• When is The Biggest Weekend on TV? What time is it, and who are the acts?

    As Glastonbury takes a sabbatical, the BBC are pulling out all the stops on their musical spectacular The Biggest Weekend, a cross-genre festival formerly known as Radio 1's Big Weekend. The likes of Sam Smith , Liam Gallagher, Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine are all set to perform over the four days.
  • 2018 Influential Women in Business: Laura S. O'Brien

    For residents of Zachary, it has been a place to do laundry in the middle of a hurricane. It's also the site of Fit Girl, an after-school care program where girls learn about healthy eating and exercising habits.
  • ThromboGenics to present a preclinical overview of its two most...

    ThromboGenics NV , a biotechnology company developing novel medicines for diabetic eye disease, announces that its CSO Jean Feyen, PhD, and Senior Scientist Tine Van Bergen, PhD, will present at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Eye Complications Study Group Annual Meeting 2018, which takes place from the 24-26 May in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The presentations will provide an overview of the extensive preclinical evidence supporting the potential benefits of its two promising
  • Audrey's royal appointment with Harry and Meghan

    It was almost a case of when the Wales met the Wales for Ballymena councillor Audrey Wales MBE and her husband Chris who attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. Councillor Wales was one of 1,200 people chosen by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenants across the UK to join in the celebrations in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
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  • IFA fail to justify anthem 'u-turn' - Ni Chuilin

    The Irish Football Association has yet to adequately explain or justify its controversial decision to play the British national anthem at the Irish Cup final earlier this month, Sinn FA©in MLA CarA l NA ChuilA n has said. The North Belfast MLA was commenting after a Sinn FA©in delegation consisting of the party's two North Belfast MLAs CarA l NA ChuilA n and Gerry Kelly and SinA©ad Ennis met with the IFA Chief Executive today.
  • Council feels putting stray dog to sleep was 'best decision'

    Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has responded to claims that a stray dog was euthanised too promptly before a suitable home was found for it. The Carnmoney resident said she left the dog, which was discovered in a very bad condition on Wednesday night at the Valley Park, overnight with an emergency vet.
  • Karen Bradley vows to seek the best Brexit deal for Northern Ireland

    Karen Bradley has promised to seek the best Brexit deal for Northern Ireland after meeting cross-border businesses. Michael McHugh/PA.
  • Chance to win an Amazon Fire HD

    Mid and East Antrim residents are being offered the opportunity to swap an unwanted electrical item for a brand new Amazon Fire HD. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is bring along an old electrical appliance that is no longer in use to Sullatober Household Recycling Centre, Carrickfergus.
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  • Two men arrested in NI over 1988 murder of backpacker

    PSNI detectives investigating the murder of Inga Maria Hauser 30 years ago have arrested two men on suspicion of her murder. The 18-year-old German backpacker was last seen alive 30 years ago, as she travelled by ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland.
  • a Psni appeal leaflet on the 30th anniversary of the murder of Inga Maria Hauser

    Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a German backpacker in Northern Ireland 30 years ago. The body of Munich teenager Inga Maria Hauser was found dumped in a remote part of Ballypatrick Forest, outside Ballycastle, Co Antrim, 14 days after she was last seen alive on a ferry from Scotland.
  • Dominic Lawson: Who'd take lessons from the Ira's chum Corbyn on...

    The burden of responsibility on Theresa May's shoulders as she attempts to negotiate Britain's exit from the EU is as onerous as any British prime minister has endured since World War II. But until I spoke to one of her closest advisers a couple of days ago, I hadn't realised the full extent of it.
  • Homes extensively damaged in major fire - police appeal over 'suspicious activity'

    The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said they sent seven pumps, one aerial, one command unit and one welfare vehicle and 50 personnel to the incident at Ballyfore Road, Newtownabbey. The PSNI has appealed for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area between 5pm and 6pm to get in touch.
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  • North West 200: Glenn Irwin Wins Superbike Races In Northern Ireland

    Last year's Superbike race winner, Irwin had signalled his intentions in qualifying, held in superb conditions, when he took a superb pole position on Thursday afternoon, a lap of 122.454mph on the factory-backed Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R giving him a slender 0.066s advantage over Kawasaki rider Dean Harrison. Conditions today were again perfect and the opening seven-lap Superbike race saw the Carrickfergus rider grab the holeshot and he never looked back.
  • Newtownabbey homes destroyed by blaze

    Around 50 firefighters from Glengormley and Belfast battled the massive blaze at a row of houses in Ballyduff Gardens on Saturday evening.
  • Law Seeks to Curb Abortion Protests in Australia

    Protesters opposed to abortion hold placards outside a clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oct. 18, 2012. The New South Wales parliament in Australia is debating legislation to outlaw protests outside abortion clinics.
  • Trailblazing Ulster stargazer who was denied a degree for being a woman

    A pioneering female astronomer from Co Tyrone who helped further our understanding of the sun is to be remembered with a blue plaque on Monday. Annie Russell Maunder, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, became an international expert on the science of the sun during the course of her remarkable life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • NIFRS seeking to recruit new cadets

    Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service is seeking new recruits for its Fire Cadet Scheme based at Lisburn Fire Station. The Scheme meets every Tuesday night from September - May and runs for two years, providing a varied programme of activities for young people from all sections of the community.
  • Residents complain about republican bonfire

    Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is hoping contact can be established with the builders of a controversial republican bonfire in a bid to help address residents' concerns. Organisers of the 'anti-internment' bonfire in the Longlands area of Newtownabbey have already started to collect material, three months before it is set to be lit.
  • Loughgall venue for Twelfth

    The conservation village of Loughgall will be one of 17 venues across Northern Ireland holding processions to mark the 328th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. And hosting County Down's Orangemen will be the village of Donaghcloney.
  • Revealed: Here's who will walk Markle down the aisle

    MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Meghan Markle will make a striking feminist statement in her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, CNN has learned.
  • Larne fan digs up centre circle at Ballymena Showgrounds

    What's a committed Larne FC supporter doing standing in the centre circle of Ballymena Showgrounds with his foot on a spade? Relax Sky Blues fans! The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, also chaplain of the Inver Reds, is inviting you to snap up a piece of Ballymena United's playing surface while supporting vital lifeline services for vulnerable people. The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Paul Reid, cutting a sod of turf at Ballymena Showgrounds as part of his charity appeal.
  • Coffee shop customer persuades employer to donate defibrillator

    Jonathan Cooke, of the residents group, the Deputy Mayor of Mid &East Antrim, Cllr Cheryl Johnston, Stuart Hewitt, Creed Coffee owner, Shezell Horner, manager and Josh Hobson., Here's something to ponder over your favourite brew: Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation and a defibrillator shock are vital to a person's chances of surviving a cardiac arrest. And with that in mind, Creed Coffee shop has installed one of the potentially lifesaving devices for the use of Carrick residents and visitor
  • New coffee shop is to brew up 10 new jobs

    The company are investing A 150,000 and creating over 10 new jobs for the area in the new 45-seater store. Ground currently has a concession store within Tesco Extra in providing Banbridge and its surrounding areas with famed high-quality coffees and fresh handmade produce.
  • Concerns over ambulance cover in East Antrim

    Concerns have been raised over how mounting pressures within the health service have impacted on ambulance cover in the east Antrim area. Mid and East Antrim councillor Jim Brown raised the issue during a meeting of the local government authority on May 8. Speaking in support of a motion to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the NHS, Cllr Brown said an ambulance crew member had informed him there was "no emergency cover in Larne, Carrickfergus or Newtownabbey" on two evenings during the previ
  • Man accused of attack at zoo denied bail

    A man accused of a launching an unprovoked attack at Belfast Zoo and filming the victim must remain in custody, a High Court judge ruled on today. Piaras Heatley was refused bail amid claims he broke the other man's nose and stole his wallet containing A 130 after the met at the visitor attraction.
  • Peter Robinson has been appointed honorary professor

    Former first minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson has been appointed honorary Professor in Peace Studies at Queen's University. Involved in politics for over 40 years, the ex-DUP leader served at the head of the powersharing administration at Stormont from 2008 until his retirement in 2016.
  • Final Round of Shows On Sale For the Pleasance's Festival Programme

    The Pleasance is a place for experiences and, this year, marks Pleasance's boldest programme yet. From the funny to the sorrowful, the political to the magical, the Pleasance has always been a place for incredible stories and 2018 takes this tradition to a new level.
  • Families of Dublin and Monaghan loyalist bomb victims want truth - " campaigner

    The victims of one of the worst days of atrocities in the Troubles should be told the truth, a campaigner has said. A wreath-laying ceremony took place at a Dublin memorial to 33 killed by loyalist bombers on Thursday and their families want the British Government to release classified security files relating to deaths in which state collusion is suspected.
  • Council legal costs a "disgraceful and unjustifiable waste of public money" - McMullan

    Sinn FA©in East Antrim spokesperson Oliver McMullan has criticised Mid and East Antrim Council for wasting A 228,661.90 on legal costs related to controversial drilling at Woodburn Forest, Carrickfergus. "The council's legal costs are related to its attempt to defend the decision to grant permission to oil company InfraStrata to begin exploratory drilling for oil or gas at Woodburn.
  • Local Singer Revisits the 'Wasteground' of His Northern Ireland Youth

    The singer and guitarist for the Mighty Shamrocks was packing up his gear one night after an early-'80s pub gig in the Bogside neighborhood of Derry, in Northern Ireland. Most of the crowd had left, but a small group of men still sat drinking at a table up front.
  • Pensioners pull no punches over Stormont collapse

    The Deputy Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr Cheryl Johnston, at the Pensioners Parliament with Vijay Sethi and Matthew McPeake from Ballymena, Caroline McKeown from Carrickfergus and Bea Martin from Islandmagee. Older people in Mid and East Antrim have fired a broadside across the bow of political parties over the impact of Stormont's collapse on their quality of life.
  • Man accused of violent attack at Belfast Zoo

    A man allegedly carried out a violent attack at Belfast Zoo before filming the blood-covered victim, a court heard on Tuesday. Piaras Heatley is accused breaking the other man's nose and stealing his wallet containing A 130 after they had met up at the popular visitor attraction.
  • Aaron Henderson: 'Life will never be the same'

    Sorry, we're having problems with our video player at the moment, but are working to fix it as soon as we can The heartbroken father of tragic Northern Ireland man Aaron Henderson has said "life will never be the same again" as he prepares to bury his son today. Aaron Henderson, a father of four from Coleraine, was on holiday with his girlfriend in the popular resort of Magaluf last month when he sustained severe head injuries and later passed away in hospital.
  • More than a hundred thousand people expected to attend

    The Balmoral Show gets under way on Wednesday with four days of events to showcase food and farming in Northern Ireland. As well as a range of livestock classes, the event hosts hundreds of trade stands displaying everything from crafts to machinery.
  • Fears for the future of the Union move centre stage in Theresa...

    The Times has followed up on its report on how Theresa May challenged the complacency of the arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg in her series of back bench briefings in No10 when he claimed that a border poll could be won anytime despite Brexit, Mrs May said, 'I would not be as confident as you. That's not a risk I'm prepared to take.
  • Hillsborough Farmers' Market returns for 2018

    Jacqueline Gibson, Castlescreen Farm; Carole Kearney, Armstrong's Twisted Fish; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee; Lee White, Cottage Garden Plants and Damien Tumelty, Castlescreen Farm team up to launch this year's Hillsborough Farmers Markets. Pic by Philip Magowan, PressEye Hillsborough Farmers' Market will return for summer 2018 with three markets scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of May, June and July.
  • New dissidents hoping to exploit Brexit

    Veteran BBC journalist Peter Taylor talks to dissident republicans and NI's top policeman about Brexit and what its consequences could mean for Northern Ireland. I've lost count of the number of Easter commemorations I've filmed in Belfast, marching two miles up the Falls Road to Milltown cemetery where the IRA's dead lie buried.
  • Murder case sent to Crown Court

    Some relatives of Laurence Shaw from Larne wept in court on Thursday as a man accused of his murder had his case sent to the Crown Court. The body of the 56-year-old was found in a house at Hillmount Gardens in Larne's Seacourt estate.
  • Council of Europe calls for Irish language act

    Dr Aleksandra Oszmianska-Pagett was speaking during a visit to Belfast by a committee of language experts from the council. Members of the council's committee of experts, who write the language reports, were in Belfast on Monday where they met a number of language activists.
  • Lodge invites people to free party to celebrate Royal wedding

    Listullycurran Truth Defenders LOL 616 will host a free Royal Wedding Party this Saturday, May 19 to celebrate the marriage of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The event, made possible by a grant from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, will have a red, white and blue theme and a special focus on children and children's activities.
  • North West 200: Which roads will be closed?

    Sorry, we're having problems with our video player at the moment, but are working to fix it as soon as we can PSNI are advising motorists and residents fronting onto circuit roads in the Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart areas that practice sessions and racing for the International North-West 200 motorcycle races will take place on: Thursday, May 17th between 9.15am and 3pm and a further road closure to facilitate racing from 5.00 pm to 9.00pm.
  • Coveney: Ireland and EU united in seeking substantial progress on border by June

    Ireland and the EU's negotiating team are of one mind on insisting there can be no Brexit withdrawal treaty without a deal on the border, the Irish deputy premier has said. Simon Coveney called again for legal certainty on maintaining a free-flowing frontier between north and south after meeting with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.
  • Balmoral Show: Traffic and travel advice

    The show will be taking place daily from 9.30 on from Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th May at Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn. A post on the Balmoral Show website advises those hoping to attend, in a bid to ease congestion around the Showgrounds, to leave their vehicles at home and use public transport.
  • Police injured in Ballyclare mass brawl

    A number of police officers sustained minor injuries after dealing with a fight that broke out in a crowd of about 50 people in Co Antrim. Inspector Alison Ferguson said: "Officers attended and found that around 50 people had gathered on Main Street in the town and that fighting had broken out amongst them.
  • Man who died in quad bike accident is named locally

    Earlier the NI Ambulance Service confirmed they had attended an incident involving a quad bike after receiving a 999 call just before 5pm on May 12 - in the Ringsend area of Coleraine. SDLP MLA John Dallat said: "The entire community is reeling with shock following the untimely death of Hugh Henry in a farm accident involving a quad.
  • Students get taste of agri-food careers as country comes to town

    From taste testing red meat to learning the finer points of artificial insemination, students from HA wera Intermediate got hands-on experience at an agri-food careers day. Close to 300 students from the South Taranaki school took part in eight practical modules at the HA wera Showgrounds on Wednesday.
  • Man dies in quad bike accident

    A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said they received a 999 call just before 5pm on May 12 - following an incident involving a quad bike in the Ringsend area of Coleraine. "NIAS despatched a Rapid Response Paramedic and an A&E crew to the scene," said the spokesman.
  • Theresa May: Brexit deal must 'protect the union' between Northern Ireland and Great Britain

    The Prime Minister has said any deal with the EU over Brexit "must protect the union" between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/theresa-may-brexit-deal-must-protect-the-union-between-northern-ireland-and-great-britain-36901774.html The Prime Minister has said any deal with the EU over Brexit "must protect the union" between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
  • Police injured after fight breaks out amongst Ballyclare crowd

    A number of police officers have sustained minor injuries after dealing with a fight that broke out in a crowd of about 50 people in County Antrim.
  • Qatari company Excelledia targets European markets

    Ajay Sharma , British Ambassador to Qatar with Muhamed Farooque , CEO of Excelledia; and Noel Johnston, Director of the Doha office of Invest Northern Ireland. DOHA: Qatari company Excelledia Quality Consulting is opening a 22 strong innovation centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland in a drive to grow its business across Europe.
14 Dec 2018

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