Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Entrants sought for NI Dementia Friendly Awards

Alzheimer’s Society’s Northern Ireland Dementia Friendly Awards are on the lookout for people who are improving the lives of those affected by dementia

Lifestyle
Larne ready to show off its creative side during August Craft Month

Larne ready to show off its creative side during August Craft Month

Larne will be showing off its creative side during August Craft Month as the 11th annual celebration of craft offers a feast of more than 150 events province wide.

Lifestyle
Johnny Reid from Ballyclare has entered Britain biggest organised cycle endurance challenge.

Johnny takes on epic cycle for good cause

A Ballyclare man has entered Britain’ biggest organised cycle endurance challenge with the hope of raising funds for Brookfield Special School.

Lifestyle
To celebrate the end of term in Carrickfergus College, Senior teacher Mr Mark Kidd put on a rewards fair to acknowledge the achievements of many of the young people in the school. Hundreds of pupils were involved - any pupil with 92% or more attendance for the year and any pupils with no behaviour points (no complaints or behaviour issues for the entire academic year)

College celebrate students with Rewards Fair

Carrickfergus College recently celebrated the achievements of many of its students with an end of term Rewards Fair.

Lifestyle
Jason Whitcroft, Antrim, won the Simmental championship at the Randox Antrim Show. He is pictured with judge Zara Clarke from Armagh. Picture: Julie Hazelton

Big turnout of livestock at Antrim Show

This year’s Antrim Show attracted a tremendous turnout of livestock with over 300 cattle entered for the various classes. The highlight of the day was the final of the McLarnon’s Dairy Cow of the Year event with the Championship awarded to the Ayrshire 4th calver Sandyford Honest Blizzard EX94(2).

Lifestyle
Party in the Park returns to Antrim Castle Gardens on Sunday,  July 30.

Party in the Park on Sunday

The Party in the Park returns to Antrim Castle Gardens on Sunday, July 30, from 1-5pm.

Lifestyle
UFU president Barclay Bell is encouraging farmers and their family members to share their stories and memories of the UFU for its centenary.

Ulster Farmers’ Union wants to hear your stories and memories

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is calling on farmers and their families members, young and old, to share their stories and memories about the UFU and farming over the past 100 years as it gears up to mark its centenary year in 2018.

Lifestyle
Ubblahkan are set to perform at Sunflowerfest.

Acclaimed Newtownabbey act confirmed for Sunflower Fest

An internationally acclaimed DJ and production duo from Newtownabbey whose music has taken them to gigs around the globe from London and New York to Ibiza and Dubai have been announced as part of the full line-up for Sunflowerfest.

Lifestyle
Communities urged to apply for funding support for ‘shed spaces’

Communities urged to apply for funding support for ‘shed spaces’

Community groups in Larne and the wider East Antrim area are being encouraged to apply for a share of the Sheds Grant Fund as it opens again for applications to help support the set-up of community Shed spaces.

Lifestyle
Lolabelle from Dogs Trust Ballymena has been at the Rehoming Centre for more than a year and remains overlooked by potential dog owners.

New campaign to find forever homes for dogs

Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has launched a new rehoming campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the thousands of unwanted dogs here and across the UK.

Lifestyle
Chance for a local school to win �750 and �1,000 for the winning pupil

Film contest open to local schools

Local schoolchildren have the chance to win £1,000 by designing a short film over the summer on the subject of reducing child abuse and neglect.

Lifestyle
Pictured are Fred Duncan, Chairman of Antrim Agricultural Society, Jason Webster, Randox Health Sales Manage; and James Clements, President of Antrim Agricultural Society.

‘Take a stroll through country life’ as Shane’s Castle showtime looms

Randox Antrim Show takes splace on Saturday (July 22), at Shane’s Castle Estate.

Lifestyle
Diane Marks was a runner-up in the Dedicated to Superior Quality category. (Submitted Picture).

Newtownabbey volunteers celebrated at Guide Dog Awards

The amazing efforts of Guide Dogs NI volunteers in Newtownabbey and the wider East Antrim area have been recognised at a special awards ceremony in Belfast hosted by the society.

Lifestyle
The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

IN FULL: Winners of The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017

The winners of the 2017 Food Awards Northern Ireland have been revealed.
Whats on
Ambassador Eco-School, Ulidia Integrated College, win the International Collaboration category in the Young Reporters for the Environment global reporting competition 2017. Kynu Ku receives the First Place Award certificate from Ruth Van Ry, Eco-Schools Coordinator, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, with the rest of the Eco-Committee. Also pictured are Sandra Patterson, Eco-Coordinator Ulidia Integrated College; Barry Donaghy, ISL Waste Management Limited and Mr Houston, Principal Ulidia Integrated College.

Integrated College scoop top international reporting award

Green Flag Ambassador Eco-School Ulidia Integrated College, have won the International Collaboration category in the Young Reporters for the Environment global reporting competition 2017.

Lifestyle
Coffee

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

Offbeat
The Blue Stack Mountain Boys will be among the performers at this years Cairncastle Ulster Scots Festival.

Cairncastle Ulster Scots Festival ready to hit a musical high note

International bands playing a mixture of Irish, Scottish, Country and Bluegrass music will be among the noteworthy line-up of performance talent at the 2017 Cairncastle Ulster Scots Bluegrass & Folk cross community Festival.

Lifestyle
Goalball Roadshow at Antrim Forum on Saturday

Goalball Roadshow at Antrim Forum on Saturday

The Goalball Roadshow comes to Antrim Forum on Saturday offering a free active opportunity for people with sight loss.

Lifestyle
Pictured are Fred Duncan, Chairman of Antrim Agricultural Society, Jason Webster, Randox Health Sales Manage; and James Clements, President of Antrim Agricultural Society.

Randox Antrim Show offers a stroll through country life

Randox Antrim Show is set to take place this year on Saturday, July 22, in the beautiful setting of the Shane’s Castle Estate, Antrim.

Lifestyle
Participants in the Roots of Empathy programme at Acorn Integrated Primary pictured at the celebration and thank-you event held by Northern Trust.

Pupils learn empathy lessons

Pupils from a number of schools in East Antrim have have taken part in a programme shown to reduce levels of aggression amongst schoolchildren.

Lifestyle
Load more