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Bashfordsland Wood Friends to hold meeting

A meeting will take place tomorrow (Saturday September 9) of Friends of Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen at Oakfield Community Centre, at 10.00 am.

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Ballycarry village. INLT 03-301-PR

‘Determination of residents will see signs rightly replaced’ McKinty

A community group in Ballycarry has vowed to replace signs removed by roads officials recently from lampposts in the village.

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Gardening for Wildlife Award Winner: Julie Hayes, Ballymena

Borough’s ‘best kept’ winners are revealed

The winners of the Mid and East Antrim’s ‘In Bloom’ community competition have been revealed with prizes awarded right across the area.

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A sign at Drains Bay warning dog owners about the dangers of "poisonous parsnips". INLT 34-377-PR

‘Poison parsnip’ warning to pet owners

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is warning dog walkers to be alert for ‘poisonous parsnips’, washing up on Browns Bay.

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A supermarket trolley has been dumped on the shorefront at Marine Highway.

Anger over trolley dumped on beach at Carrick seafront

A Carrick resident has voiced concern over a trolley dumped on a stretch of beach at the seafront.

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McDonalds staff and children from Barn United Youth FC with their coach and manager. Picture courtesy of Barn United Youth FC.

Barn Utd kids praised for beach clean effort

Children from Barn United Youth Football Club have been praised after they teamed up with staff from McDonald’s for a recent beach clean.

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Alison Diver (MEABC), Dr Hilary Kirkpatrick (Chair of CNCC), Deputy Mayor Cllr Johnston, Mayor Paul Reid, Rosie Irwin (The Woodland Trust)

Local woods given ‘protected’ status

Two areas of woodland in the East Antrim district have been officially awarded ‘Local Nature Reserve’ status and will now be ‘protected areas of land’.

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Mayor Cllr Paul Reid.

Larne to host third annual flower show and summer fair

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Councillor Paul Reid is encouraging green-fingered residents and visitors to get ready for the third annual flower show and summer fair, which will be held on Saturday August 19, in Larne Market Yard.

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Staff members from Mid and East Antrim.

Food waste reduction saves £200,000

A campaign aimed at substantially reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfill has saved council £200,000.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

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Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart.

Welcome for ‘greenway’ grant aid

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart has welcomed the award of a £25,000 grant for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to draw up detailed design plans to establish a dedicated cycle route between Monkstown and Greenisland on the former Black Line railway route.

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Greenway route takes step forward

Greenway route takes step forward

Funding of £25,000 has been approved by the Department of Infrastructure to develop a “Greenway” project in Greenisland.

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Local allotments will be open to the public.

Visitors invited to forage at allotments open nights

The success story of local allotments will be highlighted next week across East Antrim as part of National Allotments Week.

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AES UK and Ireland has been awarded Platinum Level in the Business and Biodiversity Charter by Business in the Community, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife. Pictured receiving the Charter (from left) is: Ian Nuttall, Business in the Community with Ian Luney, President of AES UK and Ireland and Monika Wojcieszek, Ulster Wildlife.

Power provider praised for ‘exemplary approach’ to biodiversity at sites

AES UK & Ireland, operators, of Ballylumford and Kilroot Power Stations, has been awarded Platinum Level in the Business & Biodiversity Charter by Business in the Community, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife, for its outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing biodiversity at the company’s sites in Northern Ireland.

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Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston, Stephen Daye and Jackie Waide Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Parks supervisor is Green Flag Employee of the Year

Carrick man Jackie Waide has won the prestigious Green Flag Northern Ireland Employee of the Year award.

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National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores

Get your dose of ‘vitamin sea’ this National Marine Week

If you’re in need of some Vitamin Sea, National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores.

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Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

The Armagh Observatory has reported that June 2017 was dull, wet and warmer than average.

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The Gobbins. Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Gobbins Path reopens for summer season

The Gobbins cliff path at Islandmagee will reopen tomorrow (June 30) after a 12 month closure.

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Larne and Inver Primary pupils.

Pupils try their hand at growing ‘monsters’

Green-fingered primary pupils have been planting ‘monster veg’ for the Mid and East Antrim Flower Show which takes place in August.

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Action needed now to cut speed limit

Action needed now to cut speed limit

Ulster Unionist councillor Mark McKinty has issued a strong and stark call to action following a fatal traffic accident in Ballycarry.

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