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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Services you have here will change, health officials warn

The stark reality of the “unprecedented” pressures on the local health service were laid bare at a public meeting last Thursday night in Enniskillen.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Lusby: £30 million of cuts are huge

Meadhbh Monahan spoke to Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust Joe Lusby ahead of the implementation of up to £30 million in cuts to health services across Fermanagh, Omagh and Londonderry.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Dairy farmers in control of costs will survive post quota

Keeping a simple system for management of the dairy herd is key to profitability and future success.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Good autumn has kept bees busy collecting pollen

The very good weather in October has given honey bees plenty of opportunity to collect pollen and nectar from any plants still in bloom. Dahlia, cosmos and ivy in the garden are being exploited to the full. Viburnum ‘Dawn’ is in full flower and its scent can be detected from more than 10m away which means that the honey bee has no problem in finding it, according to Ethel Irvine from Fermanagh Beekeepers Association.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Health and safety day leads to farm qualification

A major one-day course will enable farmers ensure their farm is safe and also give them a Level 2 qualification.

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23 Oct 2014 10:00 • Editorial Department

Inside today's paper:

Mum of five saves drowning dog:

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22 Oct 2014 22:30

In tomorrow's Impartial Reporter

We ask what future is there for SWAH as the reality of the £30m cuts needed in the Western Trust area are decided in the coming days?

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22 Oct 2014 16:34

Date set for night-time closure of Hollyhill car park

Hollyhill car park in Enniskillen is to close between the hours of 7pm and 7am from Monday, October 27.

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22 Oct 2014 12:27 • Meadhbh Monahan

Enniskillen set for 49 jobs in new contents insurance company

ENNISKILLEN man Matthew Martin has established a new contact centre in Enniskillen. Currently employing 11 staff, he hopes to emply 49 people over the next three years.

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22 Oct 2014 09:58

Trust launches potentially lifesaving oxygen alert bracelets

THE Western Trust in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has introduced potentially lifesaving oxygen alert medical bracelets to be worn by patients with known Type 2 Respiratory failure.

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21 Oct 2014 17:30

Area Commander issues safety advice for Halloween celebrations

FERMANAGH'S new PSNI Area Commander is appealing for parents, youths and community leaders to assist in making this year's Halloween celebrations safe and fun.

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21 Oct 2014 13:00

'Outstanding' work experience at SWAH say medical students

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, recently announced cross border collaboration and excellence in medical education at the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen.

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21 Oct 2014 11:00

Collegiate included in minor works investment project

COLLEGIATE Grammar School is one of five Fermanagh schools set to benefit from a Department of Education investment worth over £1.1 million.

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20 Oct 2014 21:35 • Rodney Edwards

Breaking: Sinn Fein's Gildernew to run for Westminster again

SINN Fein MP Michelle Gildernew has been selected by her party to contest next year's general election.

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20 Oct 2014 17:00

Community associations get ready for 2014 awards

Community associations in Fermanagh and individuals who work tirelessly for their areas will be honoured tonight by Fermanagh Rural Community Network.

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20 Oct 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

Opinion - Marty McGrath - I always felt Clucker should have got an All Star but process can be flawed

San Francisco, December, 2008. While away with the All-Star touring party, Ryan McCluskey and I decided to treat the women to a meal in The Cheesecake Factory in the city centre. John McElroy of Tempo, who was also part of the tour, was dragged along too. It stands out as one of the most enjoyable nights of the trip; chatting about home, club football and a hot topic every October, the All-Star selection process.

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20 Oct 2014 12:40 • Rodney Edwards

VIDEO: Heat is on for Ballinamallard firewalkers

Ballinamallard Football Club held its first ever firewalking event on Saturday.

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20 Oct 2014 11:45

Green Party to stand a Fermanagh candidate in General Election

ANTI-FRACKING activist Tanya Jones has been selected as the Green Party's Westminster candidate for the next General Election (May 7, 2015). The Enniskillen woman is the first Green Party General Election candidate to stand for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency.

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19 Oct 2014 18:00 • Julie Kenwell

Parents ready for battle to save St. Mary's PS

DETERMINED parents at St Mary’s Primary School, Fivemiletown say they are ready for a fight to save it from any potential closure after the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) contacted them last week to arrange a consultation on its future.

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19 Oct 2014 16:00 • Julie Kenwell

Belfast saved Riley’s life over and over again - what now asks worried mum?

IT’s a service that has saved her three-year-old daughter’s life “over and over again” but this week Teresa Moss says she is horrified to learn that Belfast’s cardiac surgery for children will soon be a thing of the past.

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