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Carnlough pupils in big beach clean-up

Hundreds of items were collected at Carnlough beach by 40 boys and girls from a local primary school who were learning about the impact litter has on the marine environment.

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Back Row L-R: Stephen Daye Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; John Irwin, Heyn Environmental Solutions; Philip Thompson and Alex Carmichael Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. Middle Row: Alison Diver, Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston and Jackie Waide Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; Ian Humphreys, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. Front Row: Karina Magee and Jen Firth Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Local parks in running to make the UK’s People’s Choice top 10

Two Ballymena parks have a chance of being voted into the UK’s People’s Choice top ten.

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A community archaeology project will take place in Glenballyeamon.

Glenballyeamon excavation will be last phase in community archaeology project

The last phase of a community archaeology project will get underway in September at the Cloughancor megalith, in Glenballyeamon, overlooking Cushendall. This is the fourth and final archaeological excavation to be carried out in the Glens of Antrim, organised jointly between the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University Belfast and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership.

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Gardening for Wildlife Award Winner: Julie Hayes, Ballymena

Borough’s ‘best kept’ winners are revealed

The winners of the Mid and East Antrim’s ‘In Bloom’ community competition have been revealed with prizes awarded right across the area.

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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.

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The judges called in to Arthur Cottage

Cullybackey in fine floral form!

Cullybackey was in fantastic floral form when the local community welcomed RHS Britain in Bloom judges Rae Beckwith and James Cordingley recently.

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Slemish mountain

Slemish walk features in new geology book

A new book aimed at ramblers includes information about getting the best out of walks around Slemish mountain.

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Mayor Cllr Paul Reid.

Larne to host third annual flower show and summer fair

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Councillor Paul Reid is encouraging green-fingered residents and visitors to get ready for the third annual flower show and summer fair, which will be held on Saturday August 19, in Larne Market Yard.

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Staff members from Mid and East Antrim.

Food waste reduction saves £200,000

A campaign aimed at substantially reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfill has saved council £200,000.

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Hubbub is establishing the worlds first Community Fridge network in 50 communities across the country over the next year  the network is free to join and there to help any community.

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NI’s first community fridge for Cloughmills

Northern Ireland’s first ever ‘Community Fridge’ is to be trialled in the north Antrim village of Cloughmills with the support of environmental charity Hubbub UK and Bosch in a growing effort to tackle food waste.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

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Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston, Stephen Daye and Jackie Waide Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Parks supervisor is Green Flag Employee of the Year

Carrick man Jackie Waide has won the prestigious Green Flag Northern Ireland Employee of the Year award.

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National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores

Get your dose of ‘vitamin sea’ this National Marine Week

If you’re in need of some Vitamin Sea, National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores.

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Members of the Cullybackey Community Partnership L R Elizabeth Boyd, Patrick Fisher, Bertie McNeilly, Margaret Murphy and Ruth Orr are pictured with local artist Mary Cochrane

Come on Cullybackey folk! Here come the bloomin’ judges

Cullybackey people are being urged to put on a show of flower power as the village prepares to welcome the judging team from Britain in Bloom.

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Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

The Armagh Observatory has reported that June 2017 was dull, wet and warmer than average.

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William Dixon, MEA, Patsy Smith, MEA,, John Morgan, Translink, Robert Martin, Translink, Noel Robinson, MEA and Chris McCrory, Translink.

Ballymena station blooming for competition

Translink volunteers have been getting their hands dirty in order to help make Ballymena bloom as part of the Britain in Bloom campaign.

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Pupils from Braidside Integrated Primary School enjoyed planting Monster Veg.

Green-fingered Braidside pupils grow Monster Veg

Pupils from Braidside Integrated Primary School have been putting their gardening skills to the test to grow ‘Monster Veg’.

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Larne and Inver Primary pupils.

Pupils try their hand at growing ‘monsters’

Green-fingered primary pupils have been planting ‘monster veg’ for the Mid and East Antrim Flower Show which takes place in August.

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Cllr Mervyn Rea, Doreen Muskett MBE, President of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, Ivor McMullan, Cllr Linda Clarke, Cllr Neil Kelly, Mayor Cllr Paul Hamill, Simon Webb, Dept Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland and Lindsey Houston at Ireland's best kept awards 2017 where  Antrim Town won the Best Kept Large Urban Centre category.  MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

Antrim named Ireland’s ‘best kept large urban centre’

Antrim has been named the ‘Best Kept Large Urban Centre’ at Ireland’s Best Kept Town Awards 2017.

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The Small Blue Butterfly discovered in Co Fermanagh

Rare butterfly previously feared extinct discovered in Northern Ireland

A surveyor from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has discovered a rare butterfly previously thought to be extinct in the province.

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