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Men charged with hijacking and possession of a firearm

Two men are due to appear in court on Monday charged in connection with a hijacking incident in north Belfast.

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Investigation launched after car hijacked

Investigation launched after car hijacked

Police are appealing for information following a hijacking in the Newtownabbey area earlier today (Friday, November 17).

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Ballymena Courthouse. INBT02-213AC

Judge orders destruction of hammer as man sentenced

A man with an offensive weapon - a hammer - in a car accelerated at speed from a Larne carpark and failed to stop for police but then the vehicle developed a mechanical fault nearby.

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The local support group is calling for volunteers.

Charity urging more people to volunteer

A leading sight loss charity is calling for volunteers to help run a Newtownabbey-based support group for people with macular disease.

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Driving ban for man who drove against traffic flow on A8

Driving ban for man who drove against traffic flow on A8

A man who drove against the flow of traffic on the wrong side of the A8 dual-carriageway near Ballynure claimed he thought he was in a contraflow.

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Pictured at the announcement of the partnership at NSPCC's Head Office in Belfast is Conor Boyle, Regional Director of Lidl Northern Ireland and Catherine Nuttall, Head of Fundraising at NSPCC Northern Ireland

Lidl Northern Ireland and NSPCC announce new £250,000 partnership

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced a new, two year charity partnership with The NSPCC Northern Ireland.

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Firefighters tackling the blaze in Glengormley. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye �

Area ‘back to normal’ following fire

Police have confirmed that all of the roads closed due to an earlier blaze in Glengormley have now reopened to traffic.

Transport
The Euro Hand Car Wash in the Centre of Glengormley was consumed quickly in flames.

Emergency services tasked to Glengormley fire

Police have advised motorists to avoid the Ballyclare Road area of Glengormley as firefighters tackle a blaze at a car wash.

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Gerry Kelly. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press.

Sinn Fein MLA calls for Loughinisland film to be screened in Newtownabbey

North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly has submitted a letter to management at a local cinema, calling for a Troubles-related film to be screened at the venue.

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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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Police to conduct patrols in bid to tackle anti-social behaviour

Police to conduct patrols in bid to tackle anti-social behaviour

Police officers will actively be patrolling areas blighted by anti-social behaviour in the region after recent incidents were reported.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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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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Ken Hogg

Outstanding figure in church and Boys’ Brigade

Mr. Kenneth Hogg, who died suddenly, was a prominent figure within the Boys’ Brigade in East Antrim and gave outstanding service in church and community life in Carrickfergus.

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Oscar passed away last week after a suspected poisoning incident.

Family fear pets were poisoned

Concerns have been raised over the safety of pets following suspected poisoning incidents in Co Antrim in recent days.

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Rathcoole Spar. Pic by Google.

Life-saving equipment stolen from store

Police are appealing for information after a defibrillator was stolen from outside a shop in Newtownabbey.

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Picture House

Local cinema scoops prestigious accolade

Ballyclare’s Picture House cinema has been named best new UK community cinema in the prestigious UK-wide Cinema for All awards in Sheffield.

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Katherine McCloskey.

Call for mental health issues to be addressed

A Glengormley woman recently addressed a hard hitting issue during a series of presentations at a prestigious conference.

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Antrim Fire Station.

Weekend full-time emergency response to end at Antrim Fire Station

A move to end full-time emergency response cover on weekends at Antrim Fire Station could be 'devastating' for public safety, the Fire Brigades Union has said.
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A group of veterans completed an 11-mile fundraising walk from Belfast to Carrickfergus on Saturday to raise awareness of the UK Homes 4 Heroes campaign.

Memorial marchers ‘tabbed’ into Carrick

The Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has given her support to a campaign aimed at improving support for homeless Armed Forces veterans.

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