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21 words and phrases you will only hear in Northern Ireland (aka Norn Iron)

Tourists often struggle with the local lingo and wonder what on earth we are talking about, and arguably for good reason.

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Which type of friend are you?

Organiser, Oracle, Elephant, Maverick, or Steady Eddie ... which friend are you?

The average adult has 40 friends - and they fall into one of eight categories, according to new research.

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Construction is well under way for a major new Viking-themed flume ride that will open in Tayto Park this June.

Tayto Park to open Ireland's first Viking-themed flume ride

Construction is well under way for a major new Viking-themed flume ride that will open in Tayto Park this June.
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Little Mo

Puppies dumped at roadside now safe at Dogs Trust

Two eight-week-old puppies that were abandoned at the side of a road near Garvagh have been placed in the care of Dogs Trust Ballymena.

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Screenshot of release date announced on @disneyanimation

Frozen 2 is coming to a cinema near you

A date has now been set for perhaps one of the most anticipated follow-up films for girls around the globe.

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Popular dip: hummus

Hummus be joking! Meltdown over dip shortage

They say things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, we've now been hit by news that hummus supplies are at critical levels.

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Jet2

Jet2 investment to bring 50 new jobs to Belfast International airport

The decision by Jet2 to base a fourth aircraft at Belfast International Airport and expand its route network will lead to fifty new jobs, it has been revealed.
Business
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.
Health
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.
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VIDEO: Man in gorilla suit still crawling London Marathon - and will finish on Friday

A Metropolitan Police officer has been crawling the London Marathon in a gorilla costume since the race began on Sunday morning.
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Bad tattoos

E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as E4's Tattoo Fixers are looking for people to appear on the show.
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Children aged four to six handed treats to quieten them down were more likely to rely on comfort food high in calories as they approach their teenage years.

Warning to parents over 'emotional feeding' of children

Mums who give young kids chocolates and sweets when they're upset could be increasing their risk of becoming obese or suffering eating disorders, scientists have warn.

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ID theft

WARNING that most identity fraud info can come from Facebook

Most of the personal information needed by fraudsters to steal your identity can be found on your Facebook profile, cyber safety experts have warned
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Planet Earth II

TV Licensing reveals top moments “worth the licence fee”

The top TV moments from shows most valued by Licence Fee payers have been revealed by TV Licensing.
TV and Film

Why did the chick cross the road? To be rescued by the RSPCA!

Tiny chick rescued from middle of busy Lancashire road by charity officer ends up with new home and new playmate!

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Vans in Belfast cleaner than rest of UK

Vans in Belfast cleaner than rest of UK

New research from Gocompare.com revealing the cleaning habits of van drivers maintains that van drivers in Northern Ireland keep their vehicles cleaner than their peers throughout the UK.

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A used car outlet

WARNING after local woman LOSES £4000 on fake used car sales website

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has asked people to be vigilant when considering online purchases after a Belfast woman lost money on a fake used car sales website.
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Chris Rea to play Waterfront Hall

Chris Rea to play Waterfront Hall

Chris Rea will play the Waterfront, Belfast on 7th December 2017, as part of a European tour, to celebrate the release of his new album, ‘Road Songs for Lovers’.

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Tuner Martin Backhouse at Ludlow Museum with the piano where he found a stash of gold, as a mystery surrounds the identity of the rightful heirs to a treasure trove of gold coins worth enough to buy a house which were found hidden under an old piano's keyboard. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 20, 2017. The 913 coins, found neatly stacked in dusty hand-stitched packages and pouches, were discovered carefully secreted beneath the instrument's keyboard base while it was being re-tuned. See PA story INQUEST Piano. Photo credit should read: Richard Vernalls/PA Wire

Real song and dance over haul of gold coins found in piano

Mystery surrounds the identity of the rightful heirs to a treasure trove of gold coins worth enough to buy a house which were found hidden under an old piano’s keyboard.

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AeroMobil displayed their latest prototype of a flying car, in Monaco.

Flying car bids to soar above rivals

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying car.
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