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Bob & Berts plan to open 30 new stores and create 600 jobs after £2m boost

Independent coffee chain Bob & Berts is poised for significant growth with confirmation of a £2 million investment from the Business Growth Fund.

Business
Six NI chippies have been shortlisted in the National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

REVEALED: The NI fish and chip shops shortlisted for prestigious UK award

Northern Ireland’s top six fish and chip shops have been revealed today as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.
Eating Out
Northern Ireland woman, Kitty Quigley. (Photo: Kitty Quigley/Facebook)

NI woman unrecognisable after weight loss success

A woman from Northern Ireland has described losing almost five stone in weight as "life changing".

Lifestyle
Una Donnelly and Paul Kerrigan help to launch the new online guide to the Auld Lammas Fair with the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE.

New guide is first of its kind for Auld Lammas Fair

A new online guide brings together everything you need to know about the Auld Lammas Fair.

Lifestyle
Record setter Rory Macenzie (second left)  pictured with fellow members of the team Mark Shoosmith, Neil Laughton and Tim Maw as he returns to Belfast Harbour after being the first amputee to navigate around Ireland on a jet ski.


 Pic by Press Eye Belfast

Quartet sail into record books after an epic trek

A team of ex-servicemen and civilians arrived in Belfast Harbour last week and in the process entered the record books.

News
Chief Constable George Hamilton. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Mixed reaction to chief constable’s letter on PSNI and Gay Pride

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has been given the backing of a DUP councillor following his letter in today’s News Letter defending his decision to allow officers to march in a gay parade.

Crime
The rainy days of summer

Can you save your garden after your summer holiday?

Returned from holiday to find bedraggled plants, an overgrown lawn, herbs and flowers which have run to seed and a glut of crops you couldn’t give away?

Lifestyle
The beautiful sunrise at Little Venice on Mykonos island, Cyclades, Greece

Life’s all white on Mykonos

For a small island, Mykonos has a big reputation - $300million super-yachts come to play in its clear Aegean waters, chic nightclubs pulse with tanned lithe bodies and lazy days are spent at beach clubs serving cocktails to the well-(un)dressed.

Travel
Lloret de Mar - Costa Brava

Late travel deals

MALAGA: 3 star Soho Bahia, 3 nights room only departing from Belfast International on September 3 2017. Price: £319 per person based on 2 sharing, including 22kg baggage allowance. For more information or to book, freephone 0800 408 5594, visit your local travel agent or click on www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.

Travel
Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

A prayer event will be held at Nutts Corner Market Area to pray for the healing of the island of Ireland on September 9 from 1-4pm.

Lifestyle
The Merchant, Belfast

5 spots for an unbeatable Afternoon Tea in Northern Ireland

In honour of Afternoon Tea Week we have listed some of the most unbeatable experiences in Northern Ireland.

Eating Out
Stiff Little Finger's bassist Ali McMordie with two young fans

Stiff Little Fingers backing integrated education

Stiff Little Fingers will light up the streets of Belfast four decades after the band’s inception when they will perform to a sold-out crowd at Custom House Square next Saturday, August 26.

People
Portable Retro USB Fan,www.amazon.co.uk, 1.99

Gadgets: 5 of the best air conditioners

We look at 5 of the best air conditioners

News
Flymo Chevron 32 Corded Rotary Lawn mover - 1000W

Gardening: 5 of the best lawn mowers

We look at 5 of the best lawn mowers for your garden

News
Chetna Makan

Food and drink: Bake-Off star Chetna Makan talks about the tasty world of Indian food

Don’t expect to find your standard chicken tikka masala and bhaji recipes in Chetna Makan’s new cookbook, because Chetna doesn’t do the expected.

News
Contemporary allotments do more than provide food, the healthy lifestyle they encourage helps to combat several of the challenges facing 21st century populations ie obesity, inactivity and mental health problems resulting from social isolation. Picture: National Allotment Society (NSALG)

National Allotment Society - Growing The Movement

The National Allotment Society (NSALG) is the leading national organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK, writes Di Appleyard, mentor, marketing and PR co-ordinator.

Offbeat
Edwin Poots: Children should be children, not icons of sexuality

Edwin Poots hits back at complaint he linked gay community to paedophilia

Edwin Poots has hit back at criticism of a contentious comment on Twitter, saying that children should not be icons of any sexuality.

Lifestyle
Drew and Oonagh Bradleys allotment is at Ards Allotments located on the northern shores of Strangford Lough. They live in Newtownards with their two and a half year old son Solomon. Picture: Darryl Armitage

‘Having our son was a big motivator to take on an allotment’

Drew and Oonagh Bradley’s allotment is at Ards Allotments located on the northern shores of Strangford Lough. They live in Newtownards with their two and a half year old son Solomon.

Offbeat
Slemish mountain

Slemish walk features in new geology book

A new book aimed at ramblers includes information about getting the best out of walks around Slemish mountain.

Environment

'Don't be cruel'. Elvis fans upset at vigil charge

Elvis Presley fans are angry they are having to pay to show their respects to their hero at his Graceland mansion on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Music
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