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A little piece of heaven in the Walled City

Nestled on a quiet street in the Maiden City is a recognised treasure - and a little piece of heaven.

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Leader: Take a trip down memory lane

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper's archive.
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Leader: Take a trip down memory lane

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper's archive.

Lifestyle

Take a trip down memory lane

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper's archive.
Lifestyle
Lost and Found, Banbridge Academy.

Banbridge & Dromore young entrepreneurs tackle ‘big market’

A number of students from Banbridge Academy, Newbridge Integrated College, St Patrick’s College and Dromore High School have participated in the Young Enterprise programme, showcasing their products for sale to the public at St George’s Market, Belfast.

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At the Education Authority Celebration of Full Attendance eventt. Pictured FR L-R Principal Mary McHenry St Louise's College, EA Director of CYPS Dr Clare Mangan, Chair of CYPS Cttee and EA Board Member Pat Carville and Nicola Topping EA CYPS. BR L-R Adrain Nugent EA Head of Education Welfare, Dylan Colton St Patrick's Academy, Hannah Connell Limavady Grammar School, Philip Gervin St Patrick's Academy, Andrew Steward Larne Grammar School, Aaron Donnell Saintfield High School, Scott Hagan Our Lady & St Patrick's College, John Joe Nugent, Paul Fletcher, Connor Renaghan, Sean McGuigan St Patrick's High School, Keady and Tracey Woods CSSC. MR L-R Emma Sloan CSSC, Victoria Hunter Friends' School, Katherine Ingram Bloomfield Collegiate, Amy Booth Rainey Endowed School, Emer Rooney St Catherine's College, Aine McNulty St Patrick's Academy, Killain Frew Limavady High School, Chloe McCarron Limavady High School, Ashley Callaghan Limavady Grammar School, Kirsty Leslie Dunluce School, Alexandra Hunter Friends' School.

Students celebrated for ‘perfect attendance’

Young people who haven’t missed a day of school have been recognised and rewarded for their perfect attendance with certificates.

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The Beacon Hotel in New York's Upper West Side.

Live it up as a local in vibrant New York

I’d imagine that New York is on many people’s ‘bucket list’ of places to visit. It certainly was on mine. Not so far off the scale that I’d probably never get there, more like somewhere I just hadn’t made it to yet.

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P7 pupil Megan McKeown (centre) helps launch the NI Primary School Road Safety quiz along with Davy Jackson, from event organisers, Road Safe NI, and Jonathan McKeown of event sponsors, CRASH Services.

Call for entries to Road Safety Quiz Craigavon heat

Primary Schools across the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area are being invited to enter their local heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz.

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Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

Low-cost airline giving travellers more bang for their buck

It’s not every day that you can boast being taken to the skies by a famous explorer.

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Primary 3 pupil Sarah Wilson from Edenderry PS collects her hi vis vest prize from Wayne Watson of Specsavers in Banbridge. Sarah won first prize in the nursery to P4 age category in Specsavers half term holiday colouring competition and won a family cinema pass and hi visibility vests for his primary school class.

High-vis vests for local pupils

Calvin Mallon, a P4 pupil at Donaghcloney Primary School and Sarah Wilson who is in Primary 3 at Edenderry Primary School have both won hi-visibility vests for their respective classes as well as family cinema passes courtesy of Specsavers in Banbridge.

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Teacher Tanya Davis leading a global learning lesson at Bridge Integrated Primary School in Banbridge. The school is participating in the Global Learning Programme (GLP), an initiative that supports schools to embed education for a fair and sustainable world.

Chance to bring the world into Banbridge classes

Banbridge schools can bring the world into their classrooms this term by joining the Global Learning Programme (GLP).

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Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges is coming back to Belfast - here’s how you can get your hands on tickets

Comedy fans in Northern Ireland are in for a treat after Kevin Bridges announced he will be returning to the city next year.

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The Christmas dinner pizza

Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you're tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year then read on!
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ULTIMATE SCHOOL TRIP: Television presenters Dick and Dom launch the nationwide Ultimate School Trip competition, which is giving schools across NI and the UK the chance of winning a place for their entire class on a school trip to Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Majorca, which offers creative, educational adventurous activities for the children. The winners will be chosen by a public vote from 45 shortlisted schools, all of which will receive �1,000 worth of vouchers for school equipment.

Banbridge schools could win ‘Ultimate school trip’

Schools in Banbridge are in with a chance of winning a place for an entire class of 9-13 year olds on the Ultimate School Trip with Jet2holidays.

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Tony Carson with Amy White and Martina Florek of Newbridge College.

New-Bridge pupils win £500 for school at annual Carson Awards

Integrated school pupils were awarded recently for their creative efforts at the ninth annual Carson

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An example of one of the scam messages

Warning over scam WhatsApp supermarket money-off messages

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers' for supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and M&S.

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Lossiemouth West Beach summer sunset. Pic by Alan Butterfield / Moray Speyside Tourism

The best of Scotland in miniature

It may be the fastest-growing tourist destination in Scotland, yet many people from Northern Ireland probably won’t have heard of Moray Speyside.

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Video: How to make Hallowe’en pumpkin lanterns in 5 steps

Every Hallowe’en, pumpkin lanterns can be seen up and down the land, adorning doorsteps and peeking out of windows.

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Renowned watchmaker Robert Adair pictured in his workshop.

Robert Adair Jewellers celebrates 60 years

It’s a sparkling time for Robert Adair Jewellers Ltd. as the renowned Ballymena business celebrate their Diamond anniversary.

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Students from Banbridge High School, St Patrick's College and Newbridge Integrated College participated in a multi-sport schools roadshow yesterday organised jointly by IFA Foundation, Ulster GAA and Ulster Rugby as part of DfC funded programme.

Banbridge schools take part in multi-sports roadshow

Young people from Banbridge recently participated in a highly successful multi-sport schools roadshow.

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