Friday, Nov 30


John C Reilly: 'That Stan Lee has a cameo role in this movie is so poignant now... what a stamp he has left on this world'

Is it possible to break the Internet? Perhaps not, but John C Reilly's latest film escapades see the character he voices get incredibly close to bringing down the world wide web.

Hugo Duncan: 'Nashville shows charitable side with concert in memory of Daniel'

I have, from time to time, commented on the generosity of country music enthusiasts and dancers in relation to their response to charitable causes.

Editor's Viewpoint: Politicians must heed words of businesses

DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson stirred something of a hornets nest with his ill-considered branding of the business community here as the "puppets of the Northern Ireland Office" because they supported the Prime Minister's exit plan.

Gemma Whelan: 'I'm out pushing my buggy around and I truly look like a bag lady... but it's fine'

British director James Dearden is the brains behind the screenplay of acclaimed 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. While his latest project doesn't fall into the same category, it does focus on an annual event that can be a nightmare for some…

Fionola Meredith: A little bit of humility would go a long way for brass-necked Ian Paisley

It has often been said that Ian Paisley has a brass neck. After his return to Westminster last week, following a 30-day suspension for failing to declare £100,000 in hospitality from the Sri Lankan government, I contend that he more…

Hugo Duncan: How my friend Billy's cracker show has helped to raise £1.2m

When it comes to longevity in the country music business, my long-time friend Billy McFarland takes some beating. The popular Ballymena entertainer has been part of the Ulster scene for six decades.

Smith surges into lead in the Australian PGA Championship

Defending champion Cameron Smith produced a stunning seven-under-par second round to surge into the lead at the Australian PGA Championship on a leaderboard dominated by home favourites.

Jools Holland and Marc Almond: It's a young man's game, being wild ... we're usually having some tea and cake

Jools Holland and Marc Almond are almost crying with laughter as they take a trip down memory lane. They are reminiscing about the time Holland nearly lost his job after showing Almond in the nude on early evening music TV show The Tube in…

How Tyson Fury crossed paths with Deontay Wilder ahead of world title fight

Tyson Fury challenges WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Saturday night in a fight that has been years in the making.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder: The key fights

Tyson Fury challenges Deontay Wilder at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Saturday with the WBC world heavyweight title on the line.

Album reviews: From Take That to The Greatest Showman Reimagined

Is a reimagined version of the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman as good as it sounds? And can a new compilation album from Take That, with rejuvenated hits, live up to expectations?

Cheryl says new single ‘isn’t about anybody’

Cheryl has said her new single is not about one particular person and that it “pokes fun at myself”.

How Fury and Wilder match up ahead of their fight in Los Angeles

Tyson Fury challenges WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Saturday in a fight that is dividing opinion.

Bushmills blender Helen is first woman in hall of fame

Bushmills master blender Helen Mulholland is toasting a major international accolade.


Retail NI unveils its radical plan to boost NI high streets

Trade organisation Retail NI has launched a plan to improve the province's high streets, including freezing car parking charges for five years.

Footballers' Lives with Tim McCann: Nothing could be worse than losing our son but hard times have made our family stronger

In the latest of our popular series, Larne coach Tim McCann talks about his career, the agony of losing a child, becoming a father again and how he can always count on family support.

Coleraine are a massive test but Newry must continue our revival, insists Mullen

Newry City are feeling positive again and are ready to take that upbeat mood into tonight's game away to Coleraine.

There's no magic wand: Barry Gray urges Cliftonville to snap out of miserable spell

Cliftonville boss Barry Gray has called on his players to stand up and be counted.

Matthew Nelson fast tracks to 50 cap Ireland milestone in World Cup opener

Ulsterman Matthew Nelson will become the fastest Irish player to 50 international caps when he reaches the milestone against Australia in the opening Pool B game at the World Cup finals in India today (11.30am).

Ulster's James Hume relives big Benetton tackle and looks ahead to bigger future

It looked to be a certain try as Italy international Tommaso Benvenuti stepped inside James Hume and made his way over the line late in the first half, as all over the fly-infested field Ulster were crumbling at Benetton.

Tennyson is out to light up the Ulster Hall as boxing returns

Professional boxing is set to return to the Ulster Hall for the first time in over six years when James Tennyson defends his Commonwealth super-featherweight title on Mark Dunlop's 'A Night To Remember' show.

Sprucefield owner's shares tumble a third on back of withdrawn £2.8bn takeover bid

Shares in the owner of shopping malls including Sprucefield Retail Park have tanked after suitors pulled a £2.8bn takeover bid.

Northern Ireland tourism industry will be 'harder hit' by no-deal than rest of the UK

A no deal Brexit will leave Northern Ireland's tourism industry more vulnerable than the equivalent in other parts of the UK, the head of Tourism Ireland has said.

I was not attacking Arlene Foster and Sammy Wilson 'best commodity' DUP can have: Peter Robinson responds to media reports on criticism

Former DUP leader Peter Robinson has denied his recent remarks about the party were an attack on Arlene Foster.

Mortgage approvals climb to a nine-month high: report

The number of mortgages approved for home buyers jumped to a nine-month high in October, Bank of England figures show.

Deloitte academy to offer 50 new graduate jobs

Business advisory firm Deloitte is recruiting 50 graduates for an academy aimed at technology consulting skills.

Northern Ireland firms with £190m in total sales make ‘Fast Track 100’ list

Four Northern Ireland firms including a maker of licence plates and branded piggy banks will feature in a Sunday Times chart of fast growing companies at the weekend.

Belfast office block at the Titanic Quarter on sale for £34m

One of Titanic Quarter's most prominent office buildings has gone on the market for £34m.

Northern Ireland Bombardier chief backing May Brexit deal

The head of Bombardier's Belfast aerospace division has given his backing to Prime Minister's Theresa May's draft Brexit withdrawal deal.