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Live it up as a local in vibrant New York

I’d imagine that New York is on many people’s ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. It certainly was on mine. Not so far off the scale that I’d probably never get there, more like somewhere I just hadn’t made it to yet.

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Shonagh Nelson accepts the winners trophy on behalf of the Ballymena Academy  team from His Honour Judge Babington, Recorder of Londonderry during the Mock Bar Trials at the Courthouse in Derry-Londonderry. Included is Dr Anne Rice from the Citizenship Foundation Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.12.17

Ballymena Academy win through to Mock Bar National Finals

A team from Ballymena Academy have won through to the Mock Bar National Finals next year.

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Grow Wild has funded hundreds of projects throughout the UK the Wild Side at the Mill, a 2016 project from the Cloughmills Community Action Team

Ready to go blooming wild?

Community groups in the Ballymena area are being asked to come up with amazing ideas that celebrate local wildlife and bring people together.

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Slemish Area Choir led by Ruth Orr and Pianist Elizabeth Patterson

Slemish Area Carol Service

Connor Presbyterian Church was packed recently for The Slemish Area Carol Service.

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Lottery funding boost Ballymena Group

A group in Ballymena is improving health and well-being for older members of the Indian community, thanks to National Lottery funding.

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Advertorial: Country Antrim Slimming World members lose 478 stone

Advertorial: Country Antrim Slimming World members lose 478 stone

Super slimmers in the County Antrim team have lost a whopping 6694lb or a huge 478 stone in weight – that’s the equivalent of three Ford Galaxy family cars!

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Shane & Celia O'Neill with The Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill, Councillor Linda Clarke and members of Tidy Randalstown at the official opening of The Widows' Row

‘Widow’s Row’ Garden opens

A sensory ‘secret’ garden is among the features of a new comunity facility now open for use in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough.

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World renowned: Professor David Gibson OBE.

Ahoghill native is the business in Entrepreneurship Education

Professor David Gibson OBE, who hails from Ahoghill, is achieving global renown in his specialist field of Entrepreneurship Education.

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A scene from last year's Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus New Year's Day charity swim at Carnlough Harbour. INBT 01-108JC

Annual New Year’s Day Swim at Carnlough

The Ballymena Spina Bifida Association 46th Annual New Year’s Day Sponsored Swim will take place, as in previous years, at Carnlough Harbour on Sunday, January 1, 2018, with the swimmers taking the plunge at 12-noon sharp.

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Sophie Calderwood receives her JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship.

NRC student Sophie wins prestigious JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship

Northern Regional College student Sophie Calderwood, now studying at Heriot Watt University, is one of 10 Antrim students to have been awarded a JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship toward their third level education.

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Glarryford YFC Public Speaking competition finalists.

Glarryford YFC celebrate a winning winter

Autumn and winter have been busy and successful for Glarryford YFC.

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Members of the St. Louis Grammar School team, alongside W5 Educator Sean Greer.

St Louis Grammar School team take on Hydrodynamics Challenge at W5

Members of the St. Louis’ Grammar team alongside W5 Educator Sean Greer at the 2017 First Lego League Hydrodynamics Challenge at W5.

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Laura Tweed (centre) receives her award from Philip Bain, Shredbank Ltd watched by course director Dr Andrea Reid.

Laura wins UU Business School Excellence Award

A young Antrim woman is celebrating success after winning a top award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing.

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Members of Gracehill Country Market presenting donations to Rev Sarah Groves from Gracehill Moravian Church.

Christmas Country Market in Gracehill

Gracehill Country Markets will be staging their popular Christmas Market this Friday, December 15, from 10.30-11.30 in Gracehill Church Hall.

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‘Jingle and Mingle’ Morning raises funds for NI Children’s Hospice Appeal

‘Jingle and Mingle’ Morning raises funds for NI Children’s Hospice Appeal

Members of staff of the Education Authority Salaries Office in Ballymena who hosted a very successful fundraising ‘Jingle and Mingle’ coffee morning on on Friday, November 24.

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HOLY GUACAMOLE: Chef Jenny Curran with her dish of sweet potato waffles, sliced avocado and poached eggs - made from some of Concern'"s Christmas gifts. (Submitted Pic.)

Chef urges festive shoppers to consider alternative gifts

Local chef and daredevil Jenny Curran has teamed up with overseas aid charity Concern Worldwide to encourage Ballymena and Antrim shoppers to support its alternative Christmas gifts.

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Mark Bingham and his Rock for Alzheimers annual fundraiser wins individual fundraiser of the year award. (l-r)Nick Joseph, Bernadine McCrory(Country Director (NI) for Alzheimers Society), Gerry McKibbin, Mark Bingham and Sarah McConnell

Rock for Alzheimer’s organiser wins award for fundraising

A Templepatrick man has been recognised at the Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards.

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Mark Bingham and his Rock for Alzheimers annual fundraiser wins individual fundraiser of the year award. (l-r)Nick Joseph, Bernadine McCrory(Country Director (NI) for Alzheimers Society), Gerry McKibbin, Mark Bingham and Sarah McConnell

Templepatrick man wins award for fundraising

A Templepatrick man has been recognised at the Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards.

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Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

It’s not every day that you can boast being taken to the skies by a famous explorer.

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Ballymena church provides families with festive cheer

Ballymena church provides families with festive cheer

More than 100 local families living below the poverty line will receive special Christmas hampers made by a Baptist Church.

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