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Picture Special: Nineteenth century Ireland has been revealed in a series of photochrom postcards

The spectacular images show still familiar sites and locations

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.

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Seamus Heaney.

Genealogy: The county that gave us Seamus Heaney and Danny Boy

This is the third instalment of our quick tour round the counties to remind us of the pleasure that versifiers give us.

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Advice: You still have employment rights, even without a written contract

Advice: You still have employment rights, even without a written contract

Q. I have been employed for two years, but I have never received a contract of employment, I keep asking my employer for this but they are not giving it to me. What are my rights?

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Video: National Trust open event at Carrick-a-Rede

The Fisherman’s cottage restoration at Carrick-a-Rede helps  cast a net into the past for the future

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Ten things to look out for this weekend.

10 things to look out for this weekend

Whether it’s Elvis or horse racing, there’s plenty to see and do this weekend.

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David Hill.

Money Matters: Unscrupulous scammers target local investors

It seems like almost every week I hear of people who have been contacted by fraudsters trying to sell unregulated investments.

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Advice: How does Welfare Reform impact on me and my family?

Advice: How does Welfare Reform impact on me and my family?

We have been receiving a lot of enquiries about Welfare Reform and how this will affect people. I have summarised a few of the changes that have taken place since January this year.

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Crossing is an exhilirating experience.

Walks: Bridge the gap, bask in scenery at Carrick-A-Rede

Our weekly ramble with Walks NI this week takes us to one of Northern ireland’s most famous beauty spots.

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Red Sails In the Sunset by Jimmy Kennedy was a best seller worldwide.

Ulster’s cultural heritage in lament, praise and prose

This is the second instalment of our quick tour round the counties to remind us of the pleasure that versifiers give us.

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James Smyth.

James takes on Himalayan challenge

Dromara walker James Smyth will take on a new challenge this October, as he plans to explore North-East India from Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama and trekking through the foothills of the Himalayas.

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Little Mix

Amazon launches priority gig ticket scheme

Members of Amazon's Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform.

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Stately Florence Court viewed from the Red Trail.

Walks: Ha-ha! A suprise on the Red Trail at Florence Court

Our weekly trek of Ulster’s best walks continues with a jaunt to Fermanagh and then a leisurely stroll on 5.6-mile, circular Red Trail at Florence Court Forest Park.

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Vet Kerensa Scott. INLT 15-CON

Bigger dogs at risk of DCM heart condition

Dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM, is the second-most-common type of heart disease on dogs.

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How can I block my ‘ex’ if she applies for a passport for our daughter?

How can I block my ‘ex’ if she applies for a passport for our daughter?

My ex-partner has advised that she is applying for a passport for our daughter. Can I object to this?

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Where the Mournes sweep down to the sea.

Genealogy: Our antecedents were not averse to poetry and song

Each summer, the Belfast branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society has an outing to several places of interest. For a number of years a guide was produced covering all sorts of things: history, notable people, customs, churchyards (the members are amateur genealogists and like nothing more than mossy old tombstones) and many other aspects of life.

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Apple has launched its most affordable iPad

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever costing less than £270.

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The Castle Ward Trail.

WALKS: Head for Ned Stark’s Winterfell at Castle Ward

We continue our series of recommended routes in conjunction with NIWalks.com with a glimpse of the treasures to be found on the Castle Ward Castle Trail in Co Down.

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A beggar accosts a gentleman.

In praise of the workhouses, those ‘grim Bastilles of despair’

The workhouse has a bad name. People dreaded it. Would you want to go there? No. Nor I.

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ADVICE: You can help your dog overcome anxiety

ADVICE: You can help your dog overcome anxiety

When our dogs are anxious about things it can be upsetting for us. There are many things which can make a dog anxious: meeting strangers, travelling in the car, being alone, fireworks ...

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