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Going through university clearing? Then make sure you do these four things

Every year, in August, thousands of students receive their A-level results and discover whether or not they have got the marks needed to take up a place at their chosen university.

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Laboratory technician

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

Education
Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you're engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC's new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.
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Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell warns fans against following his 'false' Facebook page

Country music star Daniel O'Donnell has taken to Facebook to advise his fans they may have received friend requests from a a false Daniel O'Donnell profile that looks exactly like this official page.
Music

VIDEO: Two NI farmers hilariously try to catch a mouse

A video of two farmers from Coleraine attempting to catch a small mouse has gone viral right across Northern Ireland.
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International Beer Day

QUIZ | It’s International Beer Day - do you know where in the world these beers are from?

Today (Friday, August 4) marks International Beer Day.

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Buckfast

New app for drinkers seeking bottle of ‘Bucky’

Local people who are fans of the popular tonic wine Buckfast can now use an app to find their nearest supplier of the tipple, at home or abroad.

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Clan chief Hector MacAulay.

Clan gathering draws MacAulays to Carrick

A Carrickfergus hotel is fully booked for only the second gathering outside of Scotland of the Clan MacAulay.

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The destroyed car.

Driver writes off new £200,000 Ferrari after one hour

A driver was left with more than damaged pride when he crashed his new £200,000 Ferrari an hour after buying it.
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First Communion dresses

Families spend more than £500 on child's First Holy Communion

Families spent an average of £538 on their child’s First Holy Communion this year – an increase of £39 on 2016 – Ulster Bank’s annual survey reveals today.
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Pound coins

This is when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

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Generation Game

All new Generation Game looking for contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
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Microsoft Paint was first introduced in 1985.

Microsoft to kill off Paint after 32 years

Software giant, Microsoft, has announced its decision to kill off graphics editing application, Paint, after 32 years.

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WATCH: Mother films terrifying scene inside plane as it dropped towards the sea

A terrified mother has revealed how "all hell broke loose" as the plane she was travelling on dropped dramatically towards the sea.

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Attractive?

Scientists discover ugly truth about attractiveness

A handsome husband can be bad for women's health by triggering dangerous dieting, according to new research.

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Don't misuse the '999' number

PSNI warn public 'not to misuse the 999' emergency number

Police are warning the public not to make false calls to PSNI Call management centres - as it could have serious consequences.
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A bored child

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first 'I'm bored …' just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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What is real?

Only 60% of people can spot a manipulated picture - can you?

Most of us can't tell what's wrong with a faked picture - underlining the threat to democracy by the spread of made up propaganda, a study shows.

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The new Jane Austen Note, copyright Bank of England

Everything you need to know about the new £10 note

Just as we've stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note will be revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral later today..
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