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14 films to look forward to in 2017

From thrillers to comedies and superheroes, we have already been treated to some big releases this year.

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SERC launch after-school language classes for children

SERC launch after-school language classes for children

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has launched a brand new range of after-school foreign language classes giving primary school children aged 5-11 the opportunity to learn French, Italian and Spanish at their Lisburn campus.

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Council launches community festival fund

Council launches community festival fund

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has launched its Community Festivals Fund for 2017/ 2018, jointly funded with the Department for Communities NI.

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Screenshot of the application form

TV series 'The Secret Lives of 4 and 5 year olds' now recruiting

The Secret Life of ... is appealing for four and five-year-olds to help make a new series. Do you want your child to be involved?
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Blind Date will return to our screens later this year.

Northern Ireland singletons wanted for new series of Blind Date

A legendary TV dating show makes its return to our screens this year and the production company behind it is looking for Northern Ireland singletons to take part.

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TV licence

TV Licence set to rise from £145.50 to £147

The annual TV licence fee is set to increase to £147 from April 1, 2017, the Government has today confirmed.

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Lisburn Young Defenders.

Melody flute prize for Lisburn band

It has been a few years since Lisburn Young Defenders competed at the Flute Band Association ‘own choice’ contest but this year, at the Island Centre in Lisburn, the band did it in style by winning the ‘melody plus’ section for the first time.

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Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks producers warn of FAKE Facebook casting call for extras

Lime pictures, producers of hit Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks have issued a warning after it emerged that companies claiming to be recruiting paid extras on their behalf were doing so WITHOUT the knowledge or consent of the producers.

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Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson.

Lisburn singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Fancy getting your kit off with the aim to find true love?

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Emerald Isle Garrison brings Invasion NI Star Wars convention to the Eikon Exhibition Centre at the Maze outside Lisburn.  


Pictures by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Darth Vadar spotted in Lisburn

The Eikon Complex in Lisburn played host to Sith lords, Jedi knights and Imperial stormtroopers at the weekend.

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June Brown acting as Dot Cotton - BBC image

As June Brown turns 90 here are Dot Cotton's Eastenders highlights

Chain-smoking, Bible-bashing Dot Cotton has been an EastEnders fixture since 1985, and has appeared in some of the soap's most dramatic - and sometimes funniest - scenes.

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'Blind Date' presenter, Cilla Black, who passed away in 2015.

Blind Date to return... but who’ll replace Cilla?

‘Blind Date’ will return to television screens with a new presenter in 2017.

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'Jedi Jim' (left) and Dr Leah Totten (right). Could you be the next NI contestant to impress Lord Sugar?

TV: Applicants wanted for BBC show The Apprentice

Think you could be the next Richard Branson or Bill Gates? The Apprentice is now looking for entrepreneurs to win Sir Alan Sugar’s next big investment.

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What do you think of the title of the new 'Star Wars' film?

Official title of ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ revealed

The name of the next instalment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga has been officially unveiled.

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BT has announced price changes

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

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From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

There was big news in the TV world today as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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Lisburn woman Jennifer Morrow who will take part in a new TV show called The Big Painting Challenge. Photo: Ed Miller/PA Wire

Northern Ireland woman takes part in new BBC1 show The Big Painting Challenge

A Northern Ireland woman is bidding for glory as BBC1 relaunchs The Big Painting Challenge.

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Using a tablet

TV Licensing helping non-English speakers in Northern Ireland with iPlayer law change

TV Licensing has launched a new initiative with the Consular Corps /Association of Northern Ireland (CA-NI) to help highlight recent BBC iPlayer law changes to those whose first language isn’t English.
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Down Royal Down Course

Down Royal held their annual Boxing day meet

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