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Ryanair launches new Belfast summer route

Budget airline Ryanair has announced a new route from Northern Ireland to Spain.

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Down the loo

Lego, phones - children flush the funniest things

Building bricks, dolls and mobile phones are among the items that Britain’s kids regularly drop in the loo, according to a new report.

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Recognise anyone? Back row (l-r) Robert Kirkland, Ian ..., Richard (Richie) Gorman, James Hughes, William Gregg and Stephen Snowdon. Front row (l-r) Michael Heany, Hugh Stephens (teacher) and James Hanna. It's thought the photo was taken by James Marlowe.

Can you help Jimmy track down his old classmates from Lisburn Technical College?

A former Lisburn Technical College student who left Northern Ireland more than 40 years ago is hoping Ulster Star readers can help him find some old friends.

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Marge Ashby nee Heslop.

Family history: New Zealand woman seeks information about her ancestors

A woman from New Zealand is hoping Ulster Star readers might be able to help her unlock the secrets of her family’s past.

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The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids comics from your childhood?

By Diane King

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City restaurants we have known and loved

13 long gone Belfast restaurants we really miss

Belfast has had its fair share of great restaurants over the years, and some of them have stuck in our memories long after they shut their doors for the last time.
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A smart phone

UK phone users check their mobiles a billion times a day

UK mobile users are collectively checking their phones more than one billion times a day, according to a new survey of consumer habits.

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PES 2017

PES 2017: The beautiful game is back

If you don’t care too much about licences and looks or are willing to put the work in, then Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 may have finally regained top spot in the battle of the football juggernauts.

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Lisburn eatery in the mx for Curry Awards

Lisburn eatery in the mx for Curry Awards

One of Lisburn’s favourites Indian eateries, Spice, has been shortlisted for Best Front of House in Ulster in the inaugural Irish Curry Awards.

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Shopkins Smoothie Truck. Picture: PRNewsFoto/Toys "R" Us.

Toys "R" Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain's biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids' Christmas lists this year - and it's going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.
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Is social media bad for us?

Negative effects of social media ‘greater than previously thought’

The negative effects of the Internet and social media on young people could be far greater than previously thought, suggests new research.
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A new app is set to bring Star Wars toys to life

New app brings Star Wars toys to life with special effects

Anyone who has ever owned a Star Wars toy will have spent countless hours acting out their favourites scenes from the films and coming up with their own adventures.

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The new iPhone 7 is set to be unveiled

What to expect from the iPhone 7

It’s that time again. After months of speculation, a man without a tie will take to the stage today in San Francisco (beginning at 6pm GMT) and reveal what the biggest company in the world has up its sleeve.

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How has your name performed?

Comeback kid or rising star? How has your name performed since 1904?

Names, love yours or hate it, we’ve all got one and now a new tool can reveal how popular our monikers have been over the past 110 years.

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What's your favourite song to drive to?

The greatest songs to drive to - did your favourite make the list?

Classic examples of ‘Dad Rock’ - Born to Be Wild, Bohemian Rhapsody and Highway To Hell - dominate a top 40 chart of the UK’s favourite songs for the open road.

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Seamus Heaney. (Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Seamus Heaney: three years after death and still an inspiration

Seamus Heaney appreciators marked the third anniversary of the great poet’s death earlier this week by sharing their favourite pieces of verse on social media.

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Lisburn producers line up for food festival

Lisburn producers line up for food festival

Four Lisburn producers will be among more than 60 food and drink exhibitors at this year’s Tesco Taste Festival, taking place from September 16-18 in Belfast’s Custom House Square.

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Paul Hollywood comes to Belfast with Good Food Show

Paul Hollywood comes to Belfast with Good Food Show

The BBC’s Good Food Show will be making its debut appearance in Belfast when it comes to the Waterfront from Friday October 14 until Sunday October 16, and Paul Hollywod will be one of the guests at the event.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer on stage at Tennent's Vital. Pic by Freddie Parkinson, PressEye

Chili Peppers spice up opening day of Tennent’s Vital

Legendary US rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off this year’s Tennent’s Vital in typically funky style, delighting more than 30,000 screaming fans with a sensational mix of new tracks, instrumental jams and crowd pleasing classics.

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A welcome return to Lisburn for Foster and Allen

A welcome return to Lisburn for Foster and Allen

Legendary duo Foster and Allen will be making a very welcome return to Lisburn when they bring their fortieth anniversary tour to the Island Hall on Thursday October 13.

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