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Taking a creative approach to recovery in Ballymena

A community organisation in Ballymena is using funding from the Housing Executive to benefit individuals recovering from addiction, as well as their families.

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Firefighter Jess Doran pictured with Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Gary Thompson at her recent graduation.

Graduation time for trainee firefighter Jess

An Antrim woman is one of 27 new Trainee Firefighters to graduate following successful completion of a demanding Trainee Firefighter course.

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Justin Cole (15), from Dunclug College, Ballymena, is a winner in this year's 64th Texaco Children's Art Competition. He is pictured with his prize-winning self-portrait work alongside his father Eric. (submitted image).

Justin wins top Texaco Art accolade

A pupil from Dunclug College in Ballymena has won a prize for his artwork in a prestigious annual competition.

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May Pole Monday at Arthur Cottage

May Pole Monday at Arthur Cottage

Historic Arthur Cottage, Cullybackey, will be the setting for ‘May Pole Monday’ on May 7 from 12 noon to 3pm.

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Bay City Rollers, Glenarm Castle, 25 May: www.glenarmcastle.com

Glenarm Castle to host the ‘May in the Marquee’ music festival

A new festival is coming to Glenarm Castle next month featuring a packed weekend of musical entertainment.

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Grace with the team from Jumping Clay at the Autism NI Family Fun Day.

‘Making Sense of Autism’ Fun Day

Hundreds of families attended the recent ‘Making Sense of Autism’ Family Fun Day which took place in Ballymena’s Seven Towers Leisure Centre.

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Chance for Co. Antrim girls to be Rose Buds

Chance for Co. Antrim girls to be Rose Buds

Is Ballymena home to a Rose Bud?

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Participants in the community clean-up in Cullybackey.

Cullybackey clean up volunteers praised for team effort

The involvement of so many young people in a community clean up augurs well for the future of Cullybackey, according to its organisers.

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Tesco offering more surplus food to charities community groups in County Antrim.

Tesco offering more surplus food to community groups

Charities and community groups in Ballymena and the wider County Antrim are being invited to sign up to receive surplus food from their local Tesco store.

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Report scam mail  says Consumer Council

Report scam mail says Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has revealed that a third of mid and east Antrim consumers have received an item of mail which they considered to be a scam and of those consumers 85% have ignored it or thrown it away.

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Get outdoors in the beautiful Glens of Antrim this Spring

Chance to go hiking on a heritage walk

Why not put on your hiking boots and take part in free walking tours to celebrate the opening of The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall?

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Carly is a lively and affectionate five-year-old Hound cross who is just one of the dogs waiting at Dogs Trust Ballymena on a forever home.

Trust offers advice in bid to rehome dogs

To mark this ‘National Pet Month’, Dogs Trust Ballymena are offering advice on responsible dog ownership in a bid to rehome canine residents.

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Kellswater woman Lynsey McNeilly who will travel to Rwanda next month.

Civil Engineer Lynsey set to transform lives in Rwanda

Lynsey McNeilly from Kellswater will travel to Rwanda this May to build a bridge providing safe access across the Giwsi River.

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Ballykeel PS pupil Mark Lynn with his teachers and mum Donna handing over �1,175 to British Heart Foundation NI.

Mark inspires BHF fundraising

A Ballymena boy born with complex congenital heart disease has inspired his community and school to support the fight against heart disease.

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Historical Society meeting will ‘tee off’ with talk

Historical Society meeting will ‘tee off’ with talk

Cullybackey and District Historical Society are inviting people to join them at their latest meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 8pm in Cullybackey British Legion Hall for “Teeing Off”, a talk by blind golfer Drew Cochrane.

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Pupils from St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena are through to the final of a major agri-food skills competition, The ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

St Louis Grammar students through to ABP Angus Youth Challenge final

St Louis Grammar students Conall McCafferty, Peter Graham and Thomas O’Kane have been selected as finalists in The ABP Angus Youth Challenge. They are pictured here with ABP NI representatives Arthur Callaghan (bottom left) and Liam McCarthy (middle), St Louis Principal Sean Rafferty and teacher Louise Gildea.

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Cranny Falls.

Free walking tours to whet appetite for The Heritage Hub

Mid and East Antrim Museum and Heritages Services is hosting free walking tours in the lead up to the opening of The Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall in June.

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Air Ambulance issues call for fundraisers in Tyrone

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) has issued a call for volunteers from Tyrone to support them with their fundraising activity for 2018.

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Winners of the Ballymena BID Easter competition receive their prize from BID Manager, Alison Moore. Pictured with the Friendly Faces Characters and the Spring Hare are (L-R) Karen McClintock and son Ruben, Hazel Coates, Olive McIllwaine and daughter Katie, BID Manager Alison Moore, Jesse McNeilly and mum Christina and Aurelia Kelly.

Shoppers enjoy eggcellent treats

Shoppers to Ballymena town centre were egg-static to receive a selection of sweet treats during a recent visit.

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Mary Irvine Young.

OBITUARY: Mrs Mary Irvine Young Family was at the very centre of Mary’s life

The Antrim community and farther afield has been saddened by the recent passing of Mary Irvine Young.

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