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Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

The winners of Belfast Zoo’s annual photographic competition have now been selected.

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Best School Gardening Project winner: Kells and Connor PS.

Young talent 'Blooming' across Mid and East Antrim

The latest crop of winners in the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council ‘In Bloom’ competitions for young people have been announced.
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Caterpillar NI fined £7,500 for Larne diesel discharge

Caterpillar NI fined £7,500 for Larne diesel discharge

Caterpillar (NI) has been convicted of discharging more than 40,000 litres of diesel into the Irish Sea at Larne.

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VIDEO: Endangered wildlife being sold over social media warn animal rescuers

Wildlife police have highlighted the growing use of social media such as Facebook to sell endangered animals as they seized nine critically rare slow lorises from cyber-smugglers.

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Children and teachers from St Johns Primary School, Carnlough who took part in thge beach clean-up operation. Contributed.

Carnlough pupils in big beach clean-up

Hundreds of items were collected at Carnlough beach by 40 boys and girls from a local primary school who were learning about the impact litter has on the marine environment.

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Ballycarry village. INLT 03-301-PR

‘Determination of residents will see signs rightly replaced’ McKinty

A community group in Ballycarry has vowed to replace signs removed by roads officials recently from lampposts in the village.

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A community archaeology project will take place in Glenballyeamon.

Glenballyeamon excavation will be last phase in community archaeology project

The last phase of a community archaeology project will get underway in September at the Cloughancor megalith, in Glenballyeamon, overlooking Cushendall. This is the fourth and final archaeological excavation to be carried out in the Glens of Antrim, organised jointly between the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University Belfast and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership.

Education
Gardening for Wildlife Award Winner: Julie Hayes, Ballymena

Borough’s ‘best kept’ winners are revealed

The winners of the Mid and East Antrim’s ‘In Bloom’ community competition have been revealed with prizes awarded right across the area.

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Comeback in Co. Antrim - the Curlew

Under threat Curlews make a Co. Antrim comeback!

For the first time in 20 years, curlew chicks have fledged at a County Antrim farm.

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A sign at Drains Bay warning dog owners about the dangers of "poisonous parsnips". INLT 34-377-PR

‘Poison parsnip’ warning to pet owners

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is warning dog walkers to be alert for ‘poisonous parsnips’, washing up on Browns Bay.

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Tonight's allotment event at Larne Town Park has been postponed.

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.

Business
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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