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I'm proud to be British, says Victoria Beckham after receiving OBE from Prince William

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham said she was "proud to be British" after receiving her OBE at Buckingham Palace.
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Mickys brand new show An Another Fing  follows his record breaking Back In The Game tour of 2013 which took in an incredible 129 shows - making it the biggest comedy tour in the world that year - having sold an unbelievable 500,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland alone.

10 quirky things to do Belfast and beyond this week

In the build up to Easter festivities, there are loads of events for all the family to enjoy this week.

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David Turners study of Donald Trump in Lego which he has entitled Space Cadet

Child’s play for Belfast artist as he builds Lego Donald Trump

A Belfast artist has captured one of the world’s most controversial politicians in the prime of his teenage years ... using Lego bricks.

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A ‘Strictly’ magical night

A ‘Strictly’ magical night

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The Walk In Wardrobe (Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)

Fabulous Fashion Teas Make A Triumphant Return At The Merchant

The Merchant Hotel’s iconic Fabulous Fashion Teas returned over the weekend to treat Belfast fashionistas to another season of style and decadence, serving up the hottest spring/summer fashion trends for 2017.

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Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mary Ellen Campbell are pictured with Beat Carnival performers Matt Vernon (St Patrick), Jazzmin McClure (Pig), Dara Brennan (Sheep), Sadbh Brennan (Sheep), Ailbhe Brennan (Sheep) ahead of Belfasts St Patricks Day celebrations on Friday March 17

X Factor star is St Patrick’s Day guest

This year’s St Patrick’s celebrations in Belfast will be headlined by X Factor’s Fleur East.

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Down Royal Down Course

Down Royal held their annual Boxing day meet

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Miss NI Emma Carswell, from Gilford, pictured at Belfast City Hall after being crowned 2016 Therapie Miss Northern Ireland (Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker)

Everything you need to know about applying for Miss Northern Ireland 2017

If you’ve ever dreamed of travelling the world representing your country - this could be your chance.

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James Vincent Morrow

Best of music, comedy and spoken word events at January festival

Out to Lunch, the bespoke winter festival that reaches the spots others can’t, is back for a 12th helping of music, comedy, spoken word and literature to warm the winter cockles.

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Belfast lights up for Christmas

Belfast City centre was packed for the Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday evening

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How Michael found that stand-up comedy sweet spot the nation loves

As Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns for a second run, the funny man and dad-of-two talks to GEMMA DUNN about finding that sweet spot between stand-up and Saturday night family viewing

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Caroline Stillman has resorted to making her own range of shoes - because she can't find any to fit her size 11 feet.

6ft4 woman with size 11 feet launches range of fashionable shoes

A woman who stands at 6ft 4ins tall has launched her own range of fashionable shoes - because she can't find any to fit her massive size 11 FEET.
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Volunteers including the Queen of Narnia help launch the festival

East Belfast hosts array of arts events in memory of CS Lewis

CS Lewis was born and bred in East Belfast but would go on to entrance readers worldwide with his Narnia series that so artfully mixed the metaphysical with supernatural fantasy as well as making important contributions to theological writing with such seminal works as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Latters.

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Willy Wonka and co launch the North Belfast Lantern Festival

Willy Wonka-led parade, music and dance to celebrate Roald Dahl

North Belfast Lantern Festival promises to be a ‘BFG’ or ‘big friendly giant’ event with thousands set to attend on October 26 and 27 for an outdoor extravaganza celebrating the work of children’s author Roald Dahl whose centenary is being celebrated this year.

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Stephen Nolan and MLA Paul Givan launch Book Week

Ulster takes a literary turn in time for a celebration of the best books

This week, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle’s airwaves will be buzzing with interviews, conversations and features about reading as BBC Northern Ireland presents Book Week NI.

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Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival returns for its 30th anniversary from October 28-31.

Things to BOO this Hallowe'en in NI

With Hallowe'en just around the corner, Tourism Northern Ireland is encouraging everyone to celebrate the spookiest time of year by discovering all the frightful events in the Province.

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Yvonne Fleming, from Maghera

Author's first children's book may be turned into TV show

A Co Londonderry-based author's first children's book could be turned into a television show.

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IMAGE DOWNLOAD: Wikipedia has created a Gaelic version of its popular website and needs articles to fill it (Photo: Getty)

Wikipedia seeks Gaelic speaker to fill £30k-a-year role

It is already one of most popular websites on the internet for those seeking a quick answer to a nagging question.

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Victorian Public Baths Win £5M Lottery Funding

A major new project to revitalise the last surviving Victorian public baths in Ireland has won almost £5 million lottery funding.

Templemore Baths was the last in a series of public baths to open throughout Belfast in the late 19th century.

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Hats off to the 30th anniversary of Mad Hatter Day

Hats off to the 30th anniversary of Mad Hatter Day

In October 1986 a bunch of computer geeks came together in Boulder, Colorado to celebrate shared silliness inspired by the iconic illustrations of Alice In Wonderland’s Mad Hatter.

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