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Decrease in local unemployment levels

The number of people registering as out of work in Ballymena has dropped over the past month, latest figures have revealed.

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Swann calls for action over A26 road safety concerns

A North Antrim MLA has called for action to improve road safety on the A26 between Ballymena and Antrim.

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Ballymena Jobs and Benefits office.  Picture: Google Maps

No change in local unemployment

The number of people registering as out of work in Ballymena has remain unchanged, latest figures from the Department for the Economy have revealed.

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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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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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GP practice closes ‘list’ to new patients

A Ballymena GP practice has announced it is not longer able to take on new patients and plans to close its list for up to a year.

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The original plans for the Green Pastures Gateway Project.

Green Pastures no longer pursuing retail option for site

Green Pastures Gateway project has announced plans not to pursue the development of a supermarket food store on their new site at Ballee.

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Police commitment over bus station issues

Police have met with representatives from local secondary schools in Ballymena, with ongoing issues at the town’s bus station on the agenda.

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Police seize cannabis plant growing in Kells flower bed

Police seize cannabis plant growing in Kells flower bed

Police have seized a cannabis plant from a public flower bed in Kells.

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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

‘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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