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Andrea loses an amazing 16 stones and says a big yes to dress shopping!

A civil servant from the North West who was once so self-conscious about her size that she used to hate being seen in public has lost an incredible 16st 7lbs and achieved 3rd place in a Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’ competition.

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Guests pictured celebrating the third birthday of Hope House which offers a short free stay for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their carers. (submitted picture).

Third Birthday celebrations at Whitehead for Hope House

Pictured celebrating the third birthday of Hope House which offers a short free stay for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their carers, are some of the guests who attended: Maria McKnight (Hope House Treasurer), Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Councillor Audrey Wales, Steve Aiken MLA, Brian McKnight (Hope House Trustee), Mat Thompson (Hope House volunteer), Joyce Thompson (Hope House secretary), Dawn McConnell (Founder member of Hope House), and Norrie Ramsay.

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Principal Karen Castles and Ballyclare Nursery children receive the �500 cheque from Claione Alderdice (Asda Ballyclare Community Champion).

Nursery ‘floored’ by Asda Foundation cash

Ballyclare Nursery School is the latest local group to benefit from Asda Foundation support through its Green Token Giving scheme.

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Author visits schools to help pupils ‘find the fun’ in reading

Author visits schools to help pupils ‘find the fun’ in reading

Pupils at two Newtownabbey Primary schools were given lessons on how ‘to find the fun’ in reading recently from award winning author and illustrator Steven Lenton when he visited schools in Northern Ireland for the first time as part of the BookTrust author tour.

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The EITP Team:  left to Right: Denise Bryans, Midwife, Natalie Hanna, MSW, Nichola Park, Quality Data Support Officer, Jennifer McIlreavy, Midwife, Barbara Strawbridge, EITP Implementation Manager, Anne Dent, Midwife and Martina Doolan, Interim Lead Midwife, Community and Public Health.

New support for first time mums

New mothers in the Northern Trust can now avail of a free support programme to help them prepare for the birth of their first child.

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Vienna Christmas market

Flights for Christmas shopping trips to Prague and Vienna launched TODAY

Two dedicated Christmas market trips from Belfast International Airport to Prague and Vienna have been launched.

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Dress for the job you want (not the one you have)

Dress to impress: interview style advice for women

Although a catwalk-inspired outfit won’t necessarily be the sole reason you land your dream job, it’ll certainly make a great first impression.

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Children from Ballycarry Primary recently became water champions when NI Waters Education Team paid a visit to the school to teach them all about water conservation.

East Antrim Primary School pupils become ‘Water Champions’

Children from a number of East Antrim Primaries recently became ‘Water Champions’ when NI Water’s Education Team paid a visit to their schools to teach them all about water conservation.

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The McKeown family from Larne are putting their best feet forward as they get set to step out at Friends of the Cancer Centres Belvoir Park Forest Walk in Belfast on Saturday, June 3.

Larne family ready for charity challenge walk

The McKeown family from Larne are putting their best feet forward as they get set to step out at Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Belvoir Park Forest Walk in Belfast on Saturday, June 3.

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Community-based groups in Larne which are making a positive difference to society are being encouraged to access a new �1M fund which has been set up by three Northern Ireland charities.  Pictured at the launch of the Building Better Futures fund are Martin McCarthy, Director, Building Change Trust, Una MaCauley, Honorary Secretary, Belfast Charitable Society and Damian McAteer, Vice-Chair, Ulster Community Investment Trust.

£1million fund could help to ‘Build a Better Future’ in Larne

Community-based groups in Larne which are making a positive difference to society are being encouraged to access a new £1million fund which has been set up by three Northern Ireland charities.

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The Nokia 3310

Nokia announce release date for new 3310

It's official: the new and improved Nokia 3310 is set to be relaunched on 24 May 2017.

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Staff from Barnardos shop in Larne recently welcomed Jonathan Whalley, a Barnardos Director from East Anglia who is travelling 1000 miles on an electric unicycle across the UK and Ireland in aid of the childrens charity Pictured (L-R) Jonathan Whalley, Barnardos Director, Vincent OBoyle retail volunteer, Patricia Gabbey Barnardos retail manager, Leesa Jacques-Scullion Sales Assistant and Ian Sampson from Speedy Feet UK who supplied the electric unicycle.

Fundraising unicyclist rolls up to Larne Barnardo’s shop

Staff from Barnardo’s shop in Larne recently welcomed Jonathan Whalley, a Barnardo’s Director from East Anglia who is travelling 1000 miles on an electric unicycle across the UK and Ireland in aid of the children’s charity.

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Cancer Fund for Children is urging local school children to get sun savvy.The local charity is raising awareness of the importance of staying safe in the sun through its annual Hat and Shades campaign. Included (centre) is Rebecca Oates, Schools and Youth Fundraiser for Cancer Fund for Children. To find out more go to cancerfundforchildren.com or call 028 9080 5599.

Schools urged to get sun savvy and hold a ‘Hats and Shades Day’

With the Northern Irish summer appearing to be on its way, a local children’s cancer charity is encouraging schoolchildren in Ballymena and Antrim to stay savvy when it comes to the sun’s harmful rays.

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Glens walk for Meningitis Research

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is appealing to walkers in Ballymena and Antrim to join them at Glenariff Forest Park on Sunday, June 4.

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Children who took part in the  Antrim "County Bee" heat of the Eason Spelling Bee which was held in Templepatrick Primary School on May 4.

East Antrim pupils buzzing for chance to ‘Bee’ best speller

Primary Seven pupils from East Antrim have put their spelling abilities to the test in the Antrim County Spelling Bee.

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Members of the Ulidia Eco Team.

College deliver Fair Trade message from Madagascar to Carrick

Ulidia Integrated College is learning valuable educational and life lessons through a global collaboration with a school in Madagascar.

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Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

It’s been an exciting year for Northern Ireland actor Kerry Rooney; he’s already been to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE for services to older people and drama, and next week he will be recreating another rags to riches story in hit musical Me and My Girl.

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City Hall, Belfast city centre basked in the sun on Wednesday afternoon.

10 photos of Northern Ireland in the good weather we know you'll like

The sun seldom bakes Northern Ireland.

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Una Healy who will headling the Friends Goodwill Festival in Larne.

Saturday’s star shines at Goodwill Festival

Una Healy will headline the Friends’ Goodwill Festival, performing at the free concert at Sandy Bay Playing Fields in Larne on Saturday, May 20.

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Trevor Carson, CCEA Chairman, presents Amy Barnes from Downshire
School, Carrickfergus, with her Top Candidate award in GCSE Contemporary Crafts.

Top achievers in the spotlight at CCEA celebration of learning

A number of outstanding local learners have taken centre stage at Titanic Belfast where they were among 83 students from throughout the province who received recognition for their studies at the second ‘Celebrate with CCEA’ awards ceremony.

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