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Make light work of Christmas feasts with the help of these kitchen aids. By Keeley Bolger.
Make light work of Christmas feasts with the help of these kitchen aids. By Keeley Bolger.
As I sit watching my sister battle with her tangled fairy lights, while she gripes about her lodgers asking if they could help her put up her Christmas decorations - "Why would I need help? It's my tree... I do it every year..." - I get a sense of relief that I don't have to worry...
Couple Eimer Hegarty and her husband Eoin from Magherafelt have a really special reason to celebrate Christmas this year — their beautiful six week old baby Abbie, who they thought they’d never have.
It was, for writer Kate Newmann, a voyage of discovery about hundreds of journeys to hell and back. The Co Down woman knew absolutely nothing about the story of the Second World War Arctic convoys when she was asked to write a book about them three...
Don't panic if your hair's fallen flat at 5pm and your Christmas party kicks off at seven sharp. Whether you want a glam updo or tousled waves, it's perfectly possible to transform your locks in minutes - no salon appointment required.
Christmas at Jennifer Aniston's house sounds like a rather magical affair. "Usually there's a Christmas tree-trimming party, with hot chocolate and chilli and a bunch of friends," says the jet-setting actress, blue eyes twinkling.
It may come as no surprise to learn that men and women approach Christmas shopping very differently, but now House of Fraser has the figures to prove it. According to a survey from the retailer, most men grab all their gifts in one day, whereas 76% of women pick up bits...
Irish bestselling novelist Cecelia Ahern was at Eason's in Belfast's Donegall Place yesterday to meet fans and sign copies of her 14th novel, Lyrebird.
Bernie Fox (54), from Moy was studying for a nursing degree when she had her stroke. She is married to food technologist Aidan (54) and has one son, Patrick (24). She says:
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The 28-year-old actress, who plays Princess Jasmine in the Waterfront's Christmas panto Aladdin, lives in Belfast and is engaged to Ronan Marlowe, who is a lawyer.
Chloe Hemphill lives in Ballymoney with her husband Paul and their daughters Rosabelle (7) and Ariella (3). A former youth worker, she is now a stay at home mum. She says:
Meet the plucky Ulster turkeys who ARE looking forward to Christmas. For they're the 'breathe-again' birds which have been spared from the festive oven by an animal rescue group in Co Down that is calling fowl on the Christmas Day tradition of serving up turkey with all the...
While enjoying a busy career as a translator, Bangor woman Rosemary Adams became unwell in her 40s. She tells Stephanie Bell how she recovered to establish a new career as a writer and about her fascinating discoveries as an astrologist.
Baby charities say the UK's stillbirth, neonatal death and maternal death rates are too high. Lisa Salmon reports on a new campaign to educate mums-to-be about potential pregnancy danger factors.
Retired Army colonel and Northern Ireland-raised TV star Dick Strawbridge tells Claire McNeilly about his passion for green issues, the ongoing challenges of life in the Chateau de la Motte Husson in France's Loire Valley, and why he'll never shave off that trademark moustache.
The 41-year-old is a singer and theatre director who lives in Newtownards. He is divorced and has two sons, Toby (10) and Logan (6).
One afternoon in the lead-up to Christmas 2004, Paula McFetridge found herself in a New York city cafe, waiting for Liam Neeson to walk through the door. She had never met the Ballymena-born actor before and now, here she was, preparing to talk money for the Lyric...
The Pope may include Armagh on his visit to Ireland in two years' time - almost four decades after John Paul II drew vast crowds to open-air masses in the Republic. Four Belfast Telegraph writers recall that remarkable autumn week and ponder what the 2018 visit will bring.
So, Kate Bush makes a bid to be Theresa May's BFF and Twitter is alive with former fans renouncing her for being a Tory. It seems they preferred her mavericking to occur within strictly defined parameters. Run around the stage like a nutter? Yes. Have views which don't sit...
The theologian Joseph Sittler was giving a lecture just before his retirement. In the open forum that followed he was asked to state in one sentence the first step he'd recommend for the reform of the church.
He is Northern Ireland's Dog Guru, the man with the magic canine touch, whose skills have helped tame the most wayward of pooches. Whether it's aggressive behaviour, issues with walking, or house training, Co Armagh's Keith Mathews has developed his the...
You'll likely be aware that a shopping phenomenon has just passed, the double-day bargain hunter's paradise that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday has been sending retailers' tills into a chorus of 'kerchings'.
The passing years and creaking bones have finally caught up with the live concert series Do You Come Here Often. The theatre-going public still loves it dearly, but promoter David Hull has decided, reluctantly, that enough is enough.
Moana Waialiki (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is the daughter of Chief Tui (Temuera Morrison) and has been groomed since birth to lead her people on Motunui island. However, she feels a strong calling to the sea, which angers her father, who believes the tropical paradise can sustain their tribe.
On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, known as Sully, drew on years of experience to glide a stricken Airbus A320 onto New York’s Hudson River in freezing conditions.
It belatedly occurs to me, as I sit down with the three member of Vaults in a swanky London members' club that we should have done the interview on a trampoline. As the band who sing Randy Crawford's One Day I'll Fly Away while various animals bounce on one in a snowy...
The Libertines’ Pete Doherty is back with Hamburg Demonstrations; The Weeknd presents Starboy, and Bruno Tonioli publishes An Italian Romance. We round up the best of this week’s releases.
The Columbia plane crash that left 71 people dead including almost all of a Brazilian football team, has horrified the world. Miguel Quiroga, the pilot of the chartered plane, told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before...
Tom Hanks recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, with the departing President Barack Obama paying homage to all the accolade's recipients for affecting him in "a very powerful, personal way".
US agent Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) fears the arrival of another meta-human like Superman. She proposes the formation of a government-sanctioned crew of criminals to carry out covert missions, commanded by army man Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman).
Young Pete (Levi Alexander) is orphaned in a road accident and forced to fend for himself in the forest buffering the community of Millhaven. The tearful child is rescued from a pack of hungry wolves by a green dragon, which the boy names Elliott after a character in his picture...
Whether it’s an awkward aunt, a tricky teen or a friend who has it all, we round up the best gadget gifts for the people in your life who are difficult to buy for.
When you've been interviewed as often as veteran Status Quo rocker Francis Rossi you know exactly what a journalist is supposed to do.
An Iranian businesswoman who came to Northern Ireland last year as part of Rotary International community relations programme says she has adopted Belfast as a her home.
As her family release a statement expressing her disappointment that no one from Northern Ireland has made it on to the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, swimmer Bethany Firth, a star of the Rio Paralympics, tells Steven Beacom about overcoming nerves to...
Insects, blood and faeces may not sound particularly appetising, but they are among the produce we should consider eating if we want our food to be sustainable and healthy, according to a team of chefs and scientists in Denmark.
It was not a conversation I was looking forward to. I hadn't spoken to former Belfast Telegraph colleague Paul McGill for nearly 30 years and now there was a very large elephant in the room.
Hailee Steinfeld has the life most teenage girls could only dream of. Instead of cinema trips with friends, she's traipsing red carpets and promoting her own films, and rather than simply dancing to Taylor Swift's album in her bedroom, she's a bona fide member of Swifty's...
They may be stars of the digital age, but sisters Sam and Nic - aka Pixiwoo - go back in time for their latest project, a new documentary about the make-up looks of Hollywood's Golden Age. Katie Wright finds out more.
More than half of us have trouble nodding off - and tiredness is not something we want in the run-up to party season. Kate Whiting seeks expert advice for getting those Zs back on track.
For couples seeking to abstain from traditional forms of marriage and express their love and commitment to one another in weird and wonderful ways, Jillian Canney is, perhaps, the first port of call here.
Lurgan teen Justine McConville spent five weeks in a coma after being hit by a car in July, but following numerous brain surgeries and a remarkable recovery she's returning to school.
A common myth about hypnosis is that it destroys willpower. It's a silly misconception when you think about it because it suggests that willpower is a special elixir which is in limited supply like serotonin or pixie dust.
Bernie Mullan and Sinead Farry, both from Belfast lost their husbands to cancer. They tell Marie Foy how Cancer Focus supported them and their children at the worst possible time.
I was dolled up to the nines. My hair was highlighted and straightened - my make-up perfect. I wore a beautiful green dress. As I glided down the staircase at the hotel where my sister's wedding reception was being held, I saw my much beloved granny standing with my father.
The 38-year-old is head chef and owner at the Bull & Ram restaurant in Ballynahinch. He lives in Killyleagh with his wife Hannah.
The 49-year-old is general manager of the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast, which has just been awarded five stars by Tourism NI. He lives in Belfast with his partner Bernie and has one daughter, Eva (10).
Today's world can be a scary place for grown-ups and youngsters alike. But good stories can ease a multitude of growing pains and fears, say bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.
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