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26 Jun 2014 17:00 • Chris Donegan

Heroine revives ‘cot death’ baby

A mother of two from Kesh is being hailed a hero after bringing a dead baby back to life.

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26 Jun 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Contractor chases gang of five and gets back his stolen goods

A gang of five criminals met their match when they stole chain saws and other equipment from Adrian Walmsley’s shed at his home on Boa Island, Kesh.

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7 Jun 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Tom sets new Erne record with 109.5 kgs in one day

An angler has set a new record for the heaviest weight of fish caught in a competition on the Erne.

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17 May 2014 17:00 • Chris Donegan

70 years old and sti ll going strong, Brookeborough W.I. have enduring appeal for members

The “Masterminds” of Brookeborough were top of the form at the Fermanagh heat of the Women’s Institute’s annual quiz.

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17 May 2014 10:00 • Chris Donegan

300,000 young eels die at hydroelectric dam

The brown eel is an endangered species but the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) has killed 300,000 of them at its hydro-electric dam on the River Erne at Ballyshannon.

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15 May 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Joyrider posts prison van selfie on facebook

A woman who awoke to find her Vauxhall Corsa missing from outside her home discovered the car had been stolen, sold to a scrap dealer and crushed.

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10 May 2014 10:00 • Chris Donegan

Faithful anglers return to erne for fishing classic

Over 200 anglers are expected to compete in next week’s Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival at venues around Fermanagh.

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10 Apr 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Farmer fined a fourth time for failing to demolish house

The case of a Fermanagh farmer who has been fined £76,000 for failing to demolish his home is to be referred to Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan.

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20 Mar 2014 16:00 • Chris Donegan

Match angling on the Erne is big money but not as big as it used to be

The world’s “richest” match angling competition has got a lot poorer with its prize fund shrinking from a reported £100,000 to just £20,000 in three years.

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16 Mar 2014 15:00 • Chris Donegan

Burglar caught when he returned to scene of crime must pay compensation

Bungling first-time burglar Philip Kavanagh returned to the scene of his crime, only to find police waiting for him.

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13 Mar 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Struck off chemist failed to declare debt-ridden past

A 40-year-old pharmacist whose business empire collapsed with debts of £10 million has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

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6 Mar 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Nurses attacked, punched and hair pulled by double amputee

A 52-year-old lorry driver who lost both legs in an accident at his home attacked three female nurses while he was a patient at the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.

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2 Mar 2014 14:00 • Chris Donegan

Big Dog’s status may not have anti-fracking bite

Almost 1,500 acres of north-west Fermanagh has just been declared an ASSI (Area of Special Scientific Interest) but that’s no guarantee this beautiful landscape won’t one day be littered with gas drilling platforms.

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8 Feb 2014 15:00 • Chris Donegan

Brad’s trip to Thailand in bid to help preserve one of the rarest birds in the world

An ornithologist from Fermanagh has travelled half-way around the world in search of one of the rarest birds on Earth.

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6 Feb 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

What a welcome! Visiting scouts’ bus is torched

An adventure weekend in Fermanagh ended in misery for a group of young scouts when their minibus was destroyed in an arson attack.

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1 Feb 2014 15:00 • Chris Donegan

Spring salmon fishing opens on Melvin

Today, Saturday sees the start of the spring salmon fishing season on Lough Melvin - weather permitting. The Melvin produces an abundance of salmon but this year nervous fishery officials have halved the number anglers can catch and keep.

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10 Jan 2014 17:00 • Chris Donegan

Fermanagh workers among poorest paid in Northern Ireland

Workers in Fermanagh were among the poorest paid in Northern Ireland in 2013.

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8 Jan 2014 13:30 • Chris Donegan

Ballyshannon fisherman catches first salmon of 2014

The River Drowes has produced Ireland’s first salmon of 2014.

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5 Jan 2014 11:30 • Chris Donegan

Education was passport to new life for Anita

“Location, location, location,” is the estate agent’s mantra.

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29 Dec 2013 19:30 • Chris Donegan

Cinderella anglers swap silver slipper for salmon as they flock to the Drowes

Just like the highway to Hell, the road to the Drowes to catch Ireland’s first salmon of 2014 is paved with good intentions.

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