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ACTION MS chief executive Anne Walker visited Ballymena Primary School last Wednesday for a special awards presentation to thank the pupils for their tremendous efforts on their recent Walk for MS.
NEW figures show 15-year lows in crime levels across Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Larne and Moyle district areas which together make up the PSNI’s ‘H District’.
THE spring area meeting of Slemish Area WIs attracted 160 members from nine institutes when it was held recently in Cullybackey High School.
As rural life continues to change, this can present new opportunities and problems. With recent bad weather and shortage of fodder, a strong community and helping spirit has been obvious and a lifeline to many families.
MICHELIN has named its two new wind turbines - Mich and Elin - following a successful competition with local schools.
A BALLYMENA cameraman has won a BAFTA for his role in the making of BBC Northern Ireland film, The Shame of the Catholic Church, which scooped the current affairs category at the recent glittering awards ceremony in London.
A race from Roscrea was also flown on Friday, some 71 crates were collected at the Cullybackey Centre on Thursday evening.
ALL Saints Boxing Club boxers and officials returned to Ballymena this week after a trip-of-a-lifetime to America.
TWO unbeaten teams met at the Old Ballymoney Road green last Wednesday afternoon as Ballymena ladies hosted Dunluce.
AS the Primary Schools Gaelic season enters its final weeks the winners of the Large Schools’ Football League and the Small Schools Blitz were decided last Thursday.
NORTHEND United Youth’s U16s’ season finally came to a close on Thursday night when they lost their Elite National League Cup semi-final match against Ballinamallard 3-1 at the Cookstown Sports Arena.
WAKEHURST Football Club is preparing to embark on an exciting new era – on the back of one of the best seasons on its recent history.
GALGORM Resort and Spa has been recognised as being one of the top tourism resorts in Northern Ireland after making the shortlist for the 2013 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, in association with Diageo NI.
GRACEHILL Fine Foods, based in Galgorm, recently attended a special reception for a delegation to Northern Ireland from the UK Guild of Food Writers, organised by Invest Northern Ireland.
ANNA Henry, 18 from Portglenone was crowned second in the Open+Direct Miss Northern Ireland competition 2013.
SNOW Patrol will return to Tennent’s Vital this summer to play a massive homecoming show at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields on Thursday, August 15.
SINGER songwriter Anthony Toner comes to the Old Courthouse in Antrim as part of a Northern Ireland tour to support his brand new album.
A NUMBER of workshops are being held in the coming weeks for budding amateur gardeners.
FOURTEEN young budding chefs from local Schools have just completed the Junior Chefs’ Academy at the Northern Regional College in Ballymena.
THE car park at Church of God on Frys Road will be the venue on Saturday, May 25, for a car boot sale from 11am-1pm.
FIRST Glenwherry Company of the Boys’ Brigade recently held their 39th Annual Inspection and Display in the Presbyterian Church Hall where they presented a varied and interesting programme of games, drill, vaulting, a comedy sketch and Bible sketches.
A knitting group based at The Salvation Army shop on Broughshane Street are hoping local residents and businesses will help fill the pencil cases they’re making for the needy.
BANK Holiday Monday, May 27 is a date for your diary if families want to experience a great day out while having fun and enjoying the festivities that this year’s Family Fun Day has to offer.
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Weather for Ballymena
Sunday 26 May 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 6 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: South