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Northern Ireland designer Angela Sloan reveals daunting process behind debut collection

Belfast woman Angela Sloan is the dynamic woman behind a self-titled, newly launched womenswear label, based here in Northern Ireland.

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Belfast Christmas Market

Five festive food and crafts markets to enjoy in Northern Ireland

Festive season is officially kicking up a gear with December right around the corner.

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Gingerbread Alley

10 great things to do in Belfast and beyond

With festive events kicking off in the lead up to Christmas, there are tons of fantastic activities to choose from this week in Northern Ireland.

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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.

Arts
Saffyre

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.

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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.

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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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Bushmills Red Bush

Bushmills announces its first new whiskey in almost five years

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced its newest drink - Red Bush - marking the first new drink from The Old Bushmills Distillery for the domestic market in nearly five years.

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Jeff Lynne's ELO performs at Wembley Stadium, London

10 things to do in Belfast and beyond - from concerts to markets

There’s loads to do this week in Northern Ireland, with tickets to see music legend Jeff Lynne’s ELO on sale now.

Music
Causeway Speciality Market

Enjoy festive fun and artisan food at the Causeway Speciality Market

With Christmas just around the corner, Causeway Speciality Market in the Diamond, Coleraine, is set to get locals in the holiday spirit with its series of festive fun events.

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Jeff Lynne's ELO performs at Wembley Stadium, London

Jeff Lynne’s ELO announces 2018 UK and Ireland tour

Following triumphant shows at Wembley Stadium, Sheffield Arena and Glasgow SSE Hydro earlier this summer, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced 10 arena shows for Autumn 2018 - including a show at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Friday, October 26.

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Gus poses proudly alongside his regal portrait

Local dog owner celebrates after his beloved dog is immortalised in pub oil painting

A local dog owner is celebrating after winning a competition which has resulted in his pet pooch Gus immortalised in a reverent oil painting.

Lifestyle
Nuala Meenehan

Popular Northern Ireland model Nuala Meenehan reveals her beauty secrets

Watching the ever-stylish Nuala Meenehan strut her stuff on West Coast Cooler Belfast Fashion Week’s catwalk year after year, one would be forgiven for reacting in shock to the news that this timeless beauty celebrated her 50th birthday last year.

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Inside the QFT

Northern Ireland charity raises fibromyalgia awareness at QFT

Hope 4 ME and Fibro Northern Ireland, a registered charity supporting all patients suffering from ME and Fibromyalgia, is offering free tickets and information packs, to medical students wishing to attend an event this weekend which brings awareness to the conditions.

Health
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is returning to host the ever popular Belfast Beer and Cider Festival in the iconic Ulster Hall.

Popular Belfast Beer and Cider Festival returns to iconic Ulster Hall

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is returning to host the ever popular Belfast Beer and Cider Festival in the iconic Ulster Hall.

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Russell Watson - the UKs all-time best-selling classical crossover artist

Best-selling classical artist Russell Watson announces special Belfast concert

Russell Watson - the UK’s all-time best-selling classical crossover artist – is set to play a special one night only concert at Belfast Waterfront on Wednesday, December 6.

Music
Sleeping Beauty is this year's Christmas pantomime

Belfast Waterfront announces this year’s Christmas pantomime - and we’re so excited

The countdown has begun for Sleeping Beauty - the Christmas pantomime - opening at Belfast Waterfront from Wednesday, December 6.

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Joe Magowan, Irish Whiskey Ambassador for Dillon Bass makes Powers Old Fashioned Cocktails for guests at an exclusive event to launch the new Friend at Hand Powers Single Cask Release at The Friend at Hand, Hill Street, Belfast. Picture by Elaine Hill.

The Friend at Hand continues to keep rich Belfast whiskey heritage alive

Along the cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter, The Friend at Hand - the first Whiskey shop of its kind - bestows a warm Belfast welcome, paying homage to the city’s whiskey history with an unrivalled collection of rare Irish whiskies.

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Colin Murphy is hitting the road for his Bald Ambition Tour, performing 14 shows across Northern Ireland.

The Blame Game’s Colin Murphy announces NI ‘Bald Ambition’ tour

1992 was an iconic year for Northern Ireland, Crazy Prices was still the best place to buy fruit and veg, Downpatrick indie band Ash formed, and a newly graduated Daniel Craig emerged as an actor.

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The event is in aid of Lucys Trust, a local charity that cares for rescue dogs.

Popular Belfast bar set to host its second Pooch Social event this weekend

Dog-friendly bar, The Dirty Onion, is throwing its doors open for its second Pooch Social event on Sunday November 5, from 1 – 5pm.

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