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Coleraine man has charges withdrawn

A Coleraine man charged with assaulting a man and making a threat to kill him has had the two charges he faced withdrawn.

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Suspended jail term of assault and criminal damage

Suspended jail term of assault and criminal damage

A bed was broken after a man assaulted his wife when she returned home from a night out during the Christmas holidays, a court has heard.

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Alison Irwin, Head of Equality, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Claire Campbell, Carers Coordinator, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Clare-Anne Magee, General Manager, Carers NI, Lyn Campbell, Information and Development, Officer Carers NI.

Looking after someone? New online support available for carers

The Northern Trust has teamed up with Carers NI and Carers UK to offer further support to carers across this area via digital resources tailored to their needs.

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Specsavers representatives Tony McGinn (left) and Stuart Brown (right) with Spirit of NI presenter Pamela Ballantine and judge Eamon Holmes.

Search on for Spirit of NI Awards nominees

The search is on for Coleraine’s unsung heroes.

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Accused of criminal damage

Accused of criminal damage

A Ballymoney man is accused of causing criminal damage to plant pots, garden ornaments and lights belonging to a woman two days before Christmas last year.

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Pictured unveiling the new secure cycle parking compound at Lisburn Train Station are Translink's Gary Dunlop and Claire McLernon from Sustrans.

Translink invests in new facilities for cyclists

New secure bicycle parking compounds have been unveiled at Lisburn and Holywood train stations as part of Translink’s efforts to improve facilities for cyclists at NI Railways and Ulsterbus stations across Northern Ireland.

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W.O.W. fundraiser  for Cherish A Child

W.O.W. fundraiser for Cherish A Child

Several hundred people gathered in the Ballymoney Church of God Youth Hall for another special event hosted by the W.O.W! Women of Worth team.

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Pairs winners Jal Richardson and Cecil Dillon pictured with Club President Willie McCaw.

BOWLS: Ballybrakes Christmas Tournament

Ballybrakes Community Indoor Bowling Club held their Annual Christmas Short-mat tournament, once again sponsored by Taylor Bowls and Basil Knipe Electrics, Ballymoney from Wednesday 27th December until Monday 1st January with Finals Night on Satruday 6th January.

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Excess alcohol driver took father’s van without permission

Excess alcohol driver took father’s van without permission

A trainee joiner from Coleraine who took his father’s work van without permission was then detected driving with excess alcohol in his breath.

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Stress free puppy petting day for students at  Coleraine Uni

Stress free puppy petting day for students at Coleraine Uni

Henry and Harry are just two of the rescue dogs from the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue which appeared at the Students’ Union in Coleraine to host a ‘Stress Free Puppy Petting Day’.

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Ballymoney lost captain, John McFetridge to injury.. PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney Firsts beaten

On Saturday, the JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV made the trip to Mallusk to face a tricky away tie to Academy.

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/1/2018: Former Vauxhall International North West 200 race winner, Jeremy McWilliams joins Event Director, Mervyn Whyte and Air Ambulance NI Chairman, Ian Crowe to announce the  selection of AANI as the race festival's chosen charity for 2018. Also included are pilot, Richard Steele and Paramedic, Stuart Stevenson.
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Air Ambulance NI is designated charity for 2018 NW200

The Air Ambulance NI (AANI) will once again be the designated charity of the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200.

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Fined for post office candle theft

Fined for post office candle theft

A woman who stole a candle worth £13.95 from a post office in Portstewart has been fined £100.

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HOCKEY: Win for Portrush Firsts

HOCKEY: Win for Portrush Firsts

Portrush First XI began the New Year in great style with a dominant display against Saintfield.

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Case of man charged with assisting alleged offender is further adjourned

Case of man charged with assisting alleged offender is further adjourned

A Garvagh man charged with assisting an alleged offender in connection with an attempted murder in the town in December has had his case further adjourned until March.

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Former Vauxhall International North West 200 race winner, Jeremy McWilliams joins Event Director, Mervyn Whyte and Air Ambulance NI Chairman, Ian Crowe to announce the  selection of AANI as the race festival's chosen charity for 2018. Also included are pilot, Richard Steele and Paramedic, Stuart Stevenson.

Air Ambulance NI is official NW200 charity in 2018

The Air Ambulance NI (AANI) has been confirmed as the official charity of the Vauxhall International North West 200 once again in 2018.

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Luke McKendry, who has been offered a two-year scholarship with Premiership side Swansea.

FOOTBALL: Luke nets Swansea scholarship

Rising football star, Luke McKendry, has been offered a two-year scholarship with Premiership side Swansea, following a series of trials in December.

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Scene of the road accident in the north Antrim village of Broughshane on Tuesday which claimed the life of Ronnie McCaughan. Photo: Pacemaker.

Ronnie was ‘near perfect’ says his brother Tommy

A Broughshane decorator and lay preacher who died in a road accident was “as near perfect as you could get” and never fell out with anyone in all his 70 years, his brother said.

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All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Aubrey Bingham from Disability Sport NI pictured with Robert Heyburn from Department for  Communities, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, Conor Cunning from Sport NI and Wilma Erskine, Sport NI Board Member at the launch of the Disability Sports Hub held in Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: Causeway Wheelies programme launched

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, in conjunction with Disability Sport Northern Ireland, is piloting a new initiative with the introduction of the Causeway Wheelies Basketball Programme.

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