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Hummus be joking! Meltdown over dip shortage

They say things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, we've now been hit by news that hummus supplies are at critical levels.

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An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
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Flight delay

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
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Bad tattoos

E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as E4's Tattoo Fixers are looking for people to appear on the show.
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Children aged four to six handed treats to quieten them down were more likely to rely on comfort food high in calories as they approach their teenage years.

Warning to parents over 'emotional feeding' of children

Mums who give young kids chocolates and sweets when they're upset could be increasing their risk of becoming obese or suffering eating disorders, scientists have warn.

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ID theft

WARNING that most identity fraud info can come from Facebook

Most of the personal information needed by fraudsters to steal your identity can be found on your Facebook profile, cyber safety experts have warned
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Planet Earth II

TV Licensing reveals top moments “worth the licence fee”

The top TV moments from shows most valued by Licence Fee payers have been revealed by TV Licensing.
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Rory Best soccer shoot-out

Local Lion Rory Best scores at Easter football camp
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A used car outlet

WARNING after local woman LOSES £4000 on fake used car sales website

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has asked people to be vigilant when considering online purchases after a Belfast woman lost money on a fake used car sales website.
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Chihuahua in police custody

Angry chihuahua who is ‘seriously anti-police’ arrested after biting officers

A tiny feisty Chihuahua ‘with serious anger issues’ bit two police officers in Lurgan in the early hours of this morning.

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The Bank of England has already launched an investigation after police warnings about fake fivers circulating across the country ahead of the new �10 polymer note coming into circulation in the summer.

Money-laundering revealed as ‘counterfeit’ fivers turn out to be worn-out genuine notes

Fake versions of the new ‘counterfeit-proof’ fiver have turned out to be genuine, washed-out notes.

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Morph

Morph gets a makeover as he turns 40

Beloved plasticine character Morph has been given a makeover for his 40th birthday - but still looks like a teenager with a baseball cap, gold chain and graffiti can.
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Easter eggs

'Dairy Milk is top of the chocs in Northern Ireland'

As Easter eggs roll onto the shelves ahead of the big bank holiday, old favourite Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been named as Northern Ireland’s most popular chocolate for Easter.
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Buckfast has been made by monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since 1920.

Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status

Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status.

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Worried about spots

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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One of the requirements is that you are aged between 20 and 45.

Fancy a new job? Get paid £13,700 to spend two months laid in bed

It sounds like the dream job - lie in bed for two months and get paid £13,700 for doing it.

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Women rely on looks just as much men, say scientists.

‘Looks are all that matter when women choose a man’ say scientists

Beauty really is only skin deep - when women are looking for a man, say scientists.

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Have you ever claimed to have visited a city or country when in actual fact you had not?

Top 20 places Northern Ireland people claim to have visited, but haven’t

Think of yourself as something of a jet-setter? Been up the Eiffel Towel and bought bagels in NYC?

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Bryan Craig and Nikki Brady enjoyed pizza making classes

VIDEO: ‘Dough’ eyed NI singletons find missing ‘pizza’ their hearts

Hundreds of single people from across Northern Ireland responded to a love-inspired offer from a pizza chain which promised to help them find a date, and maybe even love, based entirely on their pizza preferences.
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A pet dog

One year on from law change 450,000 dogs still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last twelve months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

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