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Thursday | Carrickfergus Today

Carrick 'most historic' of three boroughs

Mid and East Antrim councillors debated a number of options for retaining borough status during Tuesday's meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee.

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Thursday | Newtownabbey Today

Exhibition to explore impact of Great War

As part of a First World War centenary exhibit at Mossley Mill the Irish Great War Society will present a costumed living history event on Saturday, August 16. Pictured is Graham Evans, Chairman of the Great War Society, dressed in First World War uniform.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom,

Thursday | Carrickfergus Today

Antrim Artillery exhibition set to open in Carrick

Captain Paddy Shields and Captain Ken Blues from 591 Independent Field Squadron, based at Bangor Army Reserve Centre, visited Carrickfergus Museum, with the Mayor, Alderman Charlie Johnston and Shirn Murphy, Collections Access officer.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ballymena Today

Ballymena 1914 - Philip Orr's book offers 'New Perspectives'

For those seeking a truly in-depth examination of the intrigues and complexities of life in the local area during the pre-Great War era, I strongly recommend 'New Perspectives - Politics, Religion and Conflict in Mid-Antrim 1911-1914' Authored by Carrickfergus historian Philip Orr, whose earlier books include The Road to the Somme and Field of ... (more)

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Carrickfergus Today

Borough status proposed for Mid and East Antrim Council

Three options have been outlined over the potential for borough status within the new Mid and East Antrim Council .

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Carrickfergus Today

Former chair to sit on PCSP panel

Former chairman of Carrickfergus Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Councillor Andrew Wilson, has been elected to sit on a four-member panel for the Mid and East Antrim council area.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, World News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Carrickfergus Today

Cenotaph to be lit in red for WW1 tribute

A solemn centennial commemoration of the start of the First World War will be held in Carrickfergus on Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Watches

Carrickfergus Today

Call for update on abandoned trawler investigation

A local councillor has called for an update on an investigation into the disposal of an abandoned trawler from Carrick harbour.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Carrickfergus Today

'Flexible pathway' points to management roles for Carrick student

Prince Andrew Young-Owolanke from Carrickfergus who recently graduated from The Open University with a Certificate in Health and Social Care practice.

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Carrickfergus Today

Sites of ash dieback outbreak monitored

The local authority culled trees at Whitehead's Diamond Jubilee Wood and Bashfordsland after the fungus disease Chalara fraxinea struck 15 months ago.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Larne Today

Larne designer behind Miss Ireland gown

Local woman Geraldine Connon was behind the gown worn by Carrickfergus student Charlotte Shaw as she competed in the Miss Ireland finals on Saturday.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Carrickfergus Today

Pupils' proud input to 'a piece of history'

Budding young military historians have spoken of their pride at seeing their work being put on public display at Carrickfergus Cenotaph.

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Carrickfergus Today

Leanne to raise funds in memory of brave Rebekah

A Monkstown woman is to take part in a special day of fundraising events in memory of Carrickfergus schoolgirl Rebekah Bunting.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Newsday

Falling rocks warning signs ignored

People who are ignoring signs not to walk along a County Antrim coastal path are putting their lives at risk, the mayor of Carrickfergus has warned.

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Carrickfergus Today

Allotments 'depend on scheme success'

Green-fingered residents of Sunnylands could soon have their own allotments depending on the success of a new community garden.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

BBC News

Gun cartridge put at Alliance office

A shotgun cartridge has been found in a plastic box tied to the lock of an Alliance Party constituency office in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.

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Carrickfergus Today

Irish dancers for France

A local Irish dancing group is preparing to show its European counterparts that they are the 'reel' deal by representing Ulster in two French festivals.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Carrickfergus Today

Stretch of Whitehead walking route closed

A spokesperson for Carrickfergus Borough Council explained an upper stretch of the path has been closed due to health and safety concerns.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Carrickfergus Today

Carrick Siege 'needs more resources'

Efforts could be made to expand on the re-enactment of the Siege of Carrick Castle following a "slight" drop in numbers this year.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Carrickfergus Today

'Thrilling' concerts for students after summer school

Carrick Grammar School pupils and Ulster Youth Orchestra members Grainne White, Leah Forsythe, Connor Chambers and Sarah Doherty.

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