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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 companys 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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Road closed due to icy conditions

Road closed due to icy conditions

Police are advising motorists to seek an alternative route after a local road was closed because of the wintry conditions.

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(left to right): LEDCOM Chair Henry Fletcher, guest speaker Dr Brendan Murtagh and LEDCOM CEO Ken Nelson at the companys AGM at Willowbank Business Centre in Larne.

Outstanding year celebrated as LEDCOM helps create 300 new jobs

An outstanding year is being celebrated by the Larne-based business enterprise centre, LEDCOM, which has helped its clients to create and safeguard more than 300 jobs in 2017.

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Some readers are accusing Amazon of 'ruining Christmas'.

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

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The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Paul Reid, with Hazel Bell, Ken Nelson, chief executive officer and Liam Kelly, all LEDCOM.  Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye �

Innovators ‘inspiring’ next wave of Larne entrepreneurs

Innovative start-up businesses have been sharing their inspiring stories in a bid to encourage more entrepreneurs to come forward in Larne.

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Yelo, a leading test equipment manufacturing company, today officially opened its new 25,000 sq ft facility at Trooperslane Industrial Estate, Carrickfergus. Pictured are Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton (left) and Yelo managing director, Richard Furey.

New £2m factory officially opened in Carrickfergus

A leading test equipment manufacturing company today officially opened a new £2m factory in Carrickfergus as part of its continuing expansion.

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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.

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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.

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The countdown to Christmas is on

12 ways to manage your money and make savings for Christmas

Christmas is a brilliant time of year, but it can also be financially stressful.

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Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Shoppers hoping to bag a pre-Christmas bargain should set their alarm clocks now - details of the Amazon Black Friday sale have been revealed.

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Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

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Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, and Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston, with some of the actors who took part in an historical re-enactment in Carrickfergus previously.

Carrick in heritage hunt for Lottery millions - but local backing is vital

Local people are well aware that history-soaked Carrickfergus is a great place – now Council needs public help to make it ‘official’.

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Nurse Sara Redmond from Randalstown

Nursing recruitment day at Antrim hospital

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust will be hosting a recruitment day for Band 5 nurses on Saturday 11 November at Antrim Area Hospital.

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Carrickfergus delegation pictured in Kilkenny with Michael Starrett, Chief Executive Heritage Council, Cllr David Fitzgerald, Cathoirleach Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Malcolm Noonan, Chairman Kilkenny Heritage Forum, Martina Moloney, Chair Irish Walled Towns Network and Colette Byrne, CEO Kilkenny County Council

Carrick heritage team’s medieval scouting mission

A delegation from Carrickfergus recently visited Kilkenny and Waterford – two areas also steeped in history as medieval settlements.

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