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27 Jan 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane

New meeting place for nursing support group

A successful Fermanagh group, Breastfriends has just met at its new location for the first time.

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27 Jan 2015 12:00 • Julie Kenwell

Hi-vis clothing for primary pupils

MEMBERS of Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have agreed to roll out branded high visibility merchandise in primary schools across the County next month.

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27 Jan 2015 10:00 • Lily Dane

Prevention better than cure when it comes to children’s mental health

“Prevention is better than cure” is the view of Paul Kellagher, a Children Services’ Manager with Action for Children throughout Northern Ireland, including Fermanagh.

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26 Jan 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Deaf roots project

The British Deaf Association (BDA) Northern Ireland is pleased that it has been awarded £348,934 for its Deaf Roots and Pride Project through the Big Lottery Fund NI.

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26 Jan 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Teenager pleads not guilty to VAT fraud

An 18-year-old man has denied making a bogus VAT return claiming he was eligible for a refund of the tax in the sum of £50,270.94.


26 Jan 2015 11:30

Road closes for £150,000 resurfacing scheme

Part of the main A509 Enniskillen to Derrylin Road at Mullylogan will be closed to traffic this week between 8am to 6pm for a major resurfacing scheme.


26 Jan 2015 10:00 • Editorial Department

Asked policeman for handcuffs so that he could arrest him

An 18-year-old man told police he was going to arrest them because what they were doing was wrong, Fermanagh Court has heard.


25 Jan 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Rose of Tralee visits

“Fermanagh is a beautiful county”. This view was expressed by International Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, who stopped off in the county this week.

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25 Jan 2015 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Iconic Icelandic environmentalist meets local anglers

Soccer fans have their superstars in Cristiano Renaldo and Lionel Messi.

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25 Jan 2015 10:00 • Lily Dane

Fingerprint work is a world first

‘A world first’ in research is the end result of Fermanagh woman Helen McMorris’s final year undergraduate dissertation project at Abertay University in Scotland.

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24 Jan 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane

Death of popular minister who was a gifted preacher and played rugby for Ulster

Popular clergyman Canon Alfred Stanley O’Connor, who lived and served in Fermanagh for many years, passed away peacefully at his Stewartstown home last Monday, January 12, 2015, aged 94.

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24 Jan 2015 12:00 • Brian Donaldson

SDLP candidate ‘to re-engage with voters’

The SDLP candidate in this year’s Westminster election says he will be attempting to re-engage with the electorate in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, buoyed by the number of first preference votes in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council election.

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24 Jan 2015 10:00 • Editorial Department

Banned after being drunk in charge of a tractor

A 24-year-old farmer has admitted being drunk in charge of a tractor outside a pub two days before Christmas.


23 Jan 2015 22:03

Mallards deep in relegation mire after seven goal thumping

Ballinamallard face a fight against relegation after crashing to a seven goal defeat at Warrenpoint. The away side didn't manage a shot until the 80th minute and didn't have an effort on target all game, while at the other end the 'Point strike force racked up goal after goal.


23 Jan 2015 19:00 • Editorial Department

Portora will have to overcome injuries to progress in Schools’ Cup

Portora start their Schools’ Cup campaign with a home tie against Banbridge on Saturday, and they are confident they can reverse the defeat they suffered against their cup opponents earlier in the season.

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23 Jan 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Judge visits scene and dismisses case as car not found to be on public road

A judge has been to the scene of an alleged crime between Maguiresbridge and Tempo.


23 Jan 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Former soldier denies charges of dishonestly claiming benefits

A 46-year-old former soldier has denied dishonestly claiming state benefits when he had over £280,000 in the bank and properties in Spain.


23 Jan 2015 11:00

Haiti couple recognised for humanitarian work to visit Fivemiletown

A couple who look after displaced children in Haiti, which suffered a devastating earthquake five years ago this month, will be visiting Fivemiletown this weekend.


23 Jan 2015 10:00 • Julie Kenwell

Teens save diabetic’s life as he drifted into coma

FOUR teenagers from Kesh who saved a man from slipping into a diabetic coma have been commended for their life-saving actions this week. Ranging in ages from 15 to 18 years, the friends spotted the man slumped over the steering wheel of his car which was parked on the Pettigo Road in Kesh on the night of January 11.

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23 Jan 2015 09:37 • Chris Donegan

22 year old undergoes emergency surgery after Trillick stabbing

A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital for emergency surgery after being stabbed during an incident at Main Street, Trillick.


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