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Lough Eske Castle: A tranquil haven for rest and relaxation

I’ve been fortunate enough to have stayed in some of the top-rated hotels around Ireland and further afield, but the experience hasn’t always been what I’d hoped.

Lifestyle
Pictured unveiling the new secure cycle parking compound at Lisburn Train Station are Translink's Gary Dunlop and Claire McLernon from Sustrans.

Translink invests in new facilities for cyclists

New secure bicycle parking compounds have been unveiled at Lisburn and Holywood train stations as part of Translink’s efforts to improve facilities for cyclists at NI Railways and Ulsterbus stations across Northern Ireland.

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Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital and Clinic is trying to reunite this little kitten with its owner.

Stray kitten hitches a lift in tyre van

A local vets is trying to trace the owner of an adventurous kitten which clocked up hundreds of miles on the road after hitching a lift in the back of a roadside recovery vehicle.

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Patrick McDonald.

‘Prolific’ child sex offender jailed

A child sex offender from Co Antrim has been jailed for a sustained campaign to solicit indecent images of boys which saw him approach thousands of children.

Crime
Armed men force their way into house and steal cash

Armed men force their way into house and steal cash

Two masked men armed with firearms forced their way into a house in Crumlin last night (December 19) and assaulted a man before making off with cash and other items.

Crime
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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