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Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

The car seat being recalled

Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.
Boy eating a burger

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

Belfasts Christmas Market, which is now in its 12th year, opens on Saturday

Belfast Christmas market tops poll for stalls and aesthetics

Belfast’s Continental Market has finished third in a list of the UK’s favourite Christmas markets.

A child's first words are more likely to be something they can see.

Babies say what they see for first words

If dad’s want ‘dada’ to be the first word their baby utters then they need to do their share of early childcare, according to new research.

A robin

Feeders and crows bad news for robins

Bird feeders that attract crows could spell bad news for the red breasted robin, a new study found.

Unnerving and unseasonal tale that became oft-told 18th century legend

Unnerving and unseasonal tale that became oft-told 18th century legend

Roamer is enduring the second week of a fearsome winter cold - a blocked nose, headache, sore throat and a bad cough - the whole works.


Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at 'trending' veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.
Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.


Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.


Voting opens to name Northern Ireland’s new signature dish

Tourism NI has tasked four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs to create three brand new locally-inspired

dishes, one of which will be named as Northern Ireland’s New Signature Dish, via public vote.

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Historic Bergamo has something for all

VIDEO: With flights from as little as £9.99 ‘untouched’ Bergamo is now in easy reach

With Ryanair flights now going direct from Belfast International to Bergamo, Northern Italy for as little as £9.99 each way - the once hard to reach, rich and historic area is now within easy grasp of local adventurers.

Enjoy a festive afternoon tea at Maryville House Tearooms & Boutique B&B

Winter breaks: a boutique B&B stay in Belfast or sun in Benidorm

Check out these great late travel deals

Night School by Lee Child, published by Bantam

The books that authors will buy this Christmas

So many books, so little time to choose them! But there’s no need to fret - we’ve asked some top authors (whose latest titles may already be on your wish list) to reveal what’s top of their reading lists this festive season.

Someone making a homemade wreath

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, berries and branches

There are so many bits and pieces from the garden you can use to make festive decorations, from Christmas tree clippings as a base for traditional wreaths, to variegated holly with berries, crab apples, poppy seedheads, euonymus and cones.

Lucy Worsley in period dress for her dramatic look at the king's six wives PA/BBC/Laurence Cendrowicz

Historian Lucy looks back at the lives of Henry VIII’s many wives

Henry VIII and his six wives have been examined on screen countless times, but BBC One pledges to shed new light on the infamous events - with the help of Lucy Worsley. The TV historian tells GEMMA DUNN why it’s high time we hear the women’s side of the story

Wilson Burgess

All you need is love, but only if it is communicated in Ulster Scots dialect

Some three years ago Roamer received a communication, penned in what I’d previously considered to be a rather ‘strange’ language!

Representatives from each of the shortlisted parks receiving Awards from former international footballer and trustee of Fields in Trust Graeme Le Saux and TV sports presenter Jill Douglas.

Antrim Castle Gardens wins ‘best park in NI’ award

Antrim Castle Gardens has been named the best park in Northern Ireland and has also been shortlisted in the UK’s Best Park after a search to find the country’s favourite local green space.

That sickly feeling - beware the winter 'vomiting bug'

Health warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is making people aware of the presence of the winter vomiting and diarrhoea virus, also known as norovirus, circulating in the community.

A new baby

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?
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