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1 Mar 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

The party lights that could pose serious risk to animals

Farmers are becoming increasingly concerned at the continued use of sky lanterns which are popular at parties and weddings.

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28 Feb 2015 20:30 • Editorial Department

Stopping their full forward line may Tipp the balance in favour of Fermanagh

Fermanagh and Tipperary meet in Brewster Park on Sunday afternoon in an encounter that is sure to garner a lot of interest as both teams look to push on in the Division Three promotion race.

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28 Feb 2015 19:00 • Editorial Department

James taking the step-up to county football in his stride and enjoying challenge

Fermanagh currently sit atop of Division Three with the second best defensive record in the entire country after the opening two games, and impressive newcomer James McMahon has played his part with the Roslea man having looked a composed figure in the Erne half back line despite this being his first year as part of the senior set-up.

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28 Feb 2015 15:00 • Rodney Edwards

Ford has ‘no memory’ of report on Enniskillen as cheapest for hearings

JUSTICE Minister David Ford says he has “no memory” of a report commission in 2012 which named Enniskillen as the cheapest place to have a court hearing in Northern Ireland.

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28 Feb 2015 12:00 • Rodney Edwards

Foster bounces back over Adams’ suggestion conscience clause is illegal

SINN Fein President Gerry Adams has said the Democratic Unionist Party’s proposed conscience clause will allow people to “engage in activity which is illegal.”

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28 Feb 2015 10:00 • Lily Dane

Secret wedding couple become Facebook hit

Newlyweds Tanya Gilmore and William West have been “totally overwhelmed” by all the congratulatory messages they have received following their weekend wedding, a closely guarded secret.

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27 Feb 2015 20:00 • Editorial Department

63 crews line up for 58th Erne Head

On Saturday, Portora Boat Club will host the 58th Erne Head of the River as 63 crews from the length and breadth of Ireland do battle on a 6,000m course, the exact distance of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race.

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27 Feb 2015 15:00 • Rodney Edwards

Row over MLA’s William of Orange ‘terrorist’ tweet

SINN Fein MLA Phil Flanagan is embroiled in more Twitter controversy this week after he called William of Orange a “terrorist.”

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27 Feb 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Tweets of the Week - did you make it?

Fermanagh Weather @FermanaghW A lot of heavy wintry showers about fermanagh today blown on by strong winds! Be careful out there! #winter #Fermanaghweather

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27 Feb 2015 12:00 • Rodney Edwards

Stormont Files: Courthouse closure ‘will affect vulnerable’

CLOSING Enniskillen Courthouse will affect vulnerable people, Sinn Fein’s Sean Lynch has said.

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27 Feb 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane

Looking Back: Social evening

The Impartial Reporter, January 21, 1965: Hugh Hopper, Fivemiletown, and Hazel Breen, Tempo, dance together after Fivemiletown Y.U. dinner on Friday evening. The Fivemiletown Young Unionists dinner was held in the Commercial Hotel, Lisnaskea.

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27 Feb 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

Crash a copy of brother-in-law’s fatal accident

The wife of a lorry driver, who survived this lorry crash with non life-threatening injuries, said it brought back the nightmare when her brother was killed in a similar accident.

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26 Feb 2015 21:00 • Editorial Department

Feargal’s character to the fore in recent good run

Goalkeeper Feargal Murphy is enjoying a renaissance between the posts as he revives his Ballinamallard goalkeeping career.

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26 Feb 2015 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

#fermanaghspake This Week is...

‘Wile Crabbit’

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26 Feb 2015 17:00 • Rodney Edwards

Stormont Files: Derrylin protests have put off investors: Foster

ENTERPRISE Minister Arlene Foster has claimed the acts of destruction at the former Quinn HQ in Derrylin over the last few years and violence at the anti-fracking protest in Belcoo last summer have put off potential investors coming to Fermanagh.

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26 Feb 2015 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

Elderly day care centres may close

There is to be a shake-up of day centres in the Western Health Trust area with some to close and others to merge with existing centres.

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26 Feb 2015 14:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Science class makes Chris a record breaker

“Amazing” was how Lisbellaw man Chris McCreery felt on Tuesday after orchestrating a record-breaking event – the world’s biggest ever science lesson.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Schoolgirl stalking accused appears in court

A 32-year-old man accused of stalking young schoolgirls in Enniskillen was asked by police if he fantasised about having sex with them.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Stirling success for Fermanagh breeders

Local farmers and pedigree beef cattle breeders, Harold Stubbs, Crummy, Lisnaskea, and grandson Alan Burleigh, Florencecourt, clinched the junior and supreme overall championship titles at last week’s Stirling bull sales.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

MEP’s Roadshows on CAP to begin in Clogher Valley

A new series of Rural Roadshows for farmers to discuss the CAP begin next week in the Clogher Valley, organised by Diane Dodds MEP.

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