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Giving publicity to murder TV series

All reasonable people will have sincere and heartfelt sympathy for those families affected by the Howell/Stewart murders, and their aftermath.

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Big Breakfast raises funds for Ugandan project

The recent Big Breakfast held in Islandmagee Methodist Church raised the fantastic sum of £1,200.

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‘Heartfelt appreciation’ of charity volunteers

Can I take this opportunity on behalf of Concern Worldwide to thank all our volunteers in Carrickfergus, during this, the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week in the UK.

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(file pic) Flags on the approach to Whitehead.

Why no Italian flags on Carrick route for Giro?

It was good of the loyalists of Carrickfergus to erect Union flags and Northern Ireland flags along part of the Giro route, obviously to welcome all the cyclists to Carrickfergus.

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Group dedicated to supporting research

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of those kind people who supported the recent launch and fundraising drive of Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI.

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Charity partnership raises £29,000

Barnardo’s NI would like to thank the staff, suppliers and customers of the Carrickfergus branch of building supplier JP Corry, for helping raise £29,229 for the children’s charity over the past two years.

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Council waste bag fees queried by resident

A few years ago in an effort to encourage recycling of waste food in Carrickfergus, the council introduced bio-degradable bags.

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Accordion festival supporters thanked

The 17th Northern Ireland Open Accordion Championships held in the Clarion Hotel Carrickfergus on Saturday February, 22 2014 were another huge success with reaction from spectators and competitors alike being very favourable towards the festival which ran like clockwork in a relaxed and friendly spirit.

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Travel stores say a big ‘thank-you’ to Carrick

Staff at the 23 Thomas Cook and Co-operative Travel stores across Northern Ireland would like to say a big ‘thank-you’ to customers after a Christmas charity campaign raised an incredible £164,000 worth of toys for disadvantaged children across the province.

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‘Opt in’ on organ donation - MLA

I attended the launch of the PHA Organ Donation Awareness campaign ‘speak up and save a life’ at the MAC in Belfast. Whether you be placed in the terrible position of deciding what happens to a loved ones organs, or a transplant specialist nurse working in a trauma unit, the one thing that makes it more likely for consent to be given for organ donation is if the person making the decision knows the wishes of their loved one.

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More nurseries invited to go on the Big Toddle

Barnardo’s NI would like to say a big thank you to all the under-fives from Victoria Primary School Nursery Unit, Acorn Nursery and Playgroup and Rainbow Playgroup, Carrickfergus, who took part in the Barnardo’s nursery rhyme and fairytale-theme Big Toddle last year (2013).

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Tidy-minded urged to ‘Adopt a Spot’ in town

Is there an area in your community that could do with a clean up? Are you fed up of unsightly graffiti, litter and dog mess on your doorstep? With street cleansing costing nearly £40 million a year, why not take pride in your area and Adopt a Spot?

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School seeks support in tackling dog fouling

I read with great interest, deep dismay but absolutely no surprise the recent Carrick Times (Thursday, February 6 2014) article on the plight of the Clarke family whose 14-year old son Cameron, a pupil of Downshire School, has been rendered blind in one eye due to contact with dog mess.

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‘Urgent need’ for foster carers in Carrickfergus

Barnardo’s NI is campaigning to raise awareness of the urgent need for more foster carers in Carrick.

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Funding support for Oakfield courses

Crochet is just one of the many classes offered by Carrickfergus Neighbourhood Development Group which is based at Oakfield Community Development Centre.

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Village group’s Haass response challenged

I refer to the article in the Carrick Times (Thursday, January 16 2014) ‘Ballycarry in appeal to Haass’ in which the group (Ballycarry and District Community Association) said that “we believe that, as we can contentedly espouse our Ulster-Scots identity within Northern Ireland and also accept that we are an integral part of the United Kingdom”.

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Carrick public thanked for Trocaire support

I am writing to thank the people of County Antrim most sincerely for the support they have shown for Trócaire’s work throughout 2013, our 40th anniversary year.

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Phone recycling

SIR, are you hoping for a new mobile phone this Christmas? Unsure of what to do with your old one? Why not donate it to Meningitis Research Foundation. Please contact the Belfast office on 028 9032 1283 or email emma@meningitis-ni.org for your freepost envelope.

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