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WATCH: Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the 'air gap' from a mince pie.

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Good food available in NI

Northern Ireland food experiences to whet the appetite

Tourism Ireland are encouraging local people to enjoy a short break and savour a taste of Northern Ireland’s food experiences.
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A new baby

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?
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Alloa keeper Neil Parry preparing to take the fateful goalkick, with the unsuspecting seagull overhead

Video: Goal kick strikes flying seagull

This is the hilarious moment a keeper's goal kick went astray after it was deflected - by a seagull.

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A man suffering from stress

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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Door chimes

Door chime recalled over electric shock fears

High street retailer Maplin have warned customers of a potential hazard with two items from its range.

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Santa, the police, and the people of Lurgan do the Mannequin Challenge

Santa, the PSNI and the people of Lurgan took part in the Mannequin Challenge just as the Christmas Lights were to be switched on.

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Animal Friends say over 6,000 dogs will suffer chocolate poisoning by the end of 2016

Warning that thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Is your home rat proof?

Polar vortex could spark plague of rats in Northern Ireland this Christmas

Northern Ireland homeowners are being urged to be on their guard as cold weather threatens to spark a plague of rats over Christmas.

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Using a mobile device while driving is illegal.

Mobile phones causing more problems on the road than ever

More than 86 per cent of UK motorists think distraction caused by mobile phones has become worse in the last three years, according to a study commissioned by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart.

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Which band's T-Shirt will you be wearing?

Tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Note to self: tomorrow (November 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the wardrobe tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

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Social media creates what is best described as a 'hyper-critical' environment in which young people exist.

Selfie generation pupils under ‘similar scrutiny’ to celebs

Pupils who are part of the “selfie generation” are living their lives under similar level of public scrutiny as celebrities, academics have claimed.

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People from all over Northern Ireland shared their photos of the sunset on social media.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Northern Ireland goes crazy for magnificent sunset

Social media was awash with some truly beautiful images of the sunset across Northern Ireland on Monday evening.

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Women are better than multi-tasking than men, according to experts.

Why men can’t multitask

Women are better at multitasking because men have ‘greedier brains’ which take up more energy when juggling tasks, according to new research.

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Thousands of users data has been compromised in the hack attack

Mobile company’s advice following data hack

Mobile and Internet provider Three UK has confirmed that the personal information of customers have been accessed by hackers in a recent cyber attack.

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Christmas decorations. Have you got yours up yet?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

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Young footballers Mannequin Challenge video scores internet goal

Young footballers Mannequin Challenge video scores internet goal

A video of young footballers from Lurgan FC taking part in the mannequin challenge has scored a social media hit.

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'Post-truth' is Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year.

‘Post-truth’ crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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Dippy

Dippy the Diplodocus won’t arrive in Belfast to next winter

Dippy the Diplodocus is hitting the road.

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Inside Amazon

Look inside Amazon’s huge warehouse ahead of the Christmas rush

These were the bustling scenes yesterday inside one of Amazon’s biggest distribution centres as it prepares for Black Friday and the Christmas period....

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