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Larne farmer fined for pollution

A Larne farmer was convicted and fined £750 at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday).

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Scour the coast for ocean giants at Garron Point

Scour the coast for ocean giants at Garron Point

Discover more about the magnificent marine mammals found along the Antrim Coast with an illustrated talk and guided one-hour watch at Garron Point, Carnlough, on Saturday March 25, at 10.00 am.

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Speakers at a 'Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful' event

‘Nudge’ to community may stop ‘tide of litter’

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council was represented at an event held last week to tackle a “tide of litter” in Northern Ireland.

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Whitehead Wombles with Mayor Audrey Wales and other Mid and East Antrim Borough representatives, with host Joe Mahon and Live Here Love Here Manager, Jodie McAneaney.

Community award for ‘Whitehead Wombles’

Local residents have been rewarded for their commitment to the environment through the first ever ‘Live Here Love Here Community Awards’.

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MEA Mayor Audrey Wales with Emma Stevenson from W5.

W5 brings food waste workshop to town hall

Fifteen per cent of food and drink purchases are wasted, visitors to a food waste workshop at Larne Town Hall, have been told.

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Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Beauty of Northern Ireland highlighted in exciting new campaign

Tourism NI has launched an exciting new marketing campaign highlighting the beauty of Northern Ireland, featuring the the Causeway Coastal Route.

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The banks of Larne Lough pictured before the previous clean-up.

Larne Lough clean up clears 53 rubbish bags

A team of volunteers who were horrified at the state of Larne Lough removed 53 bags of rubbish from the shore in a two-day clean-up.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

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Help reduce the council's landfill costs.

Help to reduce the council’s £3m landfill costs

It’s been a very busy day across all of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRC) as people ‘wrap up’ their festive packaging and not only help to protect the environment, but also save ratepayers money too.

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Joining forces -  Michael McKinstry (Chief Executive, Phoenix), Ronan Larkin (Director, NI Water), Nicholas Tarrant (Managing Director, NIE Networks) and Mairead Meyer (Managing Director, BT).

Utility companies join forces for winter

NI’s main utility companies join forces to battle ‘extreme weather’

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

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Expect delays as work on major water pipeline project begins

A £1.4 million water improvement scheme is set to begin this month in the Ballynure area and motorists have been advised to expect some delays.

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The Rt. Reverend Dr Frank Sellar

Presbyterian moderator defends ‘toxic bonfire’ comments

The Presbyterian moderator has said people will thank him for “speaking the truth” after he branded bonfires a health hazard and a barrier to a more inclusive society.

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9/11/16: Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard at the old railway track near Dundrum, as he launches his plan to develop 1000kms of greenways paths across the north. Picture: Michael Cooper

Greenway paths set for £8,000 development, creating traffic free space for runners and cyclists

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has allocated £8,000 to Mid and East Antrim Council to take forward plans to develop local greenway paths.

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Beach clean-up volunteers. Submitted image

Anti-litter efforts pay off at Brown’s Bay

The biggest collection of litter at Browns’ Bay to-date took place last Saturday thanks to a huge turnout of volunteers.

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Pigs

Northern Ireland home to largest pig factory in the British Isles

A Northern Ireland town is home to the largest pig processing plant in the UK and Ireland, with 1.2 million pigs processed at Cookstown’s Karro factory each year.

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Members of the public getting first-hand experience of an archaeological investigation last year. (Submitted Picture).

Excavation Open Day in Glens for people who ‘dig’ archaeology

If you really ‘dig’ the past then why not head to Cushendall on September 17 for the Archaeological Excavation Open Day at Retreat Castle.

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry Cooking in a Wok -Photographed on Hasselblad H1-22mb Camera

New food waste caddy pilot scheme

Around 2,500 homes in Mid and East Antrim Borough who currently do not have brown bins are now joining a pilot scheme for the collection of separate food waste.

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One of the Pokemon monsters from Pokemon Go.

Alarm over safety of kids using ‘Pokémon Go’ App

The local NSPCC charity has raised concerns that unsuspecting children might be preyed upon while using the massively popular ‘Pokémon Go’ App.

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Glens Red Squirrel Group Members and Mid and East Antrim biodiversity    officer, Maurice Turnley, at the feeder workshop. INLT 45-802CON

Red squirrel feeding in Ballygally

Members of the Glens Red Squirrel Group and Maurice Turnley, Mid and East Antrim biodiversity officer, attended a feeder workshop at Carnfunnock

Country Park last week.

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