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Technology firm to shed 125 jobs

Tyre pressure monitoring systems firm Sensata Technologies is axing 125 jobs at its Carrickfergus plant.

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Les McCracken, managing director of McCue Crafted Fit, presents Lauren Cunningham, Corporate fundraiser from Cancer Fund for Children, with a cheque raised by the company.

Carrick workers help to refurbish ‘Narnia’

Generous staff at a Carrickfergus company have helped support the Cancer Fund for Children to the tune of £10,000.

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IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland’s top 20 parking fine hotspots revealed

Over 150,000 car parking and bus lane fines were dished out across Northern Ireland in 2017 and today we reveal Northern Ireland’s top 20 hotspots.

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Kilroot power station is set to be closed as of May 23

Power outage sparks questions over Kilroot closure

The decision to close Kilroot power station has been defended following a recent power outage which it has been claimed would have caused significant blackouts in the Province had it happened later this year.

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Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Mid and East Antrim Local Action Group is hosting workshops for groups interested in accessing up to £150,000 of grant funding.

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David Gillespie (right) and Hazel Bell (left), representing Ledcom  with representitives from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (from left)  Councillor Ruth Wilson, Councillor Gerardine Mulvenna, Mayor, Councillor Paul Reid, Gail Kelly and Zoe Lindsay at the official launch of the 2018 Larne Business Awards in Larne Town Hall. INLT 06-006-PSB

Larne Business Awards are launched for 2018

The 2018 Larne Business Awards have been launched, with nominations now being sought across 14 award categories.

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Bridal showcase at Belfast Loughshore Hotel

Bridal showcase at Belfast Loughshore Hotel

Belfast Loughshore Hotel’s Bridal Showcase 2018 will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 5pm to 9pm.

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Residents are urged to help shape the redevelopment of the popular attraction.

Residents urged to shape Carnfunnock expansion masterplan

Increased caravan and camping capacity and expanded activities are among improvement proposals for Carnfunnock Country Park now out for consultation.

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Jane Magee from Glenview Farm Equine Learning Centre; a new business using horses to work with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jane made an application to the Rural Development Programme and was granted match funding for the construction of an arena where sessions are held.

£90k rural grants initiative rolling out across Mid and East Antrim

Rural businesses across the Mid and East Antrim area can now apply for grants totalling £90,000.

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Sammy Wilson has expressed concerns about  future energy supply

Kilroot closure plays into hands of Dublin: Wilson

The closure of Kilroot power station could have major political implications for Northern Ireland when it comes to Brexit negotiations, a senior DUP figure has warned.

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Ian Paisley

‘Committee investigation into Kilroot’ - Paisley

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has welcomed the opportunity for the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to investigate issues surrounding the proposed closure of the Kilroot power station.

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Kilroot

Concerns raised for local economy and jobs

Concerns have been raised about the potential loss of hundreds of jobs and the loss of over £500,000 rates income to the Mid and East Antrim Council due to the proposed closure of the coal fired generators at Kilroot and the Ballylumford B station.

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Former Secretary of State James Brokenshire (right) visited Kilroot Power Station in Carrickfergus in 2016 to meet the senior leadership of owners AES and see the investment being made in innovative energy storage solutions. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.

‘Politicians must protect our power sector jobs’ - unions

Union representatives are calling on the Government and local politicians to intervene to prevent the loss of hundreds of jobs at power stations in East Antrim.

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Will you change how you manage your finances in 2018?

Seven steps to saving money in 2018

The prospect of saving money seems daunting to many but with some simple changes it can become a reality.

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LEDCOM Chair Henry Fletcher, Simon McDowell, MD of Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd and LEDCOM CEO Ken Nelson at the company's AGM at Willowbank Business Centre in Larne.

Norma bags a window full of Carrick prizes

Throughout November and December shoppers in Carrickfergus were able to avail of the opportunity to bag more than just their shopping.

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The public have been sharing their views on what they would like included in the the promotional film.

Community pitches in on Carrickfergus ‘gems’ video

An appeal for funding for a new tourism video to promote Carrickfergus has already passed the halfway target.

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McCue Crafted Fit has been recommissioned as fit out contractor for the new acute services block at the Ulster Hospital in Belfast, following their previous contract fitting out bespoke bathrooms within the phase B inpatient ward block (pictured).

Second ‘fantastic’ hospital project for Carrickfergus firm

A Carrickfergus-based company has secured a second fit out project at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.

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Some benefits will be paid early this year.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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Marks and Spencer

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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The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Ryanair pilots' strike could cause Christmas travel chaos

Irish pilots employed by Ryanair have voted to go on strike on December 20, according to the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (I.A.L.P.A.).
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