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IN FULL: Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland

The Department for Infrastructure has published statistics on the total number of Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) issued in Northern Ireland from January to September 2017.

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Ulster Bank, Ballyclare. Pic by Google.

Concerns raised as local bank set to shut

Ulster Bank has confirmed its Ballyclare branch is set to close next Spring.

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The countdown to Christmas is on

12 ways to manage your money and make savings for Christmas

Christmas is a brilliant time of year, but it can also be financially stressful.

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Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Shoppers hoping to bag a pre-Christmas bargain should set their alarm clocks now - details of the Amazon Black Friday sale have been revealed.

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Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

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Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, and Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston, with some of the actors who took part in an historical re-enactment in Carrickfergus previously.

Carrick in heritage hunt for Lottery millions - but local backing is vital

Local people are well aware that history-soaked Carrickfergus is a great place – now Council needs public help to make it ‘official’.

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Nurse Sara Redmond from Randalstown

Nursing recruitment day at Antrim hospital

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust will be hosting a recruitment day for Band 5 nurses on Saturday 11 November at Antrim Area Hospital.

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Carrickfergus delegation pictured in Kilkenny with Michael Starrett, Chief Executive Heritage Council, Cllr David Fitzgerald, Cathoirleach Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Malcolm Noonan, Chairman Kilkenny Heritage Forum, Martina Moloney, Chair Irish Walled Towns Network and Colette Byrne, CEO Kilkenny County Council

Carrick heritage team’s medieval scouting mission

A delegation from Carrickfergus recently visited Kilkenny and Waterford – two areas also steeped in history as medieval settlements.

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Schlumberger plant in Newtownabbey (image Google)

More than 220 jobs cut with closure of Schlumberger plant in Newtownabbey

More than 220 jobs are set to go with the closure of Schlumberger's site in Newtownabbey, according to trade union Unite.
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McDonalds announces refurbishment plans in Carrickfergus

A Carrickfergus restaurant has revealed refurbishment plans as it marks 20 years of serving the local community.

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The initiative aims to inspire innovation and enterprise.

Enterprise week to inspire new East Antrim business talent

A week-long initiative to inspire and support entrepreneurs will be held across Mid and East Antrim Borough Council next month.

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Storm Ophelia: A2 Coast Road closed

Storm Ophelia: A2 Coast Road closed

Due to treacherous conditions, PSNI, in consultation with the Coastguard Agency and the Department of Infrastructure, have closed the main A2 road from Harbour Roundabout in Larne to Mill Street, Cushendall.

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Pictured, left to right, are: Chris McDowell, Director, Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd; Dianne Dundas, Co-innovate Innovation Manager; Esther Baird Co-Innovate Programme Manager and Ken Nelson CEO , Local Economic Development Company Ltd. (LEDCOM).

Kilwaughter Minerals success showcased at Larne innovation workshop

A very well-attended Co-innovate Programme workshop for local businesses has been hosted by LEDCOM in Willowbank Business Park.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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The round pound coin

Old pound coins: Lidl and M&S WON'T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm they will

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday 15 October.

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The Braid Ballymena

Council chief questioned over ‘DUP dinner’

Mid and East Antrim Chief Executive Anne Donaghy has faced questions from councillors over her attendance at a so-called “DUP dinner”.

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Northern Ireland fans.

Extra train service to be provided

Northern Ireland fans will be able to avail of an additional train service to get them home following the highly anticipated clash with Germany tonight.

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Rosspark Hotel

Exciting days ahead at Rosspark Hotel - Wedding Fair on Sunday, October 15

A Ballymena Hotel has announced they are about to commence work on a stunning new Wedding Ceremony building within the grounds of the complex.

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Paul Reid, is pictured with Rimante Budriene of Alfies Coffee Shop, Linda McCullough from Danske Bank and Charlene Andrews of Dobbins Inn Hotel to promote the new Shop Carrickfergus App.

New technology for ‘appy’ shoppers in Carrickfergus

A new free mobile app has launched in Carrickfergus. ‘Shop Carrickfergus’ is now live and will feature the latest deals, wifi spots, upcoming events and local heritage information.

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