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Dark Hedges traffic ban ‘must be only start to preserve attraction’

The forthcoming closure of the road through the iconic Dark Hedges is a welcome move but more must be done to preserve the attraction, a local DUP councillor has said.

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Red panda snap earns top prize for Carrick photographer

A Carrickfergus snapper has scooped a number of prizes in Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition.

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Best School Gardening Project winner: Kells and Connor PS.

Young talent 'Blooming' across Mid and East Antrim

The latest crop of winners in the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council ‘In Bloom’ competitions for young people have been announced.
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Campaigners protesting against an oil drilling operation at Woodburn Forest in Carrickfergus last year

£241k legal bill over Woodburn drill challenge

A judicial review into a controversial oil exploration project in Co Antrim has left ratepayers facing a whopping £241,000 legal bill.

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VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

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Carrick woman on mission to save our migratory birds

Carrickfergus woman Annette Kelly is to give up her annual leave to try to save hundreds of migratory birds.

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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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‘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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