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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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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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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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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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Police investigate Broughshane burglary

Police investigate Broughshane burglary

Police are appealing for information after a sum of money was stolen from a property in Broughshane.

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Pictured at the announcement of the partnership at NSPCC's Head Office in Belfast is Conor Boyle, Regional Director of Lidl Northern Ireland and Catherine Nuttall, Head of Fundraising at NSPCC Northern Ireland

Lidl Northern Ireland and NSPCC announce new £250,000 partnership

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced a new, two year charity partnership with The NSPCC Northern Ireland.

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Police Dog Jazz.

Drugs raid .. at Ballymena Courthouse!

Police have carried out a drugs raid ... at a courthouse.

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Left to right: Declan Cunningham of Moy Park, David Small from the NI Environment Agency, Elaine Smith of Waste Operations at MEABC and Chris Conway, CEO of Translink and chair of BITC Environment Leadership Team.

‘Passion to protect our environment’ earns platinum

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s commitment to sustainability has been reinforced with a top rating for environment management.

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Fiddle-dee-dee! Trad band needed for local movie

Fiddle-dee-dee! Trad band needed for local movie

The production team behind ‘The Dig’ have been delighted with the response to their call for extras to appear in their Broughshane movie shoot.

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Sandra Carson - new book on floral art

A lifetime of floral art expertise from Sandra

At a time of life when most people are content to kick back and relax, one Ballymena woman is celebrating her 79th birthday this month with the publication of her first book.

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How many parking fines were issued where you live?

IN FULL: Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland

The Department for Infrastructure has published statistics on the total number of Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) issued in Northern Ireland from January to September 2017.

Transport
Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Extras needed for Broughshane movie scene

A movie production company is seeking ‘extras’ from the Mid-Antrim area for a ‘pub scene’ which is to be filmed in Broughshane at the end the month.

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Northbound lane of Lisnevenagh Road remains closed

Northbound lane of Lisnevenagh Road remains closed

Police say the Lisnevenagh Road remains closed northbound from the Dunsilly roundabout, due to an earlier RTC.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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A-26 crash - seek alternative routes

A-26 crash - seek alternative routes

The Lisnevenagh Road in Ballymena is closed in both directions near its junction with the Woodgreen Road following a road traffic collision.

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Brian McIlhagga

Brian McIlhagga murder - man arrested in Portrush

Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have this morning arrested a 30 year old man in connection with the murder of Brian McIlhagga.

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Crafty ladies of Harryville Partnership.

Nifty knitting by Harryville Seniors

Harryville Partnership Initiative Seniors with blankets and twiddle-muffs that they have knitted.

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The scene of the fatal collision on Roguery Road near Toomebridge

Police renew appeal after last week’s fatal Toomebridge collision

Police in Ballymena are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the Roguery Road in Toomebridge on Wednesday, November 8.

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