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‘Unavoidable’ road closure to facilitate essential works

The Department of Infrastructure has said that the closure of the A36 between Ballymena and Larne is “unavoidable” to allow essential works to be carried out to prevent the “catastrophic failure of the road”.

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Diversions following damage to gas main

Diversions following damage to gas main

A natural gas main has been damaged as a result of work being carried out on the Ballycraigy Road, Antrim.

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Signs have gone up advising motorists that the A36 between Ballymena and Larne will be closed from March 12 for eight weeks.  Picture: Google Maps

Major route set to be closed for eight weeks

Motorists using one of the district’s busiests routes could be in for two months of disruption due to road works getting underway.

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Local jobless figures remain unchanged

Local jobless figures remain unchanged

The number of people registering as out of work in Ballymena has remain unchanged, latest figures have revealed.

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5,137 parking tickets issued in Ballymena

5,137 parking tickets issued in Ballymena

Over 5,000 motorists were issued with parking tickets in Ballymena last year, latest figures have revealed.

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Stolen car found on fire

Stolen car found on fire

Police are appealing for information after a stolen car was found on fire outside Clough.

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House prices rise by 3.1 per cent

House prices rise by 3.1 per cent

House prices in the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area rose by 3.1 per cent in 2017, official figures have shown.

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Fatal accident on Moneynick Road

Fatal accident on Moneynick Road

A 58-year-old woman has died after the car she was driving was in collision with a bus outside Randalstown.

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Dogs Trust receiving 13 calls a day for re-homing

Dogs Trust receiving 13 calls a day for re-homing

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Ballymena has been receiving an average of 13 calls a day from people looking to rehome their dogs in the month after Christmas.

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£84 million plan for new NRC campus

£84 million plan for new NRC campus

Plans for a new Northern Regional College campus in Ballymena took a step closer to fruition this week with news that the design contract for the scheme has been awarded.

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Sinn Fein councillor Patrice Hardy

Councillors hit out at decision not to participate in Irish Language Week

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been accused of being “anti-Irish to the core” and failing to “represent everyone in the borough”.

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Mayor of Mid & East Antrim, Cllr Paul Reid, pictured along with members of the Broughshane Improvement Team, Betty Millar, Betty Wylie and Betty Shaw, Broughshane & District Community Association Development Manager, Valerie Blake and Association Chairman, Lexie Scott.

Brougshane bids for Village of Year

Broughshane is one step closer to being crowned Village of the Year after making it through to the finals of the Channel 4 competition.

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Cllr Beth Adger

Adger welcomes Toome Road flood alleviation works

Local councillor Beth Adger MBE has welcomed underground works that have taken place in the Toome Road area of Ballymena.

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Council to spend £9k on street light banners

Council to spend £9k on street light banners

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is to spend £9,000 on street light advertising banners to be displayed in Ballymena town centre.

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David Patton MBE.

Tributes to building giant David Patton MBE

Tributes have been paid to one of the borough’s leading businessmen, Mr David Patton MBE, who passed away at the weekend.

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Man dies following Broughshane accident

Man dies following Broughshane accident

Police have confirmed that a man, aged in his 60s has died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision on Main Street in Broughshane earlier today (Tuesday, January 16).

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Taylorstown Cross Community playgroup to close early

Taylorstown Cross Community playgroup to close early

Taylorstown Cross Community playgroup is the latest local educational facility to announce they are closing early today (Tuesday) due to the snow.

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Groggan PS to close early due to snow

Groggan PS to close early due to snow

Groggan Primary School has announced its intention to close early today (Tuesday) due to snowy conditions.

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The existing bandstand was removed last week to make way for a new structure.

Council hits back over bandstand criticism

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has responded to criticism on social media over the work to replace the bandstand in Ballymena.

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Wallace Elder.

BEM honours awarded to local residents

The New Year’s Honours list has brought recognition to several local residents who are set to receive British Empire Medals.

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