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UK phone users check their mobiles a billion times a day

UK mobile users are collectively checking their phones more than one billion times a day, according to a new survey of consumer habits.

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Iron Maiden come to Dublin

Rock legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows, including 3Arena in Dublin.

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Kodaline to headline 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of ISPCC

RTÉ 2FM’s Breakfast Republic have announced the return of The 2FM Xmas Ball, which will take place at 3Arena on Saturday December 3.

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Information on bird keeping

The Mid Ulster Fife Canary Club are having an information event on Saturday in Mount Zion house Edward Street Lurgan.

Entertainment rss

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‘The Fall’ fans counting the days until its return

The BBC have released a teaser of the upcoming series ‘The Fall’ - ensuring fans are glued to their screens on Thursday night.

The Fall screenshot

‘The Fall’ fans counting the days until its return

The BBC have released a teaser of the upcoming series ‘The Fall’ - ensuring fans are glued to their screens on Thursday night.

Before and after pictures of Ruari

Half the man he used to be - and it’s all thanks to jiving says ‘Frosty’

Frostbit Boy Ruairi McSorley is urging people across Mid Ulster to join the “culchie revolution” after jiving helped “Fat Frosty” lose his “field of chins”.

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PES 2017: The beautiful game is back

If you don’t care too much about licences and looks or are willing to put the work in, then Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 may have finally regained top spot in the battle of the football juggernauts.

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MUSIC COLUMN: Tune in to the dead air

It’s often been suggested that popular music radio is in its death throes, with so many people now using Spotify or just listening to mp3s on their phones. So it’s surprising but apt that a couple of new stations have emerged. The first is Radio Dead, which does precisely what the pun suggests – no, not playing tunes by Thom Yorke (although the way celebs have been going this year I should add “at time of going to press”). No, the new station’s remit is to play only records by artists no longer of this world.

Home and Garden rss

Duane McKeever in action

Local talent Duane to compete for Irish Drift Championship title this weekend

A stroke of luck eight years ago might’ve provided him with the car, but it is sheer talent which may take a Coalisland man to the Irish Drift Championship title.

Mid Ulster tanning and beauty expert Katrina Arbuthnot is turning industry heads with her Tanndle design

Video: Mid Ulster entrepreneur invents answer to self-tanning woes video

The Mid Ulster businesswoman who first introduced spray tanning and teeth whitening to NI has now come up with a design that could revolutionise the self tanning industry.

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How has your name performed?

Comeback kid or rising star? How has your name performed since 1904?

Names, love yours or hate it, we’ve all got one and now a new tool can reveal how popular our monikers have been over the past 110 years.

Having a whale of a time at the Lissan Riders outing. Pictures by Martin Jagger Watson

Lissan Horse Riders - back by popular demand!

Thanks to an overwhelming number of requests, the Lissan Horse Riders will hold an open day and barbecue on Saturday, September 17th.

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Magherafelt meningitis survivor in head shave campaign

A Magherafelt woman who survived an aggressive form of meningitis as a child will shave her head to raise awareness about the dangers of the deadly disease.

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