Paisley biography added to national dictionary

The Rev Ian Paisley is among the figures added to the latest update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Councillor Cheryl Johnston.

Council tributes on suffrage milestone

The risks campaigners took to secure the vote have been recalled as Mid and East Antrim celebrates the centenary of Representation of the People Act.

Cllr Lindsay Millar.

Councils clash over Greenway scheme

A dispute has developed between councillors on two local authorities regarding the creation of a walking and cycling route on a disused railway line in Co Antrim.

Sammy Wilson MP, MEA BC Head of Policy Louise Kennedy, MEA BC Chief Executive Anne Donaghy, Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley MP, Mayor Councillor Paul Reid and Ian Paisley MP.

Key local issues discussed during London meeting

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is first local government body to meet face-to-face with new Northern Ireland Secretary.

The monthly meeting of the council took place at The Braid, Ballymena.

Councillors' support for homeless strategy

Mid and East Antrim councillors have agreed to develop a strategy to tackle short and long-term homelessness in the borough.
Ian Paisley

Paisley: Sinn Fein talks a ‘waste of time’

A DUP MP has called for direct rule from Westminster rather than “wasting time” by continuing “dead end” talks with Sinn Féin.

Senior Orangeman James Emery has been named in the Queen's New Year Honours for his service to the BB and his local community

Queen honours Jim for 54 years BB service

A Co Tyrone man has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for his 54 years service to the Boys’ Brigade and to his wider community.

Arlene Foster mistakenly congratulated the wrong prince and misspelled Miss Markle's Christian name.

Arlene Foster congratulates wrong prince on engagement to Meghan Markle

DUP leader, Arlene Foster, caused a bit of a stir on social media on Monday when she mistakenly congratulated Prince William instead of Prince Harry on the news of his engagement to girlfriend Meghan Markle.
Declan Kearney, pictured in a Creggan Kickhams tracksuit, said Trevor Ringland was 'attempting to foment division' within the GAA

Ringland offers to meet GAA club that shunned Peadar Heffron

Reconciliation campaigner Trevor Ringland has offered to take a cross-community delegation of sports people for a private meeting with the GAA club which is alleged to have shunned Peadar Heffron for joining the PSNI.

Former PSNI constable Peadar Heffron who lost his leg in a terrorist attack. Photo: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

SF chair silent on relative’s claims

Sinn Fein’s national chairman Declan Kearney has declined to comment on the alleged lack of support for Peadar Heffron from his former GAA club, despite being himself a former player with that club.


RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.


Feedback sought on impact of Brexit for older people

The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote.

The Braid Ballymena

Council chief questioned over ‘DUP dinner’

Mid and East Antrim Chief Executive Anne Donaghy has faced questions from councillors over her attendance at a so-called “DUP dinner”.

WATCH: Ian Paisley sings GAWA classic 'Sweet Caroline' at Tory Party Conference

WATCH: Ian Paisley sings GAWA classic 'Sweet Caroline' at Tory Party Conference

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has been captured on social media singing Sweet Caroline.

Ian Paisley ‘loses hope’ after Sinn Fein leader’s remarks at Conservative Conference event

Ian Paisley has reacted disparagingly to a comment from Michelle O’Neill at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference.

This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January ' and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

Rathlin Island.

North-South co-operation committee to visit the Glens and Belfast

Members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will visit Northern Ireland next week.

A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

Just  five years after this famous 'never, never, never' speech in 1985 by Ian Paisley, he and Jim Molyneaux (right) were making major compromises

Declassified files: Paisley and Molyneaux ‘prepared to make massive concessions’

Unable to overturn the Anglo-Irish Agreement which they hated, unionist leaders were privately prepared to make massive concessions in behind-closed-doors talks in 1990, declassified government files reveal.

The TUV's Timothy Gaston shakes hands with party leader Jim Allister after being elected to Mid and East Antrim Council in 2014. Looking on are Roy Gillespie (left) and Mr. Gaston's father, Sammy. INBT22-231AC

TUV man slams new ‘Maze’ movie as ‘romanticising terrorism’

A prominent TUV councillor has accused the film industry of ‘romanticising republican terrorists’ in the new movie ‘Maze’.

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