Why Sarah Ferguson deserves second chance with Prince Andrew
The word "charming" isn't frequently used nowadays. If at all it will be in a sarcastic manner.
Peru drug arrest: We shouldn't judge Michaella simply on her age or looks
Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were part of the drugs trade. The facts are clear. They flew from their homes in Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively to holiday in Ibiza, took a flight to Peru, boarded an internal flight to a notorious drug region and were...
Hateful stuff, but Corrie actor just took rap for bigger stars
Quite why all the outrage about Chris Fountain?
Like JFK, Di is steeped in myth and legend...
As we near the 16th anniversary of her death in that Paris underpass, Diana, Princess of Wales, still remains front page news.
Why Michaella isn't the only victim of lethal drug trade
In one way, the case of Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Connolly is an extraordinary one. Michaella vanishes off the face of the earth, sparking an international search and appeal. Then she turns up on a different continent and a whole ocean away arrested for drug...
Despite flare-ups, this place is getting better all the time
Anyone looking in on Northern Ireland recently would be forgiven for thinking there was some kind of communal psychosis under way. The news – with its online commentators and pundits – has swung from crazed levels of "positivity" about everything ordinary that happens...
It's a case of Danny boy, not man for Cipriani
There's stupid. Then stupider. And then there's Danny Cipriani ...
Advertising gura Saatchi isn't that great at selling himself
For someone who made his name in advertising, Charles Saatchi seems amazingly inept when it comes to the break-up of his marriage.
Ruth Patterson and Castlederg parade: pretend you are the other side
Let me go over a few basic lessons for those slow at the back. This thing isn't called a peace 'process' for nothing. We aren't going to wake up one day and find, hey, it's all over. The business of 'peace' is about constant, daily, persistent acts of self-control. Yes, there is a...
It's so elementary for Eamonn Holmes
When the going gets tough, you send for the best ... So no wonder bosses of the ailing Daybreak are reportedly trying to lure Eamonn Holmes with a £750,000 contract to replace Aled Jones.
Simon Cowell not such a baby when it comes to the ladies
No misogynist cliché is left unturned when it comes to Lauren Silverman, the married woman expecting Simon Cowell's baby.
Dignified, open and brave, Daniel and Majella O'Donnell continue to inspire
Daniel and Majella O'Donnell are truly a class act.
Leave Freddie Mercury's private life alone
Sasha Baron Cohen has – to use film parlance – walked from the high-profile biopic of Queen legend Freddie Mercury, reportedly citing 'creative differences' with band members who hold final veto over the manuscript.
Let's expose those sad, women-hating late-night typists
There is a furore under way because Twitter, the social media platform, has apparently failed to deal with reported 'rape threats' over a 48-hour period against Caroline Criado-Perez, delivered via her Twitter account. This is the person – journalist, blogger, feminist and...
Why ambitious and attractive women like The Apprentice winner Leah Totton are still...
Inevitably within hours of Leah Totton triumphing on this year's The Apprentice, the sneers, cat-calls and put-downs began. According to her many detractors, she was allegedly too inexperienced to run a Botox clinic, was deserting the NHS and was too attractive.
How hysteria about sunshine leaves me hot under the collar
I like a spot of good weather as much as anyone else, but if anything would make me glad to see the back of it, it's the hysteria with which I'm being told every hour of every day that the sun is set to continue shining.
Thoughts of Diana not far away amidst royal baby celebrations
She has barely featured in any of the finger-in-the-ears, head-sunk-into-a-cushion rolling news coverage. Which is surprising, really, given the reporters' increasingly roccoco efforts to stretch out their one news line – young woman giving birth to future king – into hour upon hour of...
Don't rain on your man's attempts to keep cool in heat
It will be socks with sandals. Or football tops. Shorts of any sort. Shoes with no socks. Moonboot trainers. Tracksuit bottoms with loose elastic waistbands. Vests that are, in fact, vests. Old Speedoes reappearing on Portstewart strand. A washed-out T-shirt bearing the legend Lynyrd...
Sorry Vince, a private Royal Mail won't deliver same feelgood factor
News that the Royal Mail is to be privatised really does make me feel like, er, sounding the last post.
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Nightlife: Box Nightclub - Summer 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Mandela Hall Taboo Pride Party, August 2015
Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, & Parlour Belfast, July 2015
Nightlife: Villa nighclub, July 2015
Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, & Parlour Belfast, June 2015
Nightlife: Thompson's Garage, Belfast - summer 2015
Nightlife: Carl Frampton fever in The Bot
Nightlife: The Limelight - summer 2015
Northern Ireland nightlife: The Dirty Onion - June 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife - Filthy McNasty's, Belfast - July 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife - The Bar With No Name, Belfast - July 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife - The Perch, Belfast - June 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife - The National, Belfast - Summer 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Speakeasy at Queen's June 2015
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, & Parlour Belfast, June 2015
The Apartment reopens - June 2015
Villa nighclub, June 2015
Bar With No Name, June 2015
AAA at The Limelight - May 2015
The Bot - May 2015
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