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3 Jul 2015 17:00

Dads set off to cycle length of Ireland

As oarsmen from Portora Boat Club demonstrate their prowess at Henley Royal Regatta this week, a group of fathers representing the club’s Parents’ Support Group are preparing to set off this weekend on their mammoth cycle across Ireland.

3 Jul 2015 15:30 • Lily Dane

Student travels to Somme to reseach her adopted soldier

Delving deep in her research, Fermanagh teenager Alison Glass has been representing the county in one of the first ever initiatives of its kind, ‘My Adopted Soldier.’

3 Jul 2015 12:30 • Lily Dane

Fancy meeting Frank and Christine at Garden party

Selwyn Johnston from Headhunters Railway Museum unexpectedly bumped into footballer Frank Lampard and his fiancée Christine Bleakley, whose parents are from Fermanagh, at a farewell reception for the US Consul in Belfast.

3 Jul 2015 10:01 • Meadhbh Monahan

Misery of 12 hour waits in A&E

Ten patients waited longer than 12 hours in South West Acute Hospital’s (SWAH) A&E last year contravening Ministerial guidelines, figures show. They also reveal that waiting time performance at A&E at SWAH has been getting worse. The waiting times target is that 95 per cent of patients should be seen within four hours.

2 Jul 2015 18:01

Denzil McDaniel opinion: Identity can divide us, or give us common purpose

One of the great leaders of the Anglican Church is Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu. He’s a great communicator, as many of those who heard him preach in St. Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen will agree.

2 Jul 2015 16:30

Suspended sentence for manager who stole cash from employer for almost nine years

A FORMER general manager of a major chain of convenience stores who admitted stealing cash from his employer over a period of almost nine years has avoided going to jail.

2 Jul 2015 15:30 • Rodney Edwards

£95,000 severance between six former councillors

SIX former councillors who left Fermanagh District Council ahead of its amalgamation with Omagh District Council have received more than £95,000 in severance packages between them.

2 Jul 2015 15:01 • Julie Kenwell

Police arrest 25 years old over possession of crossbow

A 25-year-old man was arrested in Brookeborough on Monday for possessing a crossbow after police received a report that a 29-year-old man had been assaulted in the village.

2 Jul 2015 13:45

Sale of Lough Erne Resort completed

The sale of the Lough Erne Resort has been completed. The purchase of the five-star luxury hotel and golf resort near Enniskillen has been completed by a U.S. investment group led by Vine Avenue Advisors, LLC, headed by Michael Saliba, and TRU Hotels and Resorts, a hotel investment and management company founded by veteran American hoteliers Jeff Mahan and Mark Ward.

2 Jul 2015 12:30

Portora bow out of Henley after battling performance

After a fighting performance, Portora Boat Club’s oarsmen were beaten by just half of a length in their heat this afternoon in The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup for junior men’s 8s at Henley Royal Regatta.

2 Jul 2015 10:10

McCluskey to miss Antrim game after red card appeal turned down

Fermanagh will be without key defender Ryan McCluskey for Sunday's clash with Antrim after his appeal over the red card he picked up in the Ulster semi-final against Monaghan was turned down on Wednesday night.

1 Jul 2015 22:30

In Thursday's Impartial

The misery of patients waiting for attention at A&E is laid bare as figures show that waiting times at the South West Acute Hospital have been getting worse. The Western Health Trust commends its staff and points to the increasing pressure they are under.

1 Jul 2015 12:00

New Principal for Integrated College

THE new principal at Erne Integrated College is the current headmaster at St Joseph’s College, Enniskillen, it has been confirmed. Mr. Jimmy Jackson-Ware will take up his new position in September.
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1 Jul 2015 10:00 • Editorial Department

Students’ outstanding musical achievements celebrated at night of performance

A celebration of musical achievement presented by the Education Authority Western Region Music Service at their prize night was held recently, which showcased pupils performing on a wide range of instruments and at different stages of musical development.
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30 Jun 2015 18:02

PSNI warning over increased threat of identity fraud

Millions of people in the UK are failing to take basic steps like redirecting post or updating firewalls to protect their identities from criminals, a new survey shows.

30 Jun 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Well-known names attend launch as hotel invests £200,000 in new project

“Right from the very beginning of this project, our vision was for a stylish space that took its inspiration from Lough Erne and the bird sanctuary situated on its shore.”
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30 Jun 2015 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Fairytale rise to success takes hard work and determination

The sign above Serendipity bridal boutique reads: ‘Your happily ever after begins here’.
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30 Jun 2015 10:00 • Editorial Department

Council may consult on opening hours of Lakeland Forum

Enniskillen’s Lakeland Forum could open on Sunday mornings if there is enough interest from the public.
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29 Jun 2015 16:00 • Brian Donaldson

Church plaques reveal links to ‘the bravest man’ at Waterloo

On the walls of a town’s parish church, two plaques reveal a soldier’s exploits at the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago.
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29 Jun 2015 12:05

Police warn Fermanagh businesses of new scam

POLICE are advising businesses in Fermanagh to be wary of a scam that was reported to officers last Thursday.

29 Jun 2015 12:00 • Julie Kenwell

Euro earners may struggle to get mortgage

FERMANAGH residents earning a wage in the south will struggle to get a mortgage in the north when a new EU Directive is introduced next year.
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29 Jun 2015 10:00 • Editorial Department

Fermanagh woman celebrates 100th birthday in Australia

A Fermanagh woman who emigrated to Australia with her husband 60 years ago, has just celebrated her 100th birthday there on May 29 with family and friends.
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28 Jun 2015 18:00 • Editorial Department

Joan Trimble award helps young actor attend summer school

Portora student Brandon Power has been awarded a Joan Trimble Bursary. The Performing Arts AS level student will use his grant to attend the National Youth Theatre summer school master class in Acting for Screen. This exclusive premier NYT master class, based in London this August, will be led by top industry profe
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28 Jun 2015 16:00 • Editorial Department

Music and celebration as composer’s centenary is marked with uplifting concert

The work and achievements of a woman described as one of Enniskillen’s most extraordinary individuals was last week celebrated at a concert and other music-related events on the centenary of her birth.
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28 Jun 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Behind Croiadh’s new look is a worthy cause

Fermanagh schoolgirl Croiadh Monaghan is sporting a new hairstyle, having recently shed her long locks for a worthy cause - the Little Princess Trust.
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