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Drink-driving ban ex-mayor suspended by DUP

Antrim and Newtownabbey councillor Thomas Hogg has been suspended by the Democratic Unionist Party after he admitted drink driving.

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Animal dies after criminal damage caused at field

Animal dies after criminal damage caused at field

Police are appealing for information after criminal damage was caused to a number of fences in Newtownabbey.

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Thomas Hogg

Former DUP mayor banned for drink-driving

A Democratic Unionist Party councillor has admitted drink-driving and been disqualified for 12 months.
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Ben Finch

£8k from Ben Finch memorial fundraiser at Carrickfergus Rugby Club

Following the heart-breaking loss of Ben Finch to suicide in February 2018 his peers organised an event to raise awareness of support services within Carrickfergus.

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The band on their most recent tour ' Aaron, Lauren, Luke and Taylor, with manager Phil McAlister (far right) and tech Chris Harris (red shirt)

New NI band look set for big things after Snow Patrol support

Having started out playing gigs in the bar at the end of their street, a brother and sister from Castlerock are now part of one of the Province’s most in-demand bands.

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Used nappies had been discarded in the park.

Dirty nappies discarded at children’s play park

Pupils from a local primary school had an unpleasant experience today as they had to negotiate around dirty nappies and rubbish at a play park.

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The age restrictions have been reduced at gyms across the borough.

Age limit cut for local gym users

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has reduced the age restriction for users at its fitness suites in a bid to get more people active.

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Police found the cannabis in the Jordanstown area.

Cannabis located near bin

Police have disposed of a quantity of cannabis after finding it in the Jordanstown area yesterday.

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The Newtownabbey Cadets are pictured paying their respects at the Thiepval Memorial.

Battlefield tour for local cadets

The past came powerfully and poignantly to life for teenagers from Newtownabbey recently as they made a pilgrimage to the World War One battlefields of Belgium and France.

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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Paul Hamill with Translink representative, Thomas Carson.

Full steam ahead for Bus and Train Week

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Paul Hamill, is calling on residents to give public transport a go and get on-board this year’s Bus and Train Week.

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Community rallies to the aid of blaze-hit families

Kind-hearted members of the public have made generous donations to the families affected by Saturday’s devastating fire in Ballyduff.

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Deborah Brown (Director of Housing at Department for Communities) with Michael McDonnell (Group Chief Executive of Choice Housing).

Work starts on £1.7m Newtownabbey housing scheme

Choice Housing have launched their £1.7million construction project that will deliver 12 new homes to Newtownabbey.

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Police appeal to trace cold caller

Police appeal to trace cold caller

Police have launched an appeal after receiving a report of a male claiming to be from the Water Board calling at doors in the Newtownabbey area today.

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Darren Moore was the victim of the attack in Co Antrim.'Photo Pacemaker Press

Five to stand trial over bar attack on loyalist

Five men from Co Antrim will stand trial later this year on charges arising from a bar attack on a high-profile loyalist, a court heard on Tuesday.

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Commercial premises targeted during early-morning incident

Commercial premises targeted during early-morning incident

Police are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at commercial premises in Ballyclare during the early hours of this morning.

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Road closed.

Roads set to be closed in Ballyclare during May Fair Day

Police have issued advice to motorists about road closures in Ballyclare today.

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The dog is undergoing further assessment and treatment.

Council states stray dog is alive after announcing death last week

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has confirmed a dog they said had been euthanised is still alive.

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Theft of sunglasses probed

Police have launched an appeal on social media after several pairs of designer sunglasses were stolen from Boots at Abbey Centre on Friday, May 18.

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The dog was in very poor health.

Council feels putting stray dog to sleep was ‘best decision’

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has responded to claims that a stray dog was euthanised too promptly before a suitable home was found for it.

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