2018 Irish Open for Inishowen.

Lisahally Docks. DER3113JM033

125 civil service jobs announced for Derry

A major contract for 125 jobs has been secured by the Department for Communities (DfC) with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for Derry.

Protesters gathered outside the Guildhall earlier this year calling for a funding resolution to the crisis facing Foyle Haven

Council call for urgent meeting with Depaul over Foyle Haven future

Derry & Strabane Councillors have called for an urgent meeting with the charity Depaul and others ahead of opening hours being cut at its Foyle Haven day care centre.

New bus and train App for people with learning difficulties welcomed

New bus and train App for people with learning difficulties welcomed

A new App aimed at breaking down barriers to people with communication difficulties accessing public transport has been welcomed.

The busy Buncrana Road.

Buncrana Road four lane plans: consultant now in place

A consultant has now been appointed to develop a dualling scheme along the entire length of the Buncrana Road, it has been confirmed.

The area of the Brandywell where the road markings are to be introduced.

Durkan welcomes commitment to introduce Brandywell road markings

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has welcomed the decision to introduce road junction markings on roads in a busy area of the Brandywell estate.

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