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New Play Park at Antrim Lough Shore

Exciting plans are underway to develop a nautical themed play park, including a wheelchair accessible boat, at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

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A little piece of heaven in the Walled City

Nestled on a quiet street in the Maiden City is a recognised treasure - and a little piece of heaven.

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Zara Lyttle, Volic with winner Tyler Baxter and Simon Magill, Creative Director at the MAC. (Submitted Pic.)

Newtownabbey pupil creates ‘Masterpiece for the MAC’

A nine-year-old Newtownabbey boy has won the chance to have his ‘Street Dance’ masterpiece displayed in the MAC.

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Belfast International Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, and North Belfast MP, Nigel Dodds, announce a Job Fair on February 22, from, 4-7pm. Over 125 jobs at the airport are to be filled.

Over 125 jobs on offer at major Jobs Fair

Eight companies have more than 125 new jobs on offer at a major Job Fair in the Valley Leisure Centre on Thursday, February 22 from 4-7pm.

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Doreen Muskett MBE, President of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, joins Michelle Hatfield, Director of HR and Corporate Responsibility at title sponsor George Best Belfast City Airport, to launch the search for the Best Kept places across the country.

Best Kept Awards launched for 2018

The 2018 Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards are officially open, as the Northern Ireland Amenity Council and title sponsor George Best Belfast City Airport launched the search for the ‘Best Kept’ places in the Ballymena area and across the country.

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Some of the Northern Regional College apprentices who participating in the SkillbuildNI intercampus competition at the Colleges Newtownabbey campus, from left to right, David Cooper, CITB NI chairman, Andrew McSorley, Newtownabbey (2nd place), Derek McMullan (1st place), Farm Lodge, Brandon Grant (3rd place), Farm Lodge and Matt Murray Head of Engineering and Built Environment at the College.

NRC apprentices compete in Skillbuild NI Heats

Northern Regional College construction apprentices from all campuses pitted their skills against their peers in the annual intercampus competition hosted by the College in partnership with SkillbuildNI at the Newtownabbey site.

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Vicky McFarland, an award-winning writer and storyteller, is launching Tale Time this month

Larne writer launches collection of children’s audio stories online

A Larne mum is launching an on-line creative business with children in mind.

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Mascots from Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Majorca met pupils from Seaview Primary School in Glenarm to tell them about The Ultimate School Trip  a nationwide schools competition which gives children across the UK a chance to win the trip of a lifetime to the award-winning Spanish resort with their classmates and teachers.

Yetis spotted at Seaview P.S.

A pair of yetis have been spotted roaming the hallways of a primary school in Glenarm.

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The Time Machine.
 Ben Guest Photographer; Dyad Productions

Timely performance at Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse in Antrim will be the venue for a performance of ‘The Time Machine’ on February 8 at 7.30pm.

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Free workshop on DCD/Dyspraxia

Free workshop on DCD/Dyspraxia

Do you have a child or work with a child who has Developmental co-ordination Disorder (DCD)/ Dyspraxia?

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6 spots to dine in this Valentine’s Day across Northern Ireland

6 spots to dine in this Valentine’s Day across Northern Ireland

Valentine’s Day is upon us and couples across Northern Ireland have begun their annual search for the perfect way to spend February 14.

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Baroness May Blood (l) of the Integrated Education Fund, Shadow Secretary of State Owen Smith MP (Centre) and principal Patricia Murtagh (r) with members of the Hazelwood Integrated Primary School choir who greeted the VIP visitors last Friday.
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Owen Smith sees integration in action at Hazelwood IPS

The community at Hazelwood Integrated Primary School was delighted to welcome a special guest recently when the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Smith MP, visited the school.

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Glengormley High School students cooking up a storm for their Open Night visitors

Glengormley High School Open Night a great success

Glengormley High were delighted to host Primary Six and Seven pupils and their parents for the annual school Open Night on Thursday, January 26. The school was overwhelmed by the huge turnout of pupils and their parents as they showcased the fantastic learning going on in the school and the wide ranging opportunities for academic achievement and personal development.

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Alan Beattie recently retired teacher and Charity co coordinator (Ballyclare Secondary) was presented with a plaque for his many years of support to the charity.

Action MS thanks inspiring schoolchildren

Pupils from East Antrim were among hundreds of schoolchildren from across the province who were presented with awards by Action MS at a special Thank You Luncheon.

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The glorious Ballygally Castle Hotel

Are you Northern Ireland’s most romantic couple?

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we have teamed up with Hastings Hotels to find Northern Ireland’s most romantic couple and the chance for them to win an overnight stay in the beautiful Ballgally Castle Hotel, Co Antrim.

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Looking forward to the launch of Midtown Sounds are singer/songwriter Andrew Cameron of Brash Issac (right), one of the many acts performing at the event on February 24, alongside Ballymena BID manager, Alison Moore and Joe Rocks from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Midtown Sounds coming to Ballymena

A music event celebrating top up and coming musical talent in the province is to be launched in Ballymena later this month.

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Cervical cancer survivor Paula Bradley pictured with her parents . (submitted picture).

Cervical cancer survivor Paula urges women to be vigilant

To help local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland highlight January’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, survivor DUP MLA Paula Bradley is urging women to vigilant and to get regular smear tests.

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L to R - Jennifer Welsh (Deputy Chief Executive), Blaithnid Hughes (Service Improvement Manager Elective Care), Pauline McGaw (General Manager, Theatres), Mary Drummond, (TPOT Lead), Neil Martin (Assistant Director Acute Services), Kate Agnew (Lead Nurse, Theatres) and Margaret OHagan (Director, Surgical and Clinical Services) all attended and spoke at the Northern Health & Social Care Trust Celebration Event held at Seamus Heaney Homeplace.

Trust celebrates improvements

A pilot scheme in Antrim Area Hospital using paediatric buzzers to provide reassuring communication to parents when children undergo surgery was among hospital improvements hailed at a recent Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) celebration event.

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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill, launches the Go For It programme with Alison Currie, Enterprise Northern Ireland, Emma Garrett, Mallusk Enterprise Park and David Gillespie, LEDCOM.

Budding entrepreneurs being encouraged to just ‘Go For It!’

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is pleased to launch the latest programme of support for would-be entrepreneurs.

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