Stunt cyclist scales dizzying heights
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Extreme cyclist Danny MacAskill has wowed over 18 million people with a video showing his skills on a death-defying ride along the rugged landscape of his native Isle of Skye.
Man stuck in Waterstones tweets for help
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
An American tourist caught Twitter's attention when he found himself locked in a Waterstones book shop in London and tweeted for help.
Twitter trolls target Rory over football
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Twitter trolls have targeted the world's number one golfer Rory McIlroy after he expressed his support for the Northern Ireland football team, following their big win over Greece.
Familiar faces back QUB for Movember
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
With Movember not too far off, Queen's University Belfast has enlisted some familiar faces to help launch its campaign for this year - from Eamonn Holmes and UTV's own Paul Clark to Duke Special and the deputy First Minister.
Trump 'may sue' over Fred West tweet
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has said he "may sue" after he responded to a Twitter request to retweet a picture - without realising it was a photo of serial killers Fred and Rose West.
Twitter troll jailed over 'rape tweets'
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
A 33-year-old man has been jailed for posting and retweeting abusive Twitter messages threatening to rape a Labour MP.
Irish students trash American property
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A group of Irish students have hit the headlines after an American landlord posted videos of the destruction caused to their rental property in San Francisco.
Queen 'not a fan of selfies'
Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2014
The social media phenomenon of taking a 'selfie' may be all the rage nowadays but one person the craze has not won any favours with is Queen Elizabeth.
Twitter supports NI Bake Off star
Published: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Twitter users have thrown their support behind Northern Ireland's Iain Watters after he was eliminated from The Great British Bake Off following an unfortunate dessert incident on Wednesday night.
Ice needed after bucket challenge fail
Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
A girl from Drogheda was almost knocked out cold after her ice bucket challenge went painfully wrong.
George Bush 'iced' after Rory challenge
Published: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Former US president George W Bush has been drenched with icy water by his wife Laura, after a nomination by Co Down golfer Rory McIlroy to take part in the charity craze sweeping the internet.
Rory and Tiger tackle the ice bucket
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and US star Tiger Woods are among the latest famous faces lining up to take on the ice bucket challenge in aid of charity.
McIlroy hits back at Poulter over suit
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014
Twitter banter ensued after Ian Poulter made some observations about the suit Rory McIlroy wore at Old Trafford over the weekend.
'A-Team' hunt for lost wedding speech
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
The guests were gathered, the bride and groom were waiting, and then the two men sharing 'best man' duties lost their speech - it could have been disastrous, but not when your stash of secret weapons includes a tank. That's just a recipe for a viral wedding video ...
Thrones 'princess for hire' goes viral
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
A Vine video featuring Co Down actress Aimee Richardson touting herself as a "princess for hire" after her role in the hit series Game of Thrones was recast has gone viral.
Fresh concerns over 'car park sex image'
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
Fresh concerns have been raised about the risks young people are taking and the impact when images circulate online, after a photo emerged of two couples having sex outside Belfast nightclub El Divino.
MP sorry for Downing St 'catwalk' tweet
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A Labour MP has come under fire on Twitter for backing the Daily Mail's approach to covering the cabinet reshuffle, after the newspaper focused on what female ministers wore to visit Number 10.
PSNI hit back over halted quarry 'rave'
Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014
Police in Newry have hit back at those criticising them on social media for putting a stop to an illegal rave on the edge of a quarry.
Chile striker gets crossbar shot tattoo
Published: Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Missing a shot that could have won your team World Cup progression at the expense of hosts Brazil would surely be something most footballers would want to forget, but not Chile's Mauricio Pinilla.
Suárez apologises to Italy's Chiellini
Published: Monday, 30 June 2014
Uruguay and Liverpool footballer Luis Suárez has finally apologised to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini over the bite incident which saw him banned from all football for four months.
USA coach signs World Cup fans off work
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
Team USA are taking their World Cup campaign particularly seriously, with head coach Jürgen Klinsmann even providing signed "get out of work" notes to fans.
Primark shopper finds 'jail SOS note'
Published: Wednesday, 25 June 2014
A note alleging to be an SOS message from a prisoner in China making clothes for export under slave labour conditions is said to have been found in a pair of trousers bought in a Primark store in Belfast.
NI teen takes 'selfie' with the Queen
Published: Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The 'selfie' craze may now have the Royal seal of approval after a daring teenager managed to take a snap of himself with none other than Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Belfast.
Shocking NI road safety ad goes viral
Published: Monday, 23 June 2014
A road safety advert featuring a classroom of children, which viewers are advised contains graphic scenes and is aired on TV after the 9pm watershed, has been viewed online more than 1 million times.
Man bailed after Brands Hatch drive
Published: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
A man who was arrested after driving his girlfriend's Volkswagen Polo around the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent during a race has been released on police bail.
Irish dancers go global 'for the craic'
Published: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Three men have gone 'Riverdancing' round the world both to promote Irishness and just for the craic - with their efforts captured on camera and going viral faster than you can say "Michael Flatley ..."
Kimye 'honeymoon in Ireland'
Published: Monday, 26 May 2014
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly spending their first days as newlyweds on a secret honeymoon in Ireland.
'Hero cat' saves boy from dog attack
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
The moment a little boy was saved from a shocking attack by a neighbour's dog - after the family cat charged to his rescue - has been caught on CCTV and viewed by millions around the world.
Stephen's story and spirit 'lives on'
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
The young man who raised millions of pounds for charity despite being terminally ill has prompted a further outpouring of support after his mum confirmed that he had sadly passed away aged 19.
Knox family heartened by Oscar poem
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The parents of Oscar Knox are among the thousands of people online who have been touched by a poem written in memory of their son.
Fan apologises for Kittel Giro 'selfie'
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
A cycling fan has apologised for taking a selfie of himself posing in front of collapsed Giro d'Italia competitor Marcel Kittel in Dublin at the weekend.
Usain Bolt makes stolen shoes appeal
Published: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has made a Twitter appeal to a thief's conscience after a signed pair of his running shoes worth £20,000 were stolen in Croydon, England.
Online rant at Ryanair goes viral
Published: Monday, 28 April 2014
A man who took to Facebook to vent his frustrations at Ryanair, after plans to fly to Bratislava for a family wedding went awry, has seen his post shared tens of thousands of times.
Cancer battle teen raises over £2m
Published: Friday, 25 April 2014
A young man who has been battling incurable cancer has now raised a total of £2.3m for charity.
Teen hits £1.5m after 'final thumbs up'
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
A young man who has been battling bowel cancer since the age of 15 has achieved his goal of raising over £1m for charity, just a day after posting a poignant "final thumbs up" as his condition deteriorated.

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