Northern Ireland: News - February 2020

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Council wins 'Excellence in Environmental Sustainability' award

28th February 2020

An ongoing campaign by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's Environmental Resources team has received a prestigious Local Government award. The LiveSmart initiative was the overall winner in the 'Excellence in Environmental Sustainability by a Local Authority' category at an event...

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Autism-Friendly shows at the McNeill Theatre in Larne

20th February 2020

Autism-Friendly relaxed performances will soon be on the billing at the McNeill Theatre in Larne after Mid and East Antrim Borough Council was awarded funding of £30,000 from the Department for Communities (DfC) to upgrade the venue’s lighting system. The new fit-for-purpose lighting will...

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Council's school engagement programme is top of the class

15th February 2020

Over 800 schoolchildren from across the borough have attended an engagement programme organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. As part of Council's Good Relations Programme, P7 pupils took part in a number of events at the Larne Leisure Centre, The Braid Arts Centre Ballymena and the...

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Council backs call to encourage more girls and women to play football

9th February 2020

  ​Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has agreed to play its part in promoting, supporting and facilitating more girls and women to take up football. A Notice of Motion tabled by Cllr Marc Collins, which was agreed at this month's...

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A busy start to the New Year for Belfast Zoo!

2nd February 2020

The zookeepers have been busy working out who's who at Belfast Zoo. A huge count of around 120 species and 600 individual animals has been completed! Animal counts are completed as part of zookeeper's daily routine, but it is important every year to have a detailed register of all the animals...

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