WATCH: Queen visits Royal Navy frigate to celebrate its 20th anniversary

The Queen has heard first-hand about the Royal Navy's relief effort in the aftermath of Caribbean Hurricane Irma - and could not resist trying out a piece of a fireman's safety equipment.


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.


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.


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.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

'Delighted' William and Kate expecting their baby in April

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April.

Duchess of Cambridge shows off dance moves with Paddington Bear

The Duchess of Cambridge put her morning sickness behind her when Paddington Bear asked her for a dance - and she revealed she was fleet of foot.

Gloria Hunniford receives OBE for services to charity

Northern Ireland's Gloria Hunniford at Buckingham Palace after receiving an OBE from the Queen, for services to charity.
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WATCH as Prince Harry makes emotional speech as he receives award for Princess Diana

Prince Harry has called on all people to "embrace regular testing" for HIV and Aids as he paid tribute to his late mother's work in breaking down the stigma attached to the disease.

New horticulture initiative helps tackle mental health issues for elderly

Elderly prisoners at Magilligan are being introduced to horticulture and bird-keeping as a part of a new rehabilitation and healthier life-style project.

Duchess of Cambridge makes first public appearance since announcing pregnancy

The Duchess of Cambridge has been described as a "fighter" for braving severe morning sickness to attend a Buckingham Palace reception honouring mental health campaigners.


William hails 'fantastic' mental health campaign as £2m boost announced

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the "fantastic" work of the royal Heads Together campaign as his charitable foundation announced a £2 million investment towards a new mental health start-up company.


WATCH - Prince William in Belfast

The Duke of Cambridge has undertaken a number of official visits in Northern Ireland

VIDEO - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make first official appearance

With a beaming smile and a discreet cordon of security, Prince Harry and his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle strode hand-in-hand for their first official public appearance together.


Prince Harry in 60 seconds

A closer look at the life of Prince Harry


Who is Meghan Markle?

A casually-dressed Prince Harry embraced beaming athletes as he handed out medals at the Invictus games at Toronto's York Lions Stadium.


VIDEO: Meghan Markle makes appearance at Prince Harry's Invictus Games

Meghan Markle has made her long-awaited first appearance at an official engagement attended by Prince Harry.

Sonya McAllister after founding We Slim Together

Sonya sheds seven stone 
and gains a 
new career

A weight loss journey can often be a lonely road to travel so when Randalstown woman Sonya McAllister started to lose weight she found that the support from family, friends and those who were also trying to lose weight was invaluable,

Barra Best outside the BBC in Belfast

Come rain or shine, Barra loves being 
a weatherman

The weather is, without doubt, always a serious topic of conversation in Northern Ireland. What is the summer going to be like? Will it rain at the weekend? Should I risk putting the clothes on the line? And the man with the answers is BBC weatherman Barra Best.


In Numbers: Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont completes world record ride

Mark Beaumont's world record cycle in numbers:

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PICTURE SPECIAL: 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon

On Sunday close to 3,500 runners took part in the annual event
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