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Live it up as a local in vibrant New York

I’d imagine that New York is on many people’s ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. It certainly was on mine. Not so far off the scale that I’d probably never get there, more like somewhere I just hadn’t made it to yet.

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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.

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The Christmas dinner pizza

Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you're tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year then read on!
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Volunteer Ted Harrison; Chief Executive, Judith Cairns and Chair Mrs Helen Clarke prepare for the grand opening of the new offices in Waringstown.

Local charity prepares for official opening of newly renovated office

Local charity Love for Life have a long and significant connection with the Lurgan area.

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An example of one of the scam messages

Warning over scam WhatsApp supermarket money-off messages

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers' for supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and M&S.

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Mission worker to talk on Africa

Dr. Lyn Dowds of Craigavon, one of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s (PCI) global mission workers in Malawi, will be talking about her experiences and life in the African nation at a special evening meeting on Friday (November 10) in Hillhall Presbyterian Church, Lisburn at 7.30pm.

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The magic of Christmas comes to Craigavon this month with the arrival of Santa Claus and the big lights switch-on at Rushmere Shopping Centre on Thursday, 9th November. Santa will arrive at 6:00pm to the sound of music and make his way past the family of snowmen, toy soldiers and dancing bears with free festive chocolate lollies for young and old alike until he reaches the giant Christmas tree to hit the big red button and illuminate the festive decorations which will shine brightly until January. He can then be visited in his Snow House until Christmas Eve and children are invited to post their letters in the big red post box. Anna (6) and Ella (8) McMullan joined Santa to help wrap some gifts for Christmas. For more information on Santa�"s arrival at Rushmere please visit www.rushmereshopping.com.

Santa brings Christmas magic to Rushmere Shopping Centre

The magic of Christmas comes to Craigavon this week with the arrival of Santa Claus and the big lights switch-on at Rushmere Shopping Centre on Thursday, November 9.

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Lossiemouth West Beach summer sunset. Pic by Alan Butterfield / Moray Speyside Tourism

The best of Scotland in miniature

It may be the fastest-growing tourist destination in Scotland, yet many people from Northern Ireland probably won’t have heard of Moray Speyside.

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Video: How to make Hallowe’en pumpkin lanterns in 5 steps

Every Hallowe’en, pumpkin lanterns can be seen up and down the land, adorning doorsteps and peeking out of windows.

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David Simpson MP and Councillor Louise Templeton pictured with members of the Fibro Friends Group from Banbridge who attended the Fibromyalgia Awareness Conference.

Simpson hosts Fibromyalgia event

Upper Bann MP David Simpson and UK Fibromyalgia Ambassador recently hosted an awareness conference for Fibromyalgia sufferers, their families and carers.

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Malojian join Atlantic Sessions 2017

Malojian join Atlantic Sessions 2017

Lurgan band Malojian are preparing for a gig on the north coast as part of the Atantic Sessions 2017.

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These days saying I do comes with a hefty price tag in the UK (Photo: Shutterstock)

REVEALED: How much it costs to get married in Northern Ireland

A recent survey of 4,000 brides has found that the average cost of a UK wedding is now £27,161.
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Lisburn man Nicky Reid, head chef for Sodexo at Almac, Craigavon is the company's 2017 All-Ireland Chef of the Year.He will represent Ireland in the UK and Ireland Grand Final early next year.

Craigavon’s Nicky cooks up a storm!

A Craigavon chef has been cooking up a storm by scooping a top national award.

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SRC IT students on placement in Flori, Italy.

Italian placement for Southern Regional College students

Southern Regional College students recently spent two weeks on work placement in

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Tokyo

The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

Grab your stetson and your best jiving boots...the biggest country music dance ever is coming to Belfast!

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This 1 coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker. (Photo: Johnston Press)

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.
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Gary Howard WorldSkills Forensics Judge, SRC Forensic heat competitors Victoria Black, Vivien Hadden, Alan Kelly, Scott Russell along with Paul Martin PSNI Forensics Trainer.

Victoria to compete at WorldSkills UK in Forensic Science contest

Southern Regional College’s Victoria Black has been selected to compete against the top eight students from the UK in Forensic Science at the Skills Show in the NEC in Birmingham in November.

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Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive,  Community Relations Council

ABC Community Relations Week

The Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough area is set to mark this year’s Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week, with a number of events taking place in the local area.

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Pretty Polly the six-year-old Border Collie cross with her new owner Richard Smyth.

Polly finally finds her forever home

Staff at Dogs Trust Ballymena are thrilled that one of their long-term residents has found her special someone.

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