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Men’s Shed unit would be a ‘great idea’ for Carrick

A Carrickfergus man has told of how he discovered a new creative and social outlet thanks to the Men’s Shed movement. Fred Berry, 73, has been attending one of the schemes in north Belfast for the past year. According to the UK Men’s Shed Association, the initiative essentially provides “a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy”. The association’s website adds: “A Men’s Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. “They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.” Although popular with older men and retirees, Men’s … Continue reading

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Men’s Shed unit would be a ‘great idea’ for Carrick – Carrick Times

A Carrickfergus man has told of how he discovered a new creative and social outlet thanks to the Men’s Shed movement. Fred Berry, 73, has been attending one of the schemes in north Belfast for the past year. According to the UK Men’s Shed Association, the initiative essentially provides “a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy”. The association’s website adds: “A Men’s Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. “They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.” Although popular with older men and retirees, Men’s … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Assembly elections: How did the pre-election polls compare to the results

108 MLAs were elected to Stormont earlier this month The election is over and we now have an election break until 2019 – although there is the EU referendum coming up on 23 June. We were fairly pleased with our pre NI Assembly election polls, all the trends were correct in our last Opinion Panel poll (see previous articles). Yes – some of the figures were a bit out from the actual final figures, but remember our last poll was taken 10 days from the election, so there was still plenty of time for changes of minds. In any case, we always stress that it’s the trends that count – and our final poll showed the correct trends: DUP going up, SDLP UUP declining, TUV rising (although the TUV had no increase in terms of seats, their NI-Wide vote went up), Green Party and People before Profit going up. We … Continue reading

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Road markings to be installed along ‘rural’ A2 section

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April opinion poll: Just how will Northern Ireland vote in Assembly ballot

Graph 1 Graph 2. Graph 3 Graph 4 Graph 5 Graph 6 Our April Opinion Panel ‘Tracker’ poll was carried out online for a period of 60 Hours from 10am April 26 to 10pm April 28 (60 hours), and is the last of our tracker polls before the Northern Ireland Assembly election on Thursday. Subjects covered included Northern Ireland political leader ratings, party election percentage poll scores, and the upcoming EU referendum on June 23. Over 1,800 members of our Opinion Panel were invited to participate, 1,168 full responses were received, and 1,082 responses considered in terms of the final results. Here we provide the key poll results with a brief summary commentary with each poll question. A more detailed report including a Northern Ireland Assembly election seat predictor, based on our four most recent Northern Ireland polls, will be available on the LucidTalk website from 8pm Tuesday, May 3. … Continue reading

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