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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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Artist Adrian Margey photographed ahead of his Easter Exhibition at Galgorm Resort & Spa.

Major sale of irish Art at Galgorm Resort & Spa this Easter

Portrush based artist Adrian Margey will be launching his 2018 exhibition series with a major exhibition and sale of work at Galgorm Resort & Spa Ballymena from Saturday, March 31 until, April 3.

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland has launched revealing a bloomin' greatline-up of activities for all of the family. (Photo by Darren Kidd /Press Eye

Garden Show 2018 is launched

The popular annual Allianz Garden Show Ireland has launched for 2018 revealing a bloomin’ great line-up of activities for all of the family.

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Representatives from the East Antrim area who attended the Northern Childcare Partnership conference included (left from right): Karen Jenkins, Glenroe Preschool, Larne; Margaret Armstrong, Horizon Surestart; Thomas O'Neill, CNAG; key speaker Adrienne Burgess, Fatherhood Institute; and Jenny Adair, Northern Childcare Partnership.

Conference hears of critical roles in parenting

Delegates from Mid and East Antrim have heard that both mothers and fathers have a critical role to play in helping children grow and develop.

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Whatsapp will make a huge change to app and lots of users are very happy

WhatsApp users will soon be able to delete messages up to an hour after sending – but how does it work?
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Celebration of Hope event

Celebration of Hope event

Students from Colorado who are touring the province to help young people who may be suffering from anxiety, depression or other life controlling issues will be participating in a celebration of hope at Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus, on March 9 at 7.30pm.

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Attending the MEAAP Peace IV information session in Larne.

Older people find out how they can share in £80k funding kitty

Community groups from across Mid and East Antrim have learned more about how they can apply for funding for an exciting new programme of fun activities.

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The Mayor Cllr Paul Reid pictured alongside council officers Christine Barnhill and James Healy.

Find out more about the Mid and East Antrim Grants Scheme

Mid and East Antrim Council’s grants support team will be hosting information sessions in March to advise groups of the schemes and levels of funding available.

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Back row LtR - USEL Chair Jim Perry MBE, DUP MLA Brian Kingston, Deputy Mayor Cllr Cheryl Johnston, DUP MLA William Humphrey. Front row LtR: David Small from NIEA and USEL CEO Bill Atkinson

Mattress recycling scheme going well

Mid and East Antrim citizens are no dozers when it comes to recycling mattresses.

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Easter Egg Run organiser David McGuckin from Ballymena Rider Training and co-organiser, Gary Olphert. (Submitted Picture).

Bikers rev up for Egg Run ‘25’

Bikers from Ballymena district and further afield are getting revved up and ready to roll for what has become the ‘first run’ event of the year.

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