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Ballymena’s shopping footfall was well up at Christmas - new statistics

Ballymena celebrated New Year with news that the town centre’s overall customer footfall was up 8.1% for December 2016 compared to the same period for 2015.

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Two children in hospital after serious accident

Two children in hospital after serious accident

Two children are in a critical condition in hospital following a serious road traffic collision on the Staffordstown Road, Co Antrim.

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Update: Lorry ‘went off road’ at Shane’s Hill

Update: Lorry ‘went off road’ at Shane’s Hill

Police and an ambulance were called to the scene of what seemed to be a serious road traffic accident near the summit of Shane’s Hill between Larne and Ballymena earlier this evening.

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Eason’s to close Fairhill Shopping Centre store

Eason’s to close Fairhill Shopping Centre store

Eason’s has announced that 16 jobs will be affected by the closure of its store in Ballymena’s Fairhill shopping centre in a further blow to the town’s retail sector.

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Larne set to benefit from new funding measures

Larne is to benefit from measures aimed at attracting more shoppers and visitors to the town, thanks to a further £55,000 investment.

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Categories are unveiled for new Antrim Town business awards

The search is on for the best of Antrim Town’s businesses, as preparations for the first Antrim Town Business Awards get underway.

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Pictured with the Minister as he announced plans for a Mid and East Antrim Job Fair on 2 February are (L-R): Julie Gorman, ICTU; John Allen, Unite the Union; Debbie Rea, Blaney; Mayor Cllr Audrey Wales MBE; and Joan Connolly,  Jobs & Benefits Office.

Mid and East Antrim jobs fair

Ballymena is to play host to a major Job Fair and Advice Forum next month.

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Scott Lilburn and his brother are washing and packing potatoes in Craigavon, Co Armagh

UTV’s Rare Breed farmers beat Eastenders in ratings war

The return of Rare Breed to UTV was the most watched programme in Northern Ireland at 8pm last night.

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Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Money

Five really easy ways to end up with more money in 2017

January may be a tight month, but it is also one where you can take a few simple steps to have a better financial start to the year.

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Streaming services such as netflix and Amazon Prime have made it easier to bingewatch than ever. Shutterstock

Half of us happy to binge watch

Whether you gorge on Game of Thrones or are glued to Breaking Bad, we have become a nation of box set addicts with half of Brits (50 per cent) happy to watch between two and four one-hour episodes of a TV show in one go.

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Beauty tips

Five gadgets to modernize your beauty routine

The future of beauty is here.
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Waste sites bunged for Christmas ‘clear-out’!

Waste sites bunged for Christmas ‘clear-out’!

Heading to the dump in the wake of Christmas is as much part of the festive tradition as ... too much turkey and stuffing!

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Vandals damaged car park machines

Vandals damaged car park machines

Vandals damaged pay and display machines close to Ballymena town centre over Christmas.

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Local planners show rest a clean pair of heels

Local planners show rest a clean pair of heels

Mid & East Antrim Council’s planners have raced ahead of the rest when compared to all other councils on local applications.

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Dr Olive Buckley, OBE, Anne-Marie Doherty, NHSCT, Florence Hand, NHSCT, Jane Turnbull, Education and Development, Margaret Henry, CHNI, Jayne MCConaghie, PHA and Hayley Carey, NHSCT.

Homelessness ‘workshop’ held in Ballymena

Ballymena was the chosen venue for a special workshop on homelessness across the Mid and East Antrim area.

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Trying to get off to sleep

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.

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turkeys

How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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An image of what the Broadway bandstand area could look like following the Public Realm works.

Cost of ‘skipgate’ planters revealed

It has emerged that the cost of providing so-called ‘skip’ planters in Ballymena town centre was in the region of £190,000.

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These products are being recalled by Lidl.

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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