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  • International judges assess Ahoghill and Glenarm in prestigious floral competition

    Posted on Monday 3rd August 2015

    ​Two villages in Mid and East Antrim are now awaiting the outcome of a major international floral display competition.

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  • Mayor supports the Blood Transfusion Service – and pledges to donate himself

    Posted on Monday 3rd August 2015

    The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Billy Ashe is urging support for the work of the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service – and is leading by example.

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  • Paintings offer vivid view of Borough places and people

    Posted on Monday 3rd August 2015

    ​An exhibition of landscape paintings by Co Antrim artist, Laura Butler, has been officially opened. Councillor Beth Adger MBE opened ‘Echoes and Evocations’ in Larne Museum and Arts Centre and is pictured here with artist Laura Butler

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  • Mid and East Antrim Borough ‘Love their local parks’.

    Posted on Monday 3rd August 2015

    People across the Borough have celebrated Love Parks Week, between Friday 24th July and Sunday 2nd August. Pictured here are Anastasia Widlake, Hanna Fullerton, Adam Kelly, Jessica Kelly, Hermione Widlake who helped mark the initiative - as well as others who really got into the spirit too and even dressed up for the occasion.

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  • Carrickfergus staff celebrate as Green flags are raised

    Posted on Monday 3rd August 2015

    Soon after Mid and East Antrim Borough Council welcomed the quadruple award of a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ for all its Borough-wide entries in the UK-wide environmental scheme, Carrickfergus-based staff have been praised for their efforts.

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  • Community Festivals Funding

    Posted on Friday 31st July 2015

    On Monday 3 August 2015, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council officially opened its Community Festivals Fund for applications for funding towards festivals taking place before 31 March 2016.

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  • ​Mayor praises People’s Park staff as Green flags are raised

    Posted on Thursday 30th July 2015

    Hot on the heels of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council welcoming the quadruple award of a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ for all its entries in the UK-wide environmental scheme, Ballymena staff have been praised for their efforts.

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  • Mid and East Antrim Borough floral displays go global

    Posted on Wednesday 29th July 2015

    ​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is backing two local villages as the sole United Kingdom participants in an international floral competition.

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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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