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Carrickfergus ranked top market town in Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus is celebrating after being named Best Market Town in Northern Ireland in a new study commissioned by Royal Mail.

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Christopher Kerr. Photo supllied by PSNI

MP: Authorities must explain how convicted Michael McIlveen killer went on the run

The authorities must explain how a dangerous murderer was allowed to escape while on accompanied temporary release from prison yesterday, a DUP MP has said.

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‘Dangerous’ at large murderer arrested

The PSNI say a “dangerous” murderer who had been unlawfully at large earlier today has been arrested in Co Antrim.

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Pictured L-R: Lynn Bulled, Alzheimers Society volunteer; Alderman John Smyth, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey; Leona Barr, Centre Manager, The Junction Retail and Leisure Park; Danny Brown, Alzheimers Society service user; and Pamela Frazer, Dementia Friendly Communities Support Manager, Alzheimers Society.

This is Northern Ireland's first dementia friendly shopping centre

The Junction Retail and Leisure Park is set to become the first dementia friendly shopping centre in Northern Ireland.

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Laura Murphy, Action on Hearing Loss, Angela Hamilton (centre), and Jackie White, director at Action on Hearing Loss Northern Ireland.

Innovative Angela honoured by hearing loss charity

A volunteer has been honoured by Action on Hearing Loss for her role supporting clients in east Antrim.

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Ballymena couple, Gareth Montgomery and Katrina Fox, owners of newly opened Chipmongers Ballymena, celebrate National Burger Day, today, Thursday, June 21 and the fact that they have created 12 new jobs and invested �90k in the local community.  Picture: Darren Kidd/PressEye

Chipmongers creates 12 jobs in Ballymena

Retail and wholesale giant, Musgrave has opened its third successful Chipmongers franchise in Northern Ireland, in Ballymena, creating 12 jobs and investing £90k in the local area.

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Mid and East Antrim's Heathrow Logistics Hub committee members pictured with Maya Jani, Heathrow Expansion Procurement Director.  Picture: Press Eye/Darren Kidd

Heathrow team meet with local councillors

Representatives from Heathrow Airport have completed their assessment of the six Northern Ireland sites in the running to be key partners in the expansion of Heathrow.

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What the woman may look like

Mystery surrounds identity of woman whose body was found on shoreline

Mystery surrounds the identity of a woman whose body was found severely decomposed.
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Major George McFarland, Cadet Rebecca McFetridge, Joan Christie, Anne Donaghy, Colonel Johnny Rollins.

Packed audience for Royal Marines concert

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines performed a spectacular display in Mid and East Antrim on Monday evening.

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Schools deny any link to explicit video

Schools deny any link to explicit video

Two Co Antrim post-primary schools have issued statements denying any link to an explicit video circulating on social media.

Education
New Mayor for Mid and East Antrim borough Council, UUP councillor Lindsay Millar.

Mayor backs D-Day campaign for veterans to register for 75th anniversary commemorations

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has given her support to a call for D-Day veterans to register to take part in commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.

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Brian Duffin

Ex SDLP councillor is convicted of sex crime

A former SDLP councillor has been convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager in her own home.

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The Braid Ballymena.

New chairs elected for committees

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has a number of new-look committees following the local authority’s annual general meeting.

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Timothy Gaston TUV

Gaston calls on council to display Assembly artefacts

A local TUV councillor has said that Mid and East Antrim Borough Council shouled consider putting historic artefacts that belong to the Northern Ireland Asssembly on display.

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Woman threatened in burglary

Woman threatened in burglary

Detectives are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a property in the Donegore Drive area of Antrim last Sunday, June 10.

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Mid and East Antrim calls for ‘proper support’ from Treasury on tourism and economy

The Treasury must scrap Air Passenger Duty (APD) in order for Northern Ireland to realise its tourism potential, Mid and East Antrim Council has said.

Business
‘Lucky’ cow rescued from muddy reservoir

‘Lucky’ cow rescued from muddy reservoir

NI Water are used to working around reservoirs and reminding walkers and joggers of their dangers. However, last week staff were alerted to an unusual rescue at Leathemstown Reservoir, Lisburn after a cow ‘mooved’ into the disused reservoir that had been drained.

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Man in court over £1m drugs seizure

A Chinese national with an address in Limerick city was remanded in custody on Thursday in connection with the seizure of £1 million worth of drugs in Northern Ireland.

Crime
Grab your binoculars and join in the marine mammal watch.

‘A great time to head to the coast and catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures’

A guided marine mammal watch will be held at Garron Point, Co. Antrim, on Tuesday, June 19 from 7pm to 9pm.

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Councillor Paul Reid (fourth from left) and former Ballymena councillor Maurice Mills MBE (third from right) and guests at the unveiling of the new memorial benches at the People's Park, donated by the Ballymena Victims' Memorial Group.

Memorial benches unveiled at People’s Park

A special service of commemoration was held at the People’s Park in Ballymena last week to remember innocent victims of Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

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