This week’s paper

This week's front page.
This week's front page.

Animal rights campaigners have reacted angrily to a council decision not to ban ‘cruel’ circuses that use wild animals in their acts from setting up on council-owned land.

Carnmoney octogenarians still showing young dancers how it should be done

Councillors say no to circus ban - full report and vote details

Work to begin on £200k fitness suite upgrade at Ballyearl

Mayor vows that new council will be ‘driven by efficiency’

Parade to honour Freemen and legacy of borough

Social media appeal helps reunite daisy the donkey with her owners

Former Newtownabbey DUP councillor to stand in Westminster election

Billy and Ivan raise £76k for NI Hospice

Ballyclare mums share childcare concerns

Young people elected to Youth Parliament

Former Carnmoney cleric to speak at CE convention

Prestigious award for Ballyclare transport firm

Be proud to kick the habit this No Smoking Day

In pictures: Egyptian Day at Mossley Primary; Crossing swords at Upper Ballyboley Primary; NI Open Accordion Championships

And in sport...

Boxing: ‘The Jackal’ eyes summer showdown with Scott Quigg

Football: Boss unhappy as Comrades throw ‘three points down the drain’

Football: ‘Wee Reds’ and Ballynure move closer to league title success; Nortel’s poor form continues; Mossley ease past Swifts; Mallusk hit for six

Rugby: Glengormley High win Year 8 Blitz; Ballyclare ready to face Clogher Valley; Limavady prove too strong for Ophir

Hockey: Mixed fortunes for Ulster Elks; Parkview pick up a point; Ballyclare Ladies face survival play-off

Motorsport: Hamilton confirms that he will compete at Armoy Road Races