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St Killian’s Young Scientists triumph for third year at BT Exhibition

St Killian’s Garron Tower have, for the second time in three years, won the Matrix Award for the best school from Northern Ireland in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which was held at the weekend in the RDS in Dublin.

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Cairndhu Golf Club (Bowling Section) presenting a cheque for �815 to the Ballymena and District Branch Parkinsons UK.
Pictured handing over the donation are (from left to right) Stephen Gibson, Ronnie Ferguson, Mrs. Adaline Ferguson and Maurice Adams (both from Parkinsons Branch) and Sammy Mills.

Cairndhu Club bowl over Parkinson’s branch with donation

Cairndhu Golf Club (Bowling Section) have presented a cheque for £815 to the Ballymena and District Branch Parkinson’s UK.

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Beetle Drive and Pudding Night

Beetle Drive and Pudding Night

A Beetle Drive and Pudding night will be held in Innisrush Parish Church Hall on Thursday, January 18, commencing at 7.30pm.

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A year eight pupil chats to Open Night visitors at Ballymena Academy.

Academy packed for Open Nights

Recent Open Nights at Ballymena Academy enabled prospective pupils and their parents to experience a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities, talk with teachers and current pupils and watch new school videos which are now available on the school website.

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Young people sought for action-packed Army cadet roles.

Parent power fuels Cadet membership drive

Tired of hearing your teenager say ‘I’m bored’?

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Pub With No Beer winner Sean McIlwee receives his prize from Mrs Goodall as Michale Madden looks on. 1989.

In Pictures: The Way We Were

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

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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.

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HSCB advice  on  GP Out of Hours service

HSCB advice on GP Out of Hours service

With around 3,000 more calls to the GP Out of Hours during the holiday period this year, the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) have reminded the public to consider their options before ringing the service.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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