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21 Nov 2014 17:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Hunger strike was ‘exceptional’ and there will be no pact this time around

“Exceptional circumstances” led to SDLP candidate Austin Currie standing aside in the 1981 Fermanagh/South Tyrone by-election, SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell tells The Impartial Reporter.

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21 Nov 2014 15:45 • Editorial Department

Death of well-known nurse and midwife

A widely-respected member of the community, Mrs. Ethel Adelaide Foster, a much-loved mother and grandmother, who served for many years in the nursing and midwifery professions in Fermanagh, died unexpectedly last Wednesday, November 12.

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21 Nov 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

Tweets of the Week - did you make it?

Ewen Friers @EwenFriers Spent a couple of fascinating days on a fungi covered island in Co Fermanagh last week.

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21 Nov 2014 14:58

Police officer disciplined after being accused of lying in court

A police officer had been disciplined after being accused of lying during a case at Fermanagh Court.

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21 Nov 2014 13:00 • Rodney Edwards

Stormont Files: Patients endure almost year long wait for occupational therapy

PATIENTS are waiting nearly a year for occupational therapy in Fermanagh, well in excess of the nine week target.

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21 Nov 2014 11:00

Those were the days: Snooker star Higgins at the Forum

Photo from The Impartial Reporter, November 16, 1989: Alex Higgins arriving at the Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen, accompanied by Mr. Robert Donaldson and Mr. Johnny Elliott of the Enniskillen Snooker Hall, for his exhibition matches.

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21 Nov 2014 10:30

Officers issue new appeal over fatal accident

Police investigating the fatal road traffic collision on the main A4 between Lisbellaw and Tamlaght at the weekend have issued a further appeal. They would like to speak with the driver of the vehicle that was travelling in front of the blue Vauxhall Vectra at the time of the collision with the Kawasaki motorcycle.

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21 Nov 2014 10:30 • Lily Dane

Lee is only person in Northern Ireland with rare syndrome

Inspirational Fermanagh man Lee Martin suffers from an extremely rare syndrome - Diploid Triploid Mosaicism.

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21 Nov 2014 08:30 • Rodney Edwards

UUP to go ahead and select its own candidate for Westminster

THE Ulster Unionist Party will select its own candidate to stand in Fermanagh-south Tyrone in next year’s general election, The Impartial Reporter can reveal.

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20 Nov 2014 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

#fermanaghspake This Week is...

‘Ate the head off’

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20 Nov 2014 18:00 • Editorial Department

Man reoffended on same day he walked free from court

A 26-year-old man walked out of Fermanagh Court after being given a suspended jail sentence for handling stolen goods and later the same day committed exactly the same offence.

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20 Nov 2014 17:00 • Rodney Edwards

Stormont Files: Enniskillen contractor’s Stormont roof work debated

THE millions of pounds it is costing for an Enniskillen contractor to fix Stormont’s leaking roof was debated in the Assembly this week.

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20 Nov 2014 16:00 • Editorial Department

Comment - Warren Little - The steeplejacks are readied for another dreary election

Way back around the time Northern Ireland was formed a few years after the Great War, Winston Churchill remarked on the seismic shifts in the world order.

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20 Nov 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

FDC dismisses employee and calls police after £20,000 theft

FERMANAGH District Council has had to call in police after a report of a theft of £20,000 by an employee was investigated, according to the Local Government Auditor’s Report 2014.

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20 Nov 2014 14:01

Police confirm death of motorcyclist Brian Lynch

Police have confirmed that a motorcyclist injured in a road traffic collision on the Main A4 between Lisbellaw and Tamlaght on Saturday , November 15, has died in hospital. He was 48 year old Brian Bernard Lynch who was from the Enniskillen area.

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20 Nov 2014 14:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Fermanagh Trust hits out at MLA and says it is not ‘hostage to any political party’

FERMANAGH Trust has hit out at SDLP MLA Alex Attwood, who claimed that projects receiving money from the Social Investment Fund (SIF) were the First and deputy First Ministers’ “favoured loyalist and republican projects”.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Rodney Edwards

Council employees clock up over 3,500 days of sick leave in one year

STAFF at Fermanagh District Council have clocked up over 3,500 days of sick leave in a year.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

‘We never lost that belief in ourselves’ - Foy

Raymond Foy returned to his home city to help Ballinamallard to all three points against Institute. The midfielder is on loan from Institute’s neighbouring club Derry City, and he came off the bench midway through the first half to face up to some familiar faces and grab the bragging rights from some former teammates.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Ulster titles for Alannah and Natasha

Alannah Leonard and Natasha Love both claimed Ulster Schools titles at the Ulster Secondary Schools Championships at the Seven Towers Leisure Centre in Ballymena last weekend.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Cadden: ‘We have to kick on from this’

Derrylin manager Mickey Cadden has urged his players to build on a very encouraging 2014 that saw the club crowned Fermanagh Intermediate champions and reach the last four in Ulster.

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