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‘My humble hobby became an award-winning business’

Davy Uprichard explains how Tempted Cider was born after he was inspired by childhood memories of making wine with his father.

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Oliver McCann (Sykes), Thea Liggett (Nancy), Sam Anderson (Fagin), Emily Newport (Bet), Jake Doyle (Dodger); in front Luke McKinney (Oliver).

Over 2,000 enjoy Oliver! at Clounagh Junior High

Clounagh Junior High School recently presented the musical Oliver! to over 2,000 audience members.

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A little piece of heaven in the Walled City

Nestled on a quiet street in the Maiden City is a recognised treasure - and a little piece of heaven.

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Portadown: Take a trip down memory lane

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper's archive.

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6 spots to dine in this Valentine’s Day across Northern Ireland

6 spots to dine in this Valentine’s Day across Northern Ireland

Valentine’s Day is upon us and couples across Northern Ireland have begun their annual search for the perfect way to spend February 14.

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Portadown Times: Take a trip down memory lane

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper's archive.
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The glorious Ballygally Castle Hotel

Are you Northern Ireland’s most romantic couple?

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we have teamed up with Hastings Hotels to find Northern Ireland’s most romantic couple and the chance for them to win an overnight stay in the beautiful Ballgally Castle Hotel, Co Antrim.

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Take a trip down memory lane

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper's archive.
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At the Education Authority Celebration of Full Attendance eventt. Pictured FR L-R Principal Mary McHenry St Louise's College, EA Director of CYPS Dr Clare Mangan, Chair of CYPS Cttee and EA Board Member Pat Carville and Nicola Topping EA CYPS. BR L-R Adrain Nugent EA Head of Education Welfare, Dylan Colton St Patrick's Academy, Hannah Connell Limavady Grammar School, Philip Gervin St Patrick's Academy, Andrew Steward Larne Grammar School, Aaron Donnell Saintfield High School, Scott Hagan Our Lady & St Patrick's College, John Joe Nugent, Paul Fletcher, Connor Renaghan, Sean McGuigan St Patrick's High School, Keady and Tracey Woods CSSC. MR L-R Emma Sloan CSSC, Victoria Hunter Friends' School, Katherine Ingram Bloomfield Collegiate, Amy Booth Rainey Endowed School, Emer Rooney St Catherine's College, Aine McNulty St Patrick's Academy, Killain Frew Limavady High School, Chloe McCarron Limavady High School, Ashley Callaghan Limavady Grammar School, Kirsty Leslie Dunluce School, Alexandra Hunter Friends' School.

Students celebrated for ‘perfect attendance’

Young people who haven’t missed a day of school have been recognised and rewarded for their perfect attendance with certificates.

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Bagatelle will be appearing live at the Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena, on Saturday, January 6.

Bagatelle live at The Braid

Bagatelle bring their ‘40th Anniversary Tour’ to the Braid Arts Centre, on Saturday, January 6.

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The Beacon Hotel in New York's Upper West Side.

Live it up as a local in vibrant New York

I’d imagine that New York is on many people’s ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. It certainly was on mine. Not so far off the scale that I’d probably never get there, more like somewhere I just hadn’t made it to yet.

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Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

It’s not every day that you can boast being taken to the skies by a famous explorer.

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Andrew McCann was inspired by a trip to Rowallane  - he describes his garden as a 'magical rainforest in Craigavon during late spring'

Andrew McCann reveals how he manages his beloved garden despite his chronic illness

Andrew McCann was inspired by a trip to Rowallane - he describes his garden as a ‘magical rainforest in Craigavon during late spring’

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Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges is coming back to Belfast - here’s how you can get your hands on tickets

Comedy fans in Northern Ireland are in for a treat after Kevin Bridges announced he will be returning to the city next year.

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The Christmas dinner pizza

Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you're tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year then read on!
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An example of one of the scam messages

Warning over scam WhatsApp supermarket money-off messages

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers' for supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and M&S.

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Lossiemouth West Beach summer sunset. Pic by Alan Butterfield / Moray Speyside Tourism

The best of Scotland in miniature

It may be the fastest-growing tourist destination in Scotland, yet many people from Northern Ireland probably won’t have heard of Moray Speyside.

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Video: How to make Hallowe’en pumpkin lanterns in 5 steps

Every Hallowe’en, pumpkin lanterns can be seen up and down the land, adorning doorsteps and peeking out of windows.

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Renowned watchmaker Robert Adair pictured in his workshop.

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.

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Robert Adair Jewellers' unmistakeable modern, bright and spacious premises at 47-51 Mill Street, Ballymena.

Robert Adair Jewellers celebrates 60th anniversary milestone

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

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