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Trust’s Mental Health service model rolling out across NI

An innovative service model developed by staff from the Northern Trust is so effective it’s been rolled out regionally across all health trusts.

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Ballyclare students get lessons in Biodiversity courtesy of CAFRE

Ballyclare students get lessons in Biodiversity courtesy of CAFRE

CAFRE recently hosted Year 13 A-Level Biology pupils and teachers from Ballyclare Secondary School at a one day biodiversity workshop at Greenmount Campus.

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Andrea loses an amazing 16 stones and says a big yes to dress shopping!

Andrea loses an amazing 16 stones and says a big yes to dress shopping!

A civil servant from the North West who was once so self-conscious about her size that she used to hate being seen in public has lost an incredible 16st 7lbs and achieved 3rd place in a Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’ competition.

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Guests pictured celebrating the third birthday of Hope House which offers a short free stay for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their carers. (submitted picture).

Third Birthday celebrations at Whitehead for Hope House

Pictured celebrating the third birthday of Hope House which offers a short free stay for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their carers, are some of the guests who attended: Maria McKnight (Hope House Treasurer), Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Councillor Audrey Wales, Steve Aiken MLA, Brian McKnight (Hope House Trustee), Mat Thompson (Hope House volunteer), Joyce Thompson (Hope House secretary), Dawn McConnell (Founder member of Hope House), and Norrie Ramsay.

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Principal Karen Castles and Ballyclare Nursery children receive the �500 cheque from Claione Alderdice (Asda Ballyclare Community Champion).

Nursery ‘floored’ by Asda Foundation cash

Ballyclare Nursery School is the latest local group to benefit from Asda Foundation support through its Green Token Giving scheme.

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Author visits schools to help pupils ‘find the fun’ in reading

Author visits schools to help pupils ‘find the fun’ in reading

Pupils at two Newtownabbey Primary schools were given lessons on how ‘to find the fun’ in reading recently from award winning author and illustrator Steven Lenton when he visited schools in Northern Ireland for the first time as part of the BookTrust author tour.

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The EITP Team:  left to Right: Denise Bryans, Midwife, Natalie Hanna, MSW, Nichola Park, Quality Data Support Officer, Jennifer McIlreavy, Midwife, Barbara Strawbridge, EITP Implementation Manager, Anne Dent, Midwife and Martina Doolan, Interim Lead Midwife, Community and Public Health.

New support for first time mums

New mothers in the Northern Trust can now avail of a free support programme to help them prepare for the birth of their first child.

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Vienna Christmas market

Flights for Christmas shopping trips to Prague and Vienna launched TODAY

Two dedicated Christmas market trips from Belfast International Airport to Prague and Vienna have been launched.

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Dress for the job you want (not the one you have)

Dress to impress: interview style advice for women

Although a catwalk-inspired outfit won’t necessarily be the sole reason you land your dream job, it’ll certainly make a great first impression.

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A new edition of A History of St Johns Church, Donegore, by Margaret Bell (pictured) has justbeen published.

Donegore Church history is republished

A new edition of A History of St John’s Church, Donegore, by Margaret Bell has just been published.

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The Nokia 3310

Nokia announce release date for new 3310

It's official: the new and improved Nokia 3310 is set to be relaunched on 24 May 2017.

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Cancer Fund for Children is urging local school children to get sun savvy.The local charity is raising awareness of the importance of staying safe in the sun through its annual Hat and Shades campaign. Included (centre) is Rebecca Oates, Schools and Youth Fundraiser for Cancer Fund for Children. To find out more go to cancerfundforchildren.com or call 028 9080 5599.

Schools urged to get sun savvy and hold a ‘Hats and Shades Day’

With the Northern Irish summer appearing to be on its way, a local children’s cancer charity is encouraging schoolchildren in Ballymena and Antrim to stay savvy when it comes to the sun’s harmful rays.

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Antrim & Newtownabbey Deputy Mayor, Councillor Noreen McClelland, launches the May edition of 'Borough Life'

Next issue of ‘Borough Life’ due on doorsteps

The next issue of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s residents’ magazine ‘Borough Life’ is due to hit the doorsteps from this week.

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Children who took part in the  Antrim "County Bee" heat of the Eason Spelling Bee which was held in Templepatrick Primary School on May 4.

East Antrim pupils buzzing for chance to ‘Bee’ best speller

Primary Seven pupils from East Antrim have put their spelling abilities to the test in the Antrim County Spelling Bee.

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Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

It’s been an exciting year for Northern Ireland actor Kerry Rooney; he’s already been to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE for services to older people and drama, and next week he will be recreating another rags to riches story in hit musical Me and My Girl.

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City Hall, Belfast city centre basked in the sun on Wednesday afternoon.

10 photos of Northern Ireland in the good weather we know you'll like

The sun seldom bakes Northern Ireland.

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FaceApp

What is FaceApp, and how do you use it?

Now, for anyone who ever fancied aging their face or swapping their gender, there's an app for that too.

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New research from the NSPCC has found that four out of five children felt social media companies arent doing enough to shield them from upsetting, dangerous, and adult content.

Four in five kids feel social media companies are failing to protect them

Social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect young adults, according to new research from the NSPCC.

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Participants in last year's Step Out For Stroke at Antrim Castle. (Submitted Picture).

Step out for stroke survivors at Antrim Castle Gardens in May

The Stroke Association is holding a ‘Step out for Stroke’ walk in Antrim Castle Gardens on May 21 at 2pm.

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Flight delay

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
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