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So that’s it all over for another year! I hope you’ve all recovered from the madness of Christmas and are ready to kick 2018 oﬀ with a bang. I haven’t even thought about New Year’s Resolutions, and if you’re the same don’t worry. The incredible ladies in this month’s issue will definitely inspire you to make a change for the better!
We met Pamela Murdock and Caron McGowan from Portrush who have lost over 10st between them. Pamela suffered a stroke last year and Caron is living with MS, yet these two determined ladies don’t let anything stand in their way – amazing.
Speaking of determination, we also met Randalstown mum Sonya McAllister who has lost an incredible 9st. These women are showing us how it’s done!
Strong, determined ladies is a bit of a theme this month. We speak to Portrush’s Lauren McGee who is pushing for big changes for children with autism and their families in the North Coast after her own son Tyler was diagnosed at just two years old.
Coleraine’s Yasmin Geddis is hoping to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health as she tells Local Women about the Trust she has helped set up in her late brother Zachary’s name.
Another theme this month is weddings. We love weddings here at LW and have included SIX local brides to showcase just how beautiful you all are! We even have a stunning bridal fashion shoot to inspire you brides-to-be out there.
If you’re looking for a hair change, style update or new skincare regime for 2018, our expert columnists have covered all bases!
As always, our lovely photographer Mark Jamieson has been out and about snapping pictures at your local events, so see if you can spot yourself in our social pages!
All that’s left to say is that I hope you all have a very happy New Year and enjoy our January issue.
North Coast and Ballymena Editor
This month's highlights
Meet Katie Patton – Ballywillan Drama Group’s new leading lady who’ll be staring this month as Eliza Doolittle at Coleraine’s Riverside Theatre.
Molly Fekkes, Kirsty Jameson and Ellen Duguid modelling dresses from Bridal Elegance Boutique in Larne
Out & About
Crowds enjoying a night out at The Anchor, The Promenade, Portstewart
Out & About
It was birthday celebrations at The French Rooms, Bushmills as local fashionistas celebrated the second birthday of the popular Coleraine store.