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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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REVEALED: The shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

Offbeat
Have you been clearing snow and ice from your drive and the pavement outside?

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should never use

With the first snows of winter having arrived in many parts, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.

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The weather warning was issued on Wednesday morning.

Met Office issue ice weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning for ice.

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Woman threatened she would beat door in

An intoxicated woman was arrested after refusing to calm down for police officers, Magherafelt Magistrates Court was told.

Crime
Ivan Kerr (vice-captain), Lorraine Wilson (lady captain), Agnieszka Wasilewska, Emma Mullan and Carol-Ann Hughes pictured with the recently-installed defibrillator at Dungannon Golf Club.

GOLF: Defibrillator boost for Dungannon

A presentation was made recently of a defibrillator to Dungannon Golf Club officials.

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Double gold medal winner Janis Sumanis from the Ren-Bu-Kan Judo Club in Dungannon, who was competing at the All-Ireland Judo Championships in Dublin along with his club-mates at the weekend.

MARTIAL ARTS: Judo joy for Ren-Bu-Kan club

Members of the Ren-Bu-Kan Judo Club recently recorded national success.

Sport
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How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

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The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Ryanair pilots' strike could cause Christmas travel chaos

Irish pilots employed by Ryanair have voted to go on strike on December 20, according to the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (I.A.L.P.A.).
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Peppa Pig 'encourages parents to abuse NHS services' says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.
Offbeat

IN FULL: Irish Cup fifth round draw

Linfield - and Andy Waterworth - grabbed the spotlight in last season’s Tennent’s Irish Cup final thanks to a 3-0 success over Coleraine.

Football
Breached speed restriction

Breached speed restriction

A motorist was fined a total of £75 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court for breaching a temporary speed restriction.

Crime
The PSNI issued the warning on Tuesday morning.

PSNI issue fraud warning

The PSNI is telling people to be on the lookout for an email that aims to steal their credit card number and other online credentials.

Crime
The League Cup semi final between Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders has been called off.

LEAGUE CUP: Second semi final called off

The Northern Ireland Football League have confirmed tonight's League Cup semi final between Dungannon Swifts and Crusaders has also been postponed.
Football
The BetMcLean League Cup. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

LEAGUE CUP: Ballymena United and Cliftonville semi-final off but morning review planned for Crusaders’ trip to Dungannon Swifts

Officials have confirmed fresh plans for Tuesday’s scheduled BetMcLean League Cup semi-final ties.

Football
This picture was posted by Jenny Ferneyhough on Facebook.

Primark withdraws 'dangerous' Christmas candle amid safety fears

Primark has withdrawn a Christmas candle from shelves after a photo appearing to show one of the candles burning uncontrollably was shared on social media.

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Pensioner with ‘high reading’ loses his licence for 14 months

A south Derry pensioner who was said by the judge to have had “a high reading”, has lost his licence for 14 months.

Crime
Tyrone Ladies manager Gerry Moane. (Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile).

TYRONE GAA: Moane Set For Extended Term

Gerry Moane is set for a third season in his second term in charge of the Tyrone Senior ladies after his reappointment alongside an enhanced backroom team was ratified by the county committee.

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The Met Office issued the warning on Monday morning.

Weather warning for ice issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning of ice for Northern Ireland.
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