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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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Launching this years Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal are (l-r): Stephanie Laverty, Cash for Kids Charity Manager, Paulo Ross, Cool FM, Mark Corry, Marketing Manager, Harry Corrys, Peter Snodden and Rebecca McKinney, Cool FM.

Ballymena helps Harry Corry appeal

The Harry Corry store in Ballymena has teamed up with Downtown Radio and Cool FM’s Cash for Kids charity to launch its 2017 ‘Mission Christmas’ appeal.

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Second school pupils get ready to serve up desert at Kells Presbyterian Church Luncheon Club. 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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A busy scene at last year's 'Big Market' event for schools.

Ballymena students taking products to The Big Market

Students from Castle Tower School will be among more than 700 budding young entrepreneurs from throughout Northern Ireland set to showcase their start-up businesses at an event in Belfast on Wednesday, December 6.

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Pic (L-R) General Manager Norman McBride, Head Chef Kevin Osborne at Ballygally Castle with Portia Woods.

New coastal tourist tour will help ‘toast’ East Antrim culinary gems

A new guided food tour along the Causeway Coastal Route and Antrim Coast will shine a spotlight on Whitehead, Larne, Ballygally, Glenarm, Carnlough and Cushendun – celebrating local hidden culinary gems to the local and international tourism market.

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The Picture House Cinema in Ballyclare will be hosting a special film screening of 'Sing Street' on December 2. (Submitted pic)

Special screening of ‘Sing Street’ in Ballyclare

The Picture House Cinema in Ballyclare Town Hall will host a special screening of Sing Street this Saturday, December 2, at 8pm in partnership with Cinemagic film festival for children and young people.

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Northern Trust Speech and Language Therapists Jennifer and Pauline who raised £600 for the Stroke Association.

Fundraising duo outrun zombies

A pair of fleet-footed Northern Health and Social Care Trust Speech and Language Therapists have raised a frightfully good £600 for the Stroke Association.

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Sisters Faith and Poppy help launch Trocaire's Christmas Gifts. The gifts this year include goats and beehives for families in Kenya and the DRC. Photo: David O'Hare

Trocaire commend Co. Antrim’s support

Overseas development agency Trócaire has thanked the people of County Antrim for supporting 4,820 families around the world with Christmas gifts last year.

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Advent Reflections at lunchtime

The annual series of lunchtime Advent Reflections in Ballymena organised by Ballymena Church Members Forum in partnership with four Town Centre churches starts this week.

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