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WATCH: 'Freezin' for a Reason' sure to be the 'coolest' fundraising event around

Special Olympics Ulster is calling on people from Belfast and beyond to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ this December to raise funds for local athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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A parody Twitter account was created over the weekend.

Storm Ophelia: Ex-Hurricane has its very own PARODY Twitter profile

A parody Twitter profile has been created for ex-hurricane Ophelia.

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Banging the drum for Whitehead Orchestra

Banging the drum for Whitehead Orchestra

Whitehead’s burgeoning arts community could soon have another string to its bow if the ambitions of a group of like-minded music lovers are realised.

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The main Townland parade during the 25th Ballycarry Broadisland Gathering. INLT 37-009-PSB

Ulster Scots centre remains high on Ballycarry agenda

The potential for an Ulster Scots centre to be located in Ballycarry was stressed at the annual meeting of the village community association.

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WATCH: Protester shouts at Stephen Nolan on live TV

A protester shouted at Stephen Nolan on his live television show 'Nolan Live' on BBC One NI on Wednesday evening.

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A ghost in a film

Top 10 spooky Hallowe'en films for kids

Fancy a less-scary movie this Hallowe'en - one the whole family can enjoy?

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X Factor star Wagner

WATCH: X Factor star Wagner promotes Shankill Road Defenders’ competition in Carrick

Belfast’s Shankill Road Defenders have enlisted the help of former X Factor favourite Wagner to help promote their upcoming melody flute competition in Carrickfergus.

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Children’s ball toy recalled over safety fears

A children’s toy has been recalled by Babies 'R' Us following fears that it could pose a choking hazard.
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The old 1 coins will cease to be legal tender on Sunday October 15, 2017.

Shops in NI refusing to accept old £1 coins despite them still being legal tender

Several shops in Northern Ireland have told customers they are no longer accepting old £1 coins - despite the fact they remain legal tender until October 15.

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The Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Council, Cllr Paul Reid, highlights the Green Dog Walkers initiative with help from Elaine Thompson (and Jasper), Sinead Sargent and Nigel Devine.

Owners to take lead against scourge of dog fouling

Plans for a non-confrontational and friendly way to tackle the scourge of dog fouling have been revealed by Mid and East Borough Council.

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Local artist’s fancy footwear wins high praise from Lorraine Kelly

A local artist has enjoyed national exposure for his work after a pair of his hand-painted shoes was featured on Lorraine Kelly’s ITV show.

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Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and Coca-Cola HBC celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Coca-Cola Coast Care Awards in Parliament Buildings Stormont.

Coastal ‘heroes’ thanked at Stormont

Volunteers were urged to continue battling the blight of marine litter as they were praised for their efforts at the Coca Cola Coast Care Awards.

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Neil Fenn and Werner Brandt reunited at The Empire in Belfast  before the Northern Ireland-Germany game at Windsor Park

German and NI pair reunited to relive Euro 2016

A German football fan has used Facebook to be reunited with the Northern Ireland fan he befriended over a bottle of Bushmills whiskey when the teams met in Paris last year.

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Buckfast sweets

Buckfast-flavoured sweets to appeal to “younger generation”

The monks behind a controversial tonic wine have blasted a Scottish confectioner as "highly irresponsible" for making BUCKFAST FLAVOURED SWEETS.

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Taking a selfie

PARENTAL WARNING: Kids sending a naked selfie can be a criminal offence

Young people have always explored their sexuality and shared these experiences with others.
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Smyth's has revealed some of the most popular toys ahead of Christmas 2017.

Top toys for Christmas 2017

Smyths Toys Superstores have revealed their top toys list for this Christmas. This list consists of some classics that children are familiar with including LEGO, NERF, Paw Patrol and PJ Masks in addition to some brand new toys from some of the biggest brands.

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When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

IT might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already in autumn.
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In demand: The Boots No. 7 advent calendar.

This £40 Boots advent calendar is so popular there's a waiting list

If you'd rather swap your daily dose of chocolate for something a little more luxurious this December, Boots are selling an affordable No7 advent calendar.

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VIDEO: Huge block of ice fell from the sky and crashed into a stunned family’s back garden

A large block of ice fell from the SKY and crashed into a stunned family’s back garden where it has left a massive crater.

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Take me out are looking for contestants

TAKE ME OUT is coming to Belfast

TAKE ME OUT is returning for a tenth series and is heading to Belfast to help secure contestants.
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