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Forestry Service seeks your views on North Antrim parks

The community has been asked to respond to a public consultation on plans of the Forestry Service for north Antrim.

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Broughshane is one of the areas which has benefitted from the scheme.

Funding available ‘to bring community and environmental projects to life’

The Live Here Love Here organisation is urging local groups to apply to its Small Grants Scheme.

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Alison Diver (MEA) with volunteers at Ecos Nature Park

Business support for ‘Be a Saint Day’

Volunteers across the borough have come out in support of ‘Be a Saint Day’, a Business in the Community initiative.

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Celebrating success at the Translink Ulster in Bloom 2017 Awards in which Ballymena won the Large Town Award, and the Roses inTownsTrophy are from left: Cllr Cheryl Johnston, Deputy Mayor, Alderman Arnold Hatch, President, Northern Ireland Local Government Association, Alison Diver, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Frank Hewitt, Translink Chairman, and Noel Robinson, Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.

Double win for our ‘Rose among Towns’

Ballymena is the “most blooming” town in Northern Ireland after scooping a coveted top title in a prestigious competition.

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(Back from left): Brian Malone RPS, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, Richard Carolan GRAHAM Construction and Catherine Watkins from NI Water pictured with Emily and Oskar from Gracehill and Galgorm Community Playgroup and NI Water's Peter Ferguson

Ballymena playgroup makes its mark at new facility

Children from Gracehill and Galgorm Community Playgroup were welcomed to the district’s waste water pumping station which is being given a £1.2 million upgrade.

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The cold snap continues to impact on some roads. Stock image.

Up to four inches of snow expected in parts of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is expected to experience snowfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading up to some very blustery conditions by Wednesday night.

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In pictures: Tree-mendous response for big plant-out at new Ahoghill park

In pictures: Tree-mendous response for big plant-out at new Ahoghill park

Volunteers help to plant more than 200 trees as National Tree Week launched in Mid and East Antrim

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The Dark Hedges near Armoy shot to international prominence after featuring in the hit TV series Game of Thrones

Dark Hedges traffic ban ‘must be only start to preserve attraction’

The forthcoming closure of the road through the iconic Dark Hedges is a welcome move but more must be done to preserve the attraction, a local DUP councillor has said.

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Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

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Best School Gardening Project winner: Kells and Connor PS.

Young talent 'Blooming' across Mid and East Antrim

The latest crop of winners in the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council ‘In Bloom’ competitions for young people have been announced.
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VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

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Children and teachers from St John's Primary School, Carnlough who took part in thge beach clean-up operation. Contributed.

Carnlough pupils in big beach clean-up

Hundreds of items were collected at Carnlough beach by 40 boys and girls from a local primary school who were learning about the impact litter has on the marine environment.

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Back Row L-R: Stephen Daye Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; John Irwin, Heyn Environmental Solutions; Philip Thompson and Alex Carmichael Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. Middle Row: Alison Diver, Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston and Jackie Waide Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; Ian Humphreys, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. Front Row: Karina Magee and Jen Firth Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Local parks in running to make the UK’s People’s Choice top 10

Two Ballymena parks have a chance of being voted into the UK’s People’s Choice top ten.

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A community archaeology project will take place in Glenballyeamon.

Glenballyeamon excavation will be last phase in community archaeology project

The last phase of a community archaeology project will get underway in September at the Cloughancor megalith, in Glenballyeamon, overlooking Cushendall. This is the fourth and final archaeological excavation to be carried out in the Glens of Antrim, organised jointly between the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University Belfast and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership.

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Gardening for Wildlife Award Winner: Julie Hayes, Ballymena

Borough’s ‘best kept’ winners are revealed

The winners of the Mid and East Antrim’s ‘In Bloom’ community competition have been revealed with prizes awarded right across the area.

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Comeback in Co. Antrim - the Curlew

Under threat Curlews make a Co. Antrim comeback!

For the first time in 20 years, curlew chicks have fledged at a County Antrim farm.

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The judges called in to Arthur Cottage

Cullybackey in fine floral form!

Cullybackey was in fantastic floral form when the local community welcomed RHS Britain in Bloom judges Rae Beckwith and James Cordingley recently.

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Slemish mountain

Slemish walk features in new geology book

A new book aimed at ramblers includes information about getting the best out of walks around Slemish mountain.

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Mayor Cllr Paul Reid.

Larne to host third annual flower show and summer fair

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Councillor Paul Reid is encouraging green-fingered residents and visitors to get ready for the third annual flower show and summer fair, which will be held on Saturday August 19, in Larne Market Yard.

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Staff members from Mid and East Antrim.

Food waste reduction saves £200,000

A campaign aimed at substantially reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfill has saved council £200,000.

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