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Free training on dementia offered for informal caregivers

People in East Antrim caring for someone with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual in a series of courses being run locally by Alzheimer’s Society.

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Launch-time: The  Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival will take place at Shanes Castle over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25.

Game on! Shane’s Castle all set for Game Fair and Fine Food Festival

The annual Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival will take place at Shane’s Castle this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25.

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Having fun at the Strut Your Mutt Day at Carnfunnock.

Mutts get a chance to strut for charity at Carnfunnock

Pet owners and their dogs took part in large numbers in the ‘Strut your Mutt’ charity Dog Walk held recently at Carnfunnock Country Park.

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Cadets playing part in unique poppy project

Cadets from Glengormley Detachment, 1st (NI) Battalion Army Cadet Force, have been hard at work on a unique project as part of the Volunteering Section for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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The sky was the limit for the P6 pupils from Olderfleet PS, Moyle PS, Toreagh PS and Larne & Inver PS who were hosted  by Larne Grammar School for their annual Numeracy based  STEM event.

Sky’s the limit for primary schools at Larne Grammar STEM event

The sky was the limit at a special maths lesson delivered recently to a number of Larne primary schools.

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SPAR stores in the local area are mixing together the perfect ingredients to produce a huge Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party this Saturday, June 24.

Retailers ready for Marie Curie tea party fundraiser

SPAR stores in the local area are mixing together the perfect ingredients to produce a huge Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party this Saturday, June 24.

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How healthy is your favourite snack?

Put down the breakfast pot because our favourite healthy treats might not actually be as good for us as first thought.
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Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

Is this the best picnic spot in Northern Ireland?

The best picnic location in Northern Ireland has been revealed on National Picnic Week.

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Chris McNaghten is organising an AWARE Mood Walk in Glenarm on July 18 to get local people talking about mental health.

Chris hopes Mood Walk will make people AWARE of mental health

On the surface it seems hard to believe that former Ireland’s strongest man junior champion, Chris McNaghten, suffers with depression, but this gentle giant has been struggling with the debilitating disorder for nearly a decade.

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Noreen Hill for Alzheimers and Dawn McConnell from Hope House receive cheques for �1,000 from Linda Valentine on behalf of herself and her line dancing class which runs in Whitehead Community Centre. Linda raised the money by saving up her class entrance fees.

Charities benefit from line dancing

A line dancing class in Whitehead has stepped up to the mark for two charitable causes.

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Supersonic Surgeon: David Hart of Carrickfergus applies a sander to a Phantom jet fighter, as a volunteer with the Ulster Aviation Society.

Supersonic volunteer

David Hart of Carrickfergus applies a sander to a Phantom jet fighter, as a volunteer with the Ulster Aviation Society. David is one of dozens of workers who are busy restoring historic machines in the Society’s 30-aircraft collection in its display hangars at the Maze/Long Kesh development site in Lisburn.

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Trainee film-maker Anna Callan from Glenarm.

It’s lights, camera, action for Glenarm girl Anna

An East Antrim woman is one of a number of young film-makers working on the Cinemagic feature film ‘Grace and Goliath’ which has just gone into production.

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Game on! Shane’s Castle all set for Fair and Fine Food Festival

The annual Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival lined up for Shane’s Castle on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, has had its launch.

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The  IMPACTAgewell Project Design Team.

Agewell launch has big IMPACT

The much anticipated launch of the innovative IMPACTAgewell programme, packed a punch in terms of showcasing the achievements the local Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP) team have had in securing a £1 million investment from Dunhill Medical Trust to support older people in partnership with a wide range of agencies.

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Have you heard the yarn about ‘The Woollen Woods’?

Have you heard the yarn about ‘The Woollen Woods’?

Members of Lighthouse Yarns Knitting Circle get ready for the 2017 Woollen Woods.

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Flying out of Belfast International airport

Belfast International Airport ready for 2.3 million summer rush passengers

Belfast International Airport is expected to deal with a record 2.3 million passengers between now and the end of September.
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Carrick Library hosts aerial photograph exhibition. Pictured is Peter Steele who captured the special photographs.

Stunning aerial photographic exhibition

A wonderful exhibition of unique aerial photographs goes on display in Carrickfergus Library from June 10.

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Radio star & Stylist releases car detox video diary

Rebecca McKinney, a self-confessed ‘car addict’ has gone car free in the build-up to Bus + Train Week which runs from June 5-11.

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Phil Allen was the winner of the Gardening for Wildlife Award in the 2016 Mid & East Antrim in Bloom Community Competitions and is keen to encourage other gardeners to think about local wildlife.

Gardeners urged to think about wildlife

The winner of the ‘Gardening for Wildlife Award’ in the 2016 Mid & East Antrim in Bloom Community Competitions is keen to encourage other gardeners to think about local wildlife. encourage other gardeners to think about local wildlife.

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