Who was Drew Nelson?

The Orange Institution has announced plans for a £1 million initiative in memory of its former Grand Secretary, Drew Nelson.

Video grab taken from Sky News of the scene near Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire after a mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft. Photo: Sky News/PA Wire

Four dead after helicopter and light aircraft crash

Four people have died in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a two-seater aircraft, crash scene investigators have said.

Alumni and supporters of the Fields of Life schools in Uganda laugh with Rev Willie Nixon, centre right, and Keith Mutabazi, in the red sweater, at Drumbeg church hall on their recent visit to Northern Ireland.  Pic by Ben Lowry

Ugandan ex pupils visit NI to thank those who helped provide their schooling

Former pupils of schools built in Africa by a charity that is based in Northern Ireland have visited the Province.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, it is understood.

Craig Thompson, aka YouTube sensation Mini-Ladd, at Judges Road last week.

YouTube sensation takes City of Derry Global!

Dubai born but Derry bred, Craig Thompson is not an average 22-year-old.

Brenda Shankey

Popular Northern Ireland business woman Brenda Shankey reveals her makeup bag secrets

Brenda Shankey is one of Northern Ireland’s best loved hair stylists and businesswomen.


Local brewery hosts first festive weekend in aid of Cash for Kids

Hilden Brewery has announced it will host its very first festive weekend over November 25 and 26 in partnership with children’s charity, Cash For Kids, with all admission fees to be donated directly to the Mission Christmas appeal.

Eating Out
The News Letter's Laura McMullan talks to Country singing sensation Derek Ryan

King of Country Music Derek Ryan on why it’s all about the music

Having spent the formative years of his career as one fifth of a chart-topping boy band, Derek Ryan had as good an insight into the way the music industry worked as anyone when the time came for him to go solo.


VIDEO: Hollywood movie star Liam Neeson backs festive fundraising campaign for NI Hospice

Hollywood star, Liam Neeson, has donned a brightly coloured Christmas jumper in a video designed to raise awareness of the Northern Ireland Hospice's festive fundraising campaign.

The bell

Council pays for bell salvaged from WWI vessel sunk by mine

A bell salvaged from the historic Laurentic shipwreck has been purchased at auction by Derry and Strabane District Council.

The National Trust hard at work clearing trees from the 800-year-old motte revealed on the Mountstewart estate

Hidden Norman fort revealed in Co Down

An 800-year-old Norman structure that had lain hidden beneath dense forest on the Mount Stewart estate in Co Down has been revealed by a precise laser-mapping technique.


WATCH: Lisburn lights up for Christmas

Thousands of people of all ages lined the streets of Lisburn city centre on Thursday evening to watch Mayor Tim Morrow and special VIP guest Santa light up the city’s Christmas tree and glittering street lights.

Pictured outside the new Paper Cup coffee shop are (L-R) John McKinney, owner of Paper Cup and James Eyre, Commercial Director at Titanic Quarter.

New coffee shop and catering business opens in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter

A new coffee shop and catering business, Paper Cup, has opened in the heart of Belfast’s vibrant Titanic Quarter, adding to the growing hospitality, retail and leisure offering in the area.

Eating Out
The new memorial to the 12 victims of the IRA's 1987 Remembrance Sunday bomb as it was unveiled on 8 November 2017 in Enniskillen. It was removed and put into storage soon after it was unveiled. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Church informed on bomb memorial ‘a year in advance’

Victims of the 1987 Enniskillen bomb say they had “countless” conversations with the Catholic Church confirming the location for a memorial over the past 12 months - apparently contradicting clerical claims it was first brought to their attention in September.

Investigation launched after car hijacked

Investigation launched after car hijacked

Police are appealing for information following a hijacking in the Newtownabbey area earlier today (Friday, November 17).

Paul Stirling, right, with Andrew White. Picture: Cricket Europe

Paul Stirling signs to play for Kerala Kings in T10 cricket league

Paul Stirling has been picked by the Kerala Kings to play in the inaugural T10 cricket league in the UAE next month.

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Stuart Olding at Laganside Courts this morning.

Ireland and Ulster rugby star Stuart Olding in court to deny rape

Irish rugby international Stuart Olding has denied two charges of raping a woman in Belfast after appearing in court on Friday.

Kate Smeltzer, one of the many people who have benefitted from a Chroncially Fabulous makeover and fashion shoot

You look ‘chronically fabulous’ darling

A few years ago Lisburn photographer Debbie Deboo teamed up with model Felicity McKee to create ‘Chronically Fabulous’, a project aimed at making people with chronic illness and disabilities look and feel fantastic.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is a prequel to the original Harry Potter books/films.

Harry Potter fans split over new movie casting

The title and cast of the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has officially been revealed by Warner Bros.

TV and Film
Aoife Murphy was on hand to help Santa get ready for the Santa Parade

There is a Santa Parade happening in Belfast city centre

Santa-mad children (and some adults) might be interested to hear that Mr Claus himself is coming to Belfast city centre this weekend.

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