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NASA 'major announcement' sees bookies slash odds on alien life discovery

A major online betting site has slashed the odds to 3/1 that alien life will be discovered in 2017.
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Pot noodle

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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REVEALED: The shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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Have you been clearing snow and ice from your drive and the pavement outside?

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should never use

With the first snows of winter having arrived in many parts, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.

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Amazon

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

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Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig 'encourages parents to abuse NHS services' says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.
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This picture was posted by Jenny Ferneyhough on Facebook.

Primark withdraws 'dangerous' Christmas candle amid safety fears

Primark has withdrawn a Christmas candle from shelves after a photo appearing to show one of the candles burning uncontrollably was shared on social media.

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Shane McGowan

How do I get tickets for Shane McGowan 60th birthday concert?

A stellar line-up of guests featuring a who’s who of world leading musicians, singer/songwriters and performers are set to come together in a celebration of Shane McGowan's 60th birthday.
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Kids on mobile phones

Warning signs that your child is screen-addicted

Many parents are used to the sight of young children bent over a screen for hours, lost in a digital world.

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The temperature in a workplace that is indoors has to be 'reasonable' according to legislation.

Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

Derry is set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet across the country but how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?
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Next coats

Next recall children’s clothing over choking fears

Next have recalled a pair of children’s coats following the discovery that they could present a choking hazard.

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The last time there was a White Christmas in Northern Ireland was in 2010.

Odds on White Christmas slashed as North set to freeze

Bookmakers have cut the odds on there being a White Christmas in the North of Ireland in 2017.

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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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The foot long chocolate clair will be available to purchase from ASDA in December.

Asda launch foot long chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have just revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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When did Christmas decorations go up in the past?

Christmas decorations weren't put up until much later in December.

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Cannabis

Here is what to do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.
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Energy drinks

Energy drinks 'cause mental health problems and kidney damage'

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.
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Lidl

Lidl recalls bread due to allergy fears

A leading supermarket in Northern Ireland is recalling Connell Bakery Wholesome Seed and Grain Sliced Pan because it contains soya which is not mentioned on the label.
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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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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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