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Summer has truly arrived and as the holiday season is upon us everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun with family and friends.

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A handcuffed defendant

Firefighters called to courthouse to free defendant from handcuffs

Firefighters used an angle-grinder to cut off handcuffs which had become stuck on a defendant in the cells at Ballymena Courthouse on Thursday.

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Barbara Morrison

Tributes paid: Barbara campaigned for fairness for farmers

The steering committee of Farmers for Action has said Co Antrim woman Barbara Morrison, who passed away on July 12th, will be remembered as someone who campaigned for fairness for the farming community across Northern Ireland.

Business

IN FULL: Ian Paisley apologises in Commons speech

DUP MP Ian Paisley has offered a “profound apology” for failing to declare two luxury holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

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Darren McCauley expecting another tough game in the Europa League

Darren McCauley is expecting a tough tie against Spartak Subotica at The Showgrounds tonight in the Europa League first qualifying round second leg.

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The hosepipe ban

NI hosepipe ban set to be lifted

The hosepipe ban which has been in force in Northern Ireland since June 29 was scheduled to end on Thursday, with no prosecutions having been launched.

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Curtain up on The Merry Widow

Curtain up on The Merry Widow

Put on your best bib and tucker, dust off your top hat, gloves, tiara and fan - the Merry Widow is coming to town!

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Friel Festival comes to local beaches

Friel Festival comes to local beaches

The Lughnasa FrielFest: Brian Friel International Festival comes to the Causeway Coast for the first time from August 9 - 19.

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Chitty Bang Bang we love you, say BDG!

Chitty Bang Bang we love you, say BDG!

Earlier this year, Ballywillan Drama Group announced that it would be bringing Whistle Down the Wind to the Riverside Theatre in January 2019, however, in the meantime, an incredible opportunity arose and the Portrush group just couldn’t say no!

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Coleraine Jobs and Benefits office.  Picture: Google

Slight increase in local unemployment levels

The number of people registering as out of work in Coleraine has seen a slight increase, latest figures have revealed.

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Cash ‘pouring’ in for Kevin’s Dal fundraiser

Cash ‘pouring’ in for Kevin’s Dal fundraiser

Ballycastle’s best known photographer Kevin McAuley is more accustomed to recording news events rather than being one - but that’s exactly what happened when Kevin was admitted to hospital earlier this year.

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The 2018 O'Neills Foyle Cup Parade makes it way down Great James Street.

Young stars shine again at the Foyle Cup

Over 6000 young people accompanied by parents, grandparents, happily and colourfully paraded through Derry City centre in celebration of the 2018 O’Neills Foyle Cup.

Football
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Mayor Brenda Chivers is presented a copy of  '  Jewel of the Glens. Cushendall Golf Club 1938-2018' by author Denis O'Hara during a special celebration at the Antrim Coast's club. Included are Cushendall's President Joe O'Neill, Captain Andrew Burns, Lady Captain Eveleen McCurry and Lady  President Rosemary Campbell.

New book celebrates history of Cushendall Golf Club

Cushendall Golf Club celebrates 80 years with a varied programme that included the unwrapping on a meticulously crafted narrative in a 333-page hardback book titled - ‘Cushendall Golf Club 1938-2018. Jewel of the Glens’.

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Molly (12), Ellie (14) and Matthew (8) Taylor, from Ahoghill, who received support from the charity during Molly's cancer diagnosis, announce the exciting news.

NI Open to drive support for local children with cancer

The Northern Ireland Open, which takes place at Galgorm Castle from 15th – 19th August, has selected Cancer Fund for Children as its official charity partner for 2018.

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Pictured are consumer Sarah Hunter, who had problems getting a wedding present delivered to Northern Ireland, and The Consumer Council's Head of Postal Services, Kellin McCloskey, who says the new website www.deliverylaw.uk will be a useful resource for people who have had a frustrating, time consuming or expensive experience trying to have an online purchase delivered to Northern Ireland.

Online shoppers urged to report parcel delivery problems

Local online shoppers are set to benefit from a new website to report delivery problems with online orders.

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Louise Dunlop: My boys have shown me devoted love

Grief-stricken Louise Dunlop says her sons, Michael and Daniel, have been a tower of strength following the tragic death of her eldest boy William at the Skerries 100 road races.

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Millennium Forum Youth Musical cast in rehearsal for Cats.

Youth production of Cats to be purr-fect

Rehearsals are well under way at the Millennium Forum for the annual Youth Productions musical of Cats which opens at the North West’s premier venue on Wednesday, July 25, and runs until Saturday, July 28.

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Victor Leonard, SuperCupNI Tournament Chairman, and Jane Tohill, Executive Producer BBC Sport NI.

BBC Sport NI and SuperCupNI sign new three-year deal

BBC Sport NI has signed a new three-year deal with one of the world’s most prestigious youth soccer tournaments bringing coverage to a global audience.

Football
Fiona Kennedy, Living Well Moyle Coordinator NHSCT, Maura O'Loan, Ballycastle Branch Library Manager and Linda Wylie Senior Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Officer PHA pictured with the new collection of self-help health and wellness related books at Ballycastle Library during the launch of reading initiative, Read Yourself Well.

‘Read Yourself Well’ scheme launched

Ballycastle Library recently hosted the launch of a new self-help reading initiative, Read Yourself Well and the introduction of an extensive new collection of self-help health and wellness related books recommended by the Reading Agency and written by wellness experts, doctors and best-selling authors.

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Coast lovers and sea anglers are being urged to get involved to help safeguard NI's endangered sharks, skates and rays through events around the North Coast this summer - seadeepni.org

Join jaw-some shark events

Sea anglers and coast lovers on the North Coast are being encouraged to get involved in efforts to protect some of our most endangered marine wildlife: sharks, skates and rays, as part of Ulster Wildlife’s new ‘Sea Deep’ project.

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