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Mayor congratulates Good Relations graduates

A celebration evening has been held by the borough council for participants who completed an OCN Level II in Civic Leadership and Good Relations.

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Year 13 St Louis Grammar student, Daniella Timperley, who has been'selected as a finalist for the 'Pramerica Spirit of the Community' award.

St Louis student is Pramerica Finalist

Congratulations to Year 13 St Louis Grammar student, Daniella Timperley, who has been selected as a finalist for the ‘Pramerica Spirit of the Community’ award.

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Quiz time for Randalstown YFC

Quiz time for Randalstown YFC

Randalstown YFC will be hosting a table quiz on Friday, February 23, in Randalstown Rugby Club at 7.45pm.

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Lisa McCaul (left) and Cara Taylor, both Growth Enablers at Ulster Bank, kick off the major new series of events across Northern Ireland including Ballymena,  intended to support entrepreneurs.

Free event to help Ballymena dairy farmers grow their business

Ulster Bank is bringing its Boost Bites roadshow of events to Ballymena on Wednesday, February 28, to help local dairy farmers better equip themselves to grow their business and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

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Call for community groups to apply for share of £35k funding kitty

Not-for-profit groups in the Ballymena area are being urged to submit applications for a share of £35k of funding made available by Ulster Bank via its Skills & Opportunities Fund.

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Members of the local Into Film Club had the opportunity to attend a film review-writing workshop and a private screening of the new animation 'Coco'at the IMC, Ballymena. Pictured are (l-r) Keera from Carnlough Integrated Primary School; Grace, Ballycraigy Primary School, Antrim; and Martha, Ballykeel Primary School, Ballymena.

Cinematic treat for ‘Into Film Club’ members

Members of the local Into Film Club had the opportunity to attend a film review-writing workshop and private screening of the new animation ‘Coco’ at the IMC Ballymena.

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Staff Nursing Care Awards nominations

Staff Nursing Care Awards nominations

Ancillary workers in independent nursing and residential care homes in Northern Ireland are to be recognised in a new category that has been added to the 2018 Staff Nursing Care Awards.

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Pictured at the Parkhall College annual formal are - Owen Gorman and Emma Hill. (pics McIlwaine Media)

Formal time for Parkhall College

Students of Parkhall Integrated College, Antrim, recently enjoyed their annual school Formal.

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Mid and East Antrim for Older Peoples Groups. Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership have secured funding of over �80,000 through the Peace IV Programme to create fun activity sessions throughout 2018/2019 which will bring older people from all over the council area together in new friendships. Pictured here is Fred Berry from one of the borough's many community groups - Carrickfergus Men's Shed. (Submitted Pictrure).

£80,000 funding boost for older people in Mid & East Antrim

Older people’s groups in Mid and East Antrim now have a fantastic opportunity to apply for funding for an exciting new programme of fun activities.

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Action Cancer's Amy Reynolds (second from right) with Portglenone Centra colleagues (l to r) Kyle Millar, Roberta McKendry and Letty Moore to celebrate raising �2257 for Action Cancer during Fundraising Week.

£2257 raised for charity in a week

A shop in Portglenone has raised £2257 for charity in just one week.

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Glenarm walkers weekend coastal walk

Glenarm walkers weekend coastal walk

Glenarm Walkers are inviting all walkers to get their new season off to a brisk start by joining them on Sunday, February 18, for a very scenic, if challenging walk..

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Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill cuts the sod at Antrim Lough Shore Park to mark the commencement of work on the new play park

New Play Park at Antrim Lough Shore

Exciting plans are underway to develop a nautical themed play park, including a wheelchair accessible boat, at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

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A little piece of heaven in the Walled City

Nestled on a quiet street in the Maiden City is a recognised treasure - and a little piece of heaven.

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Borough primary pupils learn lessons about Good Relations

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have welcomed over a thousand Primary Seven pupils to events across the borough, highlighting the work of council.

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One of the youngest Show exhibitors was Rebecca Balmer with her prizewinning modern game bird. 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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Habitat for Humanity staff collecting redundant office equipment from UTV. L to R Niall McConkey, ReStore Branch Manager, Julie-Anne Coote, UTV Facilities Manager, Mervyn Thompson UTV Facilities, Joe Lyttle, Habitat for Humanity Supervisor and Courtney McAllister Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, both from the Ballymena ReStore.

UTV donates to Habitat ReStore

How would you like to own a little bit of Ulster Television history?

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Belfast International Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, and North Belfast MP, Nigel Dodds, announce a Job Fair on February 22, from, 4-7pm. Over 125 jobs at the airport are to be filled.

Over 125 jobs on offer at major Jobs Fair

Eight companies have more than 125 new jobs on offer at a major Job Fair in the Valley Leisure Centre on Thursday, February 22 from 4-7pm.

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Doreen Muskett MBE, President of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, joins Michelle Hatfield, Director of HR and Corporate Responsibility at title sponsor George Best Belfast City Airport, to launch the search for the 'Best Kept' places across the country.

Best Kept Awards launched for 2018

The 2018 Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards are officially open, as the Northern Ireland Amenity Council and title sponsor George Best Belfast City Airport launched the search for the ‘Best Kept’ places in the Ballymena area and across the country.

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Valentine’s Night at Cullybackey

Valentine’s Night at Cullybackey

Fancy spending St Valentine’s night in a historic setting, around a turf fire in the candlelight enjoying traditional music and poetry?

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Snowdrop Walk is being held in memory of Christopher McKee (submitted image).

Invitation to take a Snowdrop Walk in memory of Christopher

A ‘Snowdrop Walk’ is being held this month in memory of Christopher McKee.

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