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Residents and staff praised for rise in  recycling

Citizens donate tonne of toys to help others

The people of Ballymena and the wider borough have been praised for helping struggling families while also doing their bit for recycling, after a staggering one tonne of toys was donated to a civic charitable campaign last month.

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‘My 17 days in a coma fighting pneumonia and sepsis in ICU’

‘My 17 days in a coma fighting pneumonia and sepsis in ICU’

One day I was sitting at my desk at News Letter headquarters, when I realised I was coming down with the cold. So far, so commonplace. It was January; who doesn’t have to reach for the Kleenex in this desperate and bluest of months? I felt feverish, shivery. I sneezed and felt a cough brewing. I packed up at the end of the day, feeling utterly horrible, self-pityingly wretched. But I had no doubt the adequate dose of Co-codamol, a bag of oranges and some Lucozade would sort me out, plus an early night under a heavy duvet curled up in the foetal position beside my beloved bedside radiator.

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Libby Henry (chairperson) and Bruce Holdstock  (vice-chairperson) presenting a bouquet of flowers to Jennie Watt, the 200th person to join the Ballymena U3A this year.

Ballymena U3A membership tops 200

Chairperson of Ballymena U3A Libby Henry and Bruce Holdstock (vice-chairperson) present Jennie Watt with a bouquet of flowers to mark her enrolment as the 200th member to join in the current year.

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