Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at 'trending' veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.
Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.


Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.


Voting opens to name Northern Ireland’s new signature dish

Tourism NI has tasked four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs to create three brand new locally-inspired

dishes, one of which will be named as Northern Ireland’s New Signature Dish, via public vote.

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Pictured from left are Mary McKeown, Mid Ulster District Council, Jayne ONeill, Tourism NI, Donna Duffin, Seamus Heaney HomePlace and Charlotte Wilson Fermanagh  Omagh VIC.

Tourism trade gets insight into HomePlace in Bellaghy

Members of local and national tourism trade have recently completed a familiarisation visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, organised by Mid Ulster District Council, to enable them to be ready, willing and able to inform local, regional and international visitors about this new addition to the Northern Ireland tourist trail.

Val Seriana has something for all

An untouched part of Italy you must see

With Ryanair flights now going direct from Belfast International to Bergamo, Northern Italy for as little as £9.99 each way - the once hard to reach, rich and historic area is now within easy grasp of local adventurers.

Get your tickets for Carols by Candlelight at the Hub

Cookstown Hub gets into spirit of Christmas with carol service, live nativity and prayer tree

Always keen to stoke the fires of caring and sharing, The Hub Cookstown has come up with a varied and action packed Christmas programme to bring locals together this year.
That sickly feeling - beware the winter 'vomiting bug'

Health warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is making people aware of the presence of the winter vomiting and diarrhoea virus, also known as norovirus, circulating in the community.


Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg's Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

Could High Street shopping be a thing of the past by 2050?

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050'

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

Phil Eaglesham, the Northern Ireland man behind the Victor elevated wheelchair

Meet the Northern Ireland man behind revolutionary new wheelchair

A Royal Marine veteran from Northern Ireland who contracted Q Fever while serving in Afghanistan has invented a wheelchair that brings disabled people back to a “social height”.

Belfasts Christmas Market, which is now in its 12th year, opens on Saturday

Expanded Belfast Christmas Market gets a local flavour

Now in its 12th year, Belfast’s Christmas Market is set to expand beyond the grounds of City Hall for the first time.


ASDA to cut fuel price tomorrow

Asda is cutting fuel to new national price cap of 110.7ppl on unleaded and 112.7ppl on diesel.
Hatchimals are one of the leading toys this year

Meet the toys that will drive us to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

We have long occupied the top spot as Europe’s biggest spenders on games and gizmos for their offspring - and we are expected to spend £1.1bn on toys in the run-up to Christmas – an average of £105 and nine products per child.

Meteor shower

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

Jose Varandas

Cookstown student joins fashion competition judging panel

A past pupil of Holy Trinity College in Cookstown has joined the judging panel of Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture, the premier recycled fashion competition.

Mammals who eat nothing but vegetables can have twice the size of a belly as someone who eats meat.

Veg eaters have bigger bellies

From elephants to tiny shrews, throughout evolution, plant-eating mammals have twice the belly of meat eating predators.

Using a mobile

Youngsters taking naked selfies despite knowing the risks

Many young people choose to share naked selfies despite knowing the risks because they see it as a "normal and fun" part of relationships, a worrying study has shown.

Charlotte Dryden (CEO Oh Yeah Music Centre) and Michael Mormecha (Northern Ireland Music Prize shortlisted artist) launch the Sound Of Belfast 2016 programme of events in association with Blue Moon. Taking place from November 03rd - 12th, there are 31 events across the 10 days in 8 venues. Events are taking place at the Mandela Hall, Laverys, Voodoo, The Elmwood Hall, The Empire, the MAC and The Eglantine Bar. The programme is coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre - Belfasts dedicated music hub, where much of the activity will take place. Tickets and more information can be found at�

The Sound of Belfast sustained showcase is officially launched

Sound Of Belfast, a sustained showcase for local artists, music industry activity and community programming, has been announced.

The current MacBook may be slimmed-down by next week

Apple’s long overdue new Macs ‘to launch on October 27

Apple is planning to debut its long-awaited new Mac updates at an event on October 27, according to reports.

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