Scam warning over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.


Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

Boy eating a burger

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.


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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Ballygally Hotel Staff and Lianne Wilson from Cancer Focus NI get into the festive spirit for the Elf Screening

Christmas Movie Night at Ballygally

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has teamed up with Ballygally Castle Hotel for a very special Magical Christmas Movie Night, screening the festive film Elf, on Friday, December 16, to raise vital funds for the charity’s Family Support Services.

Neil Mees from Antrim with Ruadhrai OKane and Ballymena man John Burrows from NIE Networks with Vicky Kyle, Ivy the dog and Ursula McCanny from Guide Dogs NI at the launch of the training initiative.

Guide Dogs NI and NIE take the lead in new streetworks initiative

Navigating busy urban streets can be difficult for people with sight loss, and when there are streetworks on your daily route, ‘difficult’ can quickly turn to ‘dangerous’.

Wilson asked for solidarity on AIDS

Wilson asked for solidarity on AIDS

Diseases affecting“far more people” than AIDS have received less attention, according to East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

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.

Ulidia sixth formers Shannon, Rebecca and Arianna were among the volunteers working on the Habitat project at St Michael's Parish Hall.

Students help build a strong community ‘habitat for humanity’

Sixth Form Volunteers from Ulidia Integrated College have rolled up their sleeves to support a new community building partnership.

Adam (16) starts his cycle, pictured here with Habitat ReStore manager Isobel

Larne student’s spinathon raises funds for people who need a home

Habitat ReStore volunteer Adam Harkin has gone the extra mile for Habitat for Humanity this Christmas by taking part in a sponsored spinathon and raising almost £1500.


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.

Back row L-R: Julie Tweed (Receptionist), Stephanie Scott (Home Form Home Coordinator), Oonagh Phillips (Manager), Ann Owens (Campaigns assistant), Ronnie Milsop (Campaigns Manager), Michael Faith (Canine Carer). Front Row L-R: Maura Cushenan (Training and Behavioural Assistant), Laura Phillips (Canine Carer), Steven McNeilly (Canine Carer 2 Rehomer), Sponsor Dog Eric (Collie x Staffordshire Bull terrier), Marbeth Gilmour (Assistant Manager, Operations) and Sarah Park (Assistant Manager, Admin)

Almost 14,000 dogs rehomed by Ballymena’s Dog Trust

Dogs Trust celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and 21 proud members of staff at its Ballymena Rehoming Centre can boast almost 215 years of service to the charity.

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Students sought for 2017 summer exchange to USA

Two students are being sought to participate in a student exchange programme that could see them spend part of the summer in America.

Tir na Nog Primary in Ballyclare ran a ditch the dark day as part of a new partnership with the charity Sustrans.

Tir na Nog Primary pupils ‘Ditch the Dark’ to be safe and seen

Bright pupils from Tir na Nog Primary School successfully ‘Ditched the Dark’ recently with their own road safety extravaganza.

Postmen Terry OToole, Ellis Martin and Martin OBoyle with Mayor Wales.

Mayor thanks postal workers

The Mayor of Mid & East Antrim has visited Larne Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

Snipe. (Pic credit: Neal Warnock)

Survey reveals mixed fortunes for Glenwherry’s wonderful wildlife

Nestled among the Antrim Hills, Glenwherry is a hotspot for some of the UK’s most threatened wildlife.

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