A ground breaking cross-community initiative is taking place this morning in Ballymena.

A UDA mural close to the Catholic Church at Harryville is being replaced with an Ulster Scots mural and loyalist markings around the chapel are being removed.

A group of local Presbyterian young people painted out red, white and blue paint on railings in the area of the church.

The move was another ecumenical gesture helping to transform the area where loyalists protests were staged nine years ago as people went to Mass.