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The Belfast Telegraph has a message for its readers today - an old saying adapted for a new era. It's "Vote Early, Vote Often". You'll be relieved to know this has nothing to do with elections but instead refers to tonight's editions of X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing.
By VICTORIA O'HARA HOUSEHOLDS will from today face paying spiralling energy costs as increases to electricity and gas bills are introduced. Consumers will now have to pay almost 20% more for gas and 33% more for electricity.
By CLAIRE HARRISON PRESCRIPTION charges are to be completely scrapped for all in Northern Ireland within 18 months, it was announced today.
By Kathryn Torney EVERY child in this picture is among the thousands of primary six pupils in Northern Ireland caught up in the stalemate and confusion caused by what will replace the 11-plus.
A retailer today launched a campaign encouraging consumers to use little-known cheaper cuts of meat to ease their way through the credit crunch. Waitrose said new research showed customers were ignoring the more economical cuts of meat despite pressures on household spending.
By CLAIRE McNEILLY A NEW price war has broken out between some of the major fuel retailers - but motorists in Northern Ireland are unlikely to reap many of the benefits.
By Chris Thornton AN 80-year-old teetotaller from Mullaghbawn was the star attraction yesterday when a pub recreating the Quiet Man movie opened in Co Mayo.
By KATHRYN TORNEY A LEADING teachers' union has branded funds for a proposed new literacy and numeracy strategy for Northern Ireland's schools "pathetic".
By KATHRYN TORNEY GRAMMAR school representatives have rejected a proposal from a number of their colleagues to scrap academic selection at 11 and replace it with selection at 14.
By ROBIN MORTON BELEAGUERED Northern Ireland householders were today bracing themselves for a hike of over 30% in their electricity bills. Northern Ireland Electricity is poised to hit consumers with an increase of up to Pounds 160 a year, the Belfast Telegraph has learned.