Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

Boy eating a burger

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

The participants at the recent textile recycling workshop held in the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.

Turning unwanted clothes into the height of fashion

During the recent European Week for Waste Reduction the council organised a successful Love Your Clothes workshop for residents to learn how to up-style their little black dresses in time for the party season.

Christmas lights

IN PICTURES: Christmas lights switch-on in Dunmurry

Dunmurry Dental Practice held its inaugural Christmas Tree Lights Switch on at the weekend, with patients, staff and the wider community attending the ceremony which was hosted by Q Radio’s Ibe Sesay.


Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at 'trending' veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.
Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.


Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.


Voting opens to name Northern Ireland’s new signature dish

Tourism NI has tasked four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs to create three brand new locally-inspired

dishes, one of which will be named as Northern Ireland’s New Signature Dish, via public vote.

Whats on
That sickly feeling - beware the winter 'vomiting bug'

Health warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is making people aware of the presence of the winter vomiting and diarrhoea virus, also known as norovirus, circulating in the community.


Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg's Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

Could High Street shopping be a thing of the past by 2050?

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050'

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

Looking good: Glenda McStravick from Lisburn.

Glamorous Glenda wins ‘Best Dressed Lady’ title

Lisburn woman Glenda McStravick won the coveted WKD Best Dressed Lady title during day one of the Festival of Racing at Down Royal.


ASDA to cut fuel price tomorrow

Asda is cutting fuel to new national price cap of 110.7ppl on unleaded and 112.7ppl on diesel.
Hatchimals are one of the leading toys this year

Meet the toys that will drive us to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

We have long occupied the top spot as Europe’s biggest spenders on games and gizmos for their offspring - and we are expected to spend £1.1bn on toys in the run-up to Christmas – an average of £105 and nine products per child.

Meteor shower

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

Chef Gerard Magill, Meet & Thyme, Hillsborough, Joanne McErlain, Treat Week organiser and Councillor Uel Mackin, Chairman of the council's Development Committee, show off some of the outstanding local ingredients used in preparing seasonal dishes during Lisburn & Castlereagh's Treat Week.

Cooking up a feast: Treat Week hailed a great success

Following a week-long celebration of Lisburn & Castlereagh’s local eateries and producers, Treat Week has been declared a success by festival organisers and event participants alike.

Mammals who eat nothing but vegetables can have twice the size of a belly as someone who eats meat.

Veg eaters have bigger bellies

From elephants to tiny shrews, throughout evolution, plant-eating mammals have twice the belly of meat eating predators.

Using a mobile

Youngsters taking naked selfies despite knowing the risks

Many young people choose to share naked selfies despite knowing the risks because they see it as a "normal and fun" part of relationships, a worrying study has shown.

The Who. Did you see the band play The Top Hat Ballroom in 1966?

Do you remember the night rock legends The Who played Lisburn?

Did you see legendary rock band The Who play The Top Hat Ballroom in Lisburn in 1966?

Mark Tennyson from Lisburn will soon be departing on a prize trip this November (10th) as winner of the Magners Ultimate Sports Weekend.  Hell get to attend the Cheltenham Races, the Scotland vs Australia Rugby Union match in Edinburgh and the France vs Sweden World Cup Qualifier.

Local man scores big with ultimate sports package

Lisburn man Mark Tennyson is about to enjoy a unique sporting treble thanks to Magners Original Irish Cider.

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