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Warning issued over WhatsApp scam aiming to ’steal’ bank details

Action Fraud have issued a warning over a WhatsApp scam targeting users of the messaging service.

Argos is recalling the baby seats because of fire safety fears.

Argos recalls baby seats over fire safety fears

Argos has recalled three baby car seats because they fail to meet fire safety regulations.

UTV news presenter and journalist, Paul Clark.

Support for UTV’s Clark after Sinn Fein criticism

UUP MLA Doug Beattie has voiced support for UTV’s Paul Clark after the presenter faced Sinn Fein criticism over a news feature on the Royal Irish Regiment in Afghanistan.
Hundreds of mourners gathered at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church for the funeral. Pic by Press Eye - Declan Roughan.

Hundreds of mourners pay respects to Dean McIlwaine

Several hundred people gathered at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church to pay their respects to Newtownabbey man, Dean McIlwaine (22).

First Communion dresses

Families spend more than £500 on child's First Holy Communion

Families spent an average of £538 on their child’s First Holy Communion this year – an increase of £39 on 2016 – Ulster Bank’s annual survey reveals today.

‘Winning the award was a tremendous boost for me’

Last year Michele Shirlow, 54, was awarded the Farming Champion Award at the Farming Life & Danske Bank Annual Awards.

Champion of local food industry

Champion of local food industry

Through creating Food NI, Michele Shirlow has clearly demonstrated her suitability for the Farming Champion Award.

The BMW was uninsured.

PSNI seize BMW only hours after it was bought

Police have seized a BMW only hours after it was purchased by a new owner.
Dean McIlwaine.

McIlwaine funeral to take place

The funeral of Dean McIlwaine (22) is due to take place today at 12:30pm.

Police urge public to be vigilant

Police urge public to be vigilant

Police are urging members of the public to be wise to unexpected callers after reports of fraud in the region.

Frampton engaged with young boxers at the club.

Frampton trains with aspiring talent ahead of bout

Carl Frampton and Barry McGuigan trained with young boxers ahead of the Jackal’s fight in Belfast on Saturday.

Pound coins

This is when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

Valley Wildcats.

Wildcats to celebrate 10th anniversary

A local cheerleading team is set to mark a special milestone with a celebration event next month.

Ballyclare Protestant Boys taking part in their annual parade.

Annual parade raises vital funds for band

A local flute band has thanked the community for their support after staging a successful parade in the borough.

The clothing allowance (uniform grants) for the 2017/18 school year will remain at 2016 levels.

Cut to school uniform grant stopped

The Department of Education will not proceed with a proposed £3m reduction in funding to uniform grants, it has been confirmed.
Johnny Reid.

Johnny gearing up for epic cycle challenge

A Ballyclare man is gearing up to take on an epic cycle challenge in a bid to raise funds for a local school for children with special educational needs.

The banner erected at the front of the McCalmont Memorial Orange Hall in Ballyclare.

Anger as Orange banner stolen from hall

There has been condemnation after a commemorative banner was allegedly stolen by republicans from an Orange Hall in Newtownabbey.

Asda colleague, James Prentice, celebrates 25 years of service with the company.

Local colleagues mark 50 years at Asda Ballyclare

Colleagues at Asda Ballyclare are being congratulated on a collective 50 years of service with the company, as two of the store’s longest-serving colleagues celebrate 25 years at Asda.

Wallace Thompson, secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society.

Orange Order says ‘R.I.P.’ term is ‘un-Protestant’

The Orange Order has cautioned its members not to use the term ‘R.I.P.’ to express sympathy after a death.
A sad child - NSPCC image

'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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