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All new Generation Game looking for contestants

The iconic seventies game show, The Generation Game, is set to return to BBC and is looking for competitive families to take part.
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Caitlin Sheaffer (left) and Australian television presenter, Grant Denyer.

VIDEO: Woman from Muff leaves Australian TV presenter in hysterics

A woman from Inishowen has left an Australian TV presenter in hysterics after she revealed she was from the border town of Muff.

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National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores

Get your dose of ‘vitamin sea’ this National Marine Week

If you’re in need of some Vitamin Sea, National Marine Week from July 29th to August 13th offers endless opportunities to smell the seaweed, savour the sound of lapping waves, whilst searching for wild treasures around our shores.

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Microsoft Paint was first introduced in 1985.

Microsoft to kill off Paint after 32 years

Software giant, Microsoft, has announced its decision to kill off graphics editing application, Paint, after 32 years.

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WATCH: Mother films terrifying scene inside plane as it dropped towards the sea

A terrified mother has revealed how "all hell broke loose" as the plane she was travelling on dropped dramatically towards the sea.

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Attractive?

Scientists discover ugly truth about attractiveness

A handsome husband can be bad for women's health by triggering dangerous dieting, according to new research.

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Don't misuse the '999' number

PSNI warn public 'not to misuse the 999' emergency number

Police are warning the public not to make false calls to PSNI Call management centres - as it could have serious consequences.
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A bored child

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first 'I'm bored …' just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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What is real?

Only 60% of people can spot a manipulated picture - can you?

Most of us can't tell what's wrong with a faked picture - underlining the threat to democracy by the spread of made up propaganda, a study shows.

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The new Jane Austen Note, copyright Bank of England

Everything you need to know about the new £10 note

Just as we've stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note will be revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral later today..
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Home alone

Children's charity urges parents not to leave children home alone in summer months

The NSPCC is urging parents in Northern Ireland to think carefully before leaving their children home alone during the summer holidays after its Helpline referred dozens of cases to the PSNI and children’s services after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about unsupervised youngsters.
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Enjoying the sunshine

Portugal as hot as here today in wall-to-wall sunshine

Temperatures throughout Northern Ireland match those in Portugal today with constant sunshine making life bliss.
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The Boss

Contestants sought for BBC One quiz show

The BBC are searching for contestants to take part in the second series of TV quiz show The Boss.
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As Games of Thrones returns, artists work on Derry’s own ‘weirwood’-like tree

As fans gear up for Season Seven of Game of Thrones, Derry is to get its own public art work resembling one of the show’s ‘weirwood’ tree.

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Coffee

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Local butcher, Mark McCafferty pictured serenading Derry granny Maisie Crawford.

WATCH: Singing butcher serenades Derry granny

A video showing a local butcher singing and dancing with a Derry granny has gone viral.

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Lion's Mane jellyfish washed up on a beach in Donegal at the weekend.

Giant venomous jellyfish spotted on Donegal beach

A venomous giant jellyfish was spotted washed up on the shore of a beach in Donegal at the weekend.
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A sand pit

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.
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A false widow spider. (Stock Image)

Poisonous spider spotted in child's playhouse

An Irish father was left in shock when he discovered a poisonous false widow spider in his back garden in Dublin this week.

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Online

NSPCC Northern Ireland gives parents vital tools to keep children safe online during the holidays

Now that schools have broken up  for the  summer break, the NSPCC in Northern Ireland is urging children and young people to keep themselves safe when online.
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