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€4.4m Lotto jackpot ticket sold in Donegal

The winning ticket of Saturday's €4.4 million Lotto jackpot was sold in Lifford, Co. Donegal.

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Learn more about the mysterious Marcus Costello

Learn more about the mysterious Marcus Costello

Marcus Costello had good reason to remember Dungannon - in January 1831, he narrowly escaped with his life when he paid a flying visit to the town!

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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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Chris Hamill from Kells, proposed to his girlfriend Rachel McLean from Cabragh, Co Tyrone on top of the Big Wheel at the Enchanted Winter Garden in Antrim Castle Gardens on Friday night.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Love is ‘wheelie’ in the air

Love was wheelie in the air in Antrim on Friday night!

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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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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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The second annual Mount Charles Big School Cook Off in association with the Irish News has been launched, with entries now open for pupils between the ages of 11-14 years old across Northern Ireland and Donegal. 

L-R: Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director of Mount Charles, Ella Geoghegan and Simon Toye, Group Development Chef at Mount Charles.

Little chefs wanted for School Cook Off

Post-primary school pupils from Tyrone are being encouraged to enter a competition that aims to uncover cookery talent.

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2016 UKs Best Park winner Rouken Glen Park. Submitted image (� Gibson Digital 2016)

Is your local park the best in the province?

Do you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country?

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Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton is pictured practising her CPR skills at Ranfurly House. Also pictured are Mid Ulster District Council Staff, Philip Mitchell (Exercise Referral Coordinator and CPR Trainer, Cookstown Leisure Centre) and Helena Quinn and Catherine McKenna (Health and Wellbeing, Environmental Health).

Restart a heart in Mid Ulster!

Restart a Heart Day returns for its second year on Monday, October 16 to again provide free life-saving CPR training to as many people as possible in the Mid Ulster district.

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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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Dolphin Takeaway manager Malachy Mallon.

Hat-trick for Dolphin take-away!

The Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon has been revealed as the top fish and chip shop in Northern Ireland as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

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