31 Jul 2015 11:30 • Rodney Edwards

My son’s attempt to take his own life wasn’t taken seriously. And now he’s dead.

A GRIEVING mother whose son took his own life earlier this year, months after doctors told her to put his first suicide attempt down to a ‘drunken episode’, has spoken of her anguish.
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31 Jul 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane

Looking Back: Fashion Show at Kesh School

As highlighted recently in our Looking Back column, the girls of Kesh County Secondary School left aside their school uniforms on 23rd June (50 years ago) to become mannequins for an evening, modelling frocks and dresses which they had made, before an audience of several hundred parents and friends. The caption below a photograph, published in The Impartial Reporter in July 1965, reads: A group of students of Kesh Secondary School who acted as mannequins at the fashion display at the school, wearing garments made by themselves in the needlework classes. Included are (from left) Maureen Thompson, Florence Coulter, Helen Robinson, Ann Moore, Esther Noble, Ann Seaney, Carol Greaves, Amanda Pursley, Rene Henderson and Rita Robinson.
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31 Jul 2015 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

Farmers demand action against cuts for industry

Cutbacks in the DARD budget and falling milk prices have been at the top of the agenda this week as farmers make their point about farm viability in the future.
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31 Jul 2015 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

Simmental Pairs final set for County Show decision

Merial Animal Health has confirmed its sponsorship of the Northern Ireland Simmental Club’s Ivomec Super Simmental Pair of the Year competition.
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31 Jul 2015 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

Showcasing our food

The Danske Bank Artisan Foodhall will have more food companies present this year than ever before.
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31 Jul 2015 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

New Multi Breed Calf Fair to be staged in autumn

A new Pedigree Multi Breed Calf Fair is to be staged at Balmoral in Belfast in November.
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31 Jul 2015 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

Competitive plough men

Saturdays are when many men pursue a hobby from playing golf to fishing. But for Fred Dunn and Jack O’Brien, their shared passion is vintage ploughing.
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31 Jul 2015 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

Show offers everything from ‘gate to plate’

From “gate to plate” will be very much the theme at this year’s Fermanagh County Show as visitors to the two-day event will have the opportunity to meet the farmers exhibiting some of the best livestock in Northern Ireland, and also speak to food producers from the artisan food hall.
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