The Dirty Onion becomes latest Belfast bar to become dog-friendly

The Dirty Onion in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is throwing open its doors to welcome furry, four-legged customers, becoming part of a select list of venues that are dog-friendly in the city centre.

Toni Wilkinson and Andrew Christie of Hazelwood Integrated Primary School take a closer look at Throne Wood

Historic Belfast wood to show off new look with unmissable spring event

Families and nature lovers are invited to put a spring in their step at the Woodland Trust’s Throne Wood in north Belfast.

Councillor Matt Garrett, Chair of the People and Communities Committee at the launch of the Spring Fair with Ella McErlean and Scarecrow Paul Currie. One of the highlights of the event will be a scarecrow display by local schoolchildren. More information on the Spring Fair opening times and attractions is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events

An entertaining Spring Fair on offer

Roll up! Roll up!  as Belfast’s annual Spring Fair unleashes a feast of family entertainment in the grounds of Barnett Demesne this coming weekend (29-30 April).

Belfast Zoo

7 eggcellent Easter events the family will love

From egg hunts to petting zoo’s there are loads of Easter themed events happening across Northern Ireland this week.

Whats on

Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

Meteor shower

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.


Not for the faint hearted

First look: £16.25m rollercoaster to be built at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Credit: Shutterstock

Organic wine really does taste better

Eco-friendly “organic” wine really does taste better, a new study found.

Eating Out
Martin McGuinness, Dr Pauline McClenaghan and Martin McGuinness

McClenaghan lifts top award after great year

Dr Pauline McClenaghan, an angler, who represented Ireland in the ladies Home International fly fishing series in Wales, has been named as Sports Person of the Year in the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards.

Northern Ireland - (l-r) Darren Wallace, Brian Kerr, Alan McDade, Kenny Ferguson, Dominic McAtamney, Campbell Baird

Northern Ireland target Commonwealth glory

A representative team of seven fly fishermen from across Northern Ireland will travel this weekend to Devon, England to prepare for and take part in the XVI Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships.

Inside Friday's News Letter

Inside Friday’s paper: 50 great things to do in Northern Ireland

Chceck out our a county-by-county look at exciting things to do and places to visit, stay and dine across the province.

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