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Investment hope for international airport after sale

A French firm has announced the purchase of Belfast International as part of a wider deal that will see eight further airports around the world acquired.

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From left,  Kelli Bagchus, manager of Carrickfergus Enterprise, John Robbin of Craicntour and Julie Campbell of The Ballygally Apartments. Pic by Carrie Davenport.

New map plots route to hidden gems in The Glens

Glens of Antrim coastal businesses are set for a boost through a new map higlighting the route’s hidden gems.

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Carpetright Newtownabbey. Pic by Google.

Local Carpetright stores may close

Two Co Antrim Carpetright stores may potentially close this Autumn.

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Autoline Ballymena gives charity a big lift

Autoline Ballymena gives charity a big lift

Staff at Autoline Ballymena are giving charity a real lift - by choosing Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) as their 2018 charity of the year.

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Glenarm Castle gardeners Jordan McWhirter and James Wharry getting set for a blooming great season at Glenarm Castle.'www.glenarmcastle.com

New Glenarm Castle attraction will keep visitors sweet

A sweet new attraction has opened at Glenarm Castle just in time for the spring season - Northern Ireland’s first fudge factory.

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NI Railways to increase crackdown on anti-social behaviour

NI Railways will be increasing security on its services and at stations across the network in the run up to and over Easter 2018, it has emerged.
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Taking Positive Steps to get back into employment

Taking Positive Steps to get back into employment

An event has been held in Ballymena aiming to help local people on Employment and Support Allowance get back into work.

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Michelin

Tyre maker Michelin unveils legacy for Ballymena site

Michelin has today unveiled its plans for the future of its Ballymena site - with the potential for hundreds of jobs.
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Ballymena BID manager Alison Moore and Councillor Stephen Nicholl.

‘Ballymena is brimming with opportunities’

Mid and East Antrim councillor Stephen Nicholl will represent the local authority on the Ballymena Business Improvement District (BID).

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Tour guide, Flip Robinson (front centre), showing Australian travel agents the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route, including Carnlough Harbour.  The agents were guest of Tourism Ireland, Tourism NI and Etihad Airways.'Pic by Paul Faith.

Game of Thrones tour for Australian travel agents

A group of award-winning Australian travel agents has been visiting Northern Ireland this week.

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Ballintoy Harbour, Co. Antrim. (Photo: Tourism NI)

POLL: What's your opinion on tourist parking charges on the North Coast?

The dilemma over parking charges at tourist hot-spots on the North Coast is proving controversial for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

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The new parking regulations will be enforced from March 5, 2018.

New car removal and clamping regulations start today

Drivers who park illegally in urban clearways and bus lanes on the main arterial routes into and out of Belfast may have their vehicles removed and clamped.

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Paul Hanna, Molson Coors and Martha Davis, Matties Meeting House, Cairncastle, at the Top 100 Hospitality Business Awards at Titanic Belfast. Pictures by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye.

Raising a glass to hospitality hotspots

Over half of Northern Ireland’s top 100 hospitality businesses hail from Co. Antrim.

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The Sensata Technologies Schradar factory in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, which has sent all staff home and has announced it will be reducing its workforce by 125 people.  ''Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Technology firm to shed 125 jobs

Tyre pressure monitoring systems firm Sensata Technologies is axing 125 jobs at its Carrickfergus plant.

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IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland’s top 20 parking fine hotspots revealed

Over 150,000 car parking and bus lane fines were dished out across Northern Ireland in 2017 and today we reveal Northern Ireland’s top 20 hotspots.

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Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Mid and East Antrim Local Action Group is hosting workshops for groups interested in accessing up to £150,000 of grant funding.

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Residents are urged to help shape the redevelopment of the popular attraction.

Residents urged to shape Carnfunnock expansion masterplan

Increased caravan and camping capacity and expanded activities are among improvement proposals for Carnfunnock Country Park now out for consultation.

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A Wrightbus vehicle

Wrightbus announces up to 95 jobs are under threat

Wrightbus, based in Ballymena, has announced it has begun a consultation process regarding the potential loss of 95 jobs.
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Jane Magee from Glenview Farm Equine Learning Centre; a new business using horses to work with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jane made an application to the Rural Development Programme and was granted match funding for the construction of an arena where sessions are held.

£90k rural grants initiative rolling out across Mid and East Antrim

Rural businesses across the Mid and East Antrim area can now apply for grants totalling £90,000.

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Police are at the scene.

Road set to be cleared this afternoon

Work is underway to clear the Cloughwater Road following an earlier road traffic collision.

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