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Prize time for Ballymena Hockey Club
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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.
FRIENDS will be reunited later this month as Ballymena Lions Club travel to Gibraltar to twin with the local Lions Club.
PRINCIPAL of Slemish College, Dr Paul McHugh is Northern Ireland’s Secondary School Headteacher of the Year.
BALLYMENA Borough Council is reopening its state-of-the-art recycling centre on Wednesday, May 29, following a major upgrade.
TWO unbeaten teams met at the Old Ballymoney Road green last Wednesday afternoon as Ballymena ladies hosted Dunluce.
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.
WITH all of Carniny Youth’s full sided team seasons now drawn to a close it was left to the club’s younger development teams to enjoy some football despite the atrocious weather conditions last Saturday.
BALLYMENA United hold their annual golf day at Ballymena Golf Club on Friday, May 31.
WAKEHURST Football Club have been given fresh hope in their bid to get back to playing home games in Ballymena.
A LARGE crowd of friends, family and supporters of football, in particular the women’s game, turned out in force to support the Ballymena All Stars ‘ Original Veterans’ in their charity challenge game against a Belfast Select side in aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Charity.
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.
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.
LADIES, get in shape for summer at Fit For Life, which kicks off at High Kirk on Monday, May 27, at 7pm.
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Weather for Ballymena
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: South