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How To Alleviate Anxiety In Children With ASD

Anxiety is, unfortunately, a part of ‘normal’ life and it’s something that everyone experiences at some stage in life, but children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children.  In fact, anxiety is estimated to affect at least 40% of autistic individuals and is a prevalent...

New publication launched on Greenisland and Carrickfergus Home Guard

L-R: George Elliot; Helen Rankin (Chair); Mayor Cllr Johnston; Sean MacIntyre (author), John Hulme, Shirin Murphy and Laura Patrick, (Carrickfergus Museum)
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Peter Johnston was delighted to meet author Sean MacIntyre at Carrickfergus Civic Centre and Museum and be the first to get a look at his new book focussing on our local Home Guard ‘Dad’s Army’ during World War Two. “Forgotten Service: The story of Greenisland and...

Ongoing police operation in the Holyland area of south Belfast

Police in South Belfast have issued 47 Covid notices and nine prohibition notices over the last two nights as part of their ongoing operation to address antisocial and criminal activity in the Holyland area of South Belfast. A 16 year old male was also arrested on Saturday, 19th September, for possession of Class B drugs...

North Channel Partnership to meet virtually as campaign for major roads upgrade continues

In April, the UK Government announced a funding package of up to £17million to maintain a number of ‘critical routes’ – of which Larne to Cairnryan was one – during the Coronavirus emergency.
The next meeting of the North Channel Partnership will see Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (MEABC) and Dumfries and Galloway Council share their experiences from the Covid-19 pandemic, while charting their priorities for the next twelve months. Elected members at the September meeting of Full Council were updated on the progress made by...

Robbery, Shaw’s Road Belfast

Detectives are investigating the report of a robbery at Shaw’s Road in west Belfast earlier today Tuesday 15th September. Detective Sergeant  Sam McCallum said: “We received a report at around 8.30am this morning, that three men wearing balaclavas and dressed in dark clothing, approached a delivery van which was parked at the rear of...

Cannabis worth £900k seized following searches

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit carried out a searches in Banbridge, Belfast, and Lisburn today (Monday 14 September).  This was a joint operation between Police Service of Northern Ireland, Border Force, and Immigration and Enforcement.  One male has been arrested and is being questioned by Police in relation to the seizures...

Waves of visitors making their way to the Gobbins

The world-renowned Gobbins Coastal Path is welcoming large numbers of intrepid visitors
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council has welcomed a hugely positive response to the reopening of the Gobbins Coastal Path. The world-renowned attraction reopened to the public on 01 September and now boasts the coveted ‘Good to Go’ charter mark and a host of enhanced safety and hygiene measures to ensure peace...

Research into Sleep and Cerebral Palsy in Northern Ireland

The lovely Mary-Elaine McCavert a PHD student from Queens University has asked us to share the following with you. *Research into Sleep and Cerebral Palsy in Northern Ireland* Hi everyone. My name is Mary-Elaine McCavert, I’m a PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast studying sleep in children with cerebral palsy....

11 Acts You Don’t Want To Miss at this Year’s Culture Night Belfast Online

This year's Culture Night Belfast is going totally online.  Streaming across a number of virtual platforms on Friday September 18th, Culture Night Online 2020 aims to be accessible to those who would attend in-person each year as well as those who have yet to experience the best of Northern Ireland’s arts and culture scene. 

Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force arrest two men and recover a firearm and ammunition.

A firearm and ammunition recovered by Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force in west Belfast on Friday 11th September.
Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force investigating the criminal activities of the INLA have arrested two men following the recovery of a firearm and ammunition in west Belfast. Detective Inspector Hamilton said: “Following a proactive policing operation, a vehicle was stopped at the Falls Road area of Belfast shortly after 9:20pm on Friday...


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