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27 Nov 2014 19:00 • Editorial Department

Elding raring to get back on the pitch and among the goals

After a five week absence due to injury Ballinamallard striker Anthony Elding is back in the squad for Friday evening’s clash with Warrenpoint at Ferney Park, and he cannot wait to get back on the pitch.

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27 Nov 2014 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

#fermanaghspake This Week is...

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27 Nov 2014 18:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

Elliott says ‘no issue’ using public money to employ convicted criminal

UUP MLA Tom Elliott states that “there was never any issue around” the fact that he used public money to employ a convicted criminal.

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27 Nov 2014 17:30 • Brian Donaldson

‘Daddy was a great man’

The family of 48-year-old motorcyclist, Brian Lynch, who died in hospital last Thursday from injuries sustained in a road collision six days earlier, have described him as a “great man” full of generosity and who will be greatly missed.

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27 Nov 2014 16:30 • Brian Donaldson

Memorial service remembers Drumcose crash that claimed nine lives 70 years ago

A memorial service to mark the 70th anniversary of the crash of a Catalina Flying Boat at Drumcose, near Ely Lodge, which claimed the lives of its nine-man crew, was held yesterday at the crash site.

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27 Nov 2014 16:00 • Editorial Department

Comment - Warren Little - The illegitimate children are only fighting amongst themselves

There is a great Irish expression used upon the occurrence of a dispute gone too far. It’s at that point during a bit of sledging when one of the protagonists is deemed to have crossed a line. Someone will slightly tilt their head, screw their face a little, and say, ‘Ah, here’.

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27 Nov 2014 15:30 • Denzil McDaniel

How I see it - a personal view by Denzil McDaniel -Dibley parish council should take over Stormont

In the very first episode of “Vicar of Dibley”, the leader of the St. Barnabas parish council, David Horton is horrified that their new Rector is a woman, Dawn French’s character. Never mind that the congregation was reduced to just four regulars in church because the previous incumbent, the 102-year-old Rev. Pottle was so dull and lifeless.

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27 Nov 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

473 people accused of benefit fraud over past four years

SOCIAL Development Minister Mervyn Storey has pledged to crack down on benefit fraud in Fermanagh.

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27 Nov 2014 14:00 • Rodney Edwards

‘Better outcome’ for cancer patients if they travel for ‘top class treatment’

HEALTH Minister Jim Wells has said cancer patients in Fermanagh should travel to Belfast or Londonderry for treatment so they can have “a better outcome”.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

82-year-old mother vows to fight Trust decision to cut day care for Sean

“Scandalous” is how the 82-year-old mother of a severely disabled man has described a decision by the Western Trust to cut his 20 hours a week at the Killadeas Day Care Centre.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Book on farming societies is a social history of Fermanagh

A new book which charts the contribution made by farming societies to the development of agriculture in Fermanagh in the 19th and 20th centuries has been praised by local historians, agriculturalists and the Northern Ireland Shows Association.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

UFU holds annual dinner

One of the main social events in the farming calendar in Fermanagh, the Ulster Farmers’ Union dinner dance took place on Friday evening in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Public meetings in Fermanagh about new Local Action Groups announced

People in rural Fermanagh and Tyrone are being encouraged to participate in the new Local Action Groups which are being formed to deliver £70 million of grant aid to rural initiatives.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farmers are a priority despite jobs cut: DARD

DARD aims to cut 300 jobs or 10 per cent of its workforce over the next 12 months, the Assembly’s Agriculture Committee was told this week.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Biosecurity needs to be kept high

Farmers and landowners engaged in poultry keeping have been urged to increase their biosecurity measures to keep out Avian Influenza.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Mr. Ivan Carson

A father, grandfather and great-grandfather held in high regard, Mr. Ivan Carson passed away peacefully at South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, on Saturday, November 15, aged 80 years.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Mr. Patrick James Farry

Mr. Patrick James Farry, best known as Patsy, a mechanic, excavator driver and farmer, late of Liffer, Trillick, died on October 20, 2014.

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27 Nov 2014 12:51 • Meadhbh Monahan

Devenish Island gravestone damaged by fire

A nineteenth century grave stone, marking the grave of the parents of the ‘last prince of Fermanagh’ on Devenish Island has been damaged by fire.

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27 Nov 2014 11:40

Altnagelvin Hospital ward evacuated due to smoke

Twenty-one patients have been transported out of ward five in Altnagelvin Hospital after smoke was spotted coming from a bed pan washer.

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27 Nov 2014 10:00 • Editorial Department

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Elves welcome Santa to town: Christmas lights are switched on

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