When I speak to Chris Packham on the phone he's a little flustered thanks to the high jinks of his two young black poodle pups, who have vanished into the far distance as he walks in the woods around his home.
The high octane environment of a busy restaurant kitchen can be challenging - but what if you're working alongside your brother or sister ? To mark Belfast Restaurant Week, which is running until Sunday, Linda Stewart finds out more.
Paul Caruana Galizia was at a friend's house in Notting Hill when he received the news he realised he had been dreading his whole life. His brother called from their family home in Malta to tell him their mother had been killed - a bomb had been placed under her car.
Recently, unable to drift off one night, my mind darting with thoughts, I decided to try something different. After a few slow breaths, I began rhythmically tapping the top of my head, then above my eyebrows, and below my eyes - all the while repeating aloud: "Even though it takes me a while to fall asleep when my mind is active, I love and accept myself and will let myself rest."
The 75-year-old musician and former broadcaster was born in east Belfast and now lives on the Ards Peninsula. He is married to Hilary and has two children, Jason and Natalie, and three grandchildren, Sophie, Jessie and Ethan. George is currently touring nostalgic musical Rock 'n' Roll Years and Dance Hall Days and is celebrating the 50th anniversary of iconic showband Clubsound
Two Co Down students have become the stars of a new series of videos - which have gone viral - aimed at making it okay to have diabetes. Best friends Ellen Watson (19) and Beth McDaniel (20), from Banbridge, are smashing the stigma of Type 1 diabetes - a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high and for which daily injections of insulin are needed - thanks to their hugely popular TikTok videos.
Sharon Hastings' story is one of endurance - and the positive power of healing along the way. The 37-year-old from Newtownards lives with her husband Robert in Newcastle, Co Down. She has spent at least two years of her life in total in hospital.
When Hollywood's finest are strutting their stuff on the red carpet and beaming for the cameras, it's easy to think that their radiant looks are the result of good genes, rather than the army of facialists, make-up artists, nail technicians and hair stylists who work tirelessly behind the scenes.
Set up with money brought home from America in the 1930s, McAnerneys in Armagh has changed dramatically over the years from a haulage business to award winning food store and off-licence. Aidan McAnerney, managing director, talks about his grandfather Arthur's dream and the legacy left behind by his father Vincent.
It's been a stormy old week hasn't it, with gale force winds and snowy showers waiting for us outside our front doors. It's the kind of weather that makes you want to batten down the hatches and stay cuddled up all day on the sofa, watching old movies and eating soup and dunking big lumps of crusty white loaf, well buttered, into it.
As she prepares to head off on a world tour to mark a phenomenal 50 years in the business, Clannad star Moya Brennan is getting reflective. The iconic singer - one of the biggest names to come out of Irish music in the 20th century - has experienced all the highs and lows of the rock 'n' roll years first hand.
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