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Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you're tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year then read on!
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Local people are being invited to volunteer for a new pilot service to go Side by Side with people with dementia in Antrim Area Hospital. (Submitted Picture).

Volunteers needed to go Side by Side hospital patients with dementia

Local people are being invited to volunteer for a new pilot service in Antrim Area hospital to help people with dementia to keep doing the things they love while they are on a ward.

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Volunteers wanted for UKs biggest Christmas food collection.

Help sought for big festive food collection

Kind-hearted volunteers are being sought in Mid & East Antrim to help with a nationwide food collection to help people in need this Christmas.

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Canine companions Ozzie and Millie

Twice the love needed for pair of canine gentle giants

Two canine companions at Dogs Trust Ballymena are hoping to find a new owner who believes a dog is for life and can give them both a loving home.

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Appeal for Hearing Loss volunteers

‘Action on Hearing Loss’ is urgently seeking volunteers from Antrim and the surrounding areas to provide two hours of their spare time each month to support people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus.

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North Antrim MP Ian Paisley at Mercks WE100 photoshoot in Parliament Square earlier this week.

Ian Paisley backs campaign to support ageing society

Ian Paisley MP has pledged support for a global campaign which aims to raise awareness about the importance of supporting older people to remain healthy for longer

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We welcome contributions of community events details and photographs such as fundraisers, concerts, charity events graduations, milestone personal events such as 50th wedding anniversaries, school successes and events news, community group news and events, and cheque presentations.

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Hospice Christmas Fair at Tullyglass

Ballymena Northern Ireland Hospice Support Group popular annual Christmas Fair is at Tullyglass House Hotel until 9pm tonight, Wednesday, November 8.

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Naomi Crawford from Antrim and Mairead McCann (left) from Specsavers in Antrim pictured helping to mark Children's Eye Health Week which ran at the start of November to help dispel the confusion around children's eye care.  (Submitted Pic.)

Naomi (5) champions good eye health for kids

An Antrim five-year-old has been helping to champion good eye health during this year’s Children’s Eye Health Week.

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Adele McCafferty, Jasmine Reid and Emalee OConnell recently put their debating skills to good use when they represented Croatia at this years Mock Council of the European Union.

Ballyclare High puupils tackle Brexit debate

Students from Ballyclare High School recently joined 18 others schools from across Northern Ireland to tackle two of Europe’s most pressing issues at a Mock Council of the European Union debate.

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An example of one of the scam messages

Warning over scam WhatsApp supermarket money-off messages

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers' for supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and M&S.

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Parkhall College Sports awards winners.
Emily Wilson, Rachel Douglas, Nicole Clyde, Matthew Patterson, Aimee Johnson, Daniel McCullough, Harry Mawhinney, Jamie Jackson, Ellie Johnston, Danielle Oliver. (Submitted Pictures).

Prize time for Parkhall College pupils

There was a full house for Parkhall Integrated College’s 46th annual Prize Distribution which was attended by pupils, parents, special guests, and elected representatives.

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Northern Trust Biomedical Scientist Dissectors, Yvonne Cole from Ballymena, Ian Clarke, Valerie Hinch and Elaine Donald-Magill receive their Advancing Healthcare Award from Jo Scott, BBC News presenter and Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health.

Northern Trust staff celebrate succcess in Advancing Healthcare Awards

Staff from Northern Trust have won top Awards for their innovative projects at the recent Advancing Healthcare Awards 2017.

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The Aurora Borealis lighting up the sky over Covesea Lighthouse, near Lossiemouth. Pic by Alan Butterfield, Moray Speyside Tourism

The best of Scotland in miniature

It may be the fastest-growing tourist destination in Scotland, yet many people from Northern Ireland probably won’t have heard of Moray Speyside.

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Video: How to make Hallowe’en pumpkin lanterns in 5 steps

Every Hallowe’en, pumpkin lanterns can be seen up and down the land, adorning doorsteps and peeking out of windows.

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Renowned watchmaker Robert Adair pictured in his workshop.

Robert Adair Jewellers celebrates 60 years

It’s a sparkling time for Robert Adair Jewellers Ltd. as the renowned Ballymena business celebrate their Diamond anniversary.

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Lord ONeill, President of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, dressed in a genuine Midland Railways NCC (cc early 1900s) station masters outfit waves a railway guard's green flag to get the official opening of the museum under way at the: Whitehead Railway Museum launch.
Picture By: Arthur Allison. .Pacemaker Press Belfast

Full steam ahead as Whitehead Railway Museum opens

Whitehead Railway Museum has been officially opened.

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Last chance for informal dementia caregivers to take up free training

People caring for someone with dementia in East Antrim are being offered the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual in a series of courses being run by Alzheimer’s Society.

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East Antrim pupils make ‘smart moves’

East Antrim pupils make ‘smart moves’

Schools across East Antrim are making ‘smart moves’ in a bid to cut congestion at school gates, boost pupil health and promote a more sustainable lifestyle.

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The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools in East Antrim the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

Chance to win a scienterrific workshop

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools in East Antrim the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

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