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25 Jul 2014 15:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

Bees keeping Canon Laurence busy for well over 50 years

A hobby that began over 50 years ago has stayed with Canon Laurence Dawson, who enjoys watching the changing of the seasons and appreciates nature as “God’s work of art”.

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25 Jul 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

Tweets of the Week - did you make it?

Michael Kerr @kerraway A love song to #Enniskillen and Lough Erne from the actor Adrian Dunbar in yesterday’s Observer.

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25 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

All staff redeployed as tax office closes

All staff employed at the Motor Tax office in Enniskillen which finally closed last Thursday, have been redeployed to other government departments, some within the County Buildings where they had been based.

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25 Jul 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days:

This photograph (believed to have been taken around the 1950s) shows two young Maguiresbridge men - Hugh and Bartley Downey - on one of their many visits to Drumlone, Lisbellaw, which was their homeplace. The picture was kindly submitted by Noel Downey of Maguiresbridge, whose father Hugh Downey is pictured on the left. Noel points out that sadly Bartley (his father’s brother) is no longer with us.

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25 Jul 2014 10:40 • Editorial Department

Residents ‘shocked’ and ‘frightened’ by latest move and what future holds

Residents on the Gardrum Road, Belcoo were “shocked” and “frightened” when they were woken at 5am on Monday morning by the sound of heavy vehicles making their way up the road towards an unused Acheson and Glover quarry.

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25 Jul 2014 08:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

Fermanagh is too precious to take the risk: McMenamin

“When reports appeared on Monday that exploratory drilling was finally going ahead in Belcoo part of me disappeared down that hole with the huge Australian drill bit,” says Enniskillen-born actor Ciaran McMenamin.

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24 Jul 2014 19:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Policing plan is in place if needed

Fermanagh PSNI has put in place a policing plan to deal with potential unrest over fracking in the County.

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24 Jul 2014 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

#fermanaghspake This Week is...

‘They don’t be long growing’

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24 Jul 2014 17:00 • Lily Dane

‘Freak accident’ on pitch almost cost young footballer his life

A talented young footballer from Fermanagh, who sustained a freak sports injury which almost cost him his life, is still recovering from the effects of a split pancreas - an injury which his father says is “extremely rare”. “They reckon it’s about one in a million,” claimed Cyril Beacom from Maguiresbridge.

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24 Jul 2014 16:00 • Editorial Department

Carron to speak at Sinn Fein hungerstrike commemoration in Ballyconnell on Friday

OWEN Carron, a former Fermanagh-south Tyrone MP, will be the guest speaker at a Sinn Fein hungerstrike lecture tomorrow night (Friday) in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.

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24 Jul 2014 15:30 • Editorial Department

Comment - Warren Little - Irvinestown leading by example with the Lady of the Lake

Fermanagh can stake a very good claim to be the most socially integrated and cohesive of all Northern Ireland’s counties.

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24 Jul 2014 15:00 • Rodney Edwards

Foster tells Gildernew if you want a fight ‘you’ve got the right person’

TOURISM Minister Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew have traded blows over figures showing there has been a 43 per cent drop in visitor numbers from the south of Ireland.

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24 Jul 2014 14:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Naked protester arrested at site

A naked woman has been arrested at a protest camp set up at the security gates of Tamboran’s drill site outside Belcoo.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Twelve major finals to be decided at Augher

The 96th Clogher Valley Show takes place next Wednesday, July 30 at the Augher showgrounds, adjacent to the primary school.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

2000 people attend Border dairy event

Local farmers joined more than 2,000 others for the Irish Holstein Friesian Associaton open day on the Taylor family farm near Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Irish Moiled breeder is welcomed to Castlewellan

Nigel Edwards(left) from Ballyreagh, Tempo, and now running the Curraghnakeely Irish Moiled Herd with Sam Smiley, Noel Lavery, DARD Permanent Secretary and Michelle McCauley, Chairman of Castlewellan Show at Castlewellan.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New Balmoral Bull Sale in November

A new autumn event for pedigree and commercial farmers is to be held at the Balmoral site in Belfast.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beef levy increases to 40p per head Beef levy increases to 40p per head

The levy which funds beef research and development in Northern Ireland and which is collected on behalf of AgriSearch, the Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council is to increase to 40p per head from August 1 2014, it was announced this week.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New cups and sponsors

There will be new cups presented to successful exhibitors this year at the Clogher Valley Show.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Let’s ‘at least find out what is down there’ says Foster

“I have always taken the approach that we should at least find out what is down there. In drilling this borehole, that’s what [Tamboran] want to do.”

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