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Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at Balmoral Show

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Prime Minister Theresa May is attending the final day of the Balmoral Show.

She arrived at the event on Saturday morning, accompanied by Secretary of State James Brokenshire.

Her first stop was at the Women's Institute tent.

The show, held at Balmoral Park on the former Maze site near Lisburn, has been taking place all week.

For the first time in 30 years it extends to Saturday.


First day of Balmoral Show gets underway

The first day of the Balmoral Show got underway on Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend Ireland's largest agricultural and food show, over the next four days.

The show is taking place at the former Maze site just outside Lisburn and features a mix of farming displays as well as family activities.

For the first time in 30 years the show will extend into Saturday.

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Local producer lands £1m supermarket deal

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Comber-based company Mash Direct have secured a contract with supermarket chain Morrisons worth a million pounds a year, over three years.

The farm business, run by the Hamilton family, specialises in vegetable and potato-based convenience foods.

This contract will see five of its products go into the 'free from' aisle in over 380 stores nationwide.

Director Lance Hamilton said, “We are delighted with the new contract with Morrisons.

"This deal can equate to over £3million of revenue for our company over the next three years.

"Innovation has always been at the heart of what we do here at Mash Direct and we will ensure that we use this money to put back into the company and make sure that we continue to deliver the high standards and quality that our customers know and trust," he added.

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