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Hundreds of jobs expected to be lost at Newtownabbey sites

Over 200 jobs could be lost with the closure of the Schlumberger plant in Monkstown, while nearly 150 jobs have been lost at Williams Industrial Services in Mallusk.

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Over 90 dwellings are set to be constructed.

Major housing proposal given the green light

Councillors have granted planning permission for a major new residential development in Newtownabbey.

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Police: three homes ransacked in two days - victims all in their 60s

Police: three homes ransacked in two days - victims all in their 60s

Police are appealing for information following a spate of recent burglaries in the Newtownabbey area over the past few days.

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Abbey Centre. Pic by Google.

Changes to be made to Abbey Centre parking facilities

Abbey Centre will be introducing Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) at its parking facilities next month.

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Straid Congregational Church.

Protesters block demolition of Co Antrim church

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has issued a temporary Building Preservation Notice for a church that was facing demolition at the weekend.

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Bert McCormick pictured at his shop in Ballyclare.

Bert set to close music shop after over 40 years in business

A Co Antrim man with a passion for music is set to retire from the industry next month.

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Caitlyn (centre) pictured at a fundraising event in 2012.

Tributes paid to Caitlyn McAllister

Tributes have been paid to Larne girl, Caitlyn McAllister (13), who passed away on Christmas Day.

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Jamie Hamilton

Motorbikes star Jamie Hamilton upbeat despite leg amputation scare

Ballyclare motorcyclist Jamie Hamilton’s recovery after a horror crash at the Isle of Man TT more than two years ago has taken a major setback following a recent infection.

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Power lines

Thousands affected as power cut hits Co Antrim

Almost 4,000 customers are without electricity in Co Antrim.

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Ballyclare Christmas tree 2017.

Council to axe 18 Christmas trees in cost-saving move

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is to dramatically reduce the number of Christmas trees it puts up in a bid to cut spending.

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DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA pictured with Cllr John Scott.

Councillor to retire from politics

A local elected representative is set to step down from the political arena, just weeks after joining the DUP.

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The pheasants were found close to the O'Neill Road entrance with orange string around their necks.

Concerns raised after suspected ‘snaring’

Residents in Newtownabbey have been left shocked following the deaths of two birds in a suspected animal cruelty case at a park in the region.

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DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA pictured with Cllr John Scott.

Former UUP mayor John Scott joins DUP

A former mayor who left the UUP earlier this year has joined the DUP.

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An investigation has been launched after a number of pupils were allegedly let off the Translink service on The Burn Road by the driver.

Investigation launched after claims school children let off bus on ‘dangerous road’

An investigation has been launched into claims that a number of school pupils were left to walk on a ‘dangerous’ country road after a driver reportedly failed to halt at the designated bus stop.

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The Euro Hand Car Wash in the Centre of Glengormley was consumed quickly in flames.

Emergency services tasked to Glengormley fire

Police have advised motorists to avoid the Ballyclare Road area of Glengormley as firefighters tackle a blaze at a car wash.

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Jim (left) and Ray Taylor pictured on a Northern Ireland trip.

NI fan to undergo surgery for serious injuries sustained in Swiss fall

Members of a Northern Ireland supporters’ club are hoping for their friend’s safe return after he sustained serious injuries during a fall in Basel on Sunday.

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Oscar passed away last week after a suspected poisoning incident.

Family fear pets were poisoned

Concerns have been raised over the safety of pets following suspected poisoning incidents in Co Antrim in recent days.

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Rathcoole Spar. Pic by Google.

Life-saving equipment stolen from store

Police are appealing for information after a defibrillator was stolen from outside a shop in Newtownabbey.

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