In Pictures: The Way We Were

Here are a few photos from the Ballymena Times archive to get you all talking.

Peppa Pigs Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children returns this spring. Submitted Image.

Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk returns

This Spring will see the return of the UK’s muddiest fundraising event for little ones – Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children and Ballymena nurseries, early years groups, families and children are being encouraged to take part between April 23-29.

‘Choose To Live Better’ Festival

‘Choose To Live Better’ Festival

The Northern Obesity Partnership is currently supporting a fortnight of events and activities up to January 20 across the Northern Trust Area aimed at supporting people in making healthier choices.

The Braid will be the venue for Trinity on Tour Rock & Pop experience on January 30.

Pupils offered rock experience

Pupils from the Ballymena area will have the opportunity to get an insight into life as a rock star when Trinity College London presents its Trinity on Tour Rock & Pop experience at the end of this month.

Applaud Academy owner, Soraya Stephens, has presented a cheque for �108 to the Community Rescue Service in Portglenone

Christmas performance leads to £108 gift for Community Rescue Service

Applaud Academy owner, Soraya Stephens, has presented a cheque for £108 to the Community Rescue Service in Portglenone. The money was raised at the Applaud Academy’s Christmas showcase performed at the new Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy. Students aged from five to 16 performed a variety of Dance and Drama pieces.

William has graduated with disinction from NRC.

Study helps William in new career

Deciding to retrain and pursue a career in accountancy has been an excellent career move for Ballymena man William Williamson who was awarded an Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) Diploma with distinction at Northern Regional College’s Higher Education and Access Graduation ceremonies.

Asda Antrim General Store Manager Robert Ryans with Asda Colleague Kirstie Ainsworth and Jude.

Jude just loves helping out in Antrim store

An Antrim teenager is enjoying his new found role at a local supermarket.

Concept plans for the proposed community garden

Plans for community garden taking root in Harryville

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is calling on the people of Harryville and Ballymena to be part of a 12-week consultation period following the completion of draft concept plans for a new community growing space in the heart of Harryville.

Performances in Ballymena and Larne will mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Mid & East Antrim.

Performances will mark Holocaust Day

Poignant ‘Judgement at Nuremberg’ performances are to be held at two venues in Mid and East Antrim to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Northern Regional College student Emmet Martin from Randalstown pictured with his mother Siobhan at his recent graduation where he was awarded a HND Diploma in Business.

Enterprising student revives traditional craft

Having spent the last four years studying Business at Northern Regional College in Ballymena, Emmet Martin now has ambitious plans to expand his own business, Martin Hurls.

At the Education Authority Celebration of Full Attendance eventt. Pictured FR L-R Principal Mary McHenry St Louise's College, EA Director of CYPS Dr Clare Mangan, Chair of CYPS Cttee and EA Board Member Pat Carville and Nicola Topping EA CYPS. BR L-R Adrain Nugent EA Head of Education Welfare, Dylan Colton St Patrick's Academy, Hannah Connell Limavady Grammar School, Philip Gervin St Patrick's Academy, Andrew Steward Larne Grammar School, Aaron Donnell Saintfield High School, Scott Hagan Our Lady & St Patrick's College, John Joe Nugent, Paul Fletcher, Connor Renaghan, Sean McGuigan St Patrick's High School, Keady and Tracey Woods CSSC. MR L-R Emma Sloan CSSC, Victoria Hunter Friends' School, Katherine Ingram Bloomfield Collegiate, Amy Booth Rainey Endowed School, Emer Rooney St Catherine's College, Aine McNulty St Patrick's Academy, Killain Frew Limavady High School, Chloe McCarron Limavady High School, Ashley Callaghan Limavady Grammar School, Kirsty Leslie Dunluce School, Alexandra Hunter Friends' School.

Students celebrated for ‘perfect attendance’

Young people who haven’t missed a day of school have been recognised and rewarded for their perfect attendance with certificates.

James Alexander  who is appearing in this year's 'Rare Breed'/

TV role for Antrim farmers

Life on two County Antrim farms will be featured in ‘Rare Breed - A Farming Year’ when it returns for sixth series this month.

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Advice for returning unwanted presents

Christmas is past leaving many of us in a quandary about what to do with unwanted gifts.

Helen Fry   with her daughters at the Northern Regional College Higher Education and Access graduation ceremony.

Third level qualification leads to new career choice

Helen Fry had some reservations about going back to school but soon settled into her new role as a mature student at Northern Regional College and has just graduated with a HNC in Business with distinction.


Advice on how to beat bogus callers in 2018

NI Water has issued timely advice on how to keep your home safe from unwelcome callers.

Mayor Cllr Paul Reid drumming up support for his free concert featuring The Music Yard choir.

Mayor hosts free musical concert

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim is holding a free music concert at McNeill Theatre, Larne on Friday, January 12.

MEABCs Elaine Smith, Mervin Holden and Mayor Cllr Paul Reid pictured alongside USEL CEO Bill Atkinson

New Year new push to recycle

Mid and East Antrim Council has teamed up with Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (USEL) to promote recycling across the borough.

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