Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis favourite to host Brit Awards

Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis has been named favourite to host the Brit Awards after Michael Buble pulled out while his three-year-old son battles cancer.

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Artist Andy Edwards with Cilla Black's sons Ben, Jack and Robert Willis and artist Emma Rodgers by the statue of the singer at its unveiling outside the Cavern Club in Liverpool

Cilla Black statue unveiled in Liverpool

A bronze statue of Cilla Black has been unveiled in her home city of Liverpool.
Summer holidays are now peak divorce season

New Year overtaken by summer holidays as peak divorce season

New Year has been overtaken by the end of the summer holidays as peak divorce season, according to family lawyers.

Clockwise, from top left, Sir. Terry Wogan, Zsa Zsa G�bor, Victoria Wood and Pete Burns.

22 stars we forgot died in 2016

David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher are just some of the famous faces we lost in 2016 - but alongside those notable names were many other celebrities whose passing didn’t quite generate the same amount of column inches.


Young children can choke to death on grapes, warn doctors

Parents have been warned of the potential danger of young children choking on grapes.

Roberta Simmons  reading a copy of Farming Life. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Taking stock: A new breed of young farmer

‘‘I haven’t time to be married,’’ laughs Roberta Simmons when asked if there is a ‘Mr Simmons’.

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.


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.
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?
Ed Balls

Ed Balls to dust off his dancing shoes for Strictly Live Anniversary tour

Ed Balls will waltz across the country when he takes part in Strictly Come Dancing's 10th anniversary live tour in 2017.

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg's Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor will be in Belfast on Saturday night

U.F.C. Champion, Conor McGregor, will be in Belfast on Saturday night.


Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies aged 82

Renowned singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who penned the haunting classic Hallelujah, has died aged 82.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston: I'm tired of being shamed for not having children

Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston says she has "worked too hard" to be "whittled down to a sad, childless human".

I’m A Celebrity

Which famous faces are heading into the jungle?

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Anna Lo in her Holywood home,  Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Anna Lo: ‘You just learn to survive... you need to be tough’

Former Alliance MLA Anna Lo has always been considered a straight talker - so much so, that at times that candour has got her into political hot water.

Diane McKew. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Mum in a million: Caring for a son allergic to food

Most children dream of tucking into a slice of chocolate cake, delving into bags of sweets, or munching on a burger and chips.


Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies aged 93 after short illness

Jimmy Perry, who created popular TV comedy shows like Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum, has died aged 93.

Austin Todd is pictured having fun at World of Wonder, a brand new childrens play centre located just 20 minutes from Belfast at the Lough Shore Hotel, Carrickfergus.

New £1million children’s play centre opens in Carrick

Sprawling over 12,000 square foot, World of Wonder represents a £1 million investment in children’s entertainment for Northern Ireland.

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