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East Antrim items on display at Orange Museum

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‘Remove all offensive flags’ in Carrick, says McMullan

East Antrim MLA Oliver McMullan has called for the removal of all “offensive” flags in Carrickfergus. The Sinn Féin representative was commenting after the erection of Nazi and Confederate emblems close to a bonfire site in Glenfield estate sparked public outcry. Welcoming the removal of these items, Mr McMullan added: “However, during the public discussion on these flags everyone was queuing up to condemn the Nazi flag while ignoring the fact there are also loyalist paramilitary flags in the same area. “Instead of selective condemnation, unionist public representatives and community leaders need to step up to the mark and ensure that all offensive racist and sectarian flags are removed.” Police say they received calls on Tuesday evening from members of the public reporting their distress and concern at the appearance of swastika-bearing and Confederate emblems close to a bonfire site. Speaking in the early hours of Wednesday morning (Wednesday) Superintendent … Continue reading

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Call for removal of offensive graffiti aimed at MLA

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said graffiti discovered in Carrick aimed at intimidating him will not succeed. Mr Dickson was speaking after the PSNI alerted him to the offensive graffiti, which appeared in the Glenfield area after he spoke out against the flying of swastika flags in the town. “Those behind this graffiti obviously thought they could intimidate me, but they won’t succeed,” he said. “I will always speak up for what is right. Those behind this graffiti, or the flying of offensive flags in the town, do not represent the majority, who want Carrickfergus to remain an open and welcoming place and I will continue to give that majority a voice. “This attack will not deter me in continuing to deliver a tolerant and respectful future for everyone across East Antrim.” Meanwhile, a number of political representatives from the area have spoken out against the graffiti. Fellow East Antrim … Continue reading

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MLA urges uptake of scheme to protect children from ‘sexting’

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£40000 lottery award for East Antrim

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed an investment of £40,000 in the East Antrim area by Awards for All. The programme aims to bring real improvements to communities and to the lives of people most in need by funding projects which involve people in their communities, bringing them together to enjoy a wide range of charitable, community, educational, environmental and health-related activities. Mr Beggs said “Kilwaughter LOL 520 has been given £10,000 to make improvements to its hall so it can be used for more community activities and events. “St James’s Primary School in Newtownabbey will use their £10,000 to provide iPads for their pupils for after-school activities and Ulidia Integrated College will allocate their £10,000 towards suicide awareness and prevention training for pupils and parents.” “If you or your community group want to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 for a project which will last up … Continue reading

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