Author

SNOOKER: Mark Allen vows to grasp Masters final chance

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen is relishing the chance to claim his place in the final of the Dafabet Masters for the first time on Saturday night.

More Sport
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been shortlisted for the UKs National Campaign for the Arts, Hearts for The Arts Awards 2018

Council’s ‘creative initiative’ shortlisted for UK Award

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been shortlisted for the UK’s National Campaign for the Arts, Hearts for The Arts Awards 2018.

Lifestyle
Pictured unveiling the new secure cycle parking compound at Lisburn Train Station are Translink's Gary Dunlop and Claire McLernon from Sustrans.

Translink invests in new facilities for cyclists

New secure bicycle parking compounds have been unveiled at Lisburn and Holywood train stations as part of Translink’s efforts to improve facilities for cyclists at NI Railways and Ulsterbus stations across Northern Ireland.

News
Alison Irwin, Head of Equality, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Claire Campbell, Carers Coordinator, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Clare-Anne Magee, General Manager, Carers NI, Lyn Campbell, Information and Development, Officer Carers NI.

Are you a carer? New online support is now available

The Northern Trust has teamed up with Carers NI and Carers UK to offer further support to carers across this area via digital resources tailored to their needs.

Lifestyle
Editorial Image

Judge says man went on ‘thieving binge’

A serial shoplifter has been remanded in to custody after pleading guilty to 20 charges of stealing which a judge described as a “thieving binge”.

Crime
Cllr Audrey Wales MBE, Jayne Murray Head of BHF NI and Mark Lynn cut the ribbon on the new BHF shop in Ballymena

Mark (7) opens new Ballymena BHF Shop

A young Ballymena boy who was born with congenital heart disease has officially opened the new British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) shop in the town.

Lifestyle
Editorial Image

‘Evil’ former monk jailed for indecent assaults on boys

An 89-year-old “evil” former monk who preyed on three young boys, was today (Thursday) jailed for eight and a half years and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life after agreeing to serve a further two years on probation.

Crime
Rescue dog out to prove beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Rescue dog out to prove beauty is in the eye of the beholder

With eyes like marbles, it is hard not to get hypnotised by Dogs Trust Ballymena resident Bridie, the young Border Collie patiently waiting in kennels for a special new home.

News
Grahame Harris from Templepatrick played a pibroch (a form of music for the Scottish pipes) on Highland pipes in a Burns Night Concert which is to be show on BBC2 as he accompanied Ballyclare High School Choir as they sang a cantaireachd (a musical tradition which employs chanting).

Ballymena musicians on ‘Burns an’ Mair’ programme

Two Ballymena Fiddle Players will be among a host of local musicians performing on ‘Burns an’ Mair’ which will be televised on BBC-Two NI at 9pm on Thursday, January 25, the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

Lifestyle
New Chair for Manufacturing Task Force

New Chair for Manufacturing Task Force

A new Chair has been announced for the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Manufacturing Task Force.

Business
Man due in court over thefts

Man due in court over thefts

Police have charged a 22-year-old man with 20 counts of theft.

Crime
Former Vauxhall International North West 200 race winner, Jeremy McWilliams joins Event Director, Mervyn Whyte and Air Ambulance NI Chairman, Ian Crowe to announce the  selection of AANI as the race festival's chosen charity for 2018. Also included are pilot, Richard Steele and Paramedic, Stuart Stevenson.

Air Ambulance NI is official NW200 charity in 2018

The Air Ambulance NI (AANI) has been confirmed as the official charity of the Vauxhall International North West 200 once again in 2018.

Motor Sport
Scene of the road accident in the north Antrim village of Broughshane on Tuesday which claimed the life of Ronnie McCaughan. Photo: Pacemaker.

Ronnie was ‘near perfect’ says his brother Tommy

A Broughshane decorator and lay preacher who died in a road accident was “as near perfect as you could get” and never fell out with anyone in all his 70 years, his brother said.

Crime
Rachel McAuley (14) and Ellen Martin (13) won 1st place in the Junior group with their Smart Desk project at the BT Young Scientist Exhibiton.

St Killian’s Young Scientists triumph for third year at BT Exhibition

St Killian’s Garron Tower have, for the second time in three years, won the Matrix Award for the best school from Northern Ireland in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which was held at the weekend in the RDS in Dublin.

Lifestyle
All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

Football
The Golden Boat Chinese takeaway in Kells, Co. Antrim. (Photo: Google Maps)

Co. Antrim takeaway exposed for employing illegal immigrants

A Co. Antrim business is facing a potential penalty of £40,000 after two immigration offenders from China were found working at its premises.

News
Editorial image.

Arrest made for shoplifting offences

Police have arrested a male in the Harryville area for a series of shoplifting offences across Ballymena and Antrim.

Crime
Superintendent Simon Walls, Jenny Pyper of the Utility Regulator and Eddie Lynch, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland re-launch Quick Check 101, a scheme to help stop bogus callers. Under the scheme, residents can now phone 101, the police non-emergency number, to check the identity of callers to their home who claim to represent an energy or water network company. The scheme is not only a collaboration between the PSNI and the Utility Regulator, but also includes all of Northern Irelands energy and water network companies - firmus energy, NIE Networks, Northern Ireland Water, Phoenix Natural Gas and SGN Natural Gas. Supported by the Commissioner for Older People, the scheme is being re-launched in a bid to help people feel safer in their homes. Photo by Simon Graham Photography

Initiative re-launched in bid to stop bogus callers

An initiative aimed at helping to stop bogus callers has been re-launced this week by the Utility Regulator and the PSNI.

Crime
8-1-2018
Picture shows from left at the launch of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year�� 2018 was Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the judging panel; and  Kevin McLoughlin, Partner, EY. The nomination window for this year�"s programme is open until February 16th.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Could County Antrim be home to top entrepreneur?

Now in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from County Antrim.

Lifestyle
Mayor Cllr Paul Reid with MEABC Policy Team and members of CAN.

Council works with CAN to improve services

The Mayor recently welcomed members of the Ballymena CAN group to the parlour to thank them for their ongoing engagement with council to make services more accessible.

News
Load more