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Allotment event cancelled due to bad weather

An event due to be held tonight (Wednesday) at Larne Town Park has been postponed due to bad weather.

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Alison Diver (MEABC), Dr Hilary Kirkpatrick (Chair of CNCC), Deputy Mayor Cllr Johnston, Mayor Paul Reid, Rosie Irwin (The Woodland Trust)

Local woods given ‘protected’ status

Two areas of woodland in the East Antrim district have been officially awarded ‘Local Nature Reserve’ status and will now be ‘protected areas of land’.

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Mayor Cllr Paul Reid.

Larne to host third annual flower show and summer fair

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Councillor Paul Reid is encouraging green-fingered residents and visitors to get ready for the third annual flower show and summer fair, which will be held on Saturday August 19, in Larne Market Yard.

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Staff members from Mid and East Antrim.

Food waste reduction saves £200,000

A campaign aimed at substantially reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfill has saved council £200,000.

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Larne-based Wind NI has applied to build seven wind turbines at Carnalbanagh in the Antrim Hills

Wilson warns of ‘sinister’ campaign to back wind turbines plan

A DUP MP has warned of a “sinister and fraudulent” campaign to drum up support for a controversial wind turbine development in Co Antrim.

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The original proposed location of the fibre optic street cabinet in Glenarm,

New fibre optic cabinet ‘too conspicuous’ claim

A request to site a broadband cabinet in a conservation area of Glenarm has been reviewed following a complaint by a local resident.

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Editorial image of Larne Lough.

Round Britain crew to join volunteers for lough clean-up

A clean-up of Larne Lough and beach survey will take place on Monday August 14, starting at 6.00 pm.

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File photo dated 02/10/2007 of Tesco carrier bags in a shopping trolley. Photo credit: Ali Waggie/PA Wire

Tesco to scrap 5p plastic bags in favour of 10p bags for life

From the end of August single use plastic bags will no longer be available in Tesco stores in Northern Ireland.

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Local allotments will be open to the public.

Come foraging at the Town Park during Allotment Week

The success story of local allotments will be highlighted next week across East Antrim as part of National Allotments Week.

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AES UK and Ireland has been awarded Platinum Level in the Business and Biodiversity Charter by Business in the Community, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife. Pictured receiving the Charter (from left) is: Ian Nuttall, Business in the Community with Ian Luney, President of AES UK and Ireland and Monika Wojcieszek, Ulster Wildlife.

Power provider praised for ‘exemplary approach’ to biodiversity at sites

AES UK & Ireland, operators, of Ballylumford and Kilroot Power Stations, has been awarded Platinum Level in the Business & Biodiversity Charter by Business in the Community, in partnership with Ulster Wildlife, for its outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing biodiversity at the company’s sites in Northern Ireland.

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Deputy Mayor Cheryl Johnston, Stephen Daye and Jackie Waide Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Parks supervisor is Green Flag Employee of the Year

Carrick man Jackie Waide has won the prestigious Green Flag Northern Ireland Employee of the Year award.

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National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores

Get your dose of ‘vitamin sea’ this National Marine Week

If you’re in need of some Vitamin Sea, National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores.

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Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

Dullest and wettest June for five years, warmer than usual

The Armagh Observatory has reported that June 2017 was dull, wet and warmer than average.

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The Gobbins. Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Gobbins Path reopens for summer season

The Gobbins cliff path at Islandmagee will reopen tomorrow (June 30) after a 12 month closure.

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Larne and Inver Primary pupils.

Pupils try their hand at growing ‘monsters’

Green-fingered primary pupils have been planting ‘monster veg’ for the Mid and East Antrim Flower Show which takes place in August.

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Action needed now to cut speed limit

Action needed now to cut speed limit

Ulster Unionist councillor Mark McKinty has issued a strong and stark call to action following a fatal traffic accident in Ballycarry.

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Pupils Samuel Whaley and Amy Wilkinson, from Larne Grammar School join Ian Luney, president of AES UK and Ireland and Monika Wojcieszek, from Ulster Wildlife, at the launch of the electricity generator's new Biodiversity Action Plan.

Protecting rare wildlife species at power plants

A plan to protect and enhance the wildlife surrounding two of Northern Ireland’s largest power stations has been launched by AES UK & Ireland.

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The Small Blue Butterfly discovered in Co Fermanagh

Rare butterfly previously feared extinct discovered in Northern Ireland

A surveyor from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has discovered a rare butterfly previously thought to be extinct in the province.

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Road resurfacing in East Antrim

Road resurfacing in East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council members have been updated on programmed infrastructure works for the area by the Department for Infrastructure.

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Celebrating the launch of the 2017 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competiton Awards were (from left) David Brown and Bill Pollock, Brighter Whitehead, Frank Hewitt, Translink Chairman, Cllr Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Moira Rodgers, Brighter Brighthead, Ald Freda Donnelly, NI Local Government Association Vice President, Gerard McAatarsney and Brian Goodfellow, Translink NI Railways.

East Antrim asked to celebrate ‘best blooms’

The 2017 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition was officially launched during Northern Ireland’s Bus and Train Week (June 5 – 11).

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