Two-year-old girl almost died after swallowing car key battery

Parents have been warned of the dangers of lithium batteries following a near-fatal incident when a toddler swallowed a lithium cell battery which fell out of a button car key

A pet dog

One year on from law change 450,000 dogs still not chipped

Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last twelve months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law.

Rhino statues Kyela and Lankeu (mother and baby), in Nairobi National Park in
Kenya, join Tourism Irelands Global Greening initiative, to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

Globe turning green for Saint Patrick's Day

What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common?

Undated handout photo issued by the Peckham Society of a jumping spider (Phidippus mystaceus) feeding on a tree-dwelling moth caterpillar as spiders devour up to 800 million tons of prey each year, making them one of the world's most voracious predators, research has shown.

Spiders outdo humans as they chomp though 800 million tonnes of prey a year

Spiders devour up to 800 million tonnes of prey each year, making them one of the world's most voracious predators, research has shown.
Ball pit

Children’s toy recalled over safety fears

Smyths Toys Stores has recalled a popular product amid safety fears.
Portstewart strand

National Trust announces FREE open days

The National Trust, Northern Ireland’s leading conservation charity, is opening up its special places in Fermanagh for free on March 4 and 5 and many of its other places across Northern Ireland on March 11.
Shauntelle Tynan

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.
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