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Raising a glass to hospitality hotspots

Over half of Northern Ireland’s top 100 hospitality businesses hail from Co. Antrim.

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Bert McCormick at his shop in Ballyclare

Last waltz at Bert’s music shop in Ballyclare

Today (Saturday) marks the end of an era for music lovers across east Antrim and further afield.

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The Sensata Technologies Schradar factory in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, which has sent all staff home and has announced it will be reducing its workforce by 125 people.  ''Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Technology firm to shed 125 jobs

Tyre pressure monitoring systems firm Sensata Technologies is axing 125 jobs at its Carrickfergus plant.

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Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor Paul Reid is pictured with Martine Lafferty,(left)  Advertising Sales Executive with the Times series and Patrica Stewart representing Power NI at the official launch of the Larne Times, Larne Business Awards 2018 in Larne Town Hall. INLT 06-004-PSB

Time to give your favourite business a pat on the back

Nominations are now being invited for this year’s 2018 Larne Business Awards - the most prestigious event in the local business calendar.

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Larne Town Hall.

£15k Larne town centre action plan

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is facilitating a workshop for businesses, council representatives and other stakeholders to develop a £15,000 Larne town centre action plan.

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Kilroot power station is set to be closed as of May 23

Power outage sparks questions over Kilroot closure

The decision to close Kilroot power station has been defended following a recent power outage which it has been claimed would have caused significant blackouts in the Province had it happened later this year.

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Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Could your rural community benefit from a grant up to £150k?

Mid and East Antrim Local Action Group is hosting workshops for groups interested in accessing up to £150,000 of grant funding.

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David Gillespie (right) and Hazel Bell (left), representing Ledcom  with representitives from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (from left)  Councillor Ruth Wilson, Councillor Gerardine Mulvenna, Mayor, Councillor Paul Reid, Gail Kelly and Zoe Lindsay at the official launch of the 2018 Larne Business Awards in Larne Town Hall. INLT 06-006-PSB

Larne Business Awards are launched for 2018

The 2018 Larne Business Awards have been launched, with nominations now being sought across 14 award categories.

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Bridal showcase at Belfast Loughshore Hotel

Bridal showcase at Belfast Loughshore Hotel

Belfast Loughshore Hotel’s Bridal Showcase 2018 will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 5pm to 9pm.

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Residents are urged to help shape the redevelopment of the popular attraction.

Residents urged to shape Carnfunnock expansion masterplan

Increased caravan and camping capacity and expanded activities are among improvement proposals for Carnfunnock Country Park now out for consultation.

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Jane Magee from Glenview Farm Equine Learning Centre; a new business using horses to work with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jane made an application to the Rural Development Programme and was granted match funding for the construction of an arena where sessions are held.

£90k rural grants initiative rolling out across Mid and East Antrim

Rural businesses across the Mid and East Antrim area can now apply for grants totalling £90,000.

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A family enjoying the now award-winning Whitehead Railway Museum which opened last October

Whitehead Railway Museum wins top national award

The recently opened Whitehead Railway Museum has received a major boost by landing a top honour in a UK-wide competition.

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Samuel Wharry, from Carnlough, County Antrim

Lasting legacy for the sheep industry recognised in award

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has announced the posthumous winner of the 2018 George Hedley Memorial Award as Samuel Wharry from Carnlough, County Antrim.

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Larne Grammar School welcomed the Central RAF Band for a performance in the assembly hall.

Central RAF Band provide ‘fantastic experience’ for Larne pupils

Larne Grammar School had the recent honour of welcoming the Central RAF Band for a performance in the assembly hall.

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Moving with the Times - to a brand new home in Larne

Moving with the Times - to a brand new home in Larne

The Larne Times is on the move!

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Melanie Christie Boyle, Chief Executive, Ballymena Business Centre; Cllr. Paul Reid, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; David Gillespie, General Manager, Ledcom; Kelli Bagchus, Carrickfergus Enterprise; Gail Kelly, Economic Development Officer, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

‘Kickstart’ for local budding businesses

Thirty-six budding local businesses are to be given support in their first six months of trading thanks to a new enterprise strategy in the borough.

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Sammy Wilson has expressed concerns about  future energy supply

Kilroot closure plays into hands of Dublin: Wilson

The closure of Kilroot power station could have major political implications for Northern Ireland when it comes to Brexit negotiations, a senior DUP figure has warned.

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Ian Paisley

‘Committee investigation into Kilroot’ - Paisley

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has welcomed the opportunity for the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to investigate issues surrounding the proposed closure of the Kilroot power station.

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Kilroot

Concerns raised for local economy and jobs

Concerns have been raised about the potential loss of hundreds of jobs and the loss of over £500,000 rates income to the Mid and East Antrim Council due to the proposed closure of the coal fired generators at Kilroot and the Ballylumford B station.

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Former Secretary of State James Brokenshire (right) visited Kilroot Power Station in Carrickfergus in 2016 to meet the senior leadership of owners AES and see the investment being made in innovative energy storage solutions. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.

‘Politicians must protect our power sector jobs’ - unions

Union representatives are calling on the Government and local politicians to intervene to prevent the loss of hundreds of jobs at power stations in East Antrim.

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