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Jobless figures continue to drop

The number of people registering as out of work in Larne has seen a drop for the third month in a row, latest figures have revealed.

Tall Ship The Lord Nelson docks beside the Odyssey Arena in Belfast harbour.  'Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Lord Nelson ship to pass through Belfast Lough

The public will be invited to view the tall ship Lord Nelson as it undertakes a ‘close pass’ through Belfast Lough on August 14.

MEA Mayor Lindsay Millar with Lord Leuitenant Joan Christie at the Castle display.

Businesses thanked for contribution towards tributes to Fallen

The organisers of a series of tributes to Carrick’s war dead have thanked local businesses who contributed towards the project.

Mid and East Antrim salutes the Duke of Edinburgh as residents celebrate Prince Philip's 97th birthday last month.  Picture by Paul Faith

Over 600 view Carrick gun salute

Over 600 people gathered to watch last month's royal gun salute in Carrickfergus, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has said.

The hosepipe ban

NI hosepipe ban set to be lifted

The hosepipe ban which has been in force in Northern Ireland since June 29 was scheduled to end on Thursday, with no prosecutions having been launched.

The County Antrim War Memorial.

Churches invited to join Ringing Out for Peace commemoration

Churches throughout Mid and East Antrim have been invited to take part in a series of commemorative events marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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Increased police patrols at Brown's Bay

Police are to increase patrols in the Brown's Bay area in the coming weeks.

Harry Preshur with daughter Madison and Madison Wright.

Harry's close shave for NI Children's Hospice

A Carrickfergus barber's 'close shave' has helped raise hundreds of pounds for a worthy cause.
Pictured with some of the young participants are members Karen Hutchinson, Natasha McGowan, Beverly Gaston and Anne Irvine.

Young people take to the water for coastal rowing session

Young people have learned more about the exciting sport of coastal rowing during a taster day in Whitehead.

MEA Mayor Lindsay Millar and Denise McVeigh at the launch of Love Parks Week.

Get out and about for Love Parks Week

Events celebrating our local parks and open spaces are continuing in Mid and East Antrim this week.

The Andrew Jackson Centre.

Conservation works underway at ancestral home of former US president

One of Mid and East Antrim's most cherished tourism attractions is currently undergoing conservation works as part of an investment in local tourism.

Stephen Hagan in Lucky Man.

Local actor returns for series three of Stan Lee's Lucky Man

Greenisland actor Stephen Hagan will be returning to the small screen as the third series of Sky 1’s Lucky Man begins this Friday (July 20).
Councillor Audrey Wales welcomes the Chinese Consul General Madam Wang Shuying during her visit in 2017. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

China visit must be 'value for money'

Plans to send a Mid and East Antrim delegation to China at a cost of up to £20,000 to the ratepayer have been met with caution.

Louise Dunlop: My boys have shown me devoted love

Grief-stricken Louise Dunlop says her sons, Michael and Daniel, have been a tower of strength following the tragic death of her eldest boy William at the Skerries 100 road races.

Miguel Neves and Sasha McVey are just two of the artists that will be taking up the residency at  the castle.

Artists to invade Carrick Castle

East Antrim artists are invading Carrickfergus Castle to showcase their work as part of a new residency programme this summer.

The Grouse Beaters on stage at the 2013 Cairncastle Ulster Scots Folk Festival. INLT 31-358-PR

Musicians tuning up for Bluegrass and Folk Festival

Musicians are tuning up for the Cairncastle Ulster Scots Bluegrass and Folk Cross Community Festival, which takes place this month.

Colleagues bid farewell to Mrs Mary Howie (seated front)

Roddensvale teacher retires after 15 years

Roddensvale School has bade farewell to a former member of staff as she stepped down from her teaching role after 15 years.
Aftermath of the fire at Slievetrue Road (source: PSNI Newtownabbey Facebook).

Thrill-seekers put others in danger with 'deliberate' fire - PSNI

Police have hit out over the "selfish" actions of those who started a deliberate fire over the weekend.
Maureen Wilson, Maggie Bean and Sue Richards smile for the camera at the Whitehead Food and Folk Fest in 2016. INLT 31-006-PSB

Something for everyone at Whitehead Summer Festival

There will be something for everyone as the annual Whitehead Summer Festival kicks off at the end of this month.


PICTURES: Massive crowds come out for Ballyclare parades

Twelfth of July parades were today taking place in 17 locations across Northern Ireland bringing tens of thousands to the streets.

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