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Friendly flavours at Amici in Portstewart

Dominic Kearney
Amici Ristorante, The Old Clubhouse, Portmore Road, Portstewart I HAVE many happy childhood memories of daytrips from Liverpool to Southport and, when we fancied going abroad, holidays in Llandudno and the Isle of Man.

Crafty Stuff: Gravity's Rainbow from Whiplash, Irish brewers 'Rated'

Paul McConville
VERY few beer makers walk into their very own purpose-built brewery and begin knocking out IPAs and stouts with joyful abandon: most have to cut their teeth in the lower leagues of home brewing, treading a fine line between unintentionally souring their beer and blowing up their mother's kitchen.

The Runner's Cookbook by Anita Bean is full of recipes to fuel your training regime

WHETHER you're already in training for May's Belfast marathon, or just trying to get the new year off to a good start by going for the odd jog, you're probably asking yourself the same question: "What can I eat before a run that isn't spaghetti Bolognese?" As well as Lycra, smugness and hi-vis fitness jackets, bowls of pasta are synonymous with running culture – but there are alternative running-fuel ingredients, and sports nutritionist and former bodybuilding champion Anita Bean is committed to proving that.

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