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WATCH: Kate wowed by V&A Courtyard at opening of £56.4m Exhibition Road Quarter

The Duchess of Cambridge was stunned by the new entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum, as she attended a ceremony to open the £56.4 million Exhibition Road Quarter.

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Asenath Nicholson

Gripping accounts of Irish famine by lone-walking American woman

My first ever hero was the medical missionary, anti-slavery crusader and explorer David Livingstone.

Nostalgia
Actor Jamie Dornan, Man City manager Pep Guardiola and NI boss Michael O'Neill are among the stars lined up to play along with Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open Pro-Am.

Host of stars lined up for Irish Open Pro-Am

Pep Guardiola, Jamie Dornan and Michael O'Neill will be among those joining Ror McIlroy in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am next week.

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LOCAL indie rock stars Two Door Cinema Club will be joining forces with Rory McIlroy for their only Northern Ireland appearance this year with a special homecoming performance to open the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.  The County Down trio, who hail from Bangor and Donaghadee, will make history by becoming the first ever major recording artists to perform at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open when they take the stage at Portstewart Golf Club as part of the opening ceremony on the evening of the tournament Pro-Am on Wednesday July 5. Tickets for Pro Am Wednesday, which include the Two Door Cinema show, are available from only �20 at www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com.

‘Outside the ropes’ Irish Open gigs well above par

If you subscribe to Mark Twain’s assertion that ‘golf is a good walk spoiled’, you might be actively planning to avoid the north coast at the beginning of July.

Lifestyle
Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson and Stephen Fry among stars backing same-sex marriage in N Ireland

Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry and Graham Norton have called for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland ahead of a planned demonstration in the region.

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Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. Photograph: Nintendo

Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES pre-orders sell out

If you’ve not already pre-ordered the long awaited Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES, then the chances are you’re going to have to get in line after distributors sold out of pre-orders this morning.

Tech
File photo dated 16/10/95 of Countess Mountbatten of Burma, whose funeral will take place today.

Queen among mourners at funeral service for Countess Mountbatten of Burma

The life of Countess Mountbatten of Burma was remembered at her funeral attended by the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and her godson, the Prince of Wales.

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Brian McCann, head chef at Shu, pictured right with Christine Brown, head of Belfast Business School at Belfast Met and Shus owner Alan Reid

Shu launches apprenticeship programmes

Multi-award winning Belfast restaurant, Shu, is opening its kitchen doors for the very first time, to four of the best young cooks in Northern Ireland, as they launch the Shu Chef Apprentice Programme in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College.

Business
Prince Charles meets Grenfell survivors

Charles meets Grenfell Tower survivors and hails 'fantastic' volunteers

The Prince of Wales praised volunteers for their "fantastic" work as he visited a relief centre helping survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Petrol shortage! Where was this photograph taken?

Miscellany of messages on medical matters and medal from Mackies

Today I’m sharing some readers’ notes and messages that have been gathering in Roamer’s mailbox, including a wonderful WWII photograph from regular contributor Selwyn Johnston.

Nostalgia
Porpucines

Prickle of porcupines make appearance at Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo has welcomed some prickly new arrivals in the form of eleven Cape porcupines

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Platja Gran Beach

Scenic sun-drenched Costa Brava

Almost exactly a year to the day since the Brexit referendum I wonder if I should declare my identity-crisis at Girona airport’s passport control! I don’t, and my air-conditioned onward-bus purrs comfortably through sultry evening sunshine to Hotel Alegria Nautic Park in Platja d’Aro, the first of several quaint coastal locations on my packed, three-day itinerary.

Travel
Magician Rodd Hogg

‘I am a very normal person who does magical things’

Rodd Hogg can’t stand ‘cheesy’ magic; the white-gloved, pulling-rabbits-from-hats type of jiggery pokery, favoured by many traditional top-hatted magic-makers.

People
Paramore took to the stage in the Waterfront Hall on Friday, June 16. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Paramore make a triumphant return to Belfast

Paramore took to the stage in Belfast for the first time since 2012 to a packed out Waterfront Hall, and fans were ecstatic to see their favourite band return.

Lifestyle
Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.

Argos predicts Christmas toy list dominated by dolls and Lego as parents start shopping

Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.
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How simulated flight landing gave me memorable flying experience

How simulated flight landing gave me memorable flying experience

When it comes to my feelings about flying, I’ve panicked over DVT, I’ve tried CBT, and as a last resort, self-medicated on G&T.

Lifestyle
The Box nightclub is set to close.

Belfast's Box nightclub set to close

Belfast's Box nightclub is to close, it has emerged.

Lifestyle
McDonald's

McDonald's launches long-awaited home delivery trial in UK

McDonald's has launched its long-awaited home delivery trial in the UK with plans to begin the service here in Northern Ireland in the pipeline.
Business
Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital after treatment for infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged from hospital after spending two nights being treated for an unspecified infection.

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