Nelson Mandela: life and times
Key moments in life of former president
Christmas parties 2013
Irish dad forced to take dead baby in taxi for autopsy
Prouvost wins Turner Prize
Laure Prouvost named winner in Derry
Top 10 Xmas gifts for teens
Victoria's Secret opens first shop on island of Ireland
Help babies like little Joe
Help save lives of babies around the world
Christmas lights in Belfast
Lights on and market opens in city
PlayStation PS4 v Xbox One
Comparing Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles
Jaw-dropping animal snaps
Animals snapped in Belfast Zoo contest
Latest Entertainment News
Friend says Bailey is tough to beat new
Luke Friend has admitted that he thinks he and Nicholas McDonald will have their work cut out for them to beat Sam Bailey in The X Factor final.
Spears: I want to work with Gaga
Britney Spears has revealed that she would like to collaborate with Lady Gaga.
Saatchi card spending 'not checked'
Charles Saatchi's accountants did not scrutinise the credit cards used by his and Nigella Lawson's personal assistants, because it was not their job to get involved in the household expenditure, a court has heard.
Aniston felt awkward in her 30s
Jennifer Aniston has said that she had an awkward phase in her 30s, the time when she was married to Brad Pitt.
Latest Music News
Lou Reed documentary for BBC Four new
Lou Reed is set to be the subject of a BBC Four documentary, Lou Reed Remembered.
New Johnny Cash album on its way
Johnny Cash fans will be able to hear some new, never-before-released music from the star on an album due out next year.
West: Eight songs for next album
Kanye West has revealed his next album will only feature eight tracks.
Allen: Lorde deserves 'new' Grammy
Lily Allen has criticised Grammy bosses for leaving Lorde out of the best new artist field.
Latest Film & TV News
Freeman: I prayed on Hobbit set new
Martin Freeman has revealed that he turned to higher powers as he did some of the stunts in The Hobbit sequel.
Jackson wants Who in New Zealand new
Peter Jackson has said he is serious about his ambition to direct an episode of Doctor Who in New Zealand.
Lawrence tops most searched stars new
Jennifer Lawrence is the most searched star of 2013, ahead of Hollywood hunks Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling and Johnny Depp.
McQueen's slavery film on 2013 list
Steve McQueen's new film 12 Years A Slave has made the American Film Institute's top 10 films of 2013.
Latest Eating Out News
Joris Minne: Donegan's, Bangor
The bar tzar Bill Wolsey, who owns one of the biggest portfolios of pubs, restaurants and hotels in Northern Ireland, can trace the roots of his vast empire back to Bangor. In the heady days of the Sixties and Seventies, Bangor was the seaside resort of choice for the middle classes. Later it became an oasis of relative peace and calm which remained largely immune from the Troubles and as a result of its blessed position was able to offer night time entertainment as Belfast's bars and clubs closed their doors at 6pm for security reasons.
Joris Minne: Prezzo!
There's a lot to be said for the efficiency of European city centre mid-range restaurants geared up for feeding shoppers, office workers and museum visitors. Pick any city between Amsterdam and Albufeira and in their centres you will find clean, formica-clad, brightly lit, food businesses offering a small range of dishes of the day at reasonable prices. They generally don't have much character or charm. They are there to service, not to entertain.
Joris Minne: Swift
New restaurants should be treated with the same patience you would show a toddler taking his first steps. The nightmares experienced by owners choosing the cutlery, furniture and glassware are one thing. But the horror show which an executive chef will have suffered before finally agreeing the menu (strike the last one if you're opening a burger bar, fish and chip counter or pie stall) is worse than any torture.
Joris Minne: Enigma
Holywood, Co Down. The town with its own accent (pronounced: ex-sent) is a lovely little community of aspiring and arrived done-wells. Comedian Nuala McKeever immortalised them in her character, Hilary Hamilton.