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MP wells up as he returns First World War fallen soldier's plaque home

A soldier killed in the First World War was returned "home" after his memorial plaque was presented to a Conservative MP in the Commons.

People
Some of the Marks & Spencer Autumn Winter 2017 range

Win a £300 fashion makeover courtesy of Marks and Spencer

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Marks & Spencer is offering one deserving reader the chance to update their winter wardrobe with an Autumn Winter 17 fashion makeover and a £300 gift card to spend in M&S.

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Proprietor Christine Mackin is pictured with the team from Radiance Beauty & Day Spa

Beauty Review: Belfast’s Radiance Beauty & Day Spa creates bespoke skin care range

Belfast-based Radiance Beauty & Day Spa has particular reason to celebrate this month, following the expansion of its Upper Lisburn Road premises, and the launch of its own signature skincare product range.

Arts
Nourlangie badlands, Kakadu National Park Australia

Snapping up a croc of gold

Gliding through a wilderness flanked by free-flowing rivers and giant escarpments, I imagine nature’s bounty has never seemed so generous.

Travel

Prince Charles visit gives Londonderry flood victims 'a real lift'

Residents of Eglinton, near Londonderry, said Prince Charles' visit had given the entire village a lift following the devastating August flooding.

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Pink lilies

Plants in pots

Linda has a paved yard to garden in, so said her gardening is ‘‘very limited’’.

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‘When it comes to my career, I’m not going to let someone tell me no’

‘When it comes to my career, I’m not going to let someone tell me no’

LAURA MCMULLAN meets the queen of country music this side of the pond, to talk about life on the road, winning over female fans - and Nathan Carter

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The property is in western France

Traditional French stone house up for auction

This modernised three-storey stone house is located on the edge of the small hamlet of Letrade a few minutes from the town of Chateauponsac in the Haute Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

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Pamela Ballantine in her favourite room in her Belfast home.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Pamela Ballantine: ‘When I’m at home - I’m a couch potato’

She’s got a reputation as being something of a socialite, a party-seeking presenter who loves being out and about.

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Dr Nuala McAllister Hart.

Mynah exclusive on golden-voiced superstar’s foul-mouthed pet bird

Early last May Roamer’s page opened with the words of a well-known song - “We’ll make a bonfire of our troubles and we’ll watch them blaze away.”

Nostalgia
Children

Scotland to become first part of the UK to ban smacking of children

The smacking of children will be banned in Scotland, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
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VIDEO & PICTURE SPECIAL: Queen inspects King's Troop from open-top car

The Queen has taken to an open-top vehicle to inspect a ceremonial military unit which owes its existence to her father King George VI.

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a person chopping vegetables, as experts have warned that people affected by the vomiting bug should avoid preparing food for two days

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days to avoid spreading it to others, experts have warned.
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The Black Swan Hotel

Travel: Delightful dog friendly hotel in Yorkshire

Daniel Bailey takes his pampered pet pooch to the delightful town of Helmsley for a weekend of walking, relaxation and fabulous food.

Travel
Double Cotton Hammock with stand by Vivere.

Gardening: 5 of the best hammocks

We look at 5 of the best hammocks for the garden

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Apple Watch Series 3, GPS and Cellular, 42mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black, 429.00, www.johnlewis.com

Gadgets: 5 of the best smart watches

We look at 5 of the best smart watches

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John Whaite

Food and drink: Former Bake-Off winner John Whaite is all about food bringing comfort

John Whaite may have won the third series of the Great British Bake Off while it was still on the BBC, but he really doesn’t go in for impartiality.

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These days saying I do comes with a hefty price tag in the UK (Photo: Shutterstock)

REVEALED: How much it costs to get married in Northern Ireland

A recent survey of 4,000 brides has found that the average cost of a UK wedding is now £27,161.
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Telegraph poles of the Isle of Mull Argyll and Bute

Appreciating telegraph poles... as far apart as Russia, Iceland and Donegal

As Storm Ophelia raged relentlessly, causing widespread damage, disruption, and sadly, three deaths in the Republic of Ireland, I kept an apprehensive eye on the telegraph pole beside my house.

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