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Disabled toilet provision to be reviewed by council

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to review disabled toilet provision after the issue was raised by Cllr John Blair at the November Community Planning and Regeneration Committee meeting.

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Incinerator body meets minister

Incinerator body meets minister

A group which was set up to highlight community concerns regarding a proposed incinerator in Mallusk has met with the DAERA Minister.

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Mayor John Scott visits Extern Works in Mallusk. He is pictured with Lewis and Jack service users. INNT 49-453-CON

Mayor raises awareness of homeless clients during visit to Extern Works

Homeless Awareness Week has been marked in Newtownabbey with a visit to Extern Works in Mallusk.

Education
Declan Kearney pictured with Dr Musa Abu Marzouk. INNT 48-823CON

South Antrim MLA leads Sinn Féin delegation to meet Palestinian representatives in Istanbul

A Sinn Féin delegation has travelled to Istanbul this weekend to meet with senior Palestinian representatives of the Hamas movement, including Dr Musa Abu Marzouk.

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Sammy Wilson, Fidel Castro and Gerry Adams,

DUP veteran hits out at praise for Fidel Castro

A prominent DUP MP has hit out at Sinn Fein for lavishing praise on Fidel Castro, following the former Cuban leader’s death at the age of 90.

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Mossley Mill.

Animal rights group calls for pig farm refusal

A UK-wide animal rights group is calling on councillors to refuse planning permission for a controversial pig farm in the borough.

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Patrick presenting his painting to Baroness Paisley and Ian Paisley Jnr. INNT 47-822CON

Ballyclare artist presents painting to Paisley’s

A young artist from Ballyclare presented a painting of Lord Bannside to the Paisley family at an event on November 17.

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Mossley Mill.

Council to make decision on pig farm

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to decide on whether a proposed pig farm on the Reahill Road gets planning approval.

Business
Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

For some, having Trump at the helm of the USA is a frightening thought.
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The McArthur family has sent a message of thanks to thousands of supporters in Northern Ireland who have backed them through the gay cake court case.

Gay Cake Row: Ashers family thank ‘thousands of supporters’ as they consider further legal action

Ashers Baking Company has sent a message of thanks to thousands of supporters in Northern Ireland who have backed them through the ‘gay cake’ court case.

Crime
It's decision day for America

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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US ELECTION - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

How to watch the US Presidential election

Millions of people around the world will be tuning in to watch the US Presidential election unfold on Tuesday.

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One of the vandalised walls at the entrance to Ballyclare Secondary School. Pic by Ballyclare Photographs. INNT 44-844CON

Vandals target local school

Political and community representatives have hit out after a major new scheme in Ballyclare was vandalised within days of being completed.

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HMS Duncan.

NATO warships on way to Belfast after monitoring Russian navy vessels

Four NATO warships – including Belfast affiliated HMS DUNCAN – will arrive in Northern Ireland this weekend after being stood down from monitoring the movement of a Russian aircraft carrier through the English channel and to the Mediterranean.

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Mossley Mill.

Packed audience for controversial pig farm meeting

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to decide on whether a proposed pig farm on the Reahill Road gets planning approval.

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Scott McDowell.

New parking spaces welcomed

New parking and waiting restrictions are set to be introduced at a number of sites in Ballyclare.

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Chain Reaction Cycles. Pic Elaine Hill

WIGGLECRC ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Possible job losses will be a massive blow to the area’

Concerns have been raised about the future of over 300 jobs at local online retailer WiggleCRC, following the announcement that a consultation process is set to begin.

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David Ford pictured outside Second Donegore Presbyterian Church in May.
Picture: Arthur Allison

Presbyterian church ousts David Ford from elder post over gay marriage stance

Alliance MLA David Ford has been removed as an elder of the Presbyterian congregation where he has held the role for almost three decades after he publicly spoke out in favour of gay marriage.

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My successor has a chance to grow Alliance, says departing leader Ford

When David Ford took over as Alliance leader in 2001, journalists tended to refer to the ‘big four’ political parties – the UUP, SDLP, DUP and Sinn Fein.

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David Ford.

POLITICS: Ford to step down as Alliance leader

David Ford MLA is to step down as Alliance leader, effective from noon tomorrow (Thursday).

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