Gay pop star's message of support
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Co Tyrone pop singer Ryan Dolan has used his experiences as a young gay man growing up in the town of Strabane to help others who may find themselves in similar situations.
Girl released over flight 'terror tweet'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A 14-year-old girl arrested over an alleged bomb threat sent via Twitter to American Airlines has since been released, Dutch police have confirmed.
Irish 'wedding singer' priest goes viral
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014
A bride and groom in Co Meath have been given a wedding to remember, after the priest launched into an emotional and personalised version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah during the service.
Farmer in 'goat-sheep' claim
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014
A Co Kildare farmer has claimed that one of his sheep has given birth to a goat-sheep hybrid.
Belfast bids for Super Hero City status
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Belfast looks set to don a cape and mask in a bid to defeat tyranny and fight for justice as it bids to become the UK's first ever Super Hero City.
£300k Lamborghini crash caught on camera
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Footage of a Lamborghini supercar worth an eye-watering £300,000 ending up airborne in a crash with two other vehicles has gone viral, racking up well over 600,000 views on YouTube.
Twitter trolls aim for Moyes and miss
Published: Friday, 28 March 2014
Twitter trolls intent on targeting Manchester United manager David Moyes have scored an own goal - directing their abuse at a young Scottish woman who shares the under-pressure gaffer's surname.
Tears as deaf woman hears for first time
Published: Friday, 28 March 2014
Over 800,000 people have been watching the life-changing moment when a woman who had been deaf since birth was able to hear for the first time.
'No make-up selfies' adopt polar bears
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Women posting photos of themselves online without make-up has raised millions for a cancer charity, but some people ended up accidentally enquiring about adopting a polar bear instead.
Kevin Bacon shows off Footloose moves
Published: Sunday, 23 March 2014
Actor Kevin Bacon showed he can still manage the moves from his classic movie Footloose by reenacting the film's iconic dance sequences on US TV to mark its 30th anniversary.
Ballymena action hero Neeson 'saves pup'
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014
In a scene that could have come straight from a movie, Ballymena's own action hero Liam Neeson is reported to have saved a dog that was being stoned by a gang of teenage boys in New York City.
How UTV tweeps got their Twitter wings
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
To celebrate turning eight, Twitter is offering users the chance to check out what their very first 140-character message was - and UTV's dedicated tweeters are among those turning the clock back.
Ladies bare all for cancer awareness
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
An online campaign prompting women to post a make-up free 'selfie' on social media for cancer awareness has boosted donations to Cancer Research UK in the past 24 hours.
Ireland rugby takes Twitter by storm
Published: Monday, 17 March 2014
From nail-biting tension to emotional farewells and even a celebratory selfie, Twitter went crazy for Six Nations champions Ireland over the weekend.
Strangers kissing becomes web hit
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
A three and a half minute online film depicting 20 strangers kissing for the first time has become a huge hit online.
Belfast dog goes 'stop, woof, listen'
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A little dog has been caught on camera using perfect road safety skills to cross a busy Belfast street - even using a zebra crossing.
Airport wades in to 'Patty's Day' row
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
It's a row that has rumbled on for many a year, but now Dublin Airport is seeking to "banish the scourge" once and for all. Yes, they want to eradicate St Patty's Day ...
Great white shark 'close' to Ireland
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A great white shark being tracked since it was tagged just over a year ago in Florida has travelled more than 19,500 miles and is now closer to the Republic of Ireland than expected.
Cameron's phone pic sparks celeb spoofs
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
The look Prime Minister David Cameron was going for when he posted a snap of himself on the phone to US President Barack Obama was probably "statesman-like" ... Twitter had other ideas.
NI bread plan for atomic bomb attack
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Top secret plans from the Cold War era have emerged of contingency measures which were considered should Belfast be hit by an atomic bomb, with emergency bread provision among the top priorities.
Oscars 'selfie' crashes Twitter
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres managed to crash Twitter for around 20 minutes on Sunday, after she posted the world's most star-studded 'selfie'.
Online campaign honours film worker
Published: Thursday, 27 February 2014
Film and television productions from around the world - including Belfast-based drama The Fall - have paid tribute to a U.S camera assistant who lost her life last week.
Child rugby talent wows Tommy Bowe
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
A 13-year-old boy best known for an online video of his amazing rugby tricks invaded the UTV studio and wowed Tommy Bowe in his appearance on this week's The Magazine.
Ballymena school kit in EastEnders stir
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
A Ballymena school, once attended by Hollywood actor Liam Neeson and Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers, has had its own moment of fame - with its PE kit appearing in EastEnders.
Second zoo plans Marius giraffe kill
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A second healthy giraffe, also called Marius, is reportedly under threat at a second Danish zoo - less than a week after the 'original' Marius was put down and fed to lions.
Online outcry over Olympic dog cull
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
People around the world have joined a campaign to halt the mass killing of thousands of stray dogs in the Russian city of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Super Bowl ad sparks racism row
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
The annual Super Bowl is watched by more than 100 million people, with the half-time show and the television adverts (at a reported $4m for a 30-second slot) usually proving nearly as much of a talking point as the football ...
Happy Belfast an online hit
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
Happiness in Belfast doesn't usually hit the headlines, but a video of the city's citizens dancing to a worldwide hit song is proving popular on YouTube.
Skydiver knocked out during freefall
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Footage from the helmet camera of a skydiver who was knocked unconscious at over 12,000ft, prompting a daring mid-air rescue by his companions, has been causing an online stir.
Twitter in spin over Causeway ballerina
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
It may attract tourists from all over the globe, but it's not every day you stumble across a world-class ballerina at the Giant's Causeway - unless you're a particularly lucky photographer.
Drunk Man Utd fan rings 999 for Fergie
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014
A drunken Manchester United fan felt his side's woeful penalty shoot-out against Sunderland was enough of an emergency to warrant a 999 call - demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Mother 'sorry' for son's Collymore tweet
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
The mother of a Dungannon boy who tweeted racial abuse to the talkSPORT presenter and former footballer Stan Collymore has apologised for her son's actions.
Twitter users hijack TUV Q&A session
Published: Friday, 17 January 2014
A newspaper's online Q&A session with TUV leader Jim Allister ended up trending UK-wide on Friday, when Twitter users took the opportunity to hijack the AskTUV hashtag.
NI 'Toddlers & Tiaras' event slammed
Published: Thursday, 16 January 2014
Hundreds of concerned people have joined a Facebook group in protest against a child beauty pageant planned for Belfast.
Smiles make Belfast 'happiest UK city'
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
Analysis carried out on over 100 million Instagram photos from all over the UK has found Belfast to be the city with the most smiles, therefore declaring it the 'happiest' city.

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