Apple’s long overdue new Macs ‘to launch on October 27

Apple is planning to debut its long-awaited new Mac updates at an event on October 27, according to reports.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo pins hopes of a return to greatness on new Switch console

Nintendo has revealed details of its forthcoming Nintendo Switch games console, as the company eyes a return to its former greatness.

Hallowe'en can be scary and tasty at the same time.

6 Gruesome Hallowe’en Treats

If wiggly worms and poison apples are your idea of a devilishly delicious snack we’ve got some terrifying treats to put your guests off eating this Hallowe’en.

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The front page of the Ulster Star of October 22, 1976, announcing the introduction locally of a talking newspaper.

Celebration as talking newspaper marks 40th anniversary

It’s 40 years, almost to the day, since the Lisburn Leo Talking Newspaper recorded its first local weekly news bulletin for the area’s blind or partially sighted residents.

Bring your teddy to work and school day

QUIZ: Ready, teddy, go

Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day (who knew?) prompts us to set a selection of famous furry friend photo posers.

Sausage rolls

Supermarket recalls sausage rolls over milk allergy fears

ASDA is recalling Tiger Sausage Rolls six-packs due to their containing milk.

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Temptation: Chocolate Week is upon us.

Chocolate Week 2016: Which chocolate bar would you like to see back on the shelves?

Rejoice! It's the UK's biggest chocolate celebration (not that we needed an excuse to indulge in the sweet treat).
Autumn is here

8 things we’re looking forward to about Autumn

There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night out.
The Michelin Guide 2017.

Moira restaurant Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand

Armagh restaurant Wine & Brine in Moira has been awarded Bib Gourmand status in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 just published.

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An unhappy girl

One in three girls feel they’re ‘not pretty enough’ say Girlguides

One in three girls ​aged 7 - 10 do not feel pretty enough according to a survey released today by Girlguiding ​UK.​

Snapchat doodle

New WhatsApp feature lets you draw on photos

A new feature being rolled out on messaging service WhatsApp will allow users to draw on pictures, aping functionality available from rival snapchat.


Ryanair launches new Belfast summer route

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

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.

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.

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.

The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids comics from your childhood?

By Diane King

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.
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.

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.

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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