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In this week’s Newtownabbey Times: Bonfire safety concerns, dog control orders approved and no more alco-pops in the council chamber.

Ballyduff residents have said they fear for their safety after a report issued serious safety concerns surrounding the proximity of a bonfire - dubbed the beast - to their homes.

Leah McFall has a bright future despite finishing runner-up in the BBC’s The Voice talent show.

A Newtownabbey business owner has accused the council of trying to poach his customers by putting a huge billboard outside his gym advertising their fitness facilities.

Councillors have resolved that drinking alcohol in the council chamber is “inappropriate” and removed drinks from their members’ room fridge, however, alcoholic drinks will remain in the Mayor’s parlour for “hospitality reasons”.

And Whitehouse artist Stephen Jamieson pays tribute to the working class hero in a new exhibition.

In this week’s sport:

Comrades stalwart Don Horner makes return to Ballyclare club.

Showcase of local boxers at Mallusk fight night in the Academy Club.

And Ballyclare golfer Gareth Maybin secures a place at the Open Championship.