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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.

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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.

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Cereal

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.

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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.

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Belfasts Christmas Market, which is now in its 12th year, opens on Saturday

Expanded Belfast Christmas Market gets a local flavour

Now in its 12th year, Belfast’s Christmas Market is set to expand beyond the grounds of City Hall for the first time.

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Poppies in Katesbridge: In this the 100th anniversary year of the battle of the Somme, Katesbridge Ladies Rural Group have been remembering the sacrifice made by so many brave men and women. They have made ceramic poppies, similar to the Tower of London poppies, with Mr. Trevor Woods, from Mount Ida Pottery. Trevor gave the Group step-by-step instructions on moulding the poppies from clay. He took them away and fired them. Then the ladies glazed their individual pieces. Many stories were recounted over the weeks of local men who had gone to war, most never to return, having paid the Supreme Sacrifice. A Somme-themed table quiz was also held. Questions about the Somme and World War I were asked, the poems In Flanders Fields and We Shall Keep the Faith were read and a video about the Unknown Soldier was shown. Katesbridge Ladies Rural Group found this a particularly poignant project, especially at this time of the year and being near Armistice Day. Their knowledge and understanding of the war years has be

Rural group’s poignant poppy making tribute

A group of Katesbridge woman have paid their own unique tribute to the Fallen as part of the 100th anniversary year of the Battle of the Somme.

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ASDA

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.
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An early photograph of First Banbridge (Scarva Street Prebyterian) Boys Brigade.

BB company marks a major milestone

First Banbridge Boys Brigade is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Great British Bake Off

As we pre-heat our ovens for the Bake Off final let's recap on who we've lost already

The Great British Bake Off Final

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Won of our lucky winners won a break at the Killyhevlin Hotel.

Congratulations to our winners

Congratulations to two readers who won recent competitions in the Leader.

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The current MacBook may be slimmed-down by next week

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.

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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.

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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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Youth Council Office bearers (back from left) Katie McKenna (PR), Molly Butler (PR), Eloise Sellwood (Secretary); (front from left) Victoria Geoghegan (Chair) Ciaran McCartan (Peer Educator), Christian Ford (Vice-Chair)

Banbridge Youth Council launches drive to recruit new members

Banbridge District Youth Council is for young people and about young people and it needs their input.

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Derek Dubery crowned Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year.Pic: Oliver Dixon/Imagewise

Derek is Specs Wearer of the Year

Derek Dubery from Banbridge says he’s “totally amazed” to have been named this year’s Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year at the UK and Ireland’s premier celebration of spec-tacular glasses wearers.

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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.

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