Randalstown helping to inspire £4m Carrick heritage project

Carrickfergus town centre’s regeneration team is seeking inspiration from Randalstown as it advances a £4m heritage initiative.

The expansion will see the development of a 2 acre spa garden, two tier fitness suite, spa eatery and extension to one of its other F&B outlets.

£2 million expansion plan for Galgorm Resort

Work has begun on a £2 million investment programme at the luxurious Galgorm Resort & Spa outside Ballymena.

The Mayor, Councillor Paul Reid and Lynda Foy, Countryside officer Mid and East Antrim Borough, unveiling new plans for cycle routes across the borough. INCT 25-798-CON

‘Exciting’ plan to develop Mid and East Antrim cycle network

Plans to develop cycle routes across Mid and East Antrim Borough will go out for public consultation on Friday (June 23).

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

IN FULL: Queen's Birthday Honours list 2017 - Northern Ireland recipients

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea lead a list of 102 people from Northern Ireland named in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Helping cut the cake are Barry Neilson - Chief Executive at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), David Hamilton - Managing Director at Martin & Hamilton, Alastair Martin - Financial Director at Martin & Hamilton and David Henry - President of the Construction Employers Federation (CEF).

Martin & Hamilton celebrate 50th anniversary

Ballymena-based construction firm Martin & Hamilton celebrated its 50th anniversary this week.

Pictured announcing the Translink transport plans are l-r Laura McCaw, Juvenile Captain Portstewart GC, Translink's Sam Todd; Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens BC,  Joan Baird OBE; Darrell O'Hora European Tour; Aine Kearney TNI; Ian Magee Chief Inspector of Causeway Coast & Glens, and Josh Moffitt from Portstewart GC. Picture by Brian Morrison

Par-fect way to shuttle to the golf!

Special transport arrangements will be in place for golf fans heading to the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club (July 4–9)

Pictured are (l-r) Connor Donnelly, Owner of Donnellys of Rathkenny and Philip Smyth, Business Manager at Danske Bank'"s North Business Centre

Opening of new Rathkenny service station ‘created 16 jobs’

A former car showroom, which has been unused for five years, has been given a new lease of life as a service station with

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Cllr Paul Reid joins Cllr A.P.Wilson, Chair of the Planning Committee, and Chief Executive Anne Donaghy at the launch of the Boroughs Preferred Options Paper  a public consultation that will help shape the areas Local Development Plan.

Public urged to have a ‘POP’ at Council’s blueprint for future

People in Mid and East Antrim have a key role to play in the shaping of the Borough’s future local development through an exciting new consultation process.

The new A26 Frosses dual-carriageway from Glarryford to A44 Drones has opened. Pictured at the official opening ceremony with VIP guests are Cllr Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, William Diver,  BAM McCann jv, Deidre Mackle, Divisional Roads Manager and Joan Baird, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Gens.  Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

£55 million A26 Frosses Road duallings scheme opens

The new £55 million A26 Frosses dual-carriageway from Glarryford to A44 Drones has opened today.

50 years celebration for Martin & Hamilton

50 years celebration for Martin & Hamilton

Ballymena-based construction company Martin & Hamilton is celebrating 50 years of building in Northern Ireland.

Wrights Group launch apprentice scheme

Wrights Group launch apprentice scheme

One of the borough’s biggest employers is set to launch a recruitment drive for new apprentices.


Enterprise agency invites applications for final employability programme

Antrim Enterprise Agency is currently recruiting for their final Exploring Enterprise 3 Programme.

Inferno on Broughshane Street. Pic: Dylan Stephens

Road to reopen after demolition of gutted premises

The road outside the buildings gutted in an inferno in Ballymena town centre will reopen fully after demolition is completed and a further risk assessment carried out, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has stated.

Glyn Roberts.

Ballymena business breakfast to hear views of retail campaigner

The economic challenges currently facing Northern Ireland are to be discussed at a business breakfast in Ballymena on Thursday (June 15).

(L-R) Darren McDowell, Partner, Harbinson Mulholland, and Mary McKeown, Financial Controller, Creagh Concrete.

IN FULL: NI's top 100 owner managed and family businesses 2017

Northern Ireland’s top 100 local and family firms for 2017 have been revealed.
Flying out of Belfast International airport

Belfast International Airport ready for 2.3 million summer rush passengers

Belfast International Airport is expected to deal with a record 2.3 million passengers between now and the end of September.
Keith Pollock, Translink level crossing risk co-ordinator, with Tracey Blenkinsop.

‘Act safely at level crossings’ message delivered in Cullybackey

Translink staff have been raising level crossing safety awareness with drivers and pedestrians in Cullybackey.

Belfast International Airport.

Airline announces biggest ever season from Belfast International

Virgin Atlantic is increasing the number of flights from Belfast International Airport, as it announces its biggest ever season operating from the airport.

The deadline is September 30, 2017.

NI bar owners reminded to renew liquor licence

Police in Northern Ireland are reminding owners of licensed premises to renew their liquor licences before the September 30, 2017 deadline.
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Slideshow: Elite Ayrshire cow rules supreme at Ballymena Show

Thankfully the rain stayed away and the large numbers of visitors attending this year’s Ballymena Show had a perfect opportunity to enjoy all of what the event had to offer.

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