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Winter gritting policy 'falls short' says MLA

The Department for Infrastructure has come under fire for an alleged "lack of flexibility" in its gritting policy this winter.
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Elijah as a baby.

Mum on a mission to raise awareness of rare skin condition

A Carrickfergus mum is on a mission to raise awareness after her little boy was born with a rare skin condition.
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Julie Kidd with her son Stuart.

Mum's praise for Whitehead children's unit

A Whitehead-based children’s centre offers a ‘haven’ for young people who use the service, a local mum has said.
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Whitehaven Respite Unit (image Google).

Support for Whitehead children's unit after oil theft

A Whitehead children's centre has been overwhelmed by public support after it was targeted by heartless thieves.

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‘Glamping’ could be on the way for Brown’s Bay

The introduction of ‘glamping’ facilities, footpath upgrades, and a car park expansion are just some of the proposals on the table for Brown’s Bay.

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Heating oil was stolen from the children's unit in Whitehead.

Kids miss out as heating oil stolen from respite unit

Local families have been left “disappointed” and “upset” following the theft of heating oil from a Whitehead children’s centre.

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The car hit black ice on Hillhead  Road, Ballycarry.

Call for gritting on Hillhead Road

A local woman is calling for the Hillhead Road in Ballycarry to be added to the winter gritting schedule.
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Jonathan Cooke.

Queen's Honours for Whitehead judo coach

A Whitehead man’s achievements have been recognised after he was named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
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Blow for Ianessa as US treatment cancelled

A Carrickfergus schoolgirl who was to undergo cancer treatment in the US has received the devastating news that the trip has been cancelled.

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Brown's Bay dip in memory of Erin Bonar.  Photos by Bill Guiller

In pictures: Swimmers take the plunge for Erin

More than a hundred hardly souls took the plunge as part of a New Year’s Day 'dip' at Brown’s Bay.
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Taking part in the cycle challenge on December 30.  Photos by Mark Ramsey

In pictures: Cycle challenge in memory of Stuart

A fundraising cycle race in memory of Islandmagee footballer Stuart Ross returned at the weekend.
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Erin MacQuarrie.

24 hours ‘homeless’ for Habitat volunteer

An Islandmagee teen is seeking support this festive season ahead of a trip to Romania with Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland.

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The event on Monday raised an amazing 712.

In pictures: Kilroot Playgroup event raises funds for Ianessa

A fundraising evening at Kilroot Playgroup has raised hundreds of pounds towards treatment for a young Carrickfergus girl.
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Ianessa Connor.

Support for Carrick schoolgirl's treatment fund 'humbling'

A Carrickfergus man has told of how he "stepped up" to care for his desperately ill sister after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
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Family’s appeal after Carrick man injured in Thailand

The family of a young Carrickfergus man who was injured on holiday in Thailand have appealed for help to meet his mounting medical costs.

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M&S food hall gets the green light

The approval of a planning application for a Marks & Spencer food hall in Carrick has reignited debate on the regeneration of the town centre.

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Philip Crozier (far right, middle) pipes Her Majesty The Queen aboard her namesake vessel during the ceremony.

Greenisland man welcomes monarch aboard namesake vessel

A Greenisland man has spoken of his pride in welcoming Her Majesty The Queen onboard the Royal Navy vessel, HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth.
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Council to carry out 'urgent' repairs at Sunnylands play park

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is to carry out ‘urgent’ repairs following reports of damage at Sunnylands play park.

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A thumbs up from Megan on her return home (photo Karen Fleming).

'Cross-border' effort brings Carrick teen safely home after surgery abroad

A Carrick teenager who faced a one-year wait for surgery on the NHS is on the “road to recovery” after receiving private treatment abroad.
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MLA blasts 'reckless' behaviour as used needles once again dumped at roadside

An East Antrim MLA has condemned an incident which saw used hypodermic needles dumped at a Carrickfergus roadside.
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