Tag Archives: East Antrim MLA

‘Promote walking’ – Beggs

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MLA warns over dangers after tyres added to town bonfire

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Wave of complaints over erection of loyalist flags

Discussions are ongoing between police and community representatives over the erection of paramilitary flags in parts of the borough. It follows a wave of complaints from residents describing the UDA/UFF flags and banner on Greenisland’s Station Road as “intimidating”. It is thought a number have also been mounted around the Woodburn Avenue area of Carrickfergus Councillor Noel Williams, chair of Carrickfergus Policing and Community Safety Partnership, said it was his understanding that police have been “inundated” with complaints over the issue. Revealing the Alliance Party has been contacted by almost 30 people, he commented: “It is difficult to see how in the immediate future it will be resolved. I would like to see it being resolved to the satisfaction of the various communities.” East Antrim MLA Davy Hilditch said the DUP had also received a wave of complaints. “I was in the area on Saturday morning on constituency business and … Continue reading

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Glynn PS teacher retires after almost three decades

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Care homes announcement leaves some still harbouring fears for future

“Unanswered questions” still hover over the future of Northern Ireland’s public care homes following a call for fresh reviews of them. The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) set out plans for fresh assessments of services and needs across the Province after last year’s furore surrounding plans by many trusts to shut their facilities. Health trusts are being asked to review their stances on new admissions, and the health minister pledged all residents will be able to stay put for as long as they wish – adding he wants to explore the idea of turning such homes into “broader hubs for older people’s services” too. HSCB said proposals for closure could only be made if there were no permanent residents, and the relevant trust had ruled out alternative uses for the home. But UUP health spokesman Roy Beggs said some homes had not let in new residents for years, and … Continue reading

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