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MOTORCYCLING: World champion Jonathan Rea back in action at Jerez

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea resumes winter testing this week at Jerez in Spain as preparations move up a gear ahead of the season-opener at Phillip Island in Australia next month.

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been shortlisted for the UKs National Campaign for the Arts, Hearts for The Arts Awards 2018

Council’s ‘creative initiative’ shortlisted for UK Award

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been shortlisted for the UK’s National Campaign for the Arts, Hearts for The Arts Awards 2018.

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Pictured unveiling the new secure cycle parking compound at Lisburn Train Station are Translink's Gary Dunlop and Claire McLernon from Sustrans.

Translink invests in new facilities for cyclists

New secure bicycle parking compounds have been unveiled at Lisburn and Holywood train stations as part of Translink’s efforts to improve facilities for cyclists at NI Railways and Ulsterbus stations across Northern Ireland.

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Alison Irwin, Head of Equality, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Claire Campbell, Carers Coordinator, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Clare-Anne Magee, General Manager, Carers NI, Lyn Campbell, Information and Development, Officer Carers NI.

Are you a carer? New online support is now available

The Northern Trust has teamed up with Carers NI and Carers UK to offer further support to carers across this area via digital resources tailored to their needs.

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Sammy Wilson, left and Leo Varadkar

Sammy Wilson’s ‘regret’ over Varadkar ‘nutcase’ jibe

A DUP MP has said he regrets his choice of language after he branded Taioseach Leo Varadkar “a nutcase”.

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The proposed location of the new housing development on the former St Comgall's college site. INLT-30-702-con

Over 100 new homes at Tower Road site

An outline application for a new housing development at Tower Road in Larne has been given the green light by planners.

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Police recieved a report of anti-social behaviour in the Wyncairn area.

Watch: Residents tormented by young people

Residents of a housing development in Larne were scared to leave their homes on Tuesday evening after young people went on the rampage, it has been claimed.

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Old film footage sought.

Ballycarry film footage sought for new BBC documentary

A local filmmaker is on the hunt for old footage of Ballycarry for an upcoming documentary.

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Grahame Harris from Templepatrick played a pibroch (a form of music for the Scottish pipes) on Highland pipes in a Burns Night Concert which is to be show on BBC2 as he accompanied Ballyclare High School Choir as they sang a cantaireachd (a musical tradition which employs chanting).

Ballymena musicians on ‘Burns an’ Mair’ programme

Two Ballymena Fiddle Players will be among a host of local musicians performing on ‘Burns an’ Mair’ which will be televised on BBC-Two NI at 9pm on Thursday, January 25, the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Councillor Paul Reid, Mary Nolan Hickey, and some of those who turned out to support her in Larne

Mayor and residents support inspirational charity challenge

Mid and East Antrim residents have laced up in support of a charity fundraiser’s incredible 5,000km ‘lap of the map’ challenge.

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Rachel McAuley (14) and Ellen Martin (13) won 1st place in the Junior group with their Smart Desk project at the BT Young Scientist Exhibiton.

St Killian’s Young Scientists triumph for third year at BT Exhibition

St Killian’s Garron Tower have, for the second time in three years, won the Matrix Award for the best school from Northern Ireland in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which was held at the weekend in the RDS in Dublin.

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Fr Gregory Cormican.

‘He was a man with a gift for friendship’

Tributes have been paid to Glenavy priest Fr Gregory Cormican, who passed away on January 14 after a long battle with illness.

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All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Superintendent Simon Walls, Jenny Pyper of the Utility Regulator and Eddie Lynch, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland re-launch Quick Check 101, a scheme to help stop bogus callers. Under the scheme, residents can now phone 101, the police non-emergency number, to check the identity of callers to their home who claim to represent an energy or water network company. The scheme is not only a collaboration between the PSNI and the Utility Regulator, but also includes all of Northern Irelands energy and water network companies - firmus energy, NIE Networks, Northern Ireland Water, Phoenix Natural Gas and SGN Natural Gas. Supported by the Commissioner for Older People, the scheme is being re-launched in a bid to help people feel safer in their homes. Photo by Simon Graham Photography

Initiative aims to help stop bogus callers

An initiative aimed at helping to stop bogus callers has been re-launced this week by the Utility Regulator and the PSNI.

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Pictured at the Milebush Young Farmers Club ploughing match dinner in the Highways Hotel, 1989

In Pictures: The Way We Were

Here are a few photos from the Larne Times archive of 1989 to get you all talking.

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Picture shows from left at the launch of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year�� 2018 was Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the judging panel; and  Kevin McLoughlin, Partner, EY. The nomination window for this year�"s programme is open until February 16th.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Could County Antrim be home to top entrepreneur?

Now in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from County Antrim.

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Winter driving

TRAFFIC: 'More work will continue today to keep roads clear'

Conditions on the roads "remain difficult in many areas" and salting of roads on the scheduled network badly affected by snow and ice is "ongoing" , according to the NI Executive.
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Primary school pupils from St MacNissis Primary School have taken part in the worlds biggest wildlife survey.

You can help the Big Bird Watch take wing!

Primary school pupils from St MacNissi’s Primary School in Larne have braved the chilly weather to take part in the world’s biggest wildlife survey.

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Cairndhu Golf Club (Bowling Section) presenting a cheque for �815 to the Ballymena and District Branch Parkinsons UK.
Pictured handing over the donation are (from left to right) Stephen Gibson, Ronnie Ferguson, Mrs. Adaline Ferguson and Maurice Adams (both from Parkinsons Branch) and Sammy Mills.

Cairndhu Club bowl over Parkinson’s branch with donation

Cairndhu Golf Club (Bowling Section) have presented a cheque for £815 to the Ballymena and District Branch Parkinson’s UK.

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The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

We're in the grip of wintry conditions – and many drivers will wake up to a winter wonderland tomorrow.

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