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First Consumer Scout badges awarded to east Antrim group

Islandmagee Scout group is championing a new consumer programme to ensure younger shoppers are aware of their rights when they purchase online or on the high street.

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Driving ban for man who drove against traffic flow on A8

Driving ban for man who drove against traffic flow on A8

A man who drove against the flow of traffic on the wrong side of the A8 dual-carriageway near Ballynure claimed he thought he was in a contraflow.

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Pictured at the announcement of the partnership at NSPCC's Head Office in Belfast is Conor Boyle, Regional Director of Lidl Northern Ireland and Catherine Nuttall, Head of Fundraising at NSPCC Northern Ireland

Lidl Northern Ireland and NSPCC announce new £250,000 partnership

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced a new, two year charity partnership with The NSPCC Northern Ireland.

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Blackhead Path.

£1.3m fix for rock fall plagued Blackhead Path

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has earmarked £1.3 million for work to get underway on reopening Blackhead Path near Whitehead.

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Police investigate theft of life-saving equipment

Police investigate theft of life-saving equipment

Police are appealing for information after life rings were removed from their stations over the weekend.

Crime
Left to right: Declan Cunningham of Moy Park, David Small from the NI Environment Agency, Elaine Smith of Waste Operations at MEABC and Chris Conway, CEO of Translink and chair of BITC Environment Leadership Team.

‘Passion to protect our environment’ earns platinum

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s commitment to sustainability has been reinforced with a top rating for environment management.

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Evie Morrison (5) with Santa.

‘Fantastic’ festive switch-on programme in Carrickfergus

A full day of festivities is lined up for the big Christmas switch on in Carrickfergus this Saturday.

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How many parking fines were issued where you live?

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.

Transport
Loo of the Year platinum award for Carrick pub

Loo of the Year platinum award for Carrick pub

A Carrickfergus High Street pub has received a platinum star rating in the Loo of the Year Awards 2017.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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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.

Business
Louann Blair-Turner with Neville Henshaw and the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Paul Reid.

Daughter’s art tribute to war veteran dad at Carrickfergus Museum

A poignant art installation commemorating the D-Day landings is being hosted at Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre.

Offbeat
Ken Hogg

Outstanding figure in church and Boys’ Brigade

Mr. Kenneth Hogg, who died suddenly, was a prominent figure within the Boys’ Brigade in East Antrim and gave outstanding service in church and community life in Carrickfergus.

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Young swimmers celebrating success at Whitehead Swiming Club prize giving.

In Pictures: Whitehead Swimming Club awards presentation

Whitehead Swimming Club reflected on another very successful season at its annual awards in St Patrick’s Church Parochial Hall.

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Carrick singer/songwriter Luke Crymble.

Carrick singer-songwriter prepares to release first album

A Carrick singer-songwriter is inviting people to preview his musical style as he prepares to release his first album.
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Noel and Gillian McKee (archive image).

Whitehead family to cook Christmas dinners for those in need

A Whitehead family are on a mission to cook up to 40 Christmas dinners for those who might otherwise spend the special day alone.
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Mid & East Antrim Council Deputy Mayor, Cllr Cheryl Johnston pictured with newlyweds Gary and Gillian Connolly.

Carrick couple start married life on the right foot

A Carrickfergus couple have started off married life on the right foot - by running a marathon after their wedding ceremony.

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Colin Patterson (Vice-Principal, Downshire School), Harry Coulter and Alan Winsby (Co-Chairmen of the Interim Board of Governors), Hedley Webb (Principal, Carrickfergus College) and Michael Graham (Education Authority).  INCT 47-720-CON

Carrickfergus Academy to operate across split site

The newly-named Carrickfergus Academy will operate across a split site until a new build is available.

Education
Maureen Morrow and daughter Louise at the Glenarm Christmas Market

Growing support for ‘Jingle All The Way’ campaign across Larne

Glenarm’s Christmas Community Market have joined a growing band of merry helpers supporting Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice festive fun “Jingle All The way” campaign.

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A group of veterans completed an 11-mile fundraising walk from Belfast to Carrickfergus on Saturday to raise awareness of the UK Homes 4 Heroes campaign.

Memorial marchers ‘tabbed’ into Carrick

The Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has given her support to a campaign aimed at improving support for homeless Armed Forces veterans.

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