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1 hr ago | Carrickfergus Today
Samantha Braniff, from Carrickfergus, whose sunflower grew a mighty three metres to win the annual challenge. INCT 37-595-CON Samantha Braniff, aged 6, from Carrick, took the title after her sunflower grew to three metres.
5 hrs ago | Lisburn Today
Paul Finnegan, from Lisburn. is Regional Manager of Beyond Words at Cruse, a Big Lottery Funded Project for bereaved people over 60 including stroke survivors and their carers and people living in sheltered housing.
9 hrs ago | BreakingNews.ie
Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has paid tribute to the late Ian Paisley as the undisputed leader of unionism. Political parties from all sides offered heartfelt thoughts of the churchman and politician's legacy at a special sitting of the Stormont Assembly as the family held a private funeral in Belfast.
14 hrs ago | Ballymoney Today
Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman and Chairman of the Stormont Employment and Learning Committee, has secured concession from his party's Executive minister that gullies in flooding hotspots across the constituency will be emptied in spite of budget cuts. Assemblyman Swann, who is UUP Chief Whip, secured the concession from Regional Development Minister and fellow UUP MLA Danny Kennedy, who has made numerous ministerial visits to North Antrim.
A Newtownabbey man is among 21 doctors, nurses, patients and staff from the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre who are taking on a 1,000 kilometre cycle across Spain to raise 50,000 for Friends of the Cancer Centre. The ten-day expedition started in Seville on Sunday, September 14 and will continue north to Salamanca and onwards to the finish line in Santiago.
I once turned up in Belfast from Beirut, to challenge Ian Paisley about the Middle East. As Belfast correspondent for The Times in the 1970s, I knew the vicious old rogue well, and he always treated me with the same humour, disdain and repugnance that he visited upon most journalists.
With Mencap's 'Zip the Lagan' Challenge fast approaching in Belfast on September 21, the learning disability charity is asking adrenaline seekers from Lisburn and the surrounding area to help it reach new heights in fundraising by taking part in the cross-river challenge that can benefit people with a learning disability and Mencap services. Mencap's regional fundraising manager, Vanessa Elder exlained: "I am actually looking forward to it, it'll be exhilarating and a fun way to raise the money we need to enable the thousands of people with a learning disability and their families we support to live their lives the way they want.
Deborah Walker , winner of the Best Kept Container Garden category of Carrickfergus in Bloom, with Alderman May Beattie, chairperson of the Parks, Countryside and Amenities sub-committee. INCT 37-757-CON A container garden was among the stand out entries for judges in this year's Carrickfergus in Bloom community competitions.
The Imperial Grand Lodge of the Independent Loyal Orange Institution has expressed its deep sorrow and regret at the passing of the Rev Dr Ian Paisley. Imperial Grand Master Alan McLean said: "Ian Paisley was a tower of true conviction and a man of immense faith.
A Sinn Fein councillor's opposition to the use of a 'gov.uk' e-mail domain name is based on a misunderstanding, says Ulster Unionist Stephen Nicholl. He was reacting to Sinn Fein's 'rejection' of the use of the 'gov.uk' domain when it was raised at Mid & East Antrim Council, which is still plodding through its initial 'inner governance' bureacracy.
File-This Oct. 11, 2013, file photo shows British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking during an investment conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.
Books of condolence have opened across Northern Ireland after the former First Minister and DUP leader Ian Paisley Senior died on Friday. Lord Bannside, who founded the Free Presbyterian Church and entered into a power-sharing government alongside Sinn FA©in in 2007, died following a period of ill health at the age of 88. He wrote: "In rising above old enmities we pointed the way to a better and peaceful future.
The event, claimed to be the one of the largest Orange gatherings held in the UK in recent times, has been held just days before the Scottish referendum. Among those in attendance from the Province are Deputy Grand Master Rev Alistair Smyth, and Assistant Grand Masters, Rev Mervyn Gibson and Harold Henning.
A former Dungannon woman who was sent to Australia from a care home when she was a child has told the North's Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that she suffered feelings of "abandonment and isolation". The 63-year-old woman was transported to Australia in 1955 when she was aged four from Nazareth House home, Belfast, which was run by the Sisters of Nazareth.
Two men were expected to appear in court today charged with rape in connection with separate incidents in Portadown and Portrush. A 33-year-old man was expected to appear in Lisburn Magistrates Court today in connection with the incident in Portadown on August 25. A 21-year-old man has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Local churches are set to run free sessions to help people in Ballymena get on top of their household finances. Following specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty, members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Ahoghill and Harryville Presbyterian Church, Ballymena are offering the short course aimed to putting the joy back into money by teaching people how to chart their household income and take control of their expenditure.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:46 pm
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