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Gold and bronze medals for chefs

Nicky Reid, Executive Chef for Sodexo at Almac, Craigavon won the Sodexo All-Ireland Chef of the Year competition and the Best in Show accolade at Salon Culinaire 2017, the annual culinary competition run by services company Sodexo Ireland for its 3,700 chef and non-chef staff in the Republic and Northern Ireland. His colleague, head chef Mark Tindale, from Portadown won a bronze medal in the competition.

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Robert and Myrtle Adair pictured outside their premises at Mill Street (early 1980s).

Robert Adair Jewellers celebrates 60 years

It’s a sparkling time for Robert Adair Jewellers Ltd. as the renowned Ballymena business celebrate their Diamond anniversary.

Lifestyle
Tokyo

The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

Lifestyle
WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

Grab your stetson and your best jiving boots...the biggest country music dance ever is coming to Belfast!

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This 1 coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker. (Photo: Johnston Press)

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.
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Air Ambulance crew scrambling.

Air Ambulance has attended 10 incidents in County Antrim

Air Ambulance NI began its operations just seven weeks ago and is already making a life-saving impact. 

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Pretty Polly the six-year-old Border Collie cross with her new owner Richard Smyth.

Polly finally finds her forever home

Staff at Dogs Trust Ballymena are thrilled that one of their long-term residents has found her special someone.

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Stagg Chilli

ASDA recalls chili over allergy fears

Asda has recalled a line of chili following the discovery that some items may contain an incorrect product.

Offbeat
Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

A prayer event will be held at Nutts Corner Market Area to pray for the healing of the island of Ireland on September 9 from 1-4pm.

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The free events encourage participants to stay active.

New ‘exercise in disguise’ classes launched at local community centre

A new health and fitness class has launched at at Killicomaine Jubilee Community Centre.

Health
The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

IN FULL: Winners of The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

The winners of the 2017 Food Awards Northern Ireland have been revealed.
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SLIDESHOW: Book a first class ticket to Air Waves Portrush 2017

You’ll be assured of a first class experience at Air Waves Portrush with a range of hospitality packages on sale now.

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Coffee

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Snap Maps

Parent warning: Snapchat’s ‘Stalk your friends’ feature - and how to stop it

Social media users are being warned about a new Snapchat feature which is causing concern among parents.
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Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. Photograph: Nintendo

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out

If you’ve not already pre-ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after distributors sold out of pre-orders this morning.

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Sugar

How healthy is your favourite snack?

Put down the breakfast pot because our favourite healthy treats might not actually be as good for us as first thought.
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Councillor Audrey Wales, former Mid & East Antrim Mayor, pictured launching  the Dalriada Wife Carrying Competition with strong man Chris McNaughton.

Carry your wife for chance to go to Prague

Dalriada Festival is introducing a new and novel competition to its 2017 programme which will give one lucky couple the chance to get carried away to Prague.

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Gamers play at BELONG

First NI arena for local gamers opens in Craigavon

A new arena dedicated to ‘gaming’ has opened in Craigavon - the first in Northern Ireland.

Business
Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Garath Keating and RSPBA Co. Down Chairman, Derek Mack joins Ben Dickson, Lisnamulligan Pipe Band and Beth Preston, The Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Pipe Band, to launch the Craigavon & District Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships

Lurgan Park- the pipes are calling!

Up to 45 pipe bands and 45 drum majors are set to compete in the various contest grades at this year’s popular and eagerly anticipated Craigavon & District Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships.

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Flying out of Belfast International airport

Belfast International Airport ready for 2.3 million summer rush passengers

Belfast International Airport is expected to deal with a record 2.3 million passengers between now and the end of September.
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