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Fatal drink-drive crash came after night in pub

A 29-year-old father of two was well over the drink-drive limit when he crashed his BMW on a quiet rural road last spring.

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Pictured are Sandra Patterson, Head of Geography, Ulidia Integrated College; Gavin Lonergan, Director; Adsum Foundation; Sue Christie, Deputy Chair; Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful; Kyna Ku, Chairperson; Ulidia Eco Team, and Ulidia Eco Team members.

Donate used bikes to help 'break the cycle' of poverty

Ulidia Integrated College and The Adsum Foundation are asking members of the local community to support their ReCYCLE campaign.

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Man handed conditional discharge for £9,000 benefit fraud

A Carrickfergus man was convicted at Belfast Magistrate’s Court yesterday for claiming over £9,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.

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Jodie pictured with her mum, Anne, Cllr Mark McKinty and Mervin Holden (HRC Supervisor)

Jodie helping to turn the tide on litter

A Ballycarry Primary School pupil has been commended for her efforts in keeping her local community free of rubbish.
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Megan Fleming pictured during the Families First awards in March this year.

Gala launch for Megan's Wish

A charity founded by a Carrickfergus teen to help those diagnosed with scoliosis will be officially launched next month.

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Standard bearer Joe Corr (left) and Wg Cdr Noel Williams display the Carrickfergus branch standard at the Drumhead of the RAFA centenary service.

Carrickfergus RAFA standard on display at National Memorial Arboretum

Carrickfergus was represented at the RAF Association centenary celebration service at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Stafford.

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Roy Beggs MLA opposite Model Primary School.

Campaigners welcome 20mph zone outside Model School

A long-awaited speed restriction on a stretch of Carrick’s busy Belfast Road is to be introduced this summer.

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The Age NI shop in Carrick.

Community support earns reprieve for Carrickfergus shop faced with closure

A display of people power has help prevent the loss of a Carrickfergus town centre charity shop.

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Downshire School principals Maurice Jackson, Mary Sinnamon, Bill Bailie and Jackie Stewart pictured in 2007. Ct42-048t

Ballycarry service to celebrate 40 years of Downshire School

At the end of June, Carrick’s Downshire School will close its doors after 40 years of invaluable contribution to hundreds of young people’s lives.

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RNLI fundraising group seeks volunteers

Carrickfergus and Whitehead RNLI fundraising group is currently seeking new volunteers.

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Council employee Jenny Arbuthnot and her son Scott

Chance to win an Amazon Fire HD

Mid and East Antrim residents are being offered the opportunity to swap an unwanted electrical item for a brand new Amazon Fire HD.

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Shaftesbury Park earlier on Saturday.

Two teens arrested after Carrickfergus 'party'

Two teenagers were arrested after police attended an outdoor party in Carrickfergus over the weekend.
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'Windows damaged' at Carrickfergus property

Police are appealing for information after a property was damaged in Carrickfergus over the weekend.

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Catering duo Angeline and Andy McWilliams at their retirement party in Carrickfegus Golf Club after almost 20 years of service.

‘Standard bearers for golf club catering’ take a bow at Carrickfergus

If Green Jackets were presented for golf catering it would be no surprise to learn a Carrickfergus couple has a lockerful of them.

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A square of the hallowed turf can be snapped up for a tenner.

Larne fan digs up centre circle at Ballymena Showgrounds

What’s a committed Larne FC supporter (pictured) doing standing in the centre circle of Ballymena Showgrounds with his foot on a spade?

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Items seized by police in Carrick.

‘Significant’ drugs seizure

Police in Carrick have seized a significant quantity of controlled drugs and paraphernalia.

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Assault case could still go ahead despite death of alleged victim

The prosecution case against two Co Antrim men accused of serious assault “may still proceed” despite their alleged victim dying recently, a court has heard.

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Concerns over ambulance cover in East Antrim

Concerns have been raised over how mounting pressures within the health service have impacted on ambulance cover in the east Antrim area.

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Jonathan Cooke, of the residents group, the Deputy Mayor of Mid &East Antrim, Cllr Cheryl Johnston, Stuart Hewitt, Creed Coffee owner, Shezell Horner, manager and Josh Hobson.,

Coffee shop customer persuades employer to donate defibrillator

Here’s something to ponder over your favourite brew: Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a defibrillator shock are vital to a person’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest.

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