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Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

It’s not every day that you can boast being taken to the skies by a famous explorer.

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(l-r) Louise Magill, Mary OBoyle, Sarah Bravey, Ald Gerardine Mulvenna from Dementia Friendly Larne, Country Director (NI) Bernadine McCrory and John McErlane from Dementia NI. PIC (by Aaron McCracken) submitted.

Dementia Friendly Larne wins top community award

Dementia Friendly Larne is among the winners of the Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards taking the award for Dementia Friendly Community of the Year.

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Pic (L-R) General Manager Norman McBride, Head Chef Kevin Osborne at Ballygally Castle with Portia Woods.

New coastal tourist tour will help ‘toast’ East Antrim culinary gems

A new guided food tour along the Causeway Coastal Route and Antrim Coast will shine a spotlight on Whitehead, Larne, Ballygally, Glenarm, Carnlough and Cushendun – celebrating local hidden culinary gems to the local and international tourism market.

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The Picture House Cinema in Ballyclare will be hosting a special film screening of 'Sing Street' on December 2. (Submitted pic)

Special screening of ‘Sing Street’ in Ballyclare

The Picture House Cinema in Ballyclare Town Hall will host a special screening of Sing Street this Saturday, December 2, at 8pm in partnership with Cinemagic film festival for children and young people.

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Alison Bell  from Newtownabbey and her six year old son Ollie, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) last year, are calling on local people to give whatever then can to support children whose lives have been devastated by cancer.  To find out more visit cancerfundforchildren.com

Newtownabbey mum highlights ‘amazing’ work of cancer fund for children

A mum whose six-year-old son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia is encouraging others to support the charity that was there for them when their world was turned upside down.

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Sisters Faith and Poppy help launch Trocaire's Christmas Gifts. The gifts this year include goats and beehives for families in Kenya and the DRC. Photo: David O'Hare

Trocaire commend Co. Antrim’s support

Overseas development agency Trócaire has thanked the people of County Antrim for supporting 4,820 families around the world with Christmas gifts last year.

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First Ballyclare Guides and Senior Section attending their reception at Stormont for UK Parliament week.

Ballyclare Guides take seats at Stormont

Ballyclare Guides were among 120 Girl Guides from across Northern Ireland who attended Stormont for UK Parliament week to experience first-hand where and how political decisions in Northern Ireland are made.

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Dogs Trust Ballymena are holding their annual Christmas Fair on December 6.

Dogs Trust Ballymena hosting Christmas Fair

Festive frolics are afoot at Dogs Trust Ballymena as the team deck the halls in preparation for its annual Christmas Fair on December 6.

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One of the highlights of the Antrim Christmas lights switch on was the special childrens prize draw from which John McCallin emerged the first prize winner. (Submitted Pictures).

Antrim gets switched on to Christmas

Antrim Town was the place to be on November 17 from 5.30pm as the Christmas lights switch on ceremony, organised in conjunction with Castle Mall, got the yuletide season underway with festive fun and entertainment.

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Action Cancer fundraiser at Christmas Market

Action Cancer fundraiser at Christmas Market

Members from weight loss group We Slim Together will be playing their part for the community this Christmas, as they set out to raise vital funds for Action Cancer.

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Courtney (right) at Monkstown Boxing Club with her mentor Amy and (centre) Paul Johnston project manager. (Submitted Picture).

Monkstown Boxing Club members ‘empowered’ by funding windfall

A Newtownabbey boxing club which is supporting young people to achieve their potential has received a substantial funding boost from the Big Lottery Fund.

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Principal of Ashgrove Primary Mr Smith, Pastor Timothy Hair and P7 pupils hand over a cheque to David Thomas from Christian Aid.

Ashgrove pupils raise funds for displaced children

Principal of Ashgrove Primary Mr Smith, Pastor Timothy Hair and P7 pupils (pictured) have handed over a cheque to David Thomas from Christian Aid.

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Pupils at Glengormley High have been engaging in a range of activities including getting their pictures taken in a photo booth to send out the message that bullying will not be tolerated.

Glengormley High pupils spread anti-bullying message

Pupils at Glengormley High have been engaging in a range of activities to send out the message that bullying will not be tolerated.

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Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges is coming back to Belfast - here’s how you can get your hands on tickets

Comedy fans in Northern Ireland are in for a treat after Kevin Bridges announced he will be returning to the city next year.

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The Christmas dinner pizza

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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