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Amazon launches priority gig ticket scheme

Members of Amazon's Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform.

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Stately Florence Court viewed from the Red Trail.

Walks: Ha-ha! A suprise on the Red Trail at Florence Court

Our weekly trek of Ulster’s best walks continues with a jaunt to Fermanagh and then a leisurely stroll on 5.6-mile, circular Red Trail at Florence Court Forest Park.

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Vet Kerensa Scott. INLT 15-CON

Bigger dogs at risk of DCM heart condition

Dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, is the second-most-common type of heart disease on dogs.

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How can I block my ‘ex’ if she applies for a passport for our daughter?

How can I block my ‘ex’ if she applies for a passport for our daughter?

My ex-partner has advised that she is applying for a passport for our daughter. Can I object to this?

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Where the Mournes sweep down to the sea.

Genealogy: Our antecedents were not averse to poetry and song

Each summer, the Belfast branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society has an outing to several places of interest. For a number of years a guide was produced covering all sorts of things: history, notable people, customs, churchyards (the members are amateur genealogists and like nothing more than mossy old tombstones) and many other aspects of life.

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Apple has launched its most affordable iPad

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever costing less than £270.

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St Paul's U-13 five-a-side team, 1984: (back, from left) Damien Horisk, coach Kevin O'Neill and Martin McAlinden; (front) Nevan Lavery, Conor Flanagan, Paul Hoy and Neil Lennon.

Take a trip down memory lane

There’s nothing quite like pictures from the past to bring back memories of family and friends at school or work, or teammates and rivals in sport.

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The Castle Ward Trail.

WALKS: Head for Ned Stark’s Winterfell at Castle Ward

We continue our series of recommended routes in conjunction with NIWalks.com with a glimpse of the treasures to be found on the Castle Ward Castle Trail in Co Down.

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A beggar accosts a gentleman.

In praise of the workhouses, those ‘grim Bastilles of despair’

The workhouse has a bad name. People dreaded it. Would you want to go there? No. Nor I.

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ADVICE: You can help your dog overcome anxiety

ADVICE: You can help your dog overcome anxiety

When our dogs are anxious about things it can be upsetting for us. There are many things which can make a dog anxious: meeting strangers, travelling in the car, being alone, fireworks ...

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Supreme Court clarifies law on excluding individuals from your will

Supreme Court clarifies law on excluding individuals from your will

The past week saw the conclusion of the long running legal case, originally known as Ilott v Mitson.

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CAB ADVICE: I had money trouble, and worry it will affect my credit rating

CAB ADVICE: I had money trouble, and worry it will affect my credit rating

QUESTION: Q. How do loan companies decide to give credit? A few years ago I had money troubles and I am worried this will affect my loan application.

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Final rehearsals for Jekyll and Hyde musical

Belfast Operatic Company are putting the final touches to their latest production, Jekyll and Hyde, which will be staged at the Grand Opera House in Belfast from Tuesday April 4 until Saturday April 8.

Theatre and Comedy
St. Patrick was not born in Ireland.

10 things we’re sure you won’t know about St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by people all over the world.

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The Tullygally primary School infant choir who in 1981 won the Ferguson Cup at the Portadown Music Festival. Mrs Barbara Holden and Mrs Joan Mitchell were in charge.

Take a trip down memory lane

There’s nothing quite like pictures from the past to bring back memories of family and friends at school or work, or teammates and rivals in sport.

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Philip Magowan Photography - Northern Ireland - 10 March 2017

Armagh County Museum launched a new exhibition on Friday evening, with works of George Russel (AE).

Pictured: Councillor Liam Mackle and Catherine Giltrap of Trinity College Dublin.

Photo by Philip Magowan

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What you should do if  you find a stray cat

What you should do if you find a stray cat

What should you do if you find a stray cat? Sadly, we often receive stray cats into the practice. The best outcome is if the cat is microchipped and we can reunite it with its owners, but this is not always the case.

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Trooper Joseph Walker is remembered on the war memorial in Moira.

Information sought about Moira soldier killed during WWII

A military history enthusiast is hoping our readers can help him find out more information about a Moira man who served in the Second World War.

Lifestyle
Another chance to see Steps in Belfast

Another chance to see Steps in Belfast

Do to overwhelming demand, Steps have announced an extra Belfast date for their upcoming tour.

Music
Tesco Spaghetto Bolognese

Tesco recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a line of frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to the presence of  egg which is not on the label.

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