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Children are being used to smuggle drugs into prison by “packing” them internally — and are sometimes forced to do so by gangs, prison authorities have revealed.

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VIDEO: Pigeon racing is flying high in Ireland

It’s a pastime associated with former Coronation Street character Jack Duckworth, but pigeon racing is alive and well in Ireland. And prize birds can be worth as much as €250,000, says Jonathan deBurca Butler

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Terrorism ‘changed’ since 7/7 bombings

The rise of Islamic State (IS) and extremists’ capacity to “reach” into homes means Britain faces a “very different” threat today than it did at the time of the July 7, 2005, London bombings, the country’s most senior counter-terrorism officer has said.

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VIDEO: Pigeon racing is flying high in IrelandJonathan deBurca Butler

Fashion & Beauty

The "look" of the season is a thing of the pastBy Cathy Horyn

Food & Drink

Darina Allen: Fish in Beer Batter with Chips and Tartare SauceBy Darina Allen

Diet & Fitness

Get in and out of the gym quicker than you can say ‘beach body’By Amanda Khouv

Home & Interiors

Entertaining outside has its own rulesBy Carol O’Callaghan

Travel

The insider’s guide to Hollywood

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Space Cowboy’s got guts and he lets you hear them at the Laya Healthcare City SpectacularRichard Fitzpatrick

Outdoors

Verbenas are a rich source of nectar for honey bees and butterfliesBy Peter Dowdall