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23 Oct 2014 16:30 • Rodney Edwards

Primary aim of bill is to stop sex trafficking

A PROPOSAL by Fermanagh-south Tyrone MLA Maurice Morrow to ban the purchasing of sex in Northern Ireland has been backed by Stormont following a late-night vote.

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23 Oct 2014 15:30 • Editorial Department

Suspended sentence and put on Sex Offenders’ Register

The “smallest person in Enniskillen” has been given a suspended prison sentence and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for dropping his trousers in front of a woman.

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23 Oct 2014 14:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

Matthew’s local knowledge key to creation of 49 jobs

ENNISKILLEN Chartered Accountant Matthew Martin says that the “abundance of talent” in call centre and insurance sales in Fermanagh was the main reason for locating an insurance contact centre in the town.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Shot-stopper Stefan settling into top flight life at Ballinamallard

Stefan McCusker has settled quickly into life in the Premier League. The Ballinamallard keeper made his league debut last month and although he endured a tough baptism against Linfield, the Irvinestown shot stopper has gone from strength to strength since.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Elliott claims sixth place finish in Championship

Brands Hatch circuit in Kent brought the curtain down on the 2014 British Superbike Championship last weekend and Fermanagh man Josh Elliott was one of the front runners yet again as his positive end of season form continued. In changeable weather conditions day one saw the 20 year old miss all but a sighting lap of free practice as the damp track was too sketchy to push.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Black hoping to bounce back against Clondalkin

Ballymena seconds advanced to the next round of the Junior Cup by beating Clogher Valley 26-22 at the Cran on Saturday.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Oisin returns with six medals from Lisburn

The Swim Ulster Autumn meet proved fruitful for the Enniskillen Lakelanders as they returned home with a big haul of medals including six medals for Oisin McCaffrey McManus and three for Natasha Love.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Callaway continue their innovative designs

Once again Callaway have continued with their innovative ideas to design an iron that will provide golfers with greater ball speed and increased distance.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Currie on song as Athletic blast into next round

Second division Enniskillen Athletic defeated first division Lisnaskea Rovers to progress to the third round of the Junior Cup.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Maguire nets twice as Wanderers go through

Irvinestown Wanderers put their name in the hat for the next round of the Junior Cup as two goals from Gary Maguire saw them progress at the expense of Belfast side Suffolk at the Bawnacre on Saturday.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Strong finish pleases Harte as they battle their way to victory

Roslea’s ability to plunder goals again proved crucial as they over came 14 man Derrygonnelly to secure a league and championship double at Brewster Park on Sunday.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

O’Keefe’s late goal seals title for Emmetts

Lisnaskea secured the SFL Division Two A title with a three point win over Maguiresbridge at Brewster Park on Sunday.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Harps too strong for Gaels as they do the double

Just like the championship final a fortnight ago, Derrygonnelly were to outclass Enniskillen to secure a league and championship double, the Harps leading from start to finish with the result never in any real doubt.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

St. Michael’s take a point from opening two games

St. Michael’s were narrowly beaten by St. Patrick’s Armagh in their second game in the group stages of the MacRory Cup on Monday, Dom Corrigan’s charges losing out by a goal to St. Patrick’s Armagh in Donaghmore.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Impressive Skins set up Ballymena II clash

Enniskillen First XV registered a fantastic victory in Round 2 of the Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup at the weekend, beating Qualifying League One side Dromore 19-3 in a great display of physicality and determination from the side.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

‘My body was telling me it was time to go’

“If I could go back ten years, I’d still do it all over again because of the camaraderie, the friends you make and the life experiences I’ve built up,” says former Fermanagh player Tommy McElroy.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Services you have here will change, health officials warn

The stark reality of the “unprecedented” pressures on the local health service were laid bare at a public meeting last Thursday night in Enniskillen.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Lusby: £30 million of cuts are huge

Meadhbh Monahan spoke to Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust Joe Lusby ahead of the implementation of up to £30 million in cuts to health services across Fermanagh, Omagh and Londonderry.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Dairy farmers in control of costs will survive post quota

Keeping a simple system for management of the dairy herd is key to profitability and future success.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Good autumn has kept bees busy collecting pollen

The very good weather in October has given honey bees plenty of opportunity to collect pollen and nectar from any plants still in bloom. Dahlia, cosmos and ivy in the garden are being exploited to the full. Viburnum ‘Dawn’ is in full flower and its scent can be detected from more than 10m away which means that the honey bee has no problem in finding it, according to Ethel Irvine from Fermanagh Beekeepers Association.

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