How dogs are really affected by fireworks – and what you can do to help

Whether it’s Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, or just an everyday celebration, every winter, as soon as the clocks go back, the fireworks begin.

The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) was third in the list. Credit: Neil Hanna

Revealed: the nation’s favourite one-hit wonders

The Proclaimers' smash hit 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' has been voted among the nation's favourite one-hit wonders.


VIDEO: Smelly foreign ladybirds invade UK homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

Where people leave a key

Millions of homeowners risking home security

Millions of homeowners are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found.

The worlds first airbag for cyclists

VIDEO - Check out the world’s first airbag for cyclists

A Swedish firm has designed the world’s first airbag for cyclists.

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"Whos laughing now?
" photographs of clown masks posted online by the PSNI after making three arrests in Armagh.

Police taking clown complaints from every county

The public across Northern Ireland has made 62 complaints to police this month about people dressed as clowns.

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Costa Coffee adds booze to its menu

Coffee lovers who fancy something more than a caffeine kick may be in luck - as a Costa Coffee branch is set to add booze to its menu.

Clint Case from California posted the video of his son on earlier this week. Photo: Clint Case/

Little boy in Star Wars costume becomes Internet sensation

A little boy from California became an Internet sensation earlier this week when a video of him wearing his Hallowe’en costume was shared online.

The eBay auction has been pulled from the site, but many copy-cat versions are now online

eBay ‘upside down’ fivers selling for silly money

Online auction site eBay is being flooded with listings for ‘upside down’ five pound notes - with some attracting bids of thousands of pounds.

The Paisley OAP displayed some awesome moves as these four images show. Pictures: YouTube

Watch: Pensioner becomes viral hit as she dances to AC/DC

Video footage of a senior citizen from Scotland has gone viral after she was filmed dancing to AC/DC classic, Highway to Hell.


Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

English is a language rich with imagery, meaning and metaphor.

6 Unusual Things to do with a Pumpkin

We’re accustomed to seeing pumpkins with evil faces every Hallowe’en but there are plenty of other uses for our favourite Autumn vegetable.

14 products you might struggle to buy at Tesco - thanks to Brexit

One of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers has been accused of "exploiting consumers" amid the falling value of the pound after a pricing row with Tesco left the supermarket low on household items such as Marmite, Flora and Persil.

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Heather Fogarty and friends Michael O'Connor and Shane Gallagher pictured with Hollywood star, Mel Gibson, on top of Sugar Coat Mountain, Co. Wicklow. Photo: Heather Fogarty/Instagram

Friends bump into Mel Gibson at top of mountain in Republic of Ireland

Three friends got a shock when they ran into Hollywood star, Mel Gibson, at the top of a mountain in the Republic of Ireland.

The new �5 note can play vinyl records.

The new £5 note can play vinyl records

The new £5 notes can be used to play vinyl on record players.

Brendan Holland viewing the skeleton of renowned Irish giant Charles Byrne

Tyrone ‘giant’ causes stir after appearing on BBC Breakfast TV to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for mutant gene

A Dungannon man has found himself at the centre of media attention after appearing on BBC Breakfast to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for a genetic defect that produces giants.

Bring your teddy to work and school day

QUIZ: Ready, teddy, go

Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day (who knew?) prompts us to set a selection of famous furry friend photo posers.

Former Emmerdale star, Leah Bracknell, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Photo: Leah's Cancer Fund

Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell diagnosed with terminal cancer

Leah Bracknell, who starred in television soap, ‘Emmerdale’, has revealed she has terminal lung cancer.

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Eighties boyband Bros announce big reunion gig

Eighties boyband Bros are getting back together - more than 20 years after they called it a day.

Lady Gaga pictured in Belfast in 2011. Photo: Kelvin Boyce/Presseye

New Lady Gaga tracks get thumbs up from Northern Ireland fans

Lady Gaga fans from Northern Ireland went into meltdown earlier today when the music star performed three tracks from her up-and-coming album ‘Joanne’ at a concert in America.

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