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No More Traffik Ballymena speak to Ballymena Today – Part 2

Earlier this month here at Ballymena Today we interviewed Rachel from No More Traffik Ballymena. She has already told us how she got involved with the organisations and about the success for the Gift Box which was in the Fairhill shopping centre in December. Click here to view the first part of this interview. No More Traffik Ballymena speak to Ballymena Today – Part 2 Ballymena Today know that traffiking is often seen as a problem that other countries have – how close to home is this problem? Most people have now heard about human trafficking, even if just...

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No More Traffik Ballymena speak to Ballymena Today

No More Traffik Ballymena introduced their Gift Box to Ballymena over Christmas time. Their mission was to educate people about the traffiking problem locally and worldwide. We at Ballymena Today wanted to find out more about their work. Rachel from No More Traffik Ballymena, previously known as Stop the Traffik Ballymena, agreed to have a chat with us to bring us up to speed. No More Traffik Ballymena speak to Ballymena Today Hi my name is Rachel Taggart, I’m 23 years old and currently work in a local primary school with children who have English as their second language....

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Ballymena Book Club – Big Little Lies discussion

Welcome back to the first official Ballymena Book Club. In January we all read Big Little Lies by Laine Moriarty together and now we want to share our discussion questions. At the start of January we encouraged you to grab the book, a bunch of friends and pick a friendly Ballymena cafe or coffee shop as a venue get stuck into our discussion questions. You can pick and choose whatever questions suit you best Ballymena Book Club – Big Little Lies discussion At the beginning of the novel, Madeline is enraged over Ziggy not being invited to Amabella’s birthday...

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Look out for Bullying – Ballymena Today

Bullying is a problem which is as old as time. All the schools in Ballymena have policies in place to tackle bullying in school and they are also evolving to include new things such as cyber bullying. Ultimately bullies and those being bullied need help. No one wants any child or teenager to ever feel like they don’t want to got to school because of how other people treat them. Bullying is a major theme in the Ballymena Today book club book Big Little Lies. The book focuses on a bunch of parents who have children in the same...

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Kennel cough advice – Grove Vets Ballymena

In Ballymena a kennel cough outbreak has broken out. Just as us humans are all catching the terrible flu that has been going around several dogs in the Sentry Hill area have been feeling poorly too. Grove Vets in Ballymena have been dealing with several cases of suspected Kennel cough and we wanted to update you with some information incase you are worried about your dog.   Symptoms of kennel cough are often a harsh hacking cough, with some dogs coughing so severely they bring up a clear, frothy fluid. Please look out for the following symptoms: The classic...

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