1.2m million pigs slaughtered at Cookstown pork factory each year

Cookstown is home to the largest pig processing plant in the UK and Ireland, with 1.2 million pigs processed at the Karro factory each year.

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Hacker group Anonymous attacks Dalradian Gold website over Sperrins mine

The Irish arm of the online hacker group Anonymous claims to have brought down Dalradian Gold’s Northern Ireland website in protest against the company.


Argos hiring 381 staff for Christmas rush in Northern Ireland

Leading digital high street retailer Argos is on the look-out for more than 381 seasonal workers in Northern Ireland to help light up Christmas for the thousands of customers who will shop with them this festive period.

Desertcreat site near Cookstown Co Tyrone.
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Health Minister moves ahead with design and early works on Desertcreat

Mid Ulster MP, Francie Molloy, has welcomed today’s news that Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill is moving on to the design and early works stage for Desertcreat Community Safety College (NICSC).


Watch: Opposition to Sperrins gold mine intensifies as locals blockade Dalradian tour

Many in Greencastle remain strongly opposed to a gold mine 1km from its Primary School, despite Dalradian’s efforts to bring them on board.

The Otter Lodge overlooks the Ballinderry River

Cookstown’s Otter Lodge goes on the market

One of Mid Ulster’s most loved restaurants, perched on an idyllic stretch of the Ballinderry River, has gone on the market.

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Local car buyers lose £1000’s in scam

Trading Standards has urged caution for car buyers after locals were robbed of thousands of pounds in a car buying scam.

Company that manages Cookstown care home goes into administration

Company that manages Cookstown care home goes into administration

The care home operator that manages Cookstown’s Fairfields home has gone into administration.

Sign outside an Oxfam shop

‘Knock on effect of recession’ closes Cookstown’s Oxfam

Cookstown’s Oxfam’s shop closed its doors for the last time on September 10, and the charity is putting it down to the knock-on effect of the recession.

Asda regional buying manager Brian Conway, left, with Chris Moore, national account manager for Irwins Bakery. INPT38-005

Irwin’s in Asda muffin deal as tastes expand

An appetite for a bigger choice of breakfast products has secured Irwin’s Bakery a new contract with Asda.

Supplier of the Year award, won by Magherafelt-based Box It

Magherafelt-based firm Box It scoops national award

Magherafelt-based document management specialist, Box-it, has been named Supplier of the Year by the Information and Records’ Management Society (IRMS).

Creagh Concrete

Breaking: Man trapped under machine in incident at Creagh Concrete

An incident at Creagh Concrete in Ardboe this morning (Thursday), has sparked a Health and Safety Executive investigation.

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Sickness absence on the rise in the Northern Ireland Civil Service

Civil service staff sickness in Northern Ireland is on the increase, a report from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has revealed.

Cookstown Jobcentre, a new building that was opened just a few years ago, now faces closure

‘Disgust and anger’ over potential loss of more government jobs from Cookstown and Magherafelt

Over 30 staff and untold numbers of jobseekers, those too ill to work and income support recipients could soon be without a social security base in Cookstown.

A computer hacker

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.


Video: Mid Ulster entrepreneur invents answer to self-tanning woes

The Mid Ulster businesswoman who first introduced spray tanning and teeth whitening to NI has now come up with a design that could revolutionise the self tanning industry.

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Ian Milne, Sinn Fein MLA

£250k upgrade to Maghera bridge welcomed

Mid Ulster Sinn Fein MLA, Ian Milne, has welcomed an announcement around the start of a £250,000 road upgrade at Milltown Bridge in Maghera.

FanDual CEO Nigel Eccles, who grew up on a farm outside Cookstown

Story of Cookstown’s ‘billion dollar’ man hasn’t gone unnoticed in Hollywood

The story of a Cookstown man who started an online gaming company with his wife that is now worth billions, could soon be on the big screen.

‘Very limited supply’ pushes up NI house prices

‘Very limited supply’ pushes up NI house prices

House prices in Northern Ireland edged up last month, new figures show.

A bird-eye artists impression of what the finished track will look like

Plans now submitted for world-class race track at abandoned Coalisland clay pits

Amazing plans to transform abandoned clay pits in Coalisland into a state-of-the-art racing track is already a winner for Mid Ulster businesses.

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