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.
Michael Cashman, or Baron Cashman of Limehouse - best known to many as Colin Russell from EastEnders, who made waves with the first gay kiss on a British soap more than three decades ago - has packed a huge amount into his 69 years. His roller-coaster memoir, One Of Them, charts his course from his working-class East End childhood, the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a stranger and later a salubrious artists' manager, his early years in West End theatre, TV fame and political activism - to a place in the House of Lords just four days after the death of his long-term partner, Paul Cottingham.
Andrew Woodward has no idea how many times he was raped as a child. In November 2016, the ex-footballer waived his right to anonymity and revealed that he had been a victim of sexual abuse for more than six years in the 1980s. The one-time Crewe Alexandra defender named his former coach, a convicted paedophile who police would later say had "almost an insatiable appetite" for young boys: Barry Bennell. Bennell has been described as the most persistent paedophile in Britain's history. He was also Woodward's brother-in-law.
Have you ever wondered about who has the fascinating job of being 'the namer of storms'? Each new storm that has come our way in recent weeks has been given a designated name in alphabetical order. Last weekend we had Storm Ciara and now we're getting a battering from Storm Dennis. Wouldn't it be an interesting job getting to choose the names? The only thing is that while the names all sound fine - even pleasant - the storms are anything but pleasant. Some of you know that first hand. Your property or land has received a battering from the wind and the rain and it will be some time before you can get things sorted out. Our thoughts are with you.
Ever gone out to buy a packet of biscuits - and then returned home with three packets, a new outfit, and a meal-deal from your supermarket's new food range? If so, you're far from alone in being seduced by your supermarket's tempting offers.
Few TV shows have been as successful as Friends. The US sitcom made its stars household names the world all over. So, getting recognised by the British public is something that David Schwimmer, who played Ross in the series, has come to expect.
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.
Following the huge success of the 2019 event, Belfast Restaurant Week returns from February 17-23, providing lots of delicious opportunities to treat yourself to a special lunch or dinner in one of the city's excellent eateries.
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.
A former police officer, who was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the Omagh bombing, has revealed that he hoped a man would carry out his threat to kill him to save him from having to take his own life by driving his car into a wall at 120mph.
Lisa Magill moved from Northern Ireland with her family when she was only eight years old. Settling into her new life in Australia was a challenge, but it was nothing compared to the fight that lay ahead.
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