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Community award for ‘Whitehead Wombles’

Local residents have been rewarded for their commitment to the environment through the first ever ‘Live Here Love Here Community Awards’.

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MEA Mayor Audrey Wales with Emma Stevenson from W5.

W5 brings food waste workshop to town hall

Fifteen per cent of food and drink purchases are wasted, visitors to a food waste workshop at Larne Town Hall, have been told.

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Streets and parks are failing to meet litter standards.

One in seven streets failing to meet standards on litter

One in seven of Northern Ireland’s streets and parks has failed to meet the accepted standard for litter during 2016, Environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has said.

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Mayor Audrey Wales pictured with volunteers, Irene Black, Rosie Irwin and Andrew Ennis.

Environmental ‘friends’ praised for turn out in Carrick

The next meeting of Friends of Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen will take place on Saturday February 11, at Oakfield Community Centre, at 10.00 am.

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Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Tourism NI has launched an exciting new marketing campaign highlighting the beauty of Northern Ireland, featuring the the Causeway Coastal Route.

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Marine expert at Carrick Library

Marine expert at Carrick Library

A speaker from Ulster Wildlife will be giving a talk tonight (Wednesday January 18) at Carrickfergus Library.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

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Help reduce the council's landfill costs.

Help to reduce the council’s £3m landfill costs

It’s been a very busy day across all of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRC) as people ‘wrap up’ their festive packaging and not only help to protect the environment, but also save ratepayers money too.

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Keep drains clear of
fats this Christmas

Keep drains clear of fats this Christmas

NI Water is appealing to Carrick householders to help keep their drains clear this Christmas by not putting their turkey fat, oil and grease down the kitchen sink.

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Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016.

Local NI attraction shortlisted for Best Walking Festival

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival is in contention for the title of Best Walking Festival in the prestigious WalkNI Awards 2016 – and they need your help to make it happen.

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Roy Beggs

Brakes on A2 speeders

An urgent appeal has been made for a second speed reduction to be imposed on Carrick’s main A2 road.

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Joining forces -  Michael McKinstry (Chief Executive, Phoenix), Ronan Larkin (Director, NI Water), Nicholas Tarrant (Managing Director, NIE Networks) and Mairead Meyer (Managing Director, BT).

Utility companies join forces for winter

NI’s main utility companies join forces to battle ‘extreme weather’

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

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One of the fences affected in the Minorca area. INCT 48-732-CON

Translink mending fences in Minorca

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson has welcomed long-awaited repairs by Translink.

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The Rt. Reverend Dr Frank Sellar

Presbyterian moderator defends ‘toxic bonfire’ comments

The Presbyterian moderator has said people will thank him for “speaking the truth” after he branded bonfires a health hazard and a barrier to a more inclusive society.

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9/11/16: Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard at the old railway track near Dundrum, as he launches his plan to develop 1000kms of greenways paths across the north. Picture: Michael Cooper

Greenway paths set for £8,000 development, creating traffic free space for runners and cyclists

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has allocated £8,000 to Mid and East Antrim Council to take forward plans to develop local greenway paths.

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Coal dust deposits at an Eden property.  INCT 43-721-CON

Firm responds to Kilroot coal dust ‘health’ queries

A Carrick-based firm has responded to concerns from local residents over the potential health hazards of airborne coal dust.

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Sunrise over Carrick.  Photo by Yvonne Hughes

In pictures: Stunning sunrise in Carrickfergus

These stunning shots of the sunrise over Carrickfergus were captured by local resident, Yvonne Hughes.

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Carrick Castle was a popular draw during the annual Heritage Open Days event.

Mid and East Antrim is ‘happiest place in NI’

Mid and East Antrim is the happiest borough in Northern Ireland and the second happiest in the UK, according to newly-released figures.

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Beach clean-up volunteers. Submitted image

Anti-litter efforts pay off at Brown’s Bay

The biggest collection of litter at Browns’ Bay to-date took place last Saturday thanks to a huge turnout of volunteers.

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