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Messages to Roamer about sea tragedy, fictional flying ace and village pumps

Among the reader’s letters, texts and messages regularly sent to Roamer is a poignantly enlightening mention of the Princess Victoria sea-tragedy, referred to here at the end of last month.

Gadget: 5 of the best kitchen appliances

Gadget: 5 of the best kitchen appliances

We look at 5 of the best kitchen appliances
Bohemia Hanging Baskets,

Gardening: 5 of the best hanging baskets

We look at 5 of the best garden hanging baskets

Andy and Wilma

A Portrush man speaks about his Guinness World Record attempt in the London Marathon and the heartbreaking reason behind his ‘Iron Man’ mission

So, have you heard the one about the Portrush man who is planning to create a new Guinness World Record by running the London Marathon while carrying an iron in one hand and a full size ironing board in the other? Oh yes, and he has a broken back into the bargain!

Volunteers Janine Kennedy from Whiteabbey and Joanne Crompton from Drumalis (left and right) with Jonny Hanson at the first community volunteer day

Historic country garden gets makeover by volunteers in new community project

Gardens have registered on Roamer’s radar with increasing regularity over recent years, some of them not just flourishing with flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables, but well-nourished with history too.

Jill and David Crawford with one of the granolas they are sending to France

French granola fans Just Live a Little as firm boosts exports

Just Live a Little, Northern Ireland’s luxury breakfast granola producer, has won business with Auchan in France, among the world’s biggest retailers.

Glenarm walkers weekend coastal walk

Glenarm walkers weekend coastal walk

Glenarm Walkers are inviting all walkers to get their new season off to a brisk start by joining them on Sunday, February 18, for a very scenic, if challenging walk..

Mayor, Councillor Paul Hamill cuts the sod at Antrim Lough Shore Park to mark the commencement of work on the new play park

New Play Park at Antrim Lough Shore

Exciting plans are underway to develop a nautical themed play park, including a wheelchair accessible boat, at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

Jean-Christophe Novelli and local chef Jim Mulholland

‘Our family has been through hell, but we are looking to the future’

Internationally acclaimed Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli speaks candidly to Kathryn McKenna about his baby son, whose cancer is now, thankfully, in remission, and why he is looking forward to launching his first restaurant in Northern Ireland.

Valerie Wilson, Curator of Textiles at National Museums NI is pictured at the Ulster Museums latest exhibition Warp and Weft

Game of Thrones tapestry complemented by new exhibition on history of linen

A new exhibition documenting the history of the linen production in Ireland has opened alongside the phenomenally successful Game of Thrones tapestry at the Ulster Museum. The 80-metre long Game of Thrones Bayeux-style tapestry, commissioned by Tourism Ireland in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland to celebrate the television programme and its unique contribution to Northern Ireland’s heritage, was installed in July in the Ulster Museum and has already been viewed by over 72,000 visitor


The year in pictures - 1992

Images from the archive showing Northern Ireland life in 1992


A little piece of heaven in the Walled City

Nestled on a quiet street in the Maiden City is a recognised treasure - and a little piece of heaven.

Left to right are: Brian Simpson, HRA chairman, Lord Berkeley, guest speaker and Headhunters runners-up Nigel Johnston, Alan Devers and Selwyn Johnston

Local railway museum gets prestigious ‘Oscar of steam’ at top awards ceremony

On Wednesday this page highlighted Saturday’s Heritage Railway Association (HRA) Annual Awards in Birmingham.

Michel Roux Jnr holding a skrei cod.

Food and drink: Fishing for wild skrei cod in chilly Norwegian waters with chef Michael Roux Jr

It’s rather extraordinary to be 300km north of the Arctic Circle, in the land of the Northern Lights, eating fresh cod – so fresh it was still swimming the fjords a couple of hours ago – with two-Michelin–starred chef Michel Roux Jr. But this isn’t just any old cod (and it’s certainly not battered).


REVEALED: Belfast’s top 10 ‘romantic restaurants’ for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day so we thought we would take a look at which Belfast restaurants you rank as best for romance.

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Belfast International Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, and North Belfast MP, Nigel Dodds, announce a Job Fair on February 22, from, 4-7pm. Over 125 jobs at the airport are to be filled.

Over 125 jobs on offer at major Jobs Fair

Eight companies have more than 125 new jobs on offer at a major Job Fair in the Valley Leisure Centre on Thursday, February 22 from 4-7pm.

Whitehead's winners: Left to right, Peter Scott, RPSI locomotive department, Lord Berkeley, Canon John McKegney, RPSI chairman and Robin Morton, RPSI events convenor

Northern Ireland’s steam train heritage gets highest esteem at national awards

“There’s bubbly at six o’clock,” repeated the smiling gentleman welcoming a constant flow of people into the grand reception hall of Birmingham’s MacDonald Burlington Hotel.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Edinburgh Castle for a one-day visit to the Scottish capital

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were warmly welcomed to chilly Edinburgh

Kate McVeigh and Malachy Mallon on the red carpet representing the Dolphin Takeaway Dungannon as UK Top 3 Finalists for Healthy Eating, Quality Award and Marketing Innovations.

Dungannon restaurant wins best Fish and Chips in Northern Ireland

The Dolphin Takeaway won the prize at a top awards ceremony for the third time running.

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