You know the Christmas party season has started when the invitation from the Ulster Tatler arrives to celebrate the success of the year just past and to toast the future. We did just that in the sumptuous seasonal surroundings of the Ulster Reform Club. A surprise guest was former athlete now top commentator Steve Cram who had been attending a lunch in the club as guest of Jim Neilly.
How would you like five members of the Ulster Rugby team around your Christmas tree this year? Well Callum, Nick, Ruan, Declan and Paul turned up to switch on the Christmas lights at the Culloden Hotel and along with Santa made a lot of young (and old) people very happy, handing out presents and posing for pictures at the Christmas party.
Dubbed the UK's most popular living artist, Bristol-born Doug Hyde has helped the Crosshill Gallery on the Brookmount Road in Omagh celebrate its relaunch by holding his latest exhibition entitled Love Counts there. At the official opening many not-so-subtle hints were being dropped about his work making lovely presents - but if you would like to see it you need to be quick as it is only on until this Thursday.