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  • Calling all entrepreneurs!

    Posted on Tuesday 28th July 2015

    Following on from the news that Carrickfergus has been selected as one of Carnegie UK Trust’s “TestTown” locations, Mid and East Antrim Borough are now seeking to recruit budding entrepreneurs from the local area to take part in the initiative.

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  • Carrickfergus Mill Ponds Nature Reserve officially opened

    Posted on Monday 27th July 2015

    ​Part of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s industrial heritage has been reborn as an urban oasis for wildlife.

    Guests gathered at Carrickfergus Mill Ponds on Friday (24th) for the official opening of the site as a nature reserve and saw local children enjoy environmental activities including pond dipping and ‘mini beast’ hunting.

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  • Mid and East Antrim hoists the Green Flag as four locations win major accolade

    Posted on Friday 24th July 2015

    ​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has welcomed the award of a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ to all four of the Borough’s entries in the UK-wide scheme.

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  • Borough buzzing as Biodiversity School opens

    Posted on Friday 24th July 2015

    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is urging residents to get their hands dirty and discover more about the incredible species and habitats.

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  • Council to celebrate ‘Playday’ in Carrickfergus

    Posted on Friday 24th July 2015

    ​Children in Mid and East Antrim Borough are being urged to get outside……and play!

    It is all part of a national campaign called Playday and will see events taking place on Wednesday 5th August from 11am to 3pm in the Marine Gardens in Carrickfergus.

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  • Anniversary celebrated at award-winning Carnfunnock Country Park

    Posted on Tuesday 21st July 2015

    Twenty five years on and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s award-winning Carnfunnock Country Park continues to draw in tourists and local visitors alike.

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  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council targets Green Flag accolade - awards are this week!

    Posted on Tuesday 21st July 2015

    ​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is all set to fly the flag for the highest environmental standards.

    Four local locations are being considered for what has long been the benchmark against which parks and green spaces are measured - the Green Flag Award - with the announcement being made this Thursday (23rd) in Antrim.

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  • History comes to life ‘through the eye of a needle’ at Carrickfergus Museum

    Posted on Tuesday 21st July 2015

    ​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is exploring 250 years of history - all viewed through the most basic of sewing tools – the needle.

    The innovative exhibition will take place at Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre from 1st August to 29th August 2015 and will examine the sewing needle as one of life’s small everyday essentials.

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  • Volunteers rewarded as part of Creative Citizens Programme 2015

    Posted on Wednesday 15th July 2015

    ​Over 150 Volunteers were recognised at a celebration evening in The Braid Arts Centre as part of the Mid and East Antrim ‘Creative Citizens Programme’ 2015

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  • Anticipation at ‘Fever-pitch’ for Dale Farm Milk Cup

    Posted on Wednesday 15th July 2015

    ​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is making final preparations in advance of the Dale Farm Milk Cup Tournament, which kicks off at the end of July.

    The tournament begins with the traditional parade of competing teams through Coleraine on Sunday, July 26, concluding with finals night at Ballymena Showgrounds on Friday, July 31.

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