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The incredible story of Edward and Dorothy Jones and their 102 descendants

At face value Edward Jones was one of more than 3.500 people killed during the Troubles – targeted by the IRA because of his job as a prison governor.

Selfies at the 'greened' Leaning Tower of Pisa, as part of Tourism Ireland's annual Global Greening initiative.

World famous landmarks join St Patrick’s celebrations

Tourism Ireland’s annual ‘global greening’ St Patrick’s Day initiative will this year see 290 major international landmarks take on an unfamiliar hue.

David Gray.

Tribute to WW11 veteran David Gray

Staunch RAF Association member, David Gray, passed away recently whilst in residence at Knockagh Lodge Residential Home, aged 97.

Race to Embrace events happened across the borough.

Week-long celebration of cultural diversity

A series of events has been held to raise awareness of the diverse cultures across Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

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Food vouchers to help fund Commonwealth Lunch

Food vouchers worth £50 are on offer to organisers of a Commonwealth Big Lunch event.

Julie Lowry, primary five teacher, at Islandmagee Primary School, has been nominated for a Best Teacher award.

Islandmagee teacher in running for top title

Islandmagee Primary School teacher Julie Lowry is in the running for a coveted title in the prestigious Families First Awards.

Joe Gaston lost his right leg in December 1977 after a bomb exploded under his tractor

Joe Gaston, UUP man who survived IRA bomb, ‘one of great stalwarts’

A former Ulster Unionist politician who survived a 1977 bomb attack by the Provisional IRA has passed away.

Sarah Harkness-Robinson from Supporting Communities (centre), with Housing Executive North Belfast Manager Malachy McKinney (left) and Andrew Twigg, Housing Executive Concierge Services Manager,

Tower block residents told to highlight concerns

Residents in East Antrim’s Housing Executive’s tower blocks are being encouraged to speak out on issues of concern.


Detectives issue appeal after house fire

Detectives in Larne are appealing for information following a fire at a house in the Victoria Road area of Carrickfergus on Wednesday, 14th March.

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.

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Road closed due to fire - ‘emergency services tasked to scene’

Motorists are advised to expect delays after a road in Co Antrim has been closed due to a fire.

Ulster Unionist MLA John Stewart

Carrick road to close for pothole repairs

Carrick’s New Line (B58) will be closed for approximately ten days for resurfacing.

TalkTalk customers were targeted by fraudsters

Identity of NI TalkTalk hacker revealed

A Co Antrim teenager who was part of the high-profile hacking of telecom giant TalkTalk can be named after reporting restrictions were lifted at the High Court.

TV LIcensing

8,000 TV Licences due for renewal in NI

Almost 8,200 households in Northern Ireland could save money by renewing their TV Licence on time by 31 March, TV Licensing has announced today.

Cash stolen during burglary

Cash stolen during burglary

Police are appealing for information following an overnight burglary at a house in the Paisley Road area of Carrickfergus.

Post Office worker sold cut-price Euros to his mum

Post Office worker sold cut-price Euros to his mum

A university student with a part-time post in a Co Antrim post office fraudulently abused his position of trust on Christmas Eve by selling Euros at a reduced rate to a customer - his mother.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Paul Reid pictured holding the Commonwealth Flag.

Borough to mark Commonwealth Day

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is to take part in celebrations to mark Commonwealth Day.

Artist's impression of the proposed Clanmil development at Joymount. INCT 37-725-CON

59 new social housing units for Carrickfergus

Some 59 new homes are to be provided in Carrickfergus with the development of two social housing projects.
Co. Antrim parents believe childcare is barrier to work

Co. Antrim parents believe childcare is barrier to work

The average cost of a full-time childcare place in Co. Antrim is £175 which is £6 more than the Northern Ireland average, according to new research.

Dawn McConnell (far right) with Hope House supporters including actor James Nesbitt.

Charity pays tribute to supporters after securing new premises

An east Antrim-based charity that supports people with cancer is celebrating after securing permanent premises.
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