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Monkstown sign language course underway

People living and working in the Monkstown area have been taking part in sign language classes funded by the Housing Executive.

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Jorge Lopes, Country Director Diageo NI with teacher Gareth Shaw and pupils Grace Marks and Nicholas McKenna and the Collingwood Learning teamCredit �Press Eye/Darren Kidd

Ballyclare High pupils learn lessons on responsible drinking

Pupils at Ballyclare High were given a powerful lesson recently when they witnessed the reality of alcohol misuse played-out on-stage.

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Sara Coulter (second left) receives her awards from Mark Nodder, CEO Wrights Group Ltd and Elaine Magill, (right) Envision Management Consultants, watched by Course Director, Dr Andrea Reid.

Ballyclare student celebrates double success

A young Ballyclare woman is celebrating success after winning two top awards at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing.

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A scene from last year's Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus New Year's Day charity swim at Carnlough Harbour. INBT 01-108JC

Annual New Year’s Day Swim at Carnlough

The Ballymena Spina Bifida Association 46th Annual New Year’s Day Sponsored Swim will take place, as in previous years, at Carnlough Harbour on Sunday, January 1, 2018, with the swimmers taking the plunge at 12-noon sharp.

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Laura Tweed (centre) receives her award from Philip Bain, Shredbank Ltd watched by course director Dr Andrea Reid.

Laura wins UU Business School Excellence Award

A young Antrim woman is celebrating success after winning a top award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing.

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Mark Bingham and his Rock for Alzheimers annual fundraiser wins individual fundraiser of the year award. (l-r)Nick Joseph, Bernadine McCrory(Country Director (NI) for Alzheimers Society), Gerry McKibbin, Mark Bingham and Sarah McConnell

Rock for Alzheimer’s organiser wins award for fundraising

A Templepatrick man has been recognised at the Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards.

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Mark Bingham and his Rock for Alzheimers annual fundraiser wins individual fundraiser of the year award. (l-r)Nick Joseph, Bernadine McCrory(Country Director (NI) for Alzheimers Society), Gerry McKibbin, Mark Bingham and Sarah McConnell

Templepatrick man wins award for fundraising

A Templepatrick man has been recognised at the Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards.

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Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

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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