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Enter the BBC's new game show without leaving your house

The BBC is seeking new contestants to enter their new game show, The Button, which will see households compete for cash prizes without leaving the comfort of home.

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Rare sheep spotted grazing near Buckingham Palace in conservation trial

Rare breed sheep are grazing in the heart of London as part of a wildlife scheme to help a flower meadow and the insects that rely on it.

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Evening of pantomime
fun on the fairway

Evening of pantomime fun on the fairway

A colourful spectacle will take place on the 18th fairway at Whitehead Golf Club on Sunday August 27 in aid of Chest Heart and Stroke Association.

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Strangdord Ferry

Time running out for owner of valuable watch

The owner of a valuable watch which was found in Portaferry in Autumn 2016 is being sought - before it is auctioned for charity.
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There has been a spike in the number of cases of gastroenteritis in dogs in some parts of Belfast

Vet's warning to pet owners after spike in vomiting and diarrhoea cases in dogs

A Belfast vet has warned of a spike in cases of vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs.
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For the students making these calls, it can often be a nerve wracking time

Going through university clearing? Then make sure you do these four things

Every year, in August, thousands of students receive their A-level results and discover whether or not they have got the marks needed to take up a place at their chosen university.

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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.

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Laboratory technician

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

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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.

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Christmas at Tayto Park

Santa already planning his visit to Tayto Park

It may be mid August, but planning is already under way at Tayto Park for the ultimate Christmas experience.
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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you're engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC's new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.
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"I turned 40 and I fell in love with gardening. I spent between the years of 30 and 39 looking for something to do with my extra spare time as my children had grown up and so I fell in love with gardening," says Bill Love who runs The Gardening Group which has thousands of followers across Facebook and YouTube from his backgarden allotment in North Belfast. Picture: Darryl Armitage

‘The world is an amazing place when you get down and study it’

Keen followers of all things gardening and allotments in Northern Ireland will have come across The Gardening Group which has thousands of followers across Facebook and YouTube.

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File photo dated 06/12/16 of former JLS star Aston Merrygold is the latest celebrity to join this year's Strictly Come Dancing - and the 200th contestant in the show's history

Everything you need to know about this year's Strictly contestants so far

JLS singer Aston Merrygold has been unveiled as the eighth celebrity for this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell warns fans against following his 'false' Facebook page

Country music star Daniel O'Donnell has taken to Facebook to advise his fans they may have received friend requests from a a false Daniel O'Donnell profile that looks exactly like this official page.
Music

Liam Payne surprises fans by busking in Oxford circus

One Direction star Liam Payne has surprised shoppers by busking in London's busy Oxford Circus.
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Undated handout photo issued by Prop Store of Jack Nicholson's Joker costume from Batman, which is to be sold at auction.

Jack Nicholson Joker costume and Thor's hammer to go up for auction

The hammer wielded by Chris Hemsworth's Thor and Jack Nicholson's Joker costume from Batman are among the pieces of movie memorabilia set to be sold at auction.

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File photo dated 15/12/14 of Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of Elvis Presley who has revealed she still finds it difficult to believe the king of rock'n'roll is not alive

Priscilla Presley: Elvis is still alive in 'everything I do'

The ex-wife of Elvis Presley has revealed she still finds it difficult to believe the king of rock'n'roll is not alive.

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Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain Nando's is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across Northern Ireland this week.
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Mark Millar is the man behind Kick-Ass and other successful modern comic characters

Netflix snaps up comic book company Millarworld

Comic company Millarworld has been bought by entertainment giants Netflix.

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