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Apprentice star Grainne McCoy talks business, lashes and finding out she was pregnant at 15

Straight-talking, no-nonsense, beautiful and well-poised are just some of the words that spring to mind when thinking of Grainne McCoy, the most recent Northern Ireland representative to have starred on BBC’s The Apprentice under the watchful scrutiny of Lord Sugar, writes Kathryn McKenna.

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Northern Ireland's first distilled gin is celebrating its fourth birthday

Northern Ireland’s first distilled gin celebrates its fourth birthday

As Northern Ireland’s first distilled gin celebrates its fourth birthday, we talk to David Boyd-Armstrong, who together with wife Fiona, created the prolific Shortcross Gin.

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UTV's Sarah Clark

UTV’s Sarah Clarke: Sometimes you just have to put the game-face on

Hands-on UTV reporter Sarah Clarke, 37, covers everything from court reporting, breaking news, and recently anchored the St. Patrick’s Day coverage as well as looking forward to working on the upcoming Balmoral Show.

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As part of their drive to find exciting new local products for their shelves, Lidl visited St. George's Market to encourage suppliers not to miss the deadline to enter the Lidl Kick Start Supplier Development Programme

Window closing for Northern Ireland suppliers to get a Lidl ‘Kick Start’

Food and drink suppliers across Northern Ireland are being urged not to miss out on the opportunity to enter their product into the Lidl Kick Start Supplier Development Programme, with entries closing this Sunday, April 15.

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Carl Frampton: I can feel lonely and down - men need to open up and talk more

Carl “The Jackal” Frampton talks loneliness and mental health ahead of his April 21 showdown at the SSE Arena.

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6 places to shop until you drop this spring

6 places to shop until you drop this spring

What better excuse to book a shopping break than to breathe new life into your spring/summer wardrobe.

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Carl Frampton cannot wait to deliver the bespoke garden pub! Credit �Press Eye/Darren Kidd

Carl Frampton: Why I can’t wait to deliver Harp ‘garden pub’ prize

Carl “The Jackal” Frampton say he’s loved teaming up with Harp Lager - and cannot wait to deliver the unique prize.

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Carl Frampton with his daughter after defeating Horacio Garcia in a Featherweight Contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast. Photo by William Cherry/Presseye

Carl Frampton: Family man champions women in sport

Carl Frampton reveals why he’ll never have a sleepless night before a fight, and why women like Katie Taylor are leading the way.

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Belfast’s first dog menu put to the test by our four-legged reporter

For canine-loving folk, you simply cannot beat a great dog-friendly bar and restaurant.

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Directors Mark and Alastair McCall with Johnny Hamilton

Local business lands coveted ‘Groomswear of the Year’ award

The family business is celebrating after their hard work was recognised recently.

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Charlotte Trepess is set to perform the lead role in Handel's oratorio Theodora this weekend with music ensemble Sestina and the Irish Baroque Orchestra

Classical singing star on how she is mixing things up in her latest role

Charlotte Trepess is set to perform the lead role in Handel’s oratorio Theodora this weekend with music ensemble Sestina and the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

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IN PICTURES: Dirty Onion hosts special Pooch Social event

Dog friendly bar, The Dirty Onion, which is based in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, has been making headlines recently thanks to its great dog menu offering - the first bar in Belfast to offer such a treat.

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Ashleigh Coyle, CMPR model (pictured above modelling at Spring Summer 2018 Belfast FASHIONWEEK), continues to advocate for mental health awareness after her 'makeunder' video for Beauty Queen and Single went viral across the world

Beauty Queen and Single Star reveals how show changed her perspective on beauty

“I feel more confident without makeup now, whereas before when I was makeup free I didn’t”, Ashleigh explains.

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Paul Costelloe

Renowned designer Paul Costelloe, who used to dress Princess Diana, on why he loves Northern Ireland

Recently rebranded and revamped shopping destination, The Boulevard, formerly known as The OULET, is continuing its new name celebrations with a host of fashion events, guest speakers, giveaways and beauty prizes across this weekend.

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Pictured is Grainne McGuiness, Creative Director at Paper Owl Films, with Jake Williamson, 11, who is the voice of Pablo

Belfast-made kids TV series bound for American screens

Pablo, the ground-breaking Northern Ireland-made TV series starring for the first time a child with autism, is taking to the world stage, hitting US and Canada TV screens from this week.

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The Lord Mayor is hosting a 'Baby Rave' in City Hall on Sunday 22 April

A new ‘Baby Rave’ is taking place in Belfast this spring

A new ‘Baby Rave’ has been announced for this spring in Belfast.

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Ashleigh Coyle

Ashleigh Coyle shines light on mental health in viral ‘makeunder’ video

Ashleigh Coyle, star of BBC Northern Ireland’s recent Beauty Queen and Single programme, tells Kathryn McKenna what inspired her emotional ‘makeunder’ video

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Adele Tate reveals she gets ready in a flash

Wife of Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree reveals pride at Irish League side

Having wed football-mad Rodney McAree, manager of Irish League side Dungannon Swifts, in November 2008, one might be forgiven for assuming football chat is out of bounds for style-conscious wife Adele Tate after the long hours her husband spends preparing and training throughout the week.

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General Manager at The Dirty Onion, Tim Herron and Claire McNally marketing manager at Naturo Pet Foods launch a brand-new menu at The Dirty Onion for its furry, four legged customers created in partnership with local pet food brand, Naturo

Belfast bar launches Northern Ireland’s first menu for dogs

Local dog owners are in for a treat as Belfast bar, The Dirty Onion launches a brand-new menu for its furry, four-legged customers.

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 Belfast Woodfire Pizza Company, The Maximo

An Italian food festival with Peroni cocktails is coming to Belfast this spring

It comes complete with Peroni infused cocktails and packed with local produce.

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