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Beach Bonanza bound for Ballygally

An action-packed fun day for all the family, featuring volleyball, kayaking, rowing and more, will take place in Mid and East Antrim next month.

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Rescuers Nicky Hill and Frank Quinn with a lucky duckling.

‘Don’t go swanning around in reservoirs’ - NI Water warns public

North Woodburn Reservoir is a much loved place for walkers and joggers but recently some visitors have been found ‘swanning’ around the Dam.

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Cake & Coffee ‘Agewell’ event for borough seniors

Cake & Coffee ‘Agewell’ event for borough seniors

Residents in Mid & East Antrim aged 60 years and over are invited to a Tea/Coffee and Cake Event in the Auction Room at Larne Market Yard on Wednesday, June 13, from 10am-12 noon.

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a free trailer marking event at Ballymena Mart on Wednesday 23 May from 10am-2pm.

Get your trailer marked free at Mart

Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is running a free trailer marking event at Ballymena Mart on Wednesday, May 23, from 10am to 2pm.

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Paul Reid, pictured with Council staff ahead of Compost Awareness Week

Compost Awareness Week

Green-fingered plant enthusiasts and budding gardeners will already know the benefits of composting at home and during Mid and East Antrim’s Compost Week, Council is helping to spread the message throughout the borough.

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a free trailer marking event at Ballymena Mart on Wednesday 23 May from 10am-2pm.

Get your trailer marked free at Ballymena Mart

Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is running a free trailer marking event at Ballymena Mart on Wednesday, May 23, from 10am to 2pm.

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Paul Reid delivering sunflower seeds to pupils at Hazelbank PS, as well as other schools across the borough.

Could you grow the tallest sunflower?

Green-fingered gardeners in the borough are being challenged to grow the tallest sunflower.

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Students from The Music Yard Jai, Scarlett, Callee and Slaine helping to launch the revamped programme.

Two-day festival will mark emigrant voyage from Larne

A revamped Friends Goodwill Music Festival will take place in Larne on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday 13.

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Helping launch this year's Allianz Garden Show Ireland which is to be held at Antrim Castle Gardens are local primary pupils Katie and Jessica.

It’s Show time again at Castle Gardens

Taking place from May 4-6 at Antrim Castle Gardens, this year’s Allianz Garden Show Ireland will be returning bigger than ever.

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Whitehead Community Centre (image Google).

Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI fundraiser in Whitehead

The East Antrim branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI will hold its annual antiques and craft fair on Saturday, May 5.

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Tesco offering more surplus food to charities community groups in County Antrim.

Tesco offering more surplus food to community groups

Charities and community groups in Ballymena and the wider County Antrim are being invited to sign up to receive surplus food from their local Tesco store.

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Report scam mail  says Consumer Council

Report scam mail says Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has revealed that a third of mid and east Antrim consumers have received an item of mail which they considered to be a scam and of those consumers 85% have ignored it or thrown it away.

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Carly is a lively and affectionate five-year-old Hound cross who is just one of the dogs waiting at Dogs Trust Ballymena on a forever home.

Trust offers advice in bid to rehome dogs

To mark this ‘National Pet Month’, Dogs Trust Ballymena are offering advice on responsible dog ownership in a bid to rehome canine residents.

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A group of 22 talented young filmmakers, aged 16-19 years old from Northern Ireland, including Joshua Lenaghan from Carrickfergus, ere recently selected from a wide pool of applicants and awarded a place on the prestigious BFI (British Film Institute) Film Academy programme.'Back Row (l-r) Keith O'Grady (Filmmaker); Thomas Purdy (17, North Belfast); Joshua Lenaghan (17, Carrickfergus); Hollie Cowdean (17, Lisburn); Colin Browne (Film Equipment Hire Ireland); Finn Duncan (18, East Belfast); Alice Crane (17, Belfast); David Neill (18, East Belfast); and Mia Vidamour (17, Newtownards).

Aspiring Carrick filmmaker takes part in prestigious programme

A budding young filmmaker from Carrickfergus was one of the 21 talented young people chosen recently for a prestigious film programme.

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Aoibheann, from Glengormley, received a Bugzi to take home at the recent event hosted by the Mae Murray Foundation, Larne.

Mae Murray Foundation giving families a ‘Bugzi’ boost

Seven families with young children aged between 18 months and seven years have been given a ‘Bugzi’ boost.

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Ballymena Autism NI Family Support Group volunteers Launched the charities 'Making Sense of Autism' free Family Fun Day happening on Saturday 14th April in the Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena from 1-4pm.

Autism NI Free Family Fun Day

Autism NI will be holding a ‘Making Sense of Autism’ free Family Fun Day this Saturday, April 14, at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena.

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Plan your future at CAFRE Spring Open Day events

Plan your future at CAFRE Spring Open Day events

Looking for ideas for your future career?

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Denise McVeigh, award winning Play Development Officer, with the Mayor, Cllr Paul Reid.

Borough ‘play’ is award winning

A Council officer has won a prestigious award for her dedication to promoting play.

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Wilko Johnson. (Pic credit:: Paul Crowther).

Homeplace to welcome Wilko

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor, Wilko Johnson will be coming to the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in April.

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New Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter launches

Mid and East Antrim PCSP, PSNI and Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators have launched the first edition of a new Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Mid and East Antrim.

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