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The £14 Primark shoes that are ‘identical’ to £650 Valentino heels

If you like to live a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget prepare yourself for Primark's latest offering that'll bring some high end fashion to your wardrobe.

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VIDEO: Podgy Pooch - 10 stone dog too fat to play fetch loses half its body weight

A 10 stone dog which refused to go on walks and was too fat to play fetch has a new lease of life - after shedding almost HALF its bodyweight.

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Singing on stage

New ITV game show is looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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tap water

NI Water warns customers to 'beware bogus callers'

NI Water is calling on customers across Northern Ireland to be extra vigilant and beware of bogus callers.

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Cyber bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are 'significantly' more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Benny, the Malinois cross.

Meet the PSNI's latest recruit ... Benny the rescue dog

Meet Benny. He's a (very cute) rescue dog from a local shelter but is now in the safe hands of the PSNI's College Dog Training Unit in Antrim.

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The old 1

There’s only one month left  to spend your old pound coins

Look under your sofa, empty your piggy bank and check your pockets – there are only 30 days left to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless.

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Storm Aileen swept through last night

Storm Aileen is just the first - the full list of storm names for this year

Storm Aileen swept our way last night, bringing gusts of up to 75mph.

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Tesco

Tesco recalls biscuits due to allergy fears

Tesco has recalled its own brand of Cookie and Cream biscuits because of allergy fears.

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Kids drinking bottles

Kids’ water bottles recalled due to choking fears

A popular brand of children’s drinking bottle has been recalled by the manufacturer due to a risk of choking being identified.

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Heavy rainfall

'Storm Aileen' on its way to batter Northern Ireland

The first storm to bring strong winds to batter our shores has been named as 'Storm Aileen'.
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A man walks through the rain

Weather warning issued as 75mph winds and rain forecast to batter Northern Ireland

A Yellow weather warning for wind and rain has been issued by the Met Office for Northern Ireland.

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The Royal family is set to expand

Poll: What do you think the new Royal baby will be called?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last week announced that they are expecting their third child.

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An organ donor

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

Health
The chain's new Greek food range features images of the famous Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, complete with its world-renowned blue dome roof.

Backlash against Lidl for removing Christian symbols from packaging

Budget supermarket Lidl is facing a backlash after airbrushing Christian symbols from packaging in order to remain 'religiously neutral'.
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Stagg Chilli

ASDA recalls chili over allergy fears

Asda has recalled a line of chili following the discovery that some items may contain an incorrect product.

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Fire engines

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service recruiting for Community Firefighters in YOUR area

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a recruitment drive for Community (Part-Time) Firefighters in 12 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.
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Spider season is back

Spider season is back: How to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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The BBC is seeking new contestants to enter its new game show

Enter the BBC's new game show without leaving your house

The BBC is seeking new contestants to enter their new game show, The Button, which will see households compete for cash prizes without leaving the comfort of home.

Arts
For the students making these calls, it can often be a nerve wracking time

Going through university clearing? Then make sure you do these four things

Every year, in August, thousands of students receive their A-level results and discover whether or not they have got the marks needed to take up a place at their chosen university.

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