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OAPs income is ‘below average’

Pensioner couples and single pensioners in Carrick received on average £444 per week in gross income in 2014/15 according to a new survey.

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House prices remain steady for Larne and Carrickfergus areas

House prices remain steady for Larne and Carrickfergus areas

The average house price in the Larne and Carrickfergus areas is £118,525 according to new Ulster University research.

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Poundstretcher returns to Carrick with new store at DeCourcy Centre

Poundstretcher returns to Carrick with new store at DeCourcy Centre

A new branch of Poundstretcher will open at Carrick’s DeCourcy Centre on Friday with the creation of 12 new jobs.

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WATCH:‘Sea of yellow’ as one thousand baby chicks found abandoned in field

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire.

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East Antrim businesses ‘named and shamed’ for under-paying staff

East Antrim businesses ‘named and shamed’ for under-paying staff

Three East Antrim businesses are included in a list published by a government department for short-changing staff.

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Eight out of 10 feel misled by broadband adverts

The majority of UK consumers find the advertising of broadband speeds to be misleading, according to new research.

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Rates to rise in Mid and East Antrim

Rates to rise in Mid and East Antrim

The householders of Mid and East Antrim are to face a 2.32 per cent in the district rate.

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A Nokia 3310.

Nokia to re-launch the 3310

Nokia has announced it will re-launch the world’s most loved mobile phone - the Nokia 3310!

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Carrickfergus town centre. Archive picture.

Butcher shuts up West Street shop

Carrick’s last remaining traditional town centre butcher’s shop has closed its doors after 35 years’ trading at West Street.

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Belfast International Airport.

Work postponed on main road to Belfast International Airport

Roadworks on a main road used to access Belfast International Airport will not be taking place this weekend.

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Carrickfergus Fire Station. INCT 03-014-PSB

Carrick wool shop will be back in business

A Carrick retailer has vowed to be back in business as soon as possible following a fire at a town centre premises earlier this week.

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A disabled woman being interviewed

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple.

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Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Tourism NI has launched an exciting new marketing campaign highlighting the beauty of Northern Ireland, featuring the the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Mid and East Antrim Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE in the driving seat of the new Circuit Festival 2017 along with Council Chief Executive Anne Donaghy and Event Director Bobby Willis.

Rally round! Superb Circuit of Ireland Festival in Ballymena

The team behind the world famous Circuit of Ireland Rally is staging a totally new event this year, the Circuit Festival 2017, supported by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

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Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook users may be seeing posts from their friends warning them about “Facebook cloning”. Some concerned account holders are urging others not to accept a second friend request from accounts purporting to belong to them.

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Gender pay gap could be ‘baked into the next generation’ of workers

Despite the Equal Pay Act being introduced 47 years ago, the gender pay gap remains one of the biggest issues facing British workers.

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Madam Wang Shuying, Consul General of the Peoples Republic of China, is welcomed to Mid and East Antrim Borough by the Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE and Anne Donaghy, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Chief Executive.

Chinese Consul General welcomed to Mid and East Antrim

The mayor of Mid and East Antrim welcomed the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China to the borough earlier this week.

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Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate for Night

Night skin treatment recalled over glass danger fears

Batches of a skin treatment oil have been recalled following the discovery of glass in one batch.

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Ronan Trainor, Invest NI , Maria Rodr�guez (Stealth) ,  Ald Maureen Morrow, Chair Larne Development Forum, Suzanne Hill (Handel Exporting) , Ken Nelson, Chief Exec, LEDCOM , Alexander Kerr (Stealth). Contributed.

Brexit on menu at business breakfast

The impact of ‘Brexit’ on the economy of the East Antrim area was at the top of the menu when Larne Development Forum hosted a business breakfast last week.

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An aerial shot of Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd. INLT 05-650-CON

Thirty new jobs at Larne’s Kilwaughter Minerals

Thirty new jobs are to be created at Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd following an investment of £5 million.

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