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The Co Down Harvard student walking in the same halls as JFK

Walking the same halls as JFK, living in the same dorms as Malia Obama and listening to a speech from the President of Harvard University outside the Widener Memorial Library where Legally Blonde was filmed, Co Down student Cormac Savage said that there isn’t a minute that goes by that he isn’t “totally overwhelmed and in shock” of where he is starting his university career. Belfast Telegraph …


Enjoying the Opal Fruits of their labour… When it comes to confectionery, we love a bit of nostalgia, and it’s proving popular for sweet shop owners too

Iconic retro sweets Opal Fruits made a temporary welcome return to Northern Ireland’s shops, including all four original fruity flavours. Launched in the Sixties, the chewy and tangy sweets wrapped in bright yellow packets were a favourite for many. When the brand changed their name to Starburst in the late Nineties and mixed up the flavours, it sparked much debate among fans. So this brief comeback is a nice trip down memory lane for grown-up sweet lovers. But what is it about old sweets that excites us so much? Sunday Life spoke to three local, traditional sweet shop owners about our ongoing love for old-style treats, and how the sweets from bygone days still retain their charm after all these years. Belfast Telegraph …



Phoebs Lyle: ‘I am proud of my disability because it makes me who I am’

Keeping in mind that I was born nearly three years after the Disability Discrimination Act became law, and only became disabled after the hit-and-run accident that left me paralysed from the neck down in 2001, I will never understand the struggles disabled people before me had to overcome and the freedoms they had, and still have to fight for. Belfast Telegraph …





Quiz of the week

1. Celebrity doctor Christian Jessen had to fork out £125,000 in damages to Arlene Foster this week. What TV programme is he most famous for? Belfast Telegraph …