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Live it up as a local in vibrant New York

I’d imagine that New York is on many people’s ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. It certainly was on mine. Not so far off the scale that I’d probably never get there, more like somewhere I just hadn’t made it to yet.

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Winter Chill event in Whitehead

Winter Chill event in Whitehead

Join West End Singer Pauline Carville, Nik Parks and Claire Shields with special guests including musical accompaniment from Loreto McAuley at The Old Tea House, Whitehead on Friday, December 15.

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Chance to bring in the New Year with a splash for Charity

Make a splash in 2018 to support Dementia NI

Communities in Larne, Carrick and the wider East Antrim area are invited to make a metaphoric fresh start to the New Year by taking a dip in chilly waters in order to help raise funds for people living with dementia.

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A scene from last year's Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus New Year's Day charity swim at Carnlough Harbour. INBT 01-108JC

Annual New Year’s Day Swim at Carnlough

The Ballymena Spina Bifida Association 46th Annual New Year’s Day Sponsored Swim will take place, as in previous years, at Carnlough Harbour on Sunday, January 1, 2018, with the swimmers taking the plunge at 12-noon sharp.

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Sight loss charity seeks volunteers for Carrick support group

Sight loss charity seeks volunteers for Carrick support group

A leading sight loss charity is calling for volunteers to help run a Carrickfergus-based support group for people with macular disease.

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Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

It’s not every day that you can boast being taken to the skies by a famous explorer.

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Q Radio's Stephen Clements

Why it feels like life at Q Radio is just beginning for Stephen Clements

Strolling across Belfast’s Fountain Street towards me, Q Radio breakfast presenter Stephen Clements takes long strides, his head tucked into the collar of his dark coat against the November chill, trademark spikey hair the only giveaway of his identity.

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(l-r) Louise Magill, Mary OBoyle, Sarah Bravey, Ald Gerardine Mulvenna from Dementia Friendly Larne, Country Director (NI) Bernadine McCrory and John McErlane from Dementia NI. PIC (by Aaron McCracken) submitted.

Dementia Friendly Larne wins top community award

Dementia Friendly Larne is among the winners of the Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards taking the award for Dementia Friendly Community of the Year.

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Pic (L-R) General Manager Norman McBride, Head Chef Kevin Osborne at Ballygally Castle with Portia Woods.

New coastal tourist tour will help ‘toast’ East Antrim culinary gems

A new guided food tour along the Causeway Coastal Route and Antrim Coast will shine a spotlight on Whitehead, Larne, Ballygally, Glenarm, Carnlough and Cushendun – celebrating local hidden culinary gems to the local and international tourism market.

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Roy Beggs, Chairperson of the CYPSP Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group launching the education page in Carrickfergus Town Hall.

New social media tool inspiring young people in Carrick

A local social media Facebook page has been launched to provide a space for agencies to share information about education support services, helpful resources and training opportunities for young people and their parents.

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The Picture House Cinema in Ballyclare will be hosting a special film screening of 'Sing Street' on December 2. (Submitted pic)

Special screening of ‘Sing Street’ in Ballyclare

The Picture House Cinema in Ballyclare Town Hall will host a special screening of Sing Street this Saturday, December 2, at 8pm in partnership with Cinemagic film festival for children and young people.

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Sisters Faith and Poppy help launch Trocaire's Christmas Gifts. The gifts this year include goats and beehives for families in Kenya and the DRC. Photo: David O'Hare

Trocaire commend Co. Antrim’s support

Overseas development agency Trócaire has thanked the people of County Antrim for supporting 4,820 families around the world with Christmas gifts last year.

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Advent quilts on show at St Cedma’s

Advent quilts on show at St Cedma’s

An exhibition of Quilts for Advent is being held in St Cedma’s Parish Church over the first two weekends in December.

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Carrickfergus College students met Champion Downhill Mountain Biker Colin Ross when the College along with other schools in the town, participated in the One Way event run by Crown Jesus Ministries. The culmination of two weeks of events and visits was an event in the Leisure centre which was attended by nearly 700 young people from the area.

One Way event wows College assembly

Carrickfergus College students had the chance to meet Champion Downhill Mountain Biker Colin Ross when the College along with other schools in the town, participated in the ‘One Way’ event run by Crown Jesus Ministries.

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Dogs Trust Ballymena are holding their annual Christmas Fair on December 6.

Dogs Trust Ballymena hosting Christmas Fair

Festive frolics are afoot at Dogs Trust Ballymena as the team deck the halls in preparation for its annual Christmas Fair on December 6.

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Carrickfergus features in new RTE drama

Carrickfergus features in new RTE drama

Watch out for brand new, original drama A Sign of Things which was shot mainly in Carrickfergus and commissioned by RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen for the new season of Storyland.

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The Spanish visitors with their Carrick hosts.

Carrick students host Spanish peers

Year 12-14 pupils of Carrickfergus College recently hosted students from their Spanish partner school, P.J.O Valencia. Seven students were hosted and spent the week attending lessons and visiting sites around Northern Ireland.

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Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges is coming back to Belfast - here’s how you can get your hands on tickets

Comedy fans in Northern Ireland are in for a treat after Kevin Bridges announced he will be returning to the city next year.

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‘Friends Of...’ group mark new Trees Charter

The Friends of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen made charcoal and natural art to celebrate the newly launched Charter for Trees.

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Greenisland Church of Ireland Christmas Tree Festival

Greenisland Church of Ireland Christmas Tree Festival

Greenisland Church of Ireland will be turned into a forest of Christmas trees for the ‘Joy To The World’ Christmas Tree Festival & Craft Fair between December 7-12.

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