Mid and East Antrim calls for ‘proper support’ from Treasury on tourism and economy

The Treasury must scrap Air Passenger Duty (APD) in order for Northern Ireland to realise its tourism potential, Mid and East Antrim Council has said.

Parts of the vehicle damaged in the incident.

Authorities to monitor cause of Carrick rail bridge strikes

East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs has renewed his call for additional measures to prevent railway bridge strikes in Carrickfergus.

The Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Cheryl Johnston with volunteers from Flame Museum in Carrickfergus.

Queen’s award for Carrickfergus museum volunteers

The group behind Flame Gasworks Museum in Carrickfergus is to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2018.

The Academy of Urbanism delegation in Carrickfergus with Anne Donaghy, CEO of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Urban experts to help unlock Carrick’s potential

What makes Carrickfergus stand out as provincial town? What are the challenges facing it and how can it be improved?

The Age NI shop in Carrick.

Community support earns reprieve for Carrickfergus shop faced with closure

A display of people power has help prevent the loss of a Carrickfergus town centre charity shop.

Jonathan Cooke, of the residents group, the Deputy Mayor of Mid &East Antrim, Cllr Cheryl Johnston, Stuart Hewitt, Creed Coffee owner, Shezell Horner, manager and Josh Hobson.,

Coffee shop customer persuades employer to donate defibrillator

Here’s something to ponder over your favourite brew: Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a defibrillator shock are vital to a person’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest.

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D-Max Yukon: Have you entered the competition?

There is still time to enter the Farming Life competition for the D-Max Yukon.
The new Farming Life app

New Farming Life App goes live

The new online platform for Farming Life has just gone live.

IN PICTURES: The best photos from Day 1 of the Balmoral Show

The sun shone for the first day of the Balmoral Show 2018 and the crowds flocked to view all the events

The roof of the bus following the strike at North Road.

Rail bridge collisions ‘endangering commuters’ - Beggs

The Department for Infrastructure has been urged to review warning signage on Carrick’s North Road/St Brides Street railway bridge following two vehicle strikes inside a week.

Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show: Traffic and travel advice

Traffic and travel advice has been issued for the Balmoral Show 2018.
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Stay informed with the new Farming Life app

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A previous incident at the North Road bridge.

Normal service resumes after Carrick bridge ‘strike’

Translink is advising passengers train services on the Larne line are running normally following an earlier bridge strike in Carrickfergus.

The Age NI store in Carrick.

Age NI to close Carrickfergus shop

Carrick’s Age NI shop is to shut later this month with the loss of two jobs.

From left,  Kelli Bagchus, manager of Carrickfergus Enterprise, John Robbin of Craicntour and Julie Campbell of The Ballygally Apartments. Pic by Carrie Davenport.

New map plots route to hidden gems in The Glens

Glens of Antrim coastal businesses are set for a boost through a new map higlighting the route’s hidden gems.

Inver Park

Larne FC’s move to purchase Inver Park accepted by council

A major transfer deal involving Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Larne FC moved a step closer this week with club bosses netting the opportunity to enter formal contract talks to purchase Inver Park.

NI Railways

NI Railways to increase crackdown on anti-social behaviour

NI Railways will be increasing security on its services and at stations across the network in the run up to and over Easter 2018, it has emerged.
At the launch of the anniversary celebrations is long service staff member Michael McKinty, Whitehead, with Translink Group CEO Chris Conway.

Golden anniversary tickets on steam trip to Whitehead

A commemorative stream train trip to Whitehead is part of celebrations to mark Translink’s 50th anniversary.

Carrickfergus Castle

Diggers move in as archaeological excavation begins at Carrickfergus Castle

An archaeological excavation at the front of Carrickfergus Castle begins today which could lead to a redesign of how the historic site is accessed.

A member of the Yelo team demonstrating soldering to pupils.

Carrick students on the fast-track to technology industry skills

Automated test equipment manufacturer Yelo hosted an Science Festival event for Downshire High School and Carrickfergus College pupils.

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