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20 Dec 2014 11:48

Trust must reduce spending by £3m a month

THE Western Trust will have to reduce its expenditure by £2.7 million each month from now until the end of March 2015 to reach its projected year end deficit of £6.9 million.


20 Dec 2014 10:44 • Rodney Edwards

Kieran McAree: Day four of search for missing 23-year-old

Police and other agencies looking for missing Kieran McAree are focusing day four of their efforts on searching the shoreline of Lough Erne.


20 Dec 2014 08:55

Home owner angry that new ‘pointer’ address does not appear in phone book

A LISBELLAW home owner says she was irate to learn her new postal address has not been updated in the latest edition of the Fermanagh Lakeland Community Directory.


19 Dec 2014 19:04

‘Over the moon’ Tilly’s enjoys Lapland trip of a lifetime

An early Christmas present was enjoyed yesterday, Wednesday, by inspirational Fermanagh schoolgirl Tilly Walker who travelled to Lapland, where she had a dream meeting with Santa Claus.


19 Dec 2014 16:22

Foster lodges petition over Portora Collegiate decision

A PETITION has been lodged with the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly to refer the decision to close Portora Royal and the Collegiate Grammar Schools back to the Stormont Executive.


19 Dec 2014 12:32 • Rodney Edwards

Search for missing man in Enniskillen enters third day

The search operation for a man missing in Enniskillen has entered its third day.


19 Dec 2014 12:30

Decision on new Council bilingual branding to be reconsidered

A decision that branding for the new Fermanagh and Omagh Council should be in both English and Irish is to be reconsidered.


19 Dec 2014 12:11

Sparks flew from Flybe plane engine and we could smell burning

A father and daughter from Fermanagh were among the 76 passengers who saw sparks flying from one of the engines of the Flybe aircraft which made an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport on Tuesday evening after one of the engines caught fire.


19 Dec 2014 08:36

Driver twice the limit escapes ban because he was being attacked

A 53-year-old driver who was twice the legal alcohol limit has escaped a mandatory 12-month ban because he was being attacked and therefore had “special reasons” for driving.


18 Dec 2014 19:17 • Rodney Edwards

VIDEO: Nathan Carter raises the roof in every sense at Cathedral fundraiser

DEAN Kenneth Hall opened up the doors of St. Macartin’s Cathedral on Monday night to Nathan Carter and his band with one sole purpose: to bring people of all faiths and ages under one roof to enjoy a night of music – together.


18 Dec 2014 17:30

Man accused of dragging victim down alley and brutally mugging him

A 25-year-old man accused of a brutal mugging during which the victim was allegedly punched, kicked and bitten, has been refused bail.


18 Dec 2014 15:30 • Rodney Edwards

VIDEO: Santa visits Killyhommon Primary School

THERE was much excitement last week when Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to visit the children at Killyhommon Primary School.


18 Dec 2014 15:30

Valley’s final bid comes up short

Clogher Valley’s All Ireland Junior Cup hopes were ended at the semi-final stage on Saturday as Bangor claimed a 9-6 victory at Upritchard Park. Last season’s beaten finalists had travelled to Bangor with the aim of reaching the decider but it was not to be on the day.


18 Dec 2014 15:00

Opinion: Marty McGrath - Club Éirne will be working towards raising hopes and expectations

At a recent event in Tyrone’s GAA training centre in Garvaghey, acting MC, Benny Tierney asked Peter Canavan “What do the so called weaker/smaller county teams need to do to catch up with the big boys such as Dublin, Kerry and Tyrone?” Canavan’s response was forthright and to the point. “Counties need the correct structures in place, from youth level to senior, from county board to management right to the funding group. There needs to be one cohesive team willing to work with each other to get the best from the resources they have.”


18 Dec 2014 14:15

Ormsby strikes twice as Wanderers strengthen promotion bid

Irvinestown Wanderers strengthened their hand in the promotion race in Division Two with a 2-1 win over Enniskillen Athletic at the Bawnacre on Saturday.


18 Dec 2014 14:00

Late goal denies Curran a winning start

New Lisnaskea Rovers manager Kevin Curran came within seconds of starting his spell in charge with a victory, but a last gasp Dergview equaliser meant he had to settle for a share of the points.


18 Dec 2014 13:50

St. Joseph’s surge to U14 crown

St. Joseph’s Enniskillen captured the Under-14 schools title on Tuesday morning at a cold and wind swept Brookeboro venue.


18 Dec 2014 13:45

‘We’re heading in the right direction’ - Judge

Enniskillen Town fought back from two goals down to take all three points against Kesh. It looked like an upset was on the cards when the home side raced into a two goal lead, but Town responded well to the early setbacks and both managers agreed they were worthy winners.


18 Dec 2014 13:30

St. Comhghall’s claim the U16 title by the narrowest of margins

St. Comhghall’s Lisnaskea were to be crowned Fermanagh U16 schools champions yesterday in Derrylin in a rip roaring and lively game of football, the Lisnaskea outfit holding off a second half fightback by St. Joseph’s to claim the title by a single point.


18 Dec 2014 13:30

Anderson fumes at free kick decision that costs Mallards

Ballinamallard fell just short of reaching their first ever senior cup final when they lost to a late goal in a thrilling League Cup semi-final clash against Ballymena. The goal in the closing minutes of the game came from a free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Hutchinson but manager Whitey Anderson was fuming with the decision after the final whistle, claiming the Ballymena player had made the most of the challenge.


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