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​Social media initiative urges Mid and East Antrim to continue ‘Celebrating Culture Safely’

​Social media initiative urges Mid and East Antrim to continue ‘Celebrating Culture Safely’

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 12:00 BST

Celebrating Culture Safely continues to be the key message being highlighted in a social media initiative led by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Work to restore Blackhead Coastal Path begins

Work to restore Blackhead Coastal Path begins

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 10:00 BST

Multi-million pounds works to restore and protect Blackhead Path have officially started.

​  Game of Thrones fever spreads to Larne town centre in exciting new Art Trail

​ Game of Thrones fever spreads to Larne town centre in exciting new Art Trail

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 12:35 BST

Larne is continuing to show off its creative flair as four new pieces of street art take to the town centre.

11,000 premises in Carrickfergus given ultrafast broadband boost

11,000 premises in Carrickfergus given ultrafast broadband boost

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 10:26 BST

Virgin Media has completed the rollout of its ultrafast broadband network in Carrickfergus which will provide more than 11,000 local residents and businesses with the fastest widely available speeds in the UK.

​Make a splash this summer at Mid and East Antrim’s Beach Bonanzas!

​Make a splash this summer at Mid and East Antrim’s Beach Bonanzas!

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 16:22 BST

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is pushing the boat out this with three Beach Bonanza events for you to stick your oar into this summer.

Investment works to the tune of £60k complete in Portglenone

Investment works to the tune of £60k complete in Portglenone

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 14:13 BST

Residents of Portglenone can now reap the rewards of an outdoor gym following an injection of almost £60,000 into the village.

Reinvigoration of North Channel Partnership aims to boost economy

Reinvigoration of North Channel Partnership aims to boost economy

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 10:37 BST

​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will welcome delegates from two Scottish Councils this Summer with a focus on increasing connectivity, exploring cultural connections and improving infrastructure.

​Borough's businesses lend a helping hand for Volunteer Week 2019

​Borough's businesses lend a helping hand for Volunteer Week 2019

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 14:49 BST

Volunteers from Danske Bank, NI Housing Executive, Hughes Insurance and DAERA came out and helped rejuvenate green spaces across the borough including Ecos Nature Park and the Antrim Hills Way.

​Council makes waves for Drowning Prevention Week

​Council makes waves for Drowning Prevention Week

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 12:30 BST

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is making a splash this summer as they take part in Drowning Prevention Week 2019.

Mid and East Antrim encourages high street heroes to take on UK counterparts in high street awards

Mid and East Antrim encourages high street heroes to take on UK counterparts in high street awards

Press releases   •   Jun 06, 2019 10:01 BST

Mid and East Antrim traders, business leaders and community champions have an opportunity to showcase their talent, entrepreneurship and innovation, at a UK level, by taking part in the 2019 High Street Awards.

More than a game – SuperCup a great result for Mid and East Antrim

More than a game – SuperCup a great result for Mid and East Antrim

Press releases   •   Jun 06, 2019 09:32 BST

Sixty-one teams from across the globe will descend upon Mid and East Antrim next month for the 37th edition of the SuperCup NI competition – with the event set to be a winner for the local economy.

​Love getting outdoors? Tell us what you want to see in MEABC

​Love getting outdoors? Tell us what you want to see in MEABC

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 15:03 BST

​Do you love getting outdoors and exploring Mid and East Antrim? Then we want to hear from you!

​Industrial Heritage Month roaring success

​Industrial Heritage Month roaring success

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 14:32 BST

Flame Gasworks: An inside story was the final instalment of Industrial Heritage Month, which saw free bespoke performances taking place at Whitehead Railway Museum, Glenarm Village and Carnlough Harbour.

​US Rangers ‘Lead The Way’ in poignant anniversary museum visit

​US Rangers ‘Lead The Way’ in poignant anniversary museum visit

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 10:57 BST

US Rangers have been tracing the steps of their predecessors in a special visit to a museum specially dedicated to the battalion in Carrickfergus.

Public warned of dangers of illegal tooth whitening

Public warned of dangers of illegal tooth whitening

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 08:31 BST

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council is warning of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening products and services.

Mayor congratulates Brighter Whitehead on Royal award

Mayor congratulates Brighter Whitehead on Royal award

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2019 15:57 BST

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has congratulated Brighter Whitehead, winners of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).

Everything ship-shape as MEA bags 4 coastal awards

Everything ship-shape as MEA bags 4 coastal awards

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2019 16:23 BST

Carrickfergus Marina was awarded a Blue Flag and Ballygally, Brown's Bay and Carnlough beaches all received a Seaside Award.

​Woodstock comes to Whitehead thanks to PEACE IV funding

​Woodstock comes to Whitehead thanks to PEACE IV funding

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2019 15:49 BST

Groovy families enjoyed a fun afternoon in Diamond Jubilee Wood Whitehead as Woollen Woodstock came to town.

​Kick-off for Greenisland’s new £800k 3G pitch

​Kick-off for Greenisland’s new £800k 3G pitch

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2019 11:22 BST

A brand new, state-of-the-art 3G football pitch is ready for a summer of action in Greenisland after an investment of more than £800k

Ballymena Showgrounds to host United’s European clash after football bosses give revamped pitch the thumbs up

Ballymena Showgrounds to host United’s European clash after football bosses give revamped pitch the thumbs up

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 08:43 BST

Ballymena Showgrounds is set to host Ballymena United’s home European match this summer – the first game of its magnitude at the venue for 15 years.