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Rea nominated for prestigious Torrens Trophy

Three-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has been nominated for the Royal Automobile Club’s prestigious Torrens Award.

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Manning the Welsh Road Race stand at Motorcycle Live at the NEC are: Derek Smith, Managing Director; Aled Lloyd, Race and Entries Director; Jason McComb PR Manager/Social Media; Phil Morris, Sponsorship and Facilities Director and webmaster, Alex Knopp.

Organisers of new Welsh Road Race encouraged by response

More than 80 riders have already expressed an interest in competing at the new Welsh Road Race next summer in the Brecon Beacons.

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Glenn Irwin was visibly upset as he returned to the paddock following Dan Hegarty's fatal crash in the Macau Grand Prix. Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker.

Macau GP: Distraught Irwin dismisses victory in Far East as 'irrelevant'

Glenn Irwin became the first rider since Phillip McCallen in 1996 to win the Macau Grand Prix but there was little cause for celebration as the race was overshadowed by a fatal crash on Saturday.
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Cannabis

Here is what to do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.
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Des and Patricia O'Neill.

NI boss Michael O’Neill’s mum dies after long illness

The mother of Northern Ireland international football manager Michael O’Neill, has passed away.

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Mayor Councillor Paul Reid.

Mayor pays tribute to Queen and Prince Philip on 70th wedding anniversary

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has extended his congratulations to the Queen and Prince Philip on their platinum wedding anniversary.

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Keith Farmer became a British champion for the third time this year after winning the British Supersport Championship for the Appleyard Macadam Racing team.

Keith Farmer joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Superstock 1000 bid

Keith Farmer has signed with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Energy drinks

Energy drinks 'cause mental health problems and kidney damage'

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.
Offbeat
Waiting for Santa to arrive in Ballymena.

Lights fantastic as Santa arrives in town

Santa and his reindeers paid a special visit to Ballymena on Thursday night to turn on the town’s Christmas lights.

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Lidl

Lidl recalls bread due to allergy fears

A leading supermarket in Northern Ireland is recalling Connell Bakery Wholesome Seed and Grain Sliced Pan because it contains soya which is not mentioned on the label.
Offbeat
Gary Thompson netted the winning goal for Ballymena United against Dungannon Swifts at the Showgrounds.

IRISH LEAGUE: Thompson nets late winner for Ballymena United

Ballymena United 2, Dungannon Swifts 1

Football
Macular Group Christmas break

Macular Group Christmas break

The Ballymena Macular Support Group will be taking a break for Christmas and will not hold its monthly meeting in December.

Lifestyle
Dan Hegarty in action at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Dan Hegarty dies after crash

The rider killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix today has officially been named as English competitor Dan Hegarty.
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Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, it is understood.

Football

VIDEO: Ballymena's Liam Neeson backs festive fundraising campaign for NI Hospice

Hollywood star and proud Ballymena man, Liam Neeson, has donned a brightly coloured Christmas jumper in a video designed to raise awareness of the Northern Ireland Hospice's festive fundraising campaign.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is a prequel to the original Harry Potter books/films.

Harry Potter fans split over new movie casting

The title and cast of the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has officially been revealed by Warner Bros.

Arts
The Key, a new not for profit social enterprise held its first cheque presentations on November 4 in its Charity Shop at 13 Dunluce Street, Larne, where Diabetes UK  and the Cure Parkinsons Trust  (pictured) were each presented with a cheque for �1125. Thanks have been extended to Naomi from Diabetes UK & Olivia Nash on behalf of The Cure Parkinsons Trust for attending and to donors and customers for their continuous generous support.

Cheque it out!

“The Key”, a new not for profit social enterprise has held its first cheque presentations on November 4 in it’s Charity Shop at 13 Dunluce Street, Larne.

Lifestyle
Book now for ‘Messines Story’ at The Braid

Book now for ‘Messines Story’ at The Braid

Through its Good Relations Programme, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is hosting an event entitled ‘The Messines Story’ in the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena.

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St. Louis win Soroptimist Competition

St. Louis win Soroptimist Competition

Two Year 13 pupils at St. Louis Grammar School enjoyed great success at the regional heat of the Soroptimist public speaking competition on November 16. Lily Cassidy was placed first and Caitriona Fitzpatrick was placed second.

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