WATCH: Teenager breaks European cancer treatment fundraising record

An Irish teenager has broken a European record for the most successful appeal for money for cancer treatment.
The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the Ebony Horse Club, visits the charity's Brixton riding centre to celebrate the club's 21st anniversary.

Camilla charms grumpy Shetland pony at Ebony horse club

The Duchess of Cornwall has used her horse-whispering skills on a grumpy old Shetland pony during a visit to an inner-city club.

Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all

Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all

Children who spend up to six hours a day playing computer games or watching telly aren't doing themselves any harm after all, according to new research.

On the mobile

Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

An entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

Pictured (LR) at the announcement are Phelim Devlin, Kevin Quinn and Kieran Quinn, Directors of Crumlin Road Gaol; Carol Ramsey, Director of Strategic Planning Division at Department for Infrastructure and John McGrillen, Tourism NI Chief Executive.

Crumlin Road gaol locks in five-star rating

Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian era prison, Crumlin Road Gaol has been graded and awarded a five-star visitor attraction rating.

Dublin Zoo undated handout photo of a healthy eastern bongo calf that has been born at the attraction bringing the Zoo's bongo herd to five.

Zoo welcomes second critically endangered Bongo calf in two years

Dublin Zoo is celebrating the birth of a bongo - one of the rarest antelope species in the world.

Jean McCullagh and her daughter Sheila Mills

Asda welcomes a first-time 102-year-old shopper

The amazing 102-years- ‘young’ Jean McCullagh from Larne received a welcome belated birthday surprise this week in the form of her first shopping trip to her local Asda.

A daddy with his daughter

French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie's boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs' 'Troublemaker' are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

Going online

Baby boomers spend the most online (but Gen X buy more)

Latest research has found that baby boomers across the globe spend more money online than the younger generations.

Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken

Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

Eating Out
Pregnant eating

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

The grandparents of the victim leave a floral tribute near Alness Drive in the Woodthorpe area of York, where a teenager was arrested Monday after the death of a seven-year-old girl.

Girl, 15, arrested over death of seven-year-old who died in hospital

The mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after she was found seriously injured on a playing field was seen crying on her knees in the street after she arrived at the scene, according to witnesses.

Class, not education reason why women delay motherhood

Class rather than education was the main driver for British women delaying motherhood, a new study found.
NASUWT rally

NASUWT announce details of their second day of NI strike action

The largest teachers' union in Northern Ireland has today issued notice to employers of the second day of rolling strike action on 31 January 2017.
Summer holidays are now peak divorce season

New Year overtaken by summer holidays as peak divorce season

New Year has been overtaken by the end of the summer holidays as peak divorce season, according to family lawyers.

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Diego Luna as Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story review: the movie the prequels should have been

With the rumours of extensive reshoots on Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off, you could be forgiven for a harbouring a certain amount of trepidation towards Rogue One.
TV and Film
Die Hard

The best festive films to watch on Netflix this Christmas

Here are six of the best festive films to watch on Netflix, if you want to get into the spirit early.
Trying to get off to sleep

Parents turn to tech for extra 1hour 30 mins sleep per night

Parents across the UK are damaging their children’s sleep patterns by relying on technology to get them off to sleep, a new report has found.

Eating trendy shoots or microgreens favoured by celebrity chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal can help prevent heart disease, according to new research.

Trendy red cabbage good for the heart

Eating trendy shoots or microgreens favoured by celebrity chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Heston Blumenthal can help prevent heart disease, according to new research.

Royal Mail

Royal Mail reminder: Post second class mail by tomorrow

Royal Mail is reminding customers to post all their Second Class mail by tomorrow - the recommended last posting date of Tuesday 20 December 2016.

Load more