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£100k for disability water sports project

A new £100,000 Disability Water Sports Hub project was unveiled at Carrickfergus Marina on Tuesday afternoon.

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Undated handout photo issued by PeerJ of a female blue-winged Amazon parrot.

Newly-discovered parrot species declared endangered

A parrot newly discovered in Mexico already faces extinction because of threats to its habitat, scientists have said.

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Larne Grammar School pupil, Samuel Whaley with the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Paul Reid. INCT 26-758-CON

Larne schoolboy points the way to litter reduction

A community-spirited schoolboy has been praised by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for his suggestions on how to tackle littering in Larne.

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Product warning

Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury's has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Google fined £2.1Bn for online shopping competition breaches

Google has been hit with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros (£2.1 billion) by Europe's competition watchdog after breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

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Team of enthusiastic poppy ambassadors required for 'Weeping window' in Belfast

Team of enthusiastic poppy ambassadors required for 'Weeping window' in Belfast

Belfast International Arts Festival and the Ulster Museum are recruiting a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver a world class visitor experience to everyone who visits the Poppies: Weeping Window sculpture during its time in Belfast.
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New pups available for homing

Terrier mix now pups available for homing

These beautiful pups are now available for rehoming from Mid Ulster Rehoming Centre for Dogs.
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Hacker warning

SCAM ALERT: BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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JK Rowling

Harry Potter author JK Rowling celebrates 20 years of her magical world

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has thanked fans saying "it's been wonderful" on today's anniversary which marks 20 years since the first book was published.

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In doggy custody

PSNI take missing 'pooch' into 'doggy custody'

Police in south Belfast are appealing for the owners of this charming 'pooch' to contact them.
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WATCH: Police officer's epic dance-off with NI teenagers

A brilliant video of a dancing PSNI officer has gone viral.
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Undated handout photo issued by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Castlelaw hill fort in Midlothian, as the details of all the thousands of ancient hill forts found across the landscapes of the UK and Ireland have been mapped in an online database for the first time.

Every ancient hill fort in UK and Ireland mapped in online database

Locations and details of all the thousands of ancient hill forts found across the landscapes of the UK and Ireland have been mapped in an online database for the first time.

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Lego Bricklive is on its way to Belfast.

Bricklive: UK's largest Lego event is coming to Belfast

Bricklive, the UK’s largest Lego event, is coming to Northern Ireland for the first time.
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How healthy is your favourite snack?

Put down the breakfast pot because our favourite healthy treats might not actually be as good for us as first thought.
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A house up for auction

Cut-price Donegal homes going under the hammer

More than a dozen houses in the north west area, from Burt to Bundoran, including a detached four bedroom house located just a few hundred metres from what was once voted the ‘second most beautiful beach in the world,’ are to be sold off in an online auction by Allsop at the start of July.

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Re-enactors from Wartime Living History representing the different US Ranger battalions, outside the Andrew Jackson Cottage. INCT 25-750-CON

Veterans return to Carrick for reopening of US Rangers Centre

More than 350 visitors including veteran US Rangers, family and friends turned out for the reopening of the newly refurbished museum at Boneybefore.

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MORE TH>N is launching the world's first passport photo booth for dogs.

VIDEO: World’s first photo booth for dogs

The world’s first ever passport photo booth for dogs is launching this week.

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Elephants rescue drowning young

Elephants spring into action

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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden's Britain's Got Talent outfits escape Ofcom action

Amanda Holden's skimpy Britain's Got Talent outfits "would not have exceeded most viewers' expectations", the TV watchdog has said, after deciding not to investigate.

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The Small Blue Butterfly discovered in Co Fermanagh

Rare butterfly previously feared extinct discovered in Northern Ireland

A surveyor from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency has discovered a rare butterfly previously thought to be extinct in the province.

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