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Win a £100 prize with your summer picture

Summer has truly arrived and as the holiday season is upon us everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun with family and friends.

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Mayor Lindsay Millar pictured with award-winning tourism and hospitality businesses.

Tourism NI awards success for borough

The very best of Mid and East Antrim tourism has been celebrated at a special event in Ballymena.

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School's out for Summer ' time to check out our MEAdventures checklist.

School’s out for summer - let the free MEAdventures commence

With the summer holidays well and truly underway, Council is urging residents to enjoy the fantastic free adventures available in the borough.

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The group behind the project which is transforming a derelict space into a blossoming community garden.

Growing Green - in Greenisland

A cross-community group of green-fingered Greenislanders are transforming a derelict space into a blossoming community garden.

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Lindsay Millar with Glyn Roberts, CEO Retail NI

Shop local in Mid and East Antrim this ‘Independents’ Day’

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim is urging residents to support local retailers by shopping local this Independents’ Day.

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Anne Birt-McCartney, Assistant Head of Department, Sciences and Services Industries and Richard McGowan, Richard McGowan, Project Manager, School of Excellence and Staff Wellness Centre, Galgorm Resort and Spa.

A new recipe for a new career at Galgorm Resort & Spa

Northern Regional College (NRC) and Galgorm Resort and Spa have teamed up to offer paid Apprenticeships in the hospitality industry.

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Carrickfergus Central Primary School has been awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Carrick Central Primary awarded prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag

Carrickfergus Central Primary School is celebrating being awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

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One of the four key safety messages of the 'Celebrating Culture Safely' Campaign.

Council campaign urges citizens to ‘Celebrate Culture Safely’

Celebrating Culture Safely is the key message being highlighted in a borough-wide social media initiative in the run up to the bonfire season.

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Alan Hamilton & Kelli Bagchus, Carrickfergus Enterprise, Harry Preshur of Harrys Barber Shop, Mayor Cllr Paul Reid, Selena Allen of Lead Inclusive Counselling and Hazel McKay of Carnlough Boat Tours. (SUBMITTED PIC).

‘Enterprise in Business’ is celebrated in Mid & East Antrim

Enterprise in Mid and East Antrim has been celebrated by local business leaders and Council partners.

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Summer Madness Festival is coming to Glenarm. (submitted pic).

Summer Madness coming to Glenarm

Over 2000 young people, clergy and leaders will gather at the Glenarm Estate on June 29, for a long week-end of worship, music, sport, activities, seminars, drama and debate.

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Children in the borough have accepted a special mission set by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to spy on all those energy wasting appliances in the home in a bid to save energy.

Borough’s young Energy Detectives are on the case

Children in the borough have accepted a special mission set by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to spy on all those energy wasting appliances in the home in a bid to save energy.

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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael presents the Calorie Wise Award to Catering Managers Karen McLaughlin (Holywell Hospital), Marcia Ormiston and Geraldine Ward (Antrim Area Hospital) and Violet Davidson (Whiteabbey Hospital). They are joined by Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Stephens, Chief Executive, Northern Health & Social Care Trust, Sharon Gilmore, Food Standards Agency and Kathryn Wilson, Environmental Health Officer with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Rewarded for being ‘Calorie Wise’

Environmental Health Teams from Antrim and Newtownabbey, Mid and East Antrim, Mid Ulster and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils are celebrating being ‘Calorie Wise’.

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Dogs’ Day Out at Castle Gardens

Dogs’ Day Out at Castle Gardens

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary will be hosting their first ever Dogs Day out at Antrim Castle Gardens on Saturday, June 30, from 11am-4pm.

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Get your farm vehicle marked at the Mart

Get your farm vehicle marked at the Mart

Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is running a free farm vehicle marking event at Ballymena Mart on Wednesday, June 27, from 10am to 2pm.

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IN PICTURES: Thousands of Vespa scooters invade NI streets

Thousands of Vespa scooters descended on to the streets of Northern Ireland at the weekend.

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All Ireland Wife Carrying Championships return to Dalriada Festival at Glenarm Castle on 14 and 15 July.'www.dalriadafestival.co.uk'Picture: Paul Faith

All-Ireland Wife Carrying Championships open for entries

The All Ireland Wife Carrying Championships are now open for entry for couples who think their relationship can stand the test.

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Don’t miss a trick - be scam aware in June

If you were unfortunate enough to fall victim to a scam would you know who to report it to?

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Staff  at Antrim Area Hospital which is the first to  welcome Breastfeeding photograph exhibition 'More Than Milk' on tour.

More than milk on tour at AAH

Antrim Area Hospital (AAH) is the first to welcome Breastfeeding photograph exhibition ‘More Than Milk’ on tour.

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Jump in Muddy Puddles Day

Jump in Muddy Puddles Day

A Jump in Muddy Puddles Day will be held at Carnfunnock on Friday, June 29, from 2pm – 5pm.

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Creative citizens knitting their way to Woollen Woods Grand Opening

Creative citizens knitting their way to Woollen Woods Grand Opening

The Woollen Wood returns to Whitehead this Saturday, June 16.

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