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Ballywillan Drama Group ‘keeps dancing’ with Strictly fundraiser

Strictly Come Dancing has become a firm family favourite as part of weekend telly viewing for over ten years now.

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£10m development for Portrush announced

£10m development for Portrush announced

A local development company has announced the release of a £10 million luxury apartment development on Kerr Street, Portrush.

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Managing Director of Click Energy, Damian Wilson and Jillian Patchett, National Director of Diabetes UK Northern Ireland pictured at the launch of the Inspire Awards.

Ellie is in line for Diabetes award

Local volunteer with Diabetes UK Northern Ireland, Ellie Henry, from Ballymoney, has been nominated for the Fundraising Award at the upcoming Diabetes UK Northern Ireland Inspire Awards with Click Energy.

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Image 1: Asda Coleraine General Store Manager Roy Warke and Asda Coleraine Community Champion, Sheila Palmer, are joined by Building Ballysally Together at the Asda Foundation cheque presentation for �21,550. L-R: Jenny Archer, Neighbourhood Renewal Officer with the Council; Gilbert Leighton of Blinds Galore; Chef, Brian Johnston, from Building Ballysally Together; Chair, Lexi Halliday and Treasurer, Adrian Eakin; ASDA People Training Manager, Louise Kane; Asda Coleraine GSM, Roy Warke and Asda Coleraine Community Champion, Sheila Palmer; and from the Housing Executive, Eddie Breslan, Nuala McGoldrick and Caroline Scott.

Building Ballysally Together gets boost from Asda

Building Ballysally Together has received a £21,550 donation from the Asda Foundation to help furnish its newly renovated café.

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Church funding available

Church funding available

East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has written to churches in the constituency regarding a funding opportunity of which churches may wish to avail.

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RNLI lifeguards train Arcadia Bathing Club members to be lifesavers

RNLI lifeguards train Arcadia Bathing Club members to be lifesavers

Two RNLI lifeguards have provided training to members of the Arcadia Bathing Club in Portrush which will enable them to respond as lifeguards in the event of anyone getting into trouble in or near the water.

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From left, back row: William Roulston (Ulster Historical Foundation), Tom Fleming (Garvagh Museum), Wilbert Patterson (Garvagh Museum), Brian Mitchell (Genealogist, Derry & Strabane Council), Keith Beattie. Seated: Linde Lunney (Royal Irish Academy) and Alison McCaughan (Dunboe'Presbyterian Church).

Historical conference a great success

Over 100 people recently attended a successful conference in Garvagh which explored the background to the transatlantic migration of upwards of 100 local families in the eighteenth century.

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Loreto College's top Tr�caire fundraising class, 9B, with their form teacher Mrs S McBroom and Social Justice Coordinator Mrs L McCool.

Kind-hearted Loreto students raise over £5000 for Trocaire during Lent

Staff and students of Loreto College Coleraine have raised a magnificent total of £5054 for Trócaire in the College’s annual Lenten fundraising campaign.

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99-year-old Norman Irwin and the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird OBE pictured with the clock which is set to go on display in Garvagh Museum.

Norman celebrates history with Mayor

Norman Irwin knows more than most about the passing of time.

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Rev David Clarke.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: the real ‘rich list’

The ‘Sunday Times’ has once again published the ‘Rich List’ of Britain’s wealthiest individuals.

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Michael Cecil, Matthew Kemp, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird OBE, Fionntan McCarry and Ruairidh Morrison launch the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival.

The Rathlin Sound Festival returns

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival returns from Friday, May 25. until Sunday, June 3, and promises 10 days of culture, cuisine and coastal treasures.

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The cast of Hollywood to Broadway at the Riverside Theatre on June 8. Front - Maxine McAleenon, Laura Campbell, Sandra Jackson and Addis Blair. Back - Robert Blair, Harry Stinson, Andy Shaw, Gerald McQuilken and Nathan Hernberg. Tickets priced �16 on sale now www.ulster.ac.uk/riverside

Let’s travel from Hollywood to Broadway in song and dance

Fancy going on a musical mystery tour from Hollywood to Broadway?

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Jill Hutchinson from Dalriada School top candidate in GCSE Home Economic.

Jill is NI’s top student in Home Economics

The spotlight was firmly on 85 local learners as they received recognition for their studies at the 2018 ‘Celebrate with CCEA’ awards ceremony - with one Dalriada pupil making headlines too.

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Pastor Kenny Brandie guest speaker at Men's Big Breakfast in Ballymoney Church of God this Saturday.

Men’s big breakfast at Church of God

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast with good fun and fellowship?

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Freddie and Janette Tannahill with supporters after the fundraising Tractor Run for Parkinson's UK.

Tractor run for friend Robinson

A Macosquin farming family has raised £3,200 for the charity Parkinson’s UK by holding a tractor run.

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McAfee Auctions’ fine furnishings

McAfee Auctions’ fine furnishings

McAfee Auctions’ next sale scheduled for May 24 is one of their quarterly ‘Fine Furnishings‘ sales in their Ballymoney salerooms and is also an online sales where the public can also view, bid and buy through the thesaleroom.com.

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Mayor Joan Baird launches Pirates off Portrush 2018 with representatives, sponsors and participants.

It’s the Pirates off Portrush!

“Pirates Off Portrush” returns for its sixth adventure with the notorious buccaneer Tavish Dhu, on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, when the town is invaded by the Emperor of The Orient!

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Ross McMullan has the Royal Wedding Invitations while his mother holds his letter from the Lord Lieutenant. Included are NRC Lifeskills Tutor Oonagh Hughes, Learning Support Worker Samantha Dobbin, and Lifeskills Co-ordinator Sharon Connolly.

A right royal wedding invitation for our Ross

Northern Regional College student Ross McMullan from Ballymoney knows exactly what he’ll be doing on Saturday, May 19 - mingling with guests at the Royal Wedding!

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Happy smiles at the Loreto College Year 14 Leavers' Mass.

Leavers’ Mass for Loreto pupils

Year 14 students – the class of 2018 – and their parents celebrated the end of seven happy years at Loreto College in Coleraine with the teaching staff of the school at a special Mass held on the evening of May 2, celebrated by Father Raymond McCullagh.

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Rev David Clarke.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Simon ‘Ostrich’ Cowell won’t be coming

As I write, Sir Alex Ferguson, the uniquely-successful former manager of Manchester United is reportedly fighting for his life.

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