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A-level smiles at St. Patrick’s College!

Overall, St Patrick’s College Sixth Form students have seen great success this year, with 56% of A2 students achieving three A Levels at A*-C grades, which is above the Northern Ireland average and clearly demonstrates a continuing trend of improvement.

Education
Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

A prayer event will be held at Nutts Corner Market Area to pray for the healing of the island of Ireland on September 9 from 1-4pm.

Lifestyle
Comeback in Co. Antrim - the Curlew

Under threat Curlews make a Co. Antrim comeback!

For the first time in 20 years, curlew chicks have fledged at a County Antrim farm.

Environment
Successful A2 students at Antrim Grammar (from left) Jordi McCrissican, Cory Monteith, Jonathan Boyd, Emma Carville.

‘Exceptional’ results at Antrim Grammar

Sixth pupils at Antrim Grammar School were celebrating another set of excellent results following the publication of A Level public examination grades.

Education
Around 60,000 parking fines were given out in Northern Ireland between January and June of this year

NI drivers get 10,000 parking fines every month

Nearly 61,000 parking fines have been given to motorists in Northern Ireland this year, according to new government statistics.

Crime
Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton pictured with Brian (left) and Connor McCloskey of Woodland Kitchens

57 new jobs as kitchen firm Woodland plans expansion

Almost 60 new jobs are to be created at a Co Antrim based kitchen manufacturer as part of ambitious plans aimed at doubling the company’s turnover.

Business
Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Lorna Robinson has won numerous accolades for her farming prowess.

Business

Farming Life Awards: Farm to fork success story for Cloughbane’s Lorna

Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone which makes and sells gorgeous stews, pies and quality beef, chicken, lamb and pork, was awarded Woman of Excellence in Agriculture at the Farming Life/Danske Bank Awards last year and continues to fly the flag for women in the agri-food industry.

Business
Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI, with Brian (left) and Connor McCloskey (right) of Woodland Kitchens. Picture by Darren Kidd /Press Eye.

Company marks 30 years in business with major investment and jobs

Rasharkin-based manufacturing firm Woodland is creating 57 jobs as part of ambitious growth plans aimed at doubling the company’s turnover.

Business
Station Road. Pic by Google.

Road set to be closed this weekend

Motorists are being advised to seek an alternative route as a road in the region is scheduled to be closed.

Transport
Dr Fred MacSorley

'Flying doctor’ hands over the baton

Dr Fred MacSorley MBE, the world-class road racing medic, has hung up his racing leathers for the last time.
Motor Sport
A traffic warden

Parking tickets issued per TOWN revealed

The number of parking tickets (penalty charge notices) issued in towns around Northern Ireland between January and June has been revealed.
Transport
A level results at Cullybackey College - back row L-R - Steven McLeister, Paul Young. Front row L-R - Gillian Gillespie, Jeannie Balmer, Catherine Backus

Strong A-level performance from Cullybackey College pupils

Sixth Form students at Cullybackey College have been celebrating success in the recent A-Level examinations.

Education
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Police renew appeal after M2 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the hill section of the M2 on Friday August 11.

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‘Record breaking’ A-level results at Ballymena Academy

Young people and staff at Ballymena Academy are celebrating what could be considered as the best results ever obtained in the school’s long and successful history, consolidating a reputation for academic excellence as one of Northern Ireland’s top performing schools.

Education
A great night of running and community was enjoyed by participants in Broughshanes recent second 5k/10k Race and 1k Fun Run.
Runners from all over Northern Ireland competed in either a 10k or 5k run around many of the sites in the beautiful County Antrim village and there were prizes for first to third male and female places in both categories plus medals for all who took part. (photographs kindly submitted).

Broughshane Race and Fun Run raises funds for Mountain Rescue team

A great night of running and community was enjoyed by participants in Broughshane’s recent second 5k/10k Race and 1k Fun Run.

Lifestyle
Power NI MD Stephen McCully

Price hike as Power NI confirms 5.6% increase

Businesses and households across the province are facing higher electricity bills from October 1, as supplier Power NI has announced it is to increase prices by 5.6%.

Business
World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea back on world title trail

Jonathan Rea resumes his challenge for a record third consecutive World Superbike crown this weekend in Germany following a lengthy summer break.

Motor Sport
Loise Boyd and Shawna Kristine Smyth, of SK Makeup Studio.

Ballymena beauty salon brings home top title

A Ballymena beautician has won the Make Up Salon of the Year category in the third Northern Ireland Hair and Beauty Awards.

Business
Margaret Torrens

Right Royal recognition for Margaret

Members of Muckamore Women’s Institute have extended congratulations to Honorary Member, Margaret Torrens, on her recent royal recognition.

Lifestyle
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