NI bakers rise to challenge of world’s biggest scone

A hand-picked team of expert scone builders are very confident their 142 kilogram (22 and a half stones) creation has put them in the record books.

Jamie Burns father William with his sons ashes in front of the familys One Pill Can Kill campaign poster. Also included  are Jamies mother Lesley and sisters Courtney and Gemma

Pain of son’s drugs death inspires dad to help save others

North Belfast man William Burns has channelled the trauma of losing his only son into preventing other parents from suffering the same fate.


Call for better alarm system after tower block fire drama

Residents of the Dunmurry tower block evacuated after a fire on Wednesday evening were critical no communal alarm went off in the building to alert them to the danger.

Young players from the Linfield FC academy on a visit to Flanders with coach Scott Boyd

Linfield pays permanent tribute to players who served during world wars

A permanent tribute is to be unveiled to more than 20 Linfield players who served during the First and Second World Wars – with many never returning to home soil.

Northern Ireland fans show their dejection as their during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying second leg match at St-Jakob Park, Basel.

Battling blank in Basel puts penalty back in sharp focus

Despite a spirited performance from Northern Ireland last night, the national team’s World Cup wilderness will continue for at least 36 years.

NI fans watching the game in Sydney with young relatives, from left, David Martin (originally from Lisburn), Mark Baxter (originally from Lisburn) and Andy Berryman (originally from Omagh), Sydney NISCs honorary president

THAT penalty cursed all the way to Australia

At 6.45am yesterday morning, a merry bunch of ex-pats sat down to watch the Green and White Army in Sydney, Australia.

Dodds: A seamless border cannot be achieved by dressing up the status quo

Unionist outrage at EU Brexit plan

Unionist politicians have railed against EU plans to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union.

Commander Rob Milligan, senior naval officer NI, Steve Aiken MLA, Ian Wilson, chairman of NI War Memorial building and Very Rev Dr Houston McKelvey, former dean of Belfast who compiled the roll of honour

WWI Naval roll of honour handed over

A ceremony has taken place to recognise the Northern Ireland men who served in the Royal Navy during World War One – a roll of honour that includes Bear Grylls’ great grandfather.

Gerry Armstrong feels Northern Ireland have the spirit and belief to make the World Cup finals

Northern Ireland daring to dream of World Cup glory again

Destiny is calling for Northern Ireland as the team stands just two games away from a place at the World Cup finals for only the fourth time in the nation’s history.

The Northern Ireland team at Mexico '86 captained by Sammy McIlroy

Former captain McIlroy tells NI: Just match Billy’s boys

The captain of the Northern Ireland team during its last appearance at a World Cup finals has told the current set of players to grab the opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage with both hands.

At the last Oktoberfest the Northern Ireland vs Germany match was shown on big screens

Two fan zones set up close to Windsor Park for big games

A German beer festival will return to Belfast for one day only to coincide with Northern Ireland’s crucial World Cup play-off on Thursday.

A beach mission at Portstewart in 1921

Scripture Union in NI has come a long way since its first beach mission in 1893

As Scripture Union celebrates 150 years of sharing God’s Good News with children and young people around the world, the organisation in Northern Ireland continues to go from strength to strength.

 Jim Wells (in his Northern Ireland shirt) and his son in law Tom Bach (in his Switzerland shirt),pictured at Botanic Gardens in Belfast.
Picture By; Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

DUP man squares up to the ‘opposition within’

The upcoming World Cup play off between Northern Ireland and Switzerland is a make or break opportunity for the Green and White Army... and it also has the potential to spark a family feud.

Gerard O'Hare with Liam Gallagher in the Merchant Hotel

Young Oasis fan from Co Down meets idol Liam Gallagher at second time of asking

Having been initially escorted away from Liam Gallagher by the former Oasis frontman’s bodyguard after angering the singer, a teenager from Co Down ended up ‘best of friends’ with his idol.

Christopher Hillis died at the scene of the crash between Dromara and Kinallen

Teenage Co Down crash victim ‘lived life to the fullest’

The 18-year-old man killed at the weekend in a road accident in Co Down was a “popular young man from a highly respected family”.

Puppy Frank cuddled up with two of his cuddly toys shortly after he was born

Guide dog carer on the pain and joy of puppy foster life

Frank the puppy currently represents the apple of Lorna Boyde’s eye – but in less than a year her heart will be broken when he leaves her to start a new life.

Ballymena triplets Conor, Ciaran and Cillian at six months old

‘My husband was shocked when they found a third baby in me – I just laughed’

Ballymena mum Deirdre Kelly could not be more proud of her trio of tiny tots.

Ulster History Circle will commemorate Charles Blaney, civil engineer, town surveyor of Newry and pioneer of social housing

Blue plaque first for Ulster father and son

Two distinguished Newry-born men will become the first father and son pair in Ulster to both be awarded a blue plaque for their historical achievements.

Professor Joe OSullivan's albums have been inspired by the cancer patients he has treated

Top doctor’s musical tribute to his cancer ‘warriors’

One of Ulster’s leading cancer doctors has paid a musical tribute to some of the patients he has treated at Belfast City Hospital’s cancer centre.

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