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Hideaway at the Dark Hedges or relax in the sun with these offers

CO FERMANAGH: Spring midweek escape, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges, from £105pps. Offer includes two nights midweek stay (Sun-Thurs), cooked breakfast each morning, four-course dinner one evening. Valid until 30 June. To book call (028) 6632 3481.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages at St John's Point, Co Donegal

Lighting the way: A unique stay in Donegal

Growing up, I yearned to live in a lighthouse. I fancied extreme Crusoe-like seclusion, penning romantic elegies and enjoying vigorous sea breezes.

A pretty patio

Patio varieties pave the way to perfection in your garden

We all used to go out and buy annual bedding plants to give summer colour to our patios - but now we can be so much more adventurous.

New research from the NSPCC has found that four out of five children felt social media companies arent doing enough to shield them from upsetting, dangerous, and adult content.

Four in five kids feel social media companies are failing to protect them

Social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect young adults, according to new research from the NSPCC.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, and Graham Keddie, managing director of Belfast International Airport celebrate the launch of and Jet2holidays biggest ever summer programme from Belfast International Airport

Jet 2 confirms new direct routes from Belfast International

Airline Jet2 has confirmed that it will fly from Belfast International Airport to eight brand new destinations, including six exclusive routes.

An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
Flight delay

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
Toni Wilkinson and Andrew Christie of Hazelwood Integrated Primary School take a closer look at Throne Wood

Historic Belfast wood to show off new look with unmissable spring event

Families and nature lovers are invited to put a spring in their step at the Woodland Trust’s Throne Wood in north Belfast.

Councillor Matt Garrett, Chair of the People and Communities Committee at the launch of the Spring Fair with Ella McErlean and Scarecrow Paul Currie. One of the highlights of the event will be a scarecrow display by local schoolchildren. More information on the Spring Fair opening times and attractions is available at

An entertaining Spring Fair on offer

Roll up! Roll up!  as Belfast’s annual Spring Fair unleashes a feast of family entertainment in the grounds of Barnett Demesne this coming weekend (29-30 April).

Belfast International Airport

Air passenger duty an anchor on tourism growth says Airport boss

Air passenger duty (APD) is acting like an anchor on tourism growth in Northern Ireland, an airport boss has told a major airline conference in Belfast.

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street, London, announcing a snap general election on June 8

Can we really cope with seven weeks of bickering politicians?

Barely had we finished the last of the Easter eggs and put the decorations away when we found ourselves in a political maelstrom, the like of which we haven’t witnessed in a long time.

Summer is on the way, so it's time to prune stray leaves and greenery in your garden

Cut it out: why you shouldn’t be scared to spring into action

As soon as the weather warms up a bit, shrubs, hedges and trees seem to take on a massive growth spurt and it’s time to wield the secateurs.

Paying tribute to The Boss

Paying tribute to The Boss

Crumlin Road Gaol presents a celebration of ‘The Boss’ on Saturday April 29 at 8pm.

The Queen

Queen celebrates her 91st birthday

The Queen celebrates her 91st birthday today and is expected to spend the anniversary privately.
Stunning Stockholm

Keeping it Scandi-cool
in the Swedish capital

“People dress differently on this island,” whispers my guide Gabriela, as we drive across the bridge from central Stockholm to trendy Sodermalm, one of 14 islands making up Sweden’s capital.

Where HIV is better than cancer and children die of hunger

Where HIV is better than cancer and children die of hunger

In Korogocho - the worst of Nairobi’s slums - “people lose a lot rapidly, and frequently”.


Video: 660 Investitures and 23,816 days on the throne: The Queen in numbers

As the Queen celebrates her 91st birthday on April 21, here's a look at Elizabeth II's life and reign in numbers.
Aerial view of Montgomery Reef and islands

Lime juice and soup made from preserved meat were the cures

Wednesday’s page introduced Enniskillen-born Andrew Montgomery, a ship’s surgeon whose name was given to an enormous and spectacular formation of islands and coral reefs off Western Australia.


William, Kate and Harry visit school for future radio stars

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry watched a live broadcast of a national radio show when they visited a school preparing students for a future in the media industry.

Chunks of Cadbury's Mini Eggs are sure to make for a tasty surprise with this mouth-watering cookie recipe

How to make the most of those leftover Easter eggs (if you somehow have any left)!

Cadbury Mini Eggs are a terrible thing to waste, so we’ve found the perfect recipe to ensure you make the most of your leftover chocolate - and all this baking might even keep the kids entertained.

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