North Coast and Ballymena edition April 2018

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Letter from the Editor


Cheryl Cole, North Coast and Ballymena Editor

There’s one thing we all have in common in the North Coast – dogs! We’re an area of dog lovers and that’s why we decided to run our very first Local Women Pups on Parade this month. We were inundated with adorable pictures and I got to stare at cute doggos for a month and call it work – amazing!

Check out the cutest canines in the North Coast on pages 20-23 and if your pooch isn’t included, don’t panic! We will have a follow up feature in the very near future and I promise all of your dogs will make it into print.

We even have a dog appearing in our fashion pages this month! Scout made his modelling debut in our gorgeous Pet and Country shoot.

But it’s not all about dogs in this issue. We have the usual real life stories, weddings, fashion and social pages that you look forward to.

As the beginning of april is Autism Awareness Week, we meet three determined local mums - Grainne Whyte and Jenny Price from Coleraine and Portstewart’s Yvonne King - who have set up ‘Parents Unite’ to give children with additional needs the freedom to be completely themselves.

Another proud mum is Ahoghill’s Sara Potter who tells us how her incredible three-year-old daughter Abigail made a phone call that potentially saved her life.

And don’t you have great social lives in the North Coast?! Our photographer Mark was busy snapping away at all your events and he even got some photos of me and Jessica Duff (she couldn’t stay away for long!) at 1920’s themed ‘A Blinding Bash’. We got all dressed up as flapper girls for the event, organised by Amy Warke, to raise money for Birth Trauma Association. See all the photos inside!

Lastly, we are delighted to be the main sponsors of Ballymoney Spring Fair 2018. The Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council event will be taking place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th april and we can’t wait to be a part of it. Check out all the details on page 15.

Until next month,

Cheryl Cole

North Coast and Ballymena Editor

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