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Tributes pour in for Keith Chegwin

Tributes are paid to TV presenter Keith Chegwin, who has died aged 60. Chegwin became a household name hosting Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore.

People
Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

It’s not every day that you can boast being taken to the skies by a famous explorer.

Travel
Q Radio's Stephen Clements

Why it feels like life at Q Radio is just beginning for Stephen Clements

Strolling across Belfast’s Fountain Street towards me, Q Radio breakfast presenter Stephen Clements takes long strides, his head tucked into the collar of his dark coat against the November chill, trademark spikey hair the only giveaway of his identity.

Lifestyle
“I like an open fire and my dogs curled up at my feet”

“I like an open fire and my dogs curled up at my feet”

Currently starring in panto Jack and the Beanstalk at Londonderry’s Millennium Forum - the standup does a fabulous funny dame routine to rival May McFettridge -William Caulfield is also putting together material for his forthcoming show celebrating the life and career of old school Ulster funnyman Jimmy Young. Caulfield is planning to begin touring the show in February and hopes the piece will allow James Young’s multifarious fans to relive some of the old and revered comedian’s magic.

Lifestyle

IN PICTURES: Looking back to 1981

In the year of hunger strikes, Margaret Thatcher and the third force we dip into the picture archive to bring you images from the News Letter
Nostalgia

Extravagant Christmas lights from across the country

A look at some of the most extravagant light displays across the UK and Ireland as people gear up for Christmas time.

Nostalgia
Five star food and first rate service on offer at Cardan Bar and Grill

Five star food and first rate service on offer at Cardan Bar and Grill

Cardan Bar and Grill in Lisburn has been building up its reputation as the place to visit for foodies, so it was with great excitement that I booked my first evening meal at the popular local spot.

Eating Out
Facebook

Facebook for kids: welcome to messenger for six-year-olds

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.

Tech
Claremorris railway station in 1950. Engineer James Burkitt oversaw railway construction in 1894

Builder of roads and railways built a unique relationship with robins

With its swift, expansive arpeggios, The Robin’s Return was usually top of the pile of sheet-music in a Victorian piano stool, waiting to feature in an evening’s drawing-room entertainment.

Nostalgia
Asda launches Vegan mince pies

Asda launches Vegan mince pies

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without mince pies. This year, Asda is ensuring there is a pie for every plate with the introduction of vegan friendly mince pies, providing those following a vegan diet with a taste of festive cheer.

Eating Out
Local cider the apple of judges’ eyes at Belfast Beer And Cider Festival

Local cider the apple of judges’ eyes at Belfast Beer And Cider Festival

Armagh-based craft cider brand, Tempted Cider has added to its trophy case, having been crowned ‘Champion Cider’ at this year’s Beer and Cider Festival.

Eating Out
In-gin-ious Christmas tree at Kelly’s Cellars

In-gin-ious Christmas tree at Kelly’s Cellars

Kelly’s Cellars is set to delight Belfast revellers this Christmas with its in-gin-ius Christmas Tree, made entirely from empty Jawbox Gin bottles.

Eating Out
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QUIZ: How Northern Ireland are you?

Do you know your Londonderrys from your Lambegs and your Ballymenas from your Belfast baps?
Lifestyle
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 18/10/2019: Pamela Ballantine in her Belfast home.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Popular presenter Pamela Ballantine reveals her makeup bag secrets

Pamela Ballantine may be one of Northern Ireland’s best known faces, but her beauty and makeup routine is far more relaxed than one might think.

Lifestyle
The Briers Country House

Late deals

Bargain breaks at home and abroad

Travel
Andrew McCann was inspired by a trip to Rowallane  - he describes his garden as a magical rainforest in Craigavon during late spring

Andrew McCann reveals how he manages his beloved garden despite his chronic illness

Andrew McCann was inspired by a trip to Rowallane - he describes his garden as a ‘magical rainforest in Craigavon during late spring’

Lifestyle
DUP MP David Simpson relaxes at home in his favourite room. Pic: Arthur Allison

David Simpson opens the door to his favourite room

Getting the Simpson home all set for Christmas is something of a family affair for DUP MP David and his brood.

Lifestyle
The glittery launch of Tahlia was hosted by Zoe Salmon and attended by local fashionistas and media figures including Pamela Ballantine

Moira-based fashion house launches environmentally conscious leather brand

Locally based, environmentally conscious brand, sources its leather from byproducts of the meat industry which would otherwise be dumped.

Arts
Woman and three men panning for gold, California, 1850

Gold in the mountains, valleys, rivers and other parts of our island

If Percy French was composing the Mountains of Mourne today his gangs of people “diggin’ for gold in the street” wouldn’t be restricted to London.

Nostalgia

Duchess of Cambridge 'sharing' love for outdoors with George and Charlotte

The Duchess of Cambridge has said she has "fond memories" of being outdoors as a child and is passing that passion on to her own children.

People
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