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Primark withdraws 'dangerous' Christmas candle amid safety fears

Primark has withdrawn a Christmas candle from shelves after a photo appearing to show one of the candles burning uncontrollably was shared on social media.

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Weather warning extended over weekend in Northern Ireland

The Met Office has extended its weather warning for snow and ice for Northern Ireland by one more day.
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Weather warning

'Upgraded' weather warning of snow and ice for Northern Ireland

The Met Office has upgraded its Yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland from 'low' to 'medium'.
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Weather warning: Snow expected to carpet Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for ice and snow in Northern Ireland.
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Kids on mobile phones

Warning signs that your child is screen-addicted

Many parents are used to the sight of young children bent over a screen for hours, lost in a digital world.

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Walking in winter time

Hail and snow expected later in week in Northern Ireland

Snow is expected to be in store for Northern Ireland later this week as a cold snap returns.
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The temperature at a workplace that is indoors should be 'reasonable'.

Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

Northern Ireland is set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet across the country but how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?

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Next coats

Next recall children’s clothing over choking fears

Next have recalled a pair of children’s coats following the discovery that they could present a choking hazard.

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Along with Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Belfast is joint favourite with some bookmakers to see snowfall on Christmas Day 2017.

Odds slashed on White Christmas as Northern Ireland set to freeze

Bookmakers have cut the odds on there being a White Christmas in Northern Ireland in 2017.
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An unhappy child

Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

The NSPCC have reported a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions on Child Sexual Exploitation.

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The foot long chocolate clair will be available to purchase from ASDA in December.

Asda launch foot long chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have just revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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When did Christmas decorations go up in the past?

Christmas decorations weren't put up until much later in December.

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Twilight

Could you offer one of these needy kittens a home?

Cats Protection are hoping kind families will offer some of these kittens a home.
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Stubbing out a cigarette

Smokers hit in the pocket as cigarettes soar above £10

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget has left smokers huffing and puffing after the price of a pack of premium cigarettes went up to £10.80 - an increase of 28p.
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Cannabis

Here is what to do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.
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Energy drinks

Energy drinks 'cause mental health problems and kidney damage'

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.
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Lidl

Lidl recalls bread due to allergy fears

A leading supermarket in Northern Ireland is recalling Connell Bakery Wholesome Seed and Grain Sliced Pan because it contains soya which is not mentioned on the label.
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The Christmas dinner pizza

Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you're tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year then read on!
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WATCH | Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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