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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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These days saying I do comes with a hefty price tag in the UK (Photo: Shutterstock)

REVEALED: How much it costs to get married in Northern Ireland

A recent survey of 4,000 brides has found that the average cost of a UK wedding is now £27,161.
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Carly, a five-year-old Crossbreed, is looking for a forever  home.

Dogs Trust Ballymena seeks dog lovers’ help for homeless hounds

It’s National Adoption Week and canine carers at Dogs Trust Ballymena are seeking potential dog owners and foster carers alike, to come forward and give a homeless hounds the loving homes they deserves.

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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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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.

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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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