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Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Mid and East Antrim Local Action Group is hosting workshops for groups interested in accessing up to £150,000 of grant funding.

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Motorists advised to expect delays

Motorists advised to expect delays

A section of road in the Doagh area is set to be closed for three weeks to allow scheduled works to take place.

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David Gillespie (right) and Hazel Bell (left), representing Ledcom  with representitives from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (from left)  Councillor Ruth Wilson, Councillor Gerardine Mulvenna, Mayor, Councillor Paul Reid, Gail Kelly and Zoe Lindsay at the official launch of the 2018 Larne Business Awards in Larne Town Hall. INLT 06-006-PSB

Larne Business Awards are launched for 2018

The 2018 Larne Business Awards have been launched, with nominations now being sought across 14 award categories.

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Bridal showcase at Belfast Loughshore Hotel

Bridal showcase at Belfast Loughshore Hotel

Belfast Loughshore Hotel’s Bridal Showcase 2018 will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 5pm to 9pm.

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Belfast International Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, and North Belfast MP, Nigel Dodds

Job fair putting 125 jobs up for offer next week

A job fair will have 125 roles on offer later this month.
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Rates increase for domestic and commercial ratepayers

Rates increase for domestic and commercial ratepayers

At a special meeting on February 12, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council agreed its District Rates, which come into effect on April 1 2018.

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Residents are urged to help shape the redevelopment of the popular attraction.

Residents urged to shape Carnfunnock expansion masterplan

Increased caravan and camping capacity and expanded activities are among improvement proposals for Carnfunnock Country Park now out for consultation.

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Jane Magee from Glenview Farm Equine Learning Centre; a new business using horses to work with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jane made an application to the Rural Development Programme and was granted match funding for the construction of an arena where sessions are held.

£90k rural grants initiative rolling out across Mid and East Antrim

Rural businesses across the Mid and East Antrim area can now apply for grants totalling £90,000.

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A family enjoying the now award-winning Whitehead Railway Museum which opened last October

Whitehead Railway Museum wins top national award

The recently opened Whitehead Railway Museum has received a major boost by landing a top honour in a UK-wide competition.

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Image taken from Google StreetView showing the outside of Schlumberger in Newtownabbey

Newtownabbey job losses: Situation branded a ‘double blow’

Political representatives from across the region have offered support to people impacted by the news of mass job losses at local firms.

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Road set to be closed for works

Road set to be closed for works

A road in the Doagh area is set to be closed for four weeks to allow scheduled works to take place.

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Traffic update

Traffic lights ‘out of action’ at busy junction

Motorists are advised to approach the Shore Road/Mill Road junction with care as the traffic lights are currently not working.

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Paul Girvan MP.

Hundreds of jobs expected to be lost at Newtownabbey sites

Over 200 jobs could be lost with the closure of the Schlumberger plant in Monkstown, while nearly 150 jobs have been lost at Williams Industrial Services in Mallusk.

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NIEN.

Urgent work to be carried out on electricity cable

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (NIEN) will be carrying out urgent work to repair an underground electricity cable in Glengormley over the weekend.

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Brian Morgan, Director of UK and Ireland Business, KISS Cosmetics with the winning team from Boots, Ballyclare.

Top accolade for local pharmacy

A Ballyclare pharmacy is celebrating after being recognised at Northern Ireland’s leading awards ceremony - the highly-esteemed annual Pharmacy in Focus awards.

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Over 90 dwellings are set to be constructed.

Major housing proposal given the green light

Councillors have granted planning permission for a major new residential development in Newtownabbey.

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Traffic and travel update

Warning issued due to debris on motorway

Police have advised motorists to drive with care as there is debris on a section of the M2.

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Ian Paisley

‘Committee investigation into Kilroot’ - Paisley

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has welcomed the opportunity for the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to investigate issues surrounding the proposed closure of the Kilroot power station.

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Kilroot

Concerns raised for local economy and jobs

Concerns have been raised about the potential loss of hundreds of jobs and the loss of over £500,000 rates income to the Mid and East Antrim Council due to the proposed closure of the coal fired generators at Kilroot and the Ballylumford B station.

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Former Secretary of State James Brokenshire (right) visited Kilroot Power Station in Carrickfergus in 2016 to meet the senior leadership of owners AES and see the investment being made in innovative energy storage solutions. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.

‘Politicians must protect our power sector jobs’ - unions

Union representatives are calling on the Government and local politicians to intervene to prevent the loss of hundreds of jobs at power stations in East Antrim.

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