Bloomin’ great awards win for Randalstown

Randalstown is celebrating success in the Translink Ulster in Bloom Awards.

Allianz Garden Show Ireland has launched revealing a bloomin' greatline-up of activities for all of the family. (Photo by Darren Kidd /Press Eye

Garden Show 2018 is launched

The popular annual Allianz Garden Show Ireland has launched for 2018 revealing a bloomin’ great line-up of activities for all of the family.


IN PICTURES: Take a look inside this stunning NI family home

This fabulous detached residence near Ballymena was a RTE Home of the Year finalist

Seven Towers Male Voice Choir Concert

Seven Towers Male Voice Choir Concert

The Seven Towers Male Voice Choir is holding their ever popular annual concert this year on March 23 and 24.

Jack McKendry receives the Anchor Boys Shield on behalf of his team from 4th Ballymena at the BB Cross Country Competition held recently in Ballymena.

Ballymena BB compete in Cross-Country Championship

Inclement weather failed to stop the Ballymena and District Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade holding its recent annual cross-country championship.

ABP Angus Youth Challenge semi finalist Thomas O'Kane from St Louis Grammar School in Ballymena, gets interviewed for social media during the semi final event held at CAFRE Loughry Campus.

St Louis pupils showcase at ABP Angus Youth Challege Semi-Finals

A team from St Louis Grammar are in with a chance of winning Aberdeen Angus calves to rear as one of the 11 semi-finalist teams in the recent ABP Angus Youth Challenge.

Pupils from Mary Queen of Peace PS are making their mark on a new community campaign to make rural roads safer. They are designing posters that will go on permanent display outside their school warning motorists to 'slow down'.

Glenravel pupils make their mark on Safer Roads Campaign

Children in the Glenravel area are putting their mark on a new community campaign to make rural roads in the area safer.

Adeline Alexander and Hengie Dawson from Radio Cracker came along to St Patrick's Mother and Toddler group to sell their Easter knitted gifts. Group leader Dorothy Ross presented them with a donation for Radio Cracker on behalf of the Mothers & Toddler group.

Mothers & Toddlers make ‘Cracker’ donation

A group based at St Patrick’s Parish Church have just made a donation to Radio Cracker - Ballymena’s charity radio station.


Whatsapp will make a huge change to app and lots of users are very happy

WhatsApp users will soon be able to delete messages up to an hour after sending – but how does it work?
Ruth Gorman Interviewing Carl Frampton at a boxing show at the Waterfront Hall

UTV Sports presenter Ruth Gorman on why she loves her fast-paced job

Co Down-born reporter Ruth Gorman is the popular face synonymous with UTV Sports.

Attending the MEAAP Peace IV information session in Larne.

Older people find out how they can share in £80k funding kitty

Community groups from across Mid and East Antrim have learned more about how they can apply for funding for an exciting new programme of fun activities.

Jane and Brian Hill who entertained Muckamore WI members with a medley of songs at their March meeting and dinner, pictured with Jennifer Johnston who presented them with a gift and proposed the vote of thanks

Dinner time for Muckamore Women’s Institute!

Muckamore ladies had a great night at their March meeting when they gathered together for dinner.

The Mayor Cllr Paul Reid pictured alongside council officers Christine Barnhill and James Healy.

Find out more about the Mid and East Antrim Grants Scheme

Mid and East Antrim Council’s grants support team will be hosting information sessions in March to advise groups of the schemes and levels of funding available.

Back row LtR - USEL Chair Jim Perry MBE, DUP MLA Brian Kingston, Deputy Mayor Cllr Cheryl Johnston, DUP MLA William Humphrey. Front row LtR: David Small from NIEA and USEL CEO Bill Atkinson

Mattress recycling scheme going well

Mid and East Antrim citizens are no dozers when it comes to recycling mattresses.

Easter Egg Run organiser David McGuckin from Ballymena Rider Training and co-organiser, Gary Olphert. (Submitted Picture).

Bikers rev up for Egg Run ‘25’

Bikers from Ballymena district and further afield are getting revved up and ready to roll for what has become the ‘first run’ event of the year.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill, pictured with Alderman John Smyth, Councillor Jim Montgomery, Councillor Neil Kelly, Councillor Roisin Lynch, Ursula Fay (Head of Arts & Culture) and some of the performers taking part in Antrim Live.

Love Antrim - Love Antrim Live Festival

An arts and cultural extravaganza is set for Antrim Town next month.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Paul Reid is pictured with Ryan Price, Ballymena BID Manager, Alison Moore and Joe Rocks from Mid and East Antrim Borough Cou

Midtown sounds hits a high note in Ballymena

Northern Ireland’s up and coming artists were heard throughout Ballymena on Saturday, February 24, as Midtown Sounds celebrated local musical talent with a range of live performances planned at various shops and eateries throughout the town.

'Celebrating Women - 100 Years On!' is being organised by MEABC as part of International Women's Day 2018. (submitted image).

Women - 100 Years On event

As part of International Women’s Day 2018, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is hosting an event on March 8 entitled ‘Celebrating Women – 100 Years On!’

actress Luna Kalo, visual artist Shiro Masuyama, performance artist, Sinead O'Donnell and dancer, Nicola McLaughlin, four the 13 recipients of the Arts & Disability Forum's iDA (Individual Disabled/Deaf Artists) award in 2017. (photo courtesy of Arts Council of Northern Ireland)

Grants on offer to deaf and disabled artists

Disabled and deaf artists in Mid & East Antrim are being offered the chance to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to develop their work.

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