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Kick off your bank holiday break with Belfast Telegraph's bumper Weekend offering


Bronagh Waugh

Bronagh Waugh

Bronagh Waugh

It’s all change with restrictions easing and with the long weekend on the horizon, get ready to delve into your longer, revamped Weekend magazine.

Cover star Bronagh Waugh talks new beginnings, as she and husband Richard await the arrival of their first child. The much-admired actress chats to Maureen Coleman about why you don’t mess with a Northern Irish woman and her excitement at the thought of coming home to see family.

Columnist Frank Mitchell explains the good and the bad of having dual names, while Grainne McCoy asks whether dating will be daunting as Northern Ireland opens up.

This current series of Line of Duty may be concluding on Sunday evening, but, Mother of God, its legacy will leave a lasting impact on Northern Ireland. We don’t know who H is (despite our AC-12 level of investigations) but we hope that tourists will be flocking to Belfast to walk in the footsteps of ‘Super’ Ted Hastings and co.

Bank holiday cooking is important and we’ve got you covered as regards culinary inspiration. Paula McIntyre serves up a lamb dish that’ll impress, Donal Skehan barbecue recipes may inspire you to become a grill seeker while John Mulgrew’s home-made pizza is definitely worth recreating. Restaurant reviewer Joris Minne showcases his exceptional eight places to book if you’re hoping to dine al fresco and out of your home. Plus, Gary Law discusses what could be our summer sunshine drink.

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If you prefer your shopping conducted in person rather than online, we’ve a host of fashion, beauty and interiors must-buys. From zesty styles to haircare advice to give love to lockdown locks, to creating the impression of a zen-like home with creative candle use, there’s plenty to whet your purchasing appetite.

We’ve also got top telly picks for the coming week, 14 pages of TV listings and Billy Weir’s take on the grandfather of all quiz shows.

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