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Crafty Kids: Make Your Own Autumn Mask

Crafty Kids: Make Your Own Autumn Mask

Stand out from the crowd this Halloween — use autumn’s woodland colours to create these weird and wonderful masks. They’re lots of fun, super easy, and make for a unique Halloween costume!

You’ll need: • Autumn leaves of various sizes • Thin cardboard (paper plate or cereal box would work great) • String • Scissors • Acrylic fi xative spray/hot glue STEP 1 Take a walk at a Na...

Beauty

Beauty News

Beauty News

This Halloween we are loving...

Not Being White As A Ghost If your normally rosy complexion is a pasty pale colour, low B12 may be the culprit. With a B12 deficiency, red blood cells are very fragile and easily broken, ca...

Education

Learning4Fun: Ancient Egyptians

Learning4Fun: Ancient Egyptians

The traditions of Ancient Egyptians and their obsession with the afterlife is a topic which still fascinates today. Journey back thousands of years in time with Egyptomania authors Emma Giuliani and Carole Saturno to discover how a mummy was made and why.

For Ancient Egyptians, when death occurred, it did not mean that life came to an end; on the contrary, it had only just begun. They were the first people to imagine death as the start of a journey tow...

Employment

Work and Families

Work and Families

Paul Blease, Employment Relations Manager with the Labour Relations Agency (NI) Helpline gives a helpful summary of the current legislation in relation to work and families. (Feb 2014)

Employment law aims to support both employers and working families by providing a framework of rights and responsibilities for both employer and employee. Most of the rights in this area were formed i...

Fashion

Fashion To Fall For

Fashion To Fall For

Keep them snug and stylish this autumn…

Ruby’s London Faux Fur Gilet, £70; star51.co.uk Fearne by Fearne Cotton Mini Club Collection for ages 9 months to 6 years, from £7; Boots Padded Gilet £15-£17, Check Shirt £8-£9; Next ...

Finance

Confused by the Child Benefit Charge? Opt Out and You Lose Out

Confused by the Child Benefit Charge? Opt Out and You Lose Out

Is the High Income Charge putting you off registering for Child Benefit? It’s simple, says Chris Bryans CEO of Financial Consultancy, Richmond Wealth. Stay in and you can come out ahead... sooner or later.

Parenthood is one big decision after another! But now we’re faced with a new and confusing dilemma: whether to bother registering for Child Benefit if your income means you’ll be hit by the High Incom...

Food

Repulsive Recipes For Fright Night

Repulsive Recipes For Fright Night

This easy to prepare, disgusting looking dinner is perfect for kids to dish up to unsuspecting adults and annoying siblings at a Halloween party…

The Revolting Rules RULE 1 "DON’T BE MEAN: COME CLEAN!" What does this mean? It means it’s not polite to leave your poor old grandma thinking you’ve put an eyeball in her drink. Jokes are funn...

Health

Action Cancer celebrates 40 years saving the lives of local women

Action Cancer celebrates 40 years saving the lives of local women

Local charity Action Cancer is celebrating 40 years of its unique life-saving breast screening service which will coincide with the launch of their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign which runs throughout October.

Action Cancer is the only charity in the UK and Ireland to offer free breast screening to asymptomatic women aged 40 – 49 and over 70, those who fall outside the NHS screening programme age range (50 ...

ni4Babies & Toddlers

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

On our wish list for autumn is...

Play is an essential part of learning in the early years and little ones will have so much fun with this adorable Twist and Move Puppy (£22.99) from Infantino. Colourful and endearing, the body is sof...

ni4families

Q & A with JEFF KINNEY

Q & A with JEFF KINNEY

In 2010, Jeff’s wonderful Wimpy Kid world made its way on to the big screen. It’s been five years since the last film Dog Days was released in 2012, but finally in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the on-screen adventure continues...

As a kid growing up in Washington DC, Jeff loved to draw. That passion for a pencil saw him go on to run his own comic strip in college and when he struggled to get the strip published by newspapers, ...

Ni4kids Family Awards

Meet The Ni4kids Family Stars of 2017

Meet The Ni4kids Family Stars of 2017

On Friday July 7 Northern Ireland’s family superstars gathered at Belfast City Hall for an out-of-this-world gala awards ceremony in their honour.

Our spectacular space-themed event, hosted by Q Radio’s Gareth Stewart, featured a huge cast of inspirational family stars from across Northern Ireland, nominated by friends, loved ones, colleagues an...

ni4mums

Everybody's Talking About

Everybody's Talking About

Hot topic news, products, people and places this October

A New Stick Man Trail Much-loved picture book character Stick Man is to feature in a new free activity trail opening at Colin Glen Forest Park, Belfast, to encourage children to get outdoors and e...

ni4you

Learning To Fly…

Learning To Fly…

Kerry Thomson shares a sentiment for starting big school...

One of my best friends flew over at the weekend. It’s a short flight. If that. Hardly up before you’re down again. If someone buys a coffee and BLT the crew barely get time to go down the aisle with t...

Out and about

Not So Scary Halloween at North Down Museum

Not So Scary Halloween at North Down Museum

Come to North Down Museum on Saturday 28 October from 2pm to 4pm for an afternoon of fun at the annual Not So Scary Halloween event.

The brilliant magician Trevor Price who recently won the Irish heat of the UK’s Family Entertainer of the Year Competition, will thrill audiences with his amazing magic shows at 2.15pm and 3.15pm. M...

Parenting

Confessions Of A Learner Parent: Parenting Like A Boss

Confessions Of A Learner Parent: Parenting Like A Boss

Stand-up comedian Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. Here, Sam shares some of the important lessons he has learnt about life after kids and the joys of fatherhood…

Changing Nappies You know you really love someone when you can’t wait to change their nappy. I’d never changed one before. I once helped my mate Craig get into a giant pink one that we’d bou...

Primary schools

School Report

School Report

As pupils, and teachers, look forward to some well-earned Easter eggs after all their hard work this term, we find out what’s been happening in, and out, of classrooms across the country…

Congratulations to ten-year-old Caoimhe Gunning, from Holy Family Primary School in Magherafelt who enjoyed an exciting illustration workshop with her class thanks to her outstanding artistic talent. ...

Reviews

The Reading Corner

The Reading Corner

Fang-tastic tales to sink your teeth into this Halloween...

I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor HB £11.99, published by Walker Books Age recommendation 3+ The must-have picture book for this spooky season. Little monster wants to be...

Schools in Focus - Open Days

Focus On Prep Schools

Focus On Prep Schools

Choosing the path which offers the best start to your child’s educational journey is a momentous decision for any parent. One of the options available to families in Northern Ireland is a preparatory school, the fee-paying department of a grammar school..

Parents who choose this route often cite smaller classroom sizes, specialist teachers, the links to the grammar school and on-site facilities as their reasons for opting for this choice. As with ev...

Shopping

Great Gruesome Gifts & Spine-chilling Style for a Boo-tiful Halloween Night

Great Gruesome Gifts & Spine-chilling Style for a Boo-tiful Halloween Night

Day Of The Dead Costumes, £12 each; George at Asda Zombie Surgeon Costume, £14.99; Very.co.uk Personalised ‘Cutest Pumpkin in The Patch Bodysuit, £12; my1styears.com Mummy Halloween Dress, ...

Special focus

Focus On: Family Law

Focus On: Family Law

Child Custody, separation & Will Aid

Child Custody Being a parent is one of the most challenging things that you will have to do in your life. This is particularly so if parents are separating or divorcing. Disagreements often ...

Sport

Subway NI & Ulster Rugby Launch Youth Rugby ‘Sandwich’

Subway NI & Ulster Rugby Launch Youth Rugby ‘Sandwich’

Subway NI has teamed up with Ulster Rugby to give young players from across the Province the chance to take to the pitch during Ulster Rugby fixtures at Kingspan Stadium for the next two seasons.

The mini-rugby games will take place at half time of Ulster’s first team fixtures, ‘sandwiched’ between each half, and will see up to four youth teams display their skills in front of more than 17,000...

Travel

P&O Ferries Offers Customers £15 of Free Fuel to Help Them Explore Scotland

P&O Ferries Offers Customers £15 of Free Fuel to Help Them Explore Scotland

P&O FERRIES is offering customers in Northern Ireland £15 worth of fuel for free to help them explore Scotland, in what is believed to be the first offer of its kind on the Irish Sea.

Motorists who book before October 26 are eligible to take advantage of the free fuel and can travel on up to 7 sailings a day from Larne to Cairnryan between now and the end of 2017. P&O Ferries ...








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