Belfast Fashion Spy: Blake Lively never gets it wrong - she is always stunning
Our fashion reporter Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.
Our fashion reporter Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast.
Getting your outfits just right for all your Christmas events can be a challenge - but the new collection designed by supermodel Heidi Klum for Lidl will save the day (and night).
Few bands reach their third decade intact. Even fewer manage to release nine albums across 22 years, losing just one member in the process.
Christmas is a busy time of year for most of us, but one when the need for volunteers has never been greater.
They were innocent days when romance lasted forever, says Lindy McDowell:
This week I launched my Christmas appeal. I'm asking people for their help so that I can give back to the amazing health professionals who care for me and my fellow dialysis patients.
As Jenny Bristow will testify, it's hard to beat the work ethic of a farmer's daughter. And in Roisin O'Donnell's case, a childhood helping out on her parents' farm has, she believes, helped her and her husband, Conor, create an establishment voted Belfast's number...
Kerri Quinn (34) is an actress and lives in Belfast with her daughter Libby (5). She says:
Today it is 54 years since John F Kennedy was assassinated. On the same day, Aldous Huxley, prescient author of Brave New World, and CS Lewis, author of the Narnia books, also died. Seventeen years later to the day, it was Mae West, and exactly 17 years after...
Whether you need a place to enjoy your festive party, somewhere to stay during a shopping trip or a haven on the big day itself - there's plenty of hotels in Northern Ireland to enjoy the Christmas season.
Cold weather can play havoc with our skin and the dual impact of plummeting temperatures outside and central heating cranked up indoors can leave lips dry, chapped and sore.
His battle has been more difficult than some, considering his two boys Bobby (14) and Freddie (13) lost their mother, Jade Goody, when they were still small. However steep the learning curve might have been for Jeff, he's picked up a lot of valuable tricks along...
Sarah McGuinness is a singer-songwriter, originally from Derry, but now splitting her time between New York and Donegal. She has just launched her first album, Unbroken
Ever had the sensation of butterflies in your chest, rather than your stomach? Of course, it might have been a simple case of nerves or jitters (or even love!), but a fluttery heartbeat can also be a sign of a common condition called atrial fibrillation (AF).
Around 20,000 people in Northern Ireland are living with some form of dementia. Karen Ireland talks with the relatives of two people who are directly affected.
The term 'anti-ageing' is slowly falling out of favour in the beauty industry. US-based magazine Allure recently banned the term from its pages. Meanwhile, there is an emerging trend towards products that promote vitality rather than youth, and a change of shift from 'defying' ageing, to accepting it as a natural process.
David Lewis remembers crossing the Irish Sea to visit Belfast as a fresh-faced, fashionably bearded photojournalist way back in 1969. Born in France but raised in England, he had only just started working on Fleet Street - the epicentre of print journalism in the...
All of life's experiences come to an end, eventually, and I knew that one day I'd be booted out of the adorable, if somewhat ramshackle, Georgian flat that I have rented in Dublin's Kildare Street since 1996.
Protecting your children is instinctive. But some parents take it too far. Research suggests that while nearly half of UK mums say they'd do whatever it takes to protect their child, for some that means preventing them enjoying traditional childhood activities.
Today is the 70th wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince and to mark the historic event, Kerry McKittrick talks to two NI couples who wed in the same era as the monarch.
We asked the experts what we can do to prevent total complexion meltdown in the run-up to Christmas. By Katie Wright.
The war was over, as was 90 years of white domination. Rhodesia was no more. Its former Prime Minister Ian Smith's claim that he didn't believe in black majority rule - "ever in Rhodesia, not in 1,000 years" - was dust.
In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded his own military tattoo in Moscow - a celebration of marching and music to rival Edinburgh's famous annual celebrations - and the Spasskaya Tower Tattoo was born.
It started with Bach. A suite called The Well-Tempered Clavier, to be precise. I began to notice that, whenever I took the rare luxury of stopping, pressing play and actively listening to this 300-year-old piano music, the thoughts scrambling madly around in my head would subside. My heart would stop racing and my breathing would deepen.
It's nearly carol time again for King's Chorale, the choir that puts the harmony into the festive season. And, this year, the chorale has an extra Christmas present for its faithful followers at its two concerts - at Fisherwick Presbyterian Church in Belfast on Saturday,...
Mummy, remember when I used to visit you in that other place?" Gabriella Ratcliffe asked her mother, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, last week as they were sitting in Tehran's Evin prison. "Should we go there again?" Nazanin was aghast. Gabriella, who is three, meant the wing of the jail where Nazanin was once held in solitary confinement.
Conservationist Prince Charles has weighed in behind a new drive to save the 500 historic buildings and monuments across Northern Ireland which have been placed on an "at risk" register by worried architectural experts.
She's done it, inevitably. Earlier this week, it was announced that millennial hype-beast Taylor Swift had sold more albums in the US than any other artist this year.
Robert Pattinson might have a famous face, but he would rather you didn't pay any attention to it. He's so fond of going incognito that he has changed his appearance as much as possible since he became a global superstar in the Twilight Saga - the series of fantasy...
Mary J Blige is feeling the cold. It is a sunny autumn day in London, but the air conditioning in her hotel room is turned up high.
Based on a true story, director Paul McGuigan charts a star-crossed romance across class and cultural divides, conducted in the shadow of terminal illness.
While the tills are still ringing with Marvel's box office takings for Thor: Ragnarok, DC hopes for a massive hit with its first gathering of its biggest superheroes.
The soundtrack to modern life is a melancholic symphony of beeps, rings, chirps and pings, synchronised to the drum beat of fingers swiping back and forth across LED screens.
Barra Best recalls his first ever live weather forecast on BBC Newsline, broadcasting to the nation while providing maternity cover for a colleague, and cringes at the thought. "Looking back, I'm like a cardboard cutout. Just a moving mouth," he admits. "I...
Streaming services have been flexing their muscles with increasing success in the race for the Oscars. Last year, Amazon won three golden statuettes for Manchester By The Sea and The Salesman, while Netflix emerged victorious with wartime documentary The White Helmets.
Last month, Bradley Walsh sat on The Jonathan Ross Show sofa alongside arguably the biggest UK breakthrough artist of the past 18 months - Stormzy. At one point Walsh turned to the young star, swung one leg over the other, raised a finger as he found the...
Helen Skelton has kayaked the Amazon, cycled to the South Pole and completed ultra marathons - but she's now taken on her most exhausting challenge yet, as mum to two small boys, Ernie, (two) and seven-month-old Louis.
Sian Rowan laughs when she recalls how she planned to tell son Leo of her achievement on the day he was born. The 26-year-old from Bushmills, who wants to become a personal trainer, passed one of her fitness examinations two hours before giving birth to Leo on...
This weekend, for the first time the All Island Congenital Heart Disease Network will meet in Northern Ireland at its annual conference. The network for paediatric cardiology is the first formal structure of this kind to be established in Europe. Working across...
Evergreen singer-songwriter Tommy Sands hadn't a notion what all the fuss was about. But his sharp-eyed niece and nephew knew something wasn't right after their uncle laughed at a Rabbi telling a joke at an ecumenical gathering in Co Down.
A recent report revealed that singer Adele was the most popular choice to be seated next to on a plane due to her fun-loving and easy-going manner. Kerry McKittrick asks well-known NI personalities about their perfect passenger pal, as well as their dream or...
If you were told you could only use three make-up products for the rest of your life (a truly terrifying prospect, of course), mascara would probably be one of your picks, wouldn't it?
In the seventh of his exclusive weekly columns, Mark Dobson, the son of former MLA Jo-Anne, shares his experiences of the NI game in Basel and the team effort that ensured he could attend.
Mistletoe pinned conspicuously above doorways, snow-capped rom coms splashed across cinema screens... when it comes to lonelier than thou holidays, Christmas comes a close second to Valentine's Day.
There's no question whether this year's I'm A Celebrity ... Extra Camp hosts are up to the job. After all, the newbies - current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt and 2016 runner-up and comedian Joel Dommett - know the process better than most. And, for the...
The name of Palace Barracks in Holywood - just yards from Rory McIlroy's childhood home - has long been synonymous with the Northern Ireland Troubles and with the Army's role in the conflict.
When the evenings get colder and darker, it's easy to get lax about your running routine. Strava statistics dwindle, leggings are cast to the back of the wardrobe and your once pavement-worn trainers stay firmly paired in the hallway.
We can all find the motivation to throw on our trainers when the pavements are hot, eat healthily when the days are long and meditate our way to holistic bliss when a whole morning can be spent simply soaking up the rays in a local park. But when it's...
The 50-year-old is director of model agency, Style Academy. She lives in Hillsborough with her husband Stefan.
With National Diabetes month under way, PR professional and children’s fitness expert, Kat Cassidy, a mum of three from Lisburn, tells Una Brankin how she was given a shock diagnosis.