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21 Dec 2014 20:00

Brother and sister merge acumen to 're-imagine' family business

"Make sure you are prepared to be in it for the long haul.” That is the advice from brother and sister Michael and Gillian Beare, who gave up promising careers in Finance and Pharmacy to return home to “re-imagine” their parents’ tourism business.

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21 Dec 2014 17:00

It's going to be a berry merry Christmas

A large holly tree, bursting with berries, is capturing attention in the run up to Christmas at the Enniskillen home of Kathleen McConnell.

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21 Dec 2014 13:37 • Rodney Edwards

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

DIVERS are currently searching Lough Erne for Monaghan man Kieran McAree who has been missing in Enniskillen since Wednesday.

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21 Dec 2014 12:00

Alison perfoms historic same sex marriage of fashion celebrity

When Westminster City Council conducted the first conversion of civil partnership to same sex marriage for a well-known celebrity couple last Wednesday, December 10, at 12.01am - one minute after the law came into effect - it was Westminster Superintendent Registrar, Alison Cathcart, from Fermanagh, who presided over the conversion at Westminster City Hall.

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21 Dec 2014 09:00

Death of much respected Michael O'Dolan, a modest man of high morals

The owner of Ashwoods Golf Centre, Michael O’Dolan, who passed away this week, has been described as “a very modest man with high morals, who had a great cross-community ethos”.

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20 Dec 2014 19:56

TUV chairman says it is wrong to select his cousin for Westminster battle

THE Chairman of the Traditional Unionist Voice in Fermanagh has expressed his dismay at the decision by the Ulster Unionist Party to select Tom Elliott to fight for Westminster next year.

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20 Dec 2014 18:10

Campbell's 'Rocket' fires Mallards to victory

Ryan Campbell's 55th minute goal fired Ballinamallard to the points against Glenavon following an entertaining encounter at Ferney Park this afternoon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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