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Funding issue preventing 20mph restrictions outside Carrickfergus school

A renewed call has been made for the implementation of new speed restrictions on Belfast Road at Carrickfergus Model Primary School.

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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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Jay Beatty

Dad’s horror as online troll targets Wee Jay after Celtic Hearts match

A vile sectarian tweet aimed at 12-year-old Jay Beatty have been lambasted by his father as ‘disgusting’.

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Pupils at Carrickfergus Grammar with some of the food hampers.

Grammar thanks for food hamper contributions

Staff and pupils at Carrickfergus Grammar School have been working hard to assemble a range of Christmas food hampers for Carrickfergus Social Services.
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A8 Ballynure - Larne reopened

A8 Ballynure - Larne reopened

A stretch of one of east Antrim’s busiest roads has reopened, according to Transport NI.

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Overturned gritter.

Gritter leaves road as black ice hits Ballynure

The Department for Infrastructure (Roads) has confirmed one of its vehicles left the road at Ballynure earlier today.

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Accident scene

Black ice and surface water warning after 16 collisions

Police are advising motorists to drive carefully after 16 reports of traffic collisions in their Northern control area this morning.

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Sharon Baines.

Family's grief as Carrickfergus mum dies in collision

A mother-of-two from Carrickfergus has passed away after bring knocked down by a car in Scotland.
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A screenshot of the email scam, purporting to be from tech giant, Apple.

Be aware: PSNI warning over 'Apple' email scam targeting bank details

Police have warned the public to be aware of an email scam which has been circulating in the past 24 hours.

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The Met Office issued the weather warning on Wednesday morning.

Weather warning: roads still icy this morning

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for ice this morning - with Roads Service warning drivers across Northern Ireland to be careful.

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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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International Fund for Ireland Board Members pictured at Farnham Estate, Cavan.

Community project to benefit from substantial funding

Local community projects have received a funding boost thanks to the allocation of money from the International Fund for Ireland.

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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 weather warning was issued on Wednesday morning.

Met Office issue ice weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning for ice.

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Aubrey Bingham from Disability Sport NI pictured alongside the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Paul Reid and Conor Cunning from Sport NI.

Funding boost to develop disability sports across the borough

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has secured £45,000 of equipment to develop and deliver disability sports across the borough.

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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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Disappointment at gritting issue response

Disappointment at gritting issue response

The Ulster Unionist Party spokesperson on infrastructure has expressed his dissatisfaction at the response of Roads Service to the icy conditions on east Antrim roads.

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The PSNI issued the warning on Tuesday morning.

PSNI issue fraud warning

The PSNI is telling people to be on the lookout for an email that aims to steal their credit card number and other online credentials.

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