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Stop criminal feuding in Larne ‘before lives are lost’: MLA

Criminal feuding in Larne must come to an end “before lives are lost” Roy Beggs has said. The Ulster Unionist MLA made his plea after an arson attack at a house in the Killyglen Road area of the town on Sunday. Mr Beggs said the latest incident had all the hallmarks of the tit-for-tat incidents that have been taking place in recent weeks. “Another car has been set on fire and, with the risk of an exploding petrol tank, homes have been endangered along with the lives of local residents,” he said. “I have a meeting arranged with the PSNI and will be urging that extra resources are used to target the well known criminal protagonists and help bring this feuding to an end before lives are lost,” Mr Beggs added. Three men have been arrested by police investigating the Killyglen incident. Two of the men, aged 23 and 32, … Continue reading

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Monkstown centre closure ‘concerning’

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has expressed concern over plans to close the only remaining Education Other Than At School (EOTAS) provision in Monkstown. This Educational Guidance Centre is the only remaining EOTAS service provided within Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey. Mr. Beggs is actively involved in trying to address educational under-achievement and has visited the service. He said: “Closing the local EOTAS provision is a retrograde step. Pupils can fall out of post-primary school for complex reasons and EOTAS can play an important role in assisting them with continuing their education. “I am concerned with the plans to close the Monkstown EOTAS service and instead relay on a service provided in Ballymena. “EOTAS plays an important role in assisting alternative education and sometimes the return of pupils to main stream schooling. “Young people from Carrick, Newtownabbey and parts of Larne will have to travel the considerable additional distance … Continue reading

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Monkstown centreclosure ‘concerning’

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has expressed concern over plans to close the only remaining Education Other Than At School (EOTAS) provision in Monkstown. This Educational Guidance Centre is the only remaining EOTAS service provided within Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey. Mr. Beggs is actively involved in trying to address educational under-achievement and has visited the service. He said: “Closing the local EOTAS provision is a retrograde step. Pupils can fall out of post-primary school for complex reasons and EOTAS can play an important role in assisting them with continuing their education. “I am concerned with the plans to close the Monkstown EOTAS service and instead relay on a service provided in Ballymena. “EOTAS plays an important role in assisting alternative education and sometimes the return of pupils to main stream schooling. “Young people from Carrick, Newtownabbey and parts of Larne will have to travel the considerable additional distance … Continue reading

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United calls for end to fire attacks ‘madness’ in Larne

United calls for an end to the ‘tit for tat’ attacks which have shocked the Larne area have been issued after Friday’s arson incident . It was the 11th to have taken place in the town in just under a fortnight. A house at Walnut Park was petrol-bombed just after 8am. A mother and son were forced to flee the property after a blaze was started deliberately in the living room. The occupants were checked at the scene by paramedics although they were not injured. Detective Dunny McCubbin said: “It is believed at this stage that a petrol bomb was thrown through the front window of the house at around 8am. “The device broke the window, ending up in the living room of the property. “The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service personnel attended and extinguished a fire and made the device safe. “Our enquiries into this incident are at … Continue reading

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As woman and her son escape injury in Larne petrol bombing, calls grow for end to ‘mayhem’

An occupant of the property surveys the damage Politicians have called for an end to the “mayhem” in Larne and warned that it could lead to a fatality after a mother and son escaped injury in a petrol bomb attack on their home. The latest in a wave of arson attacks in the town saw the device thrown through the window of a house in Walnut Park, causing damage to the living room. Fire Service personnel attended and extinguished the blaze. Pictures taken after the attack show one of the occupants surveying the damage to her property. A sofa shows extensive fire damage, and is covered in shards of glass. The white and silver wallpaper is tinged with soot, while a once-white coffee table also looks to have been badly burned. The floor is covered in ash. Items of furniture damaged in the blaze have been laid out on the … Continue reading

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