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‘An Ideal Husband’ to be found in cinemas on June 5

Oscar Wilde’s star-studded An Ideal Husband is set to be broadcast live to Northern Ireland cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday, June 5, at 7.15pm.

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It's been a 'sweet' Balmoral Show for Ballymena Beltex breeder, Elizabeth McAllister with'three class wins, Group of three success, the Female Championship, the trophy for best'home-bred sheep and the Reserve Champion title!

‘Sweet’ success for Elizabeth at Balmoral

It was a ‘sweet’ Balmoral Show for Ballymena Beltex breeder Elizabeth McAllister with three class wins, Group of three success, the Female Championship, the trophy for best home-bred sheep and the Reserve Champion title.

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A team of pupils from St Louis Grammar School - Conall McCafferty, Thomas O'Kane, Peter Graham were presented with the paperwork for the calves they received from ABP at the Balmoral Show. They will now rear their Aberdeen Angus cross calves as part of the final stage of the province-wide agri-food skills competition, the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

St Louis students win calves in ABP competition

A group St Louis students have won calves at Balmoral Show in the ABP Angus Youth Challenge Final and are preparing to rear them.

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The band on their most recent tour ' Aaron, Lauren, Luke and Taylor, with manager Phil McAlister (far right) and tech Chris Harris (red shirt)

From Bertha’s Bar to Ulster Hall, Castlerock brother and sister rocking up a storm

Having started out playing gigs in the bar at the end of their street, a brother and sister from Castlerock are now part of one of the Province’s most in-demand bands.

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Pictured at the recent BID for Business workshop in Ballymena are Eugene Reid, Vice President of the Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BID Manager, Alison Moore, Anna Macaulay from 'The Savvy Retailer' and Tom Wiggins from the Ballymena Borough of Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Savvy Retail advice at BID business breakfast

“Doing something different in business will set you apart” - that was the advice from the ‘Queen of Shops’, Anna Macaulay from The Savvy Retailer, at the recent BID for Business Breakfast organised by the Ballymena Business Improvement District and Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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IN PICTURES: From super Seeley to imperious Irwin - relive the North West 200

The sun shone on the North West 200 as wins for local riders Glenn Irwin and Alastair Seeley hit the headlines in an action-packed week on the north coast.

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Robert Lewandowski

Football rumour mill: Arsenal set to appoint successor to Wenger | Chelsea make Bayern striker number one summer target | Manchester United interested in signing Chelsea midfielder

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has made it clear he wants to join Real Madrid this summer, just a year after he signed for the French champions from Barcelona. (Goal)

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Macmillan award for Elma

A local woman has been awarded the Macmillan Volunteering Quality Standards Certificate, the charity’s quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

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Jailed for shoplifting spree in several Ballymena stores

Jailed for shoplifting spree in several Ballymena stores

A former Irish League football star has been jailed for six months for a shoplifting spree.

Crime
Audrey’s royal appointment with Harry and Meghan

Audrey’s royal appointment with Harry and Meghan

It was almost a case of when the Wales met the Wales for Ballymena councillor Audrey Wales MBE and her husband Chris who attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.

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Sir William Wright is made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.  Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

William Wright receives Knighthood at Buckingham Palace

The founder of Ballymena bus firm Wrights Group has received a Knighthood from HRH the Prince of Wales at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace last week.

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Marek Sinko claimed he punched his uncle five times

Judge rejects challenge against bail for man accused of murdering uncle

A man charged with murdering his uncle at their remote Co Antrim home had soup and went to bed after allegedly inflicting the fatal blows, the High Court has heard.

Crime
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim with Council officers ahead of the Beach Bonanza

Beach Bonanza bound for Ballygally

An action-packed fun day for all the family, featuring volleyball, kayaking, rowing and more, will take place in Mid and East Antrim next month.

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Cullybackey firm closes with 48 staff made redundant

A long-established chicken processing business in Cullybackey has closed its doors after more than 60 years’ trading, with the loss of 48 jobs.

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Dementia Action Week events

Dementia Action Week events

Alzheimer’s Society in Antrim and Ballymena is encouraging residents to take action and unite against dementia this Dementia Action Week.

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Council employee Jenny Arbuthnot and her son Scott

Chance to win an Amazon Fire HD

Mid and East Antrim residents are being offered the opportunity to swap an unwanted electrical item for a brand new Amazon Fire HD.

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Ballymena Young Conquerors Flute Band.

Ballymena Young Conquerors spring concert

Ballymena Young Conquerors Flute Band will be hosting their annual Spring concert in the Braid Arts Centre on Thursday May 31, commencing at 7.30pm.

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Men uninjured after petrol bomb attack on house

Men uninjured after petrol bomb attack on house

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report that a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in the Parkhall road area of Antrim around 11.30pm on Friday, May 18.

Crime
Frew queries speed limits in Moorfields

Frew queries speed limits in Moorfields

DUP MLA Paul Frew has written to Department for Infrastructure to ask them to explore the speed limits in Moorfields to determine if they need to be reduced.

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