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IN PICTURES: Take a look through the Times archive

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper’s archive.

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Mayor Lindsay Millar pictured with award-winning tourism and hospitality businesses.

Tourism NI awards success for borough

The very best of Mid and East Antrim tourism has been celebrated at a special event in Ballymena.

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Stephen Davison managing director, SRJ Davison Ltd

Cracking funds boost for firm

The head of a Ballymena engineering company has encouraged other rural businesses to apply for grant funding after his firm secured a £55k investment.

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Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Council, UUP Cllr Lindsay Millar, pictured at the 'Hand To The Plough' exhibition along with from left, Tom Beckett (Vice-President Belfast Burns Association), William McPherson (Past President of BBA),Dr Frank Ferguson (Ulster University), Samantha McCombe (Linen Hall Librarian) and  Denis Currie, President of BBA.

Celebration of Robert Burns at The Braid

A new exhibition ‘Hand to the Plough: The Impact and influence of Robert Burns in Mid-Antrim’ has opened at Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid in Ballymena.

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School's out for Summer ' time to check out our MEAdventures checklist.

School’s out for summer - let the free MEAdventures commence

With the summer holidays well and truly underway, Council is urging residents to enjoy the fantastic free adventures available in the borough.

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Competition winner: Euan Francis-Naylor with mum and dad, Michelle and Michael, and the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar

Liam Neeson approves Ballymena boy’s title for new town centre venue

Ballymena’s new entertainment venue in the heart of the town has been named ‘Harmony Hub’ – following a ringing endorsement of the new title by Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson.

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RTM logo.

RTM opens new charity shop in Ballymena

BALLYMENA-based Christian charity, Reaching & Teaching Ministries, (R.T.M) are set to open their newest shop in Church Street this Thursday July 5.

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Pupils and teachers at Camphill Primary School receive literacy, numeracy, and special education needs resources, plus 5 iPads from PeoplePlus NI as part of the BEE Project legacy.

Schools bid Bee Project Farewell

Camphill Primary and Dunclug College were among 20 schools across Northern Ireland who have marked the completion of the

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Lindsay Millar with Glyn Roberts, CEO Retail NI

Shop local in Mid and East Antrim this ‘Independents’ Day’

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim is urging residents to support local retailers by shopping local this Independents’ Day.

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Anne Birt-McCartney, Assistant Head of Department, Sciences and Services Industries and Richard McGowan, Richard McGowan, Project Manager, School of Excellence and Staff Wellness Centre, Galgorm Resort and Spa.

A new recipe for a new career at Galgorm Resort & Spa

Northern Regional College (NRC) and Galgorm Resort and Spa have teamed up to offer paid Apprenticeships in the hospitality industry.

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Memorial Drums Day at Fernisky

Memorial Drums Day at Fernisky

Fernisky Fife and Drumming Club will be hosting a Memorial Drums Day on Saturday, June 30, in Fernisky Orange Hall from 11am to 4pm.

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One of the four key safety messages of the 'Celebrating Culture Safely' Campaign.

Council campaign urges citizens to ‘Celebrate Culture Safely’

Celebrating Culture Safely is the key message being highlighted in a borough-wide social media initiative in the run up to the bonfire season.

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Skeffington LOL 493 who took part in the Antrim Mini Twelfth.

Glorious ‘Mini Twelfth’ in Antrim

Large numbers of spectators, brethren and bands turned out for this year’s Mini Twelfth Parade in Antrim.

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Funding boost for summer playscheme

Funding boost for summer playscheme

BBC Children in Need has awarded a total of £3,641 in new funding to a group working with disadvantaged children and young people across Portglenone.

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There are plans for a new community growing space in the heart of Harryville . (submitted pic).

Harryville Community growing space plan

Plans for a new community growing space in the heart of Harryville are being finalised, with 15 local groups having already signed up to support the budding venture.

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Some of the 700 pupils who were hosted at an Activ8 programme recently at Cullybackey College.

Getting Activ8ed in Cullybackey

Seven hundred pupils from 25 local primary schools got Activ8-ed at Cullybackey College recently.

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Mariette Mulvenna, Team Leader for the Befriending Service, Maureen Hurrell, and Jackie White, Director at Action on Hearing Loss Northern Ireland

Maureen is a ‘People’s champ’

A Randalstown woman has been named ‘People’s Champion’ by Action on Hearing Loss’ for her volunteer work befriending people with hearing loss.

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PICTURES: Thousands enjoy Game and Country Fair

Thousands of visitors travelled to Shane’s Castle outside Antrim to see all the spectacle at the Irish Game and Country Fair.

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Alan Hamilton & Kelli Bagchus, Carrickfergus Enterprise, Harry Preshur of Harrys Barber Shop, Mayor Cllr Paul Reid, Selena Allen of Lead Inclusive Counselling and Hazel McKay of Carnlough Boat Tours. (SUBMITTED PIC).

‘Enterprise in Business’ is celebrated in Mid & East Antrim

Enterprise in Mid and East Antrim has been celebrated by local business leaders and Council partners.

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Kerrie Wilson of Duneane Primary School, Toomebridge receives the ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM Teaching for Primary School teachers from Chris Little, MLA

Primary school teacher honoured at prestigious education awards

A teacher at Duneane Primary School has been honoured at a prestigious education awards event.

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