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Borough’s young horticulturalists are blooming brilliant!

After lots of stunning entries from young horticulturalists from across Mid and East Antrim, the winners and runners-up of the borough's junior In Bloom awards have been announced. Schools and young people have been planting, drawing, making and mending their way to green fingered success as part of this year's competition. The winner of the Blooming Creative Competition is 7 year old Abigail...

First European country gives green light to growing and using Cannabis

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Justice minister says the move is aimed at curbing illegal market for Cannabis Luxembourg has become the first country in Europe to legalize both the consumption and production of cannabis following a government announcement that it would allow adults to grow up to four cannabis plants at home. Luxembourg's coalition government agreed in 2018 that it would work towards the ‘exemption...

Left out in the cold

Today these dogs were found and retrieved by the dog warden and taken to Benvardin Kennels. The first collie mum and her pups were located on Glenbuck Road, Garvagh and the second little collie was located at Ballynacally Park in Garvagh. The second pup found has obtained the name ‘Lucky’ as they were the only pup to survive amongst its...

Man sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for the murder of 53 year old Alice Morrow.

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Today, Friday 22 October at Belfast Crown Court 45 year old Stephen Hutchinson was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for the murder of 53 year old Alice Morrow. Detective Chief Inspector Ray Phelan said: “My thoughts today are with Alice’s family and friends. “Alice, who was a mother of three and a grandmother of three, was subjected to a horrific assault...

Officers from Organised Crime Unit and HMRC seize over £600k worth of suspected drugs during joint operation in the Larne area

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Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit and HMRC conducted a joint operation in the Larne area in the early hours of this morning, Friday, 22nd October.Detective Sergeant Patrick Conlan said: “Detectives, working alongside Larne Local Policing Team and our colleagues from HMRC, stopped a lorry in the Larne area at approximately 2.30am this morning,...

Sign up for the COP26 Regional Climate Roadshow today

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council along with Antrim and Newtownabbey Council is calling on residents and local businesses to sign up for the COP26 Regional Climate Roadshow, an online event aimed at raising an awareness and understanding of climate change. This roadshow will take place on Monday 8 November from 10am to 12 noon and will coincide with the...

Changing children’s lives through the wonder of play

Play therapy and creativity are making big differences to little people’s mental health and wellbeing, thanks to the work of a not-for-profit social enterprise spearheaded by Ballymena woman, Eileen Russell. Eileen has thanked Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for its support at every step of her business journey, and recently invited Mayor, Councillor William McCaughey, to the company’s premises...

New Bike Hub partnership gets into gear with focus on sustainability

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Kate Nicholl launched a new bike hub at Queen’s University Belfast with a focus on sustainability. Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Kate Nicholl launched a new bike hub at Queen’s University Belfast with a focus on sustainability. Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with social enterprise Big Loop Bikes has launched a Bike Hub, to increase access...

Appeal on 5th anniversary of West Belfast father’s murder.

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Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Branch are appealing for information on the fifth anniversary of the murder of 43 year old West Belfast man Joe Reilly.The father of one died on Thursday, 20 October 2016 after being shot at his home in the Glenwood Court area of Poleglass, Belfast. Detective Chief Inspector Ray Phelan, said:...

Disappointment after shelter used by local groups damaged in People’s Park

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey, has expressed his disappointment after an outdoor community shelter was vandalised in the People’s Park in Ballymena. The shelter, which had been erected in the bowling green area, was used by a wide range of people and local community organisations. Mayor, Cllr William McCaughey, said: “I am extremely frustrated and disappointed that this...