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Communities urged to apply for funding support for ‘shed spaces’

Community groups in Larne and the wider East Antrim area are being encouraged to apply for a share of the Sheds Grant Fund as it opens again for applications to help support the set-up of community Shed spaces.

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Lolabelle from Dogs Trust Ballymena has been at the Rehoming Centre for more than a year and remains overlooked by potential dog owners.

New campaign to find forever homes for dogs

Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has launched a new rehoming campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the thousands of unwanted dogs here and across the UK.

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Chance for a local school to win �750 and �1,000 for the winning pupil

Film contest open to local schools

Local schoolchildren have the chance to win £1,000 by designing a short film over the summer on the subject of reducing child abuse and neglect.

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Pictured are Fred Duncan, Chairman of Antrim Agricultural Society, Jason Webster, Randox Health Sales Manage; and James Clements, President of Antrim Agricultural Society.

‘Take a stroll through country life’ as Shane’s Castle showtime looms

Randox Antrim Show takes splace on Saturday (July 22), at Shane’s Castle Estate.

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Diane Marks was a runner-up in the Dedicated to Superior Quality category. (Submitted Picture).

Newtownabbey volunteers celebrated at Guide Dog Awards

The amazing efforts of Guide Dogs NI volunteers in Newtownabbey and the wider East Antrim area have been recognised at a special awards ceremony in Belfast hosted by the society.

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The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

IN FULL: Winners of The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

The winners of the 2017 Food Awards Northern Ireland have been revealed.
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Ambassador Eco-School, Ulidia Integrated College, win the International Collaboration category in the Young Reporters for the Environment global reporting competition 2017. Kynu Ku receives the First Place Award certificate from Ruth Van Ry, Eco-Schools Coordinator, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, with the rest of the Eco-Committee. Also pictured are Sandra Patterson, Eco-Coordinator Ulidia Integrated College; Barry Donaghy, ISL Waste Management Limited and Mr Houston, Principal Ulidia Integrated College.

Integrated College scoop top international reporting award

Green Flag Ambassador Eco-School Ulidia Integrated College, have won the International Collaboration category in the Young Reporters for the Environment global reporting competition 2017.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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The Blue Stack Mountain Boys will be among the performers at this years Cairncastle Ulster Scots Festival.

Cairncastle Ulster Scots Festival ready to hit a musical high note

International bands playing a mixture of Irish, Scottish, Country and Bluegrass music will be among the noteworthy line-up of performance talent at the 2017 Cairncastle Ulster Scots Bluegrass & Folk cross community Festival.

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Goalball Roadshow at Antrim Forum on Saturday

Goalball Roadshow at Antrim Forum on Saturday

The Goalball Roadshow comes to Antrim Forum on Saturday offering a free active opportunity for people with sight loss.

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Pictured are Fred Duncan, Chairman of Antrim Agricultural Society, Jason Webster, Randox Health Sales Manage; and James Clements, President of Antrim Agricultural Society.

Randox Antrim Show offers a stroll through country life

Randox Antrim Show is set to take place this year on Saturday, July 22, in the beautiful setting of the Shane’s Castle Estate, Antrim.

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Participants in the Roots of Empathy programme at Acorn Integrated Primary pictured at the celebration and thank-you event held by Northern Trust.

Pupils learn empathy lessons

Pupils from a number of schools in East Antrim have have taken part in a programme shown to reduce levels of aggression amongst schoolchildren.

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Opportunities to get really crafty in Larne throughout August

Opportunities to get really crafty in Larne throughout August

Larne will be showing off its creative side during August Craft Month as the 11th annual celebration of craft offers a feast of more than 150 events province wide.

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Parent warning: Snapchat’s ‘Stalk your friends’ feature - and how to stop it

Social media users are being warned about a new Snapchat feature which is causing concern among parents.
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Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. Photograph: Nintendo

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out

If you’ve not already pre-ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after distributors sold out of pre-orders this morning.

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Members of the Hills Financial Planning team.

Hills hosts free education seminars

Established for well over 20 years, Hills Financial Planning believes in treating clients as people, not just as a number. Their hands on philosophy makes the company one of the most highly respected amongst financial advisers in the country and in 2017 they will be continuing their expansion plans with bigger premises and new additions to the team – so watch this space!

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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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