This week’s paper

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

Council merger marks start of new era for local government

Dublin man charged over Chimney Corner Hotel stabbing incident granted bail

Evening of mixed emotions at last ever meeting of Newtownabbey Borough Council

Chief executive promises new local authority will be committed to value for money

Action Cancer group celebrates 40 years of fundraising

Judge adjourns ‘gay cake’ case to consider evidence

New jobs for Mallusk as GES Group expands

Homes evacuated after ‘grenade’ found in garden

Sensory garden opens at Donkey Sanctuary

Escapee monkeys returned to zoo safe and well

New O’Neill Road recycling centre will be first for NI

Row over animal act circuses rumbles on

Council close to completing purchase of police station site

Minister gives green light for transfer of derelict site in Rathfern

Hendersons staff raise £20k for NI Children’s Hospice

In pictures: Straid WI anniversary dinner; Mossley PS spring concert; Boom Foundation fundraiser at Mossley Orange Hall; Civic legacy celebration at Mossley Mill

And in sport...

Former rugby player Gary Longwell inducted into Newtownabbey Sporting Hall of Fame

Hockey: Ulster Elks win Irish Senior Cup; Mossley Ladies claim league and cup double; Glademen secure Premier League status

Football: Comrades ready to welcome title-chasing Carrick; Four-goal Mossley too good for Kilroot; Ballynure make it to cup final; Rathcoole go third in table

Rugby: Ballyclare Minis celebrating award success

In pictures: Celebration time at local sports awards