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Donegal chef lauded for 'world's best seafood chowder'

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A chef from a tiny village in Donegal has beaten some of best cooks from across the Globe to be crowned World Seafood Chowder Champion.

Kieran Doherty wowed the taste buds of judges in New York with a recipe painstakingly created in the little kitchen of his Ballyliffen restaurant, to bring the title to Ireland for the first time.

UTV's Gareth Wilkinson has the story.

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Belfast hosts UK Pipe Band Championships

Pipe bands from across the UK descended on Belfast for a fourth year running. Credit: Presseye

Over 100 bands from across the UK and Ireland have taken part in the UK Pipe Band Championships in Northern Ireland.

The event was staged in the grounds of Stormont on Saturday, marking the fourth year in a row that it has been held in Belfast.

Ian Burrows, from the NI branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, told UTV the championships were always highly competitive with hours of practice being put in.

Cultra Hill Climb gearing up for action

The Cultra Hill Climb is the oldest event of its kind.

Motoring enthusiasts are gearing up for a weekend of high-speed thrills at the Cultra Hill Climb.

The event is the oldest of its kind in the world and is daubed the motoring garden party of the year.

This year's theme is ‘Fast and Furious Fords’ celebrating 50 years of formula Ford and 60 years of Crosslé racing cars.

UTV reporter Richard ‘Cannonball’ Cull has been to check if preparations are on track.

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