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FIVE EXERCISES TO BANISH BINGO WINGS We’re (allegedly) in the middle of summer, but who knows? We might see some sun soon! There may even be those who are heading away to foreign climes in the coming months, in which case, bikinis, vest tops and short-sleeved dresses will be the order of the day. Of…


This beautifully presented ground floor apartment offers bright and stylish décor, boasting a slew of features which set it apart from other properties in east Belfast. From the feature bay windows in the living room, the stunning freestanding bath and wet room, high ceilings and corniced ceilings, Apartment 2, 105 North Road is perfect for…


As a mum of three who works full-time, it’s fair to say that Anna-Marie Colton has little spare time on her hands. However, what downtime she does have is now likely to be taken up fulfilling her role as chair of the National Autistic Society’s Dungannon and District Branch. Anna-Marie, who lives in Aughnacloy, has…

Paper figures of people on a light background, place for text. World autism day concept


Breastival, the award-winning summer family festival, is gearing up for an eighth year to celebrate all things breastfeeding. Breastival in the Park, at Ormeau Park in south Belfast, will take place between 10.30am and 3pm and is a free, fun-filled day offering support, learning and a chance to meet other families. With information stalls, baby classes…

Newborn baby boy sucking milk from mothers breast on the beach. Portrait of mom and breastfeeding baby. Concept of healthy and natural baby breastfeeding nutrition.

How will closure of Causeway’s maternity unit impact on you?

When Devin McMullan gave birth to her first child, he arrived so quickly that her wife missed his arrival. It’s far from perfect – nobody wants to give birth without their significant other in the room, offering them support and helping them bring new life into the world, and partners certainly don’t want to miss…

Plastic surgeon warns against ‘chubby cheek’ surgery

Contouring and highlighting are techniques that have elevated make up to a whole new level. Despite this, there’s still a limit on what they can achieve.   Perhaps that’s why a growing number of celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen have opted for buccal fat removal. While the wife of crooner John Legend has been up…

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  • 6 months ago

Who’s given Nadine’s new single the thumbs up?”

The original Derry Girl has dropped a brand-new single which has received the thumbs up from some unlikely famous fans! Not only has Nadine Coyle’s spin on the Snow Patrol classic Chasing Cars received a sign of approval from her former bandmate, Nicola Roberts, it seems her fan club doesn’t just end with Girls Aloud…

UTV stalwart ‘rings the bell’ on her cancer journey

Presenter Pamela Ballantine has shared a video showing her ‘ringing the bell’ to signal the end of her radiotherapy. A clearly delighted Pamela rings the bell to a round of applause and cheers, raising her arms into the air and curtseying as she laughs. The milestone is a welcome point for any cancer patient –…

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Hello and welcome to the very first Local Women Magazine of 2024! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! The celebration season was a bit of a blur for the LW team as we worked hard to put together a bumper edition for January! First up is our New Year, New Career…

Being the voice of vulnerable animals

Local Women’s Maureen Coleman meets Nora Smith, the new Chief Executive of the USPCA, and finds out why a ‘legislation deficit’ means Northern Ireland needs to do better in terms of animal welfare and protection. Growing up on a celery farm outside Portadown, Nora Smith was known locally as a rescuer of unwanted cats and…