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6 Oct 2015 17:00

Council to bring motion opposing elderly care home closures

The Western Trust's proposal to close a number of rural day care centres will be opposed in a motion brought before Fermanagh and Omagh District Council this evening.

6 Oct 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Action Cancer bus coming to Derrylin

Leading local cancer charity Action Cancer is bringing its SuperValu Big Bus mobile unit to the area next month as part of its ongoing tour of Northern Ireland. The Bus will be hosted by Fermanagh and Armagh Connected Together and will be located at 1459 Ballyconnell Road, Derrylin on Thursday, October 8.
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6 Oct 2015 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

£2m investment expected to future proof Balcas

£2 million investment will be made in Balcas’ Enniskillen site next year, future proofing the Fermanagh business and protecting jobs.
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6 Oct 2015 10:00 • Rodney Edwards

Abandoned lamb cutlets, a race to vote and meeting with the PM

“ALEX Salmond wants us to support this for him,” said Danny Kinahan, handing Tom Elliott a document from the former leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party inside a lift at Westminster.
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5 Oct 2015 16:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Fermanagh Community Hero: Edel Bannon

“It’s the people who cross that doorstep who are the real heroes in the Aisling Centre,” says this week’s Fermanagh Trust Community Hero Edel Bannon.
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5 Oct 2015 14:00 • Rodney Edwards

Fermanagh Community Hero: Selwyn Johnston

AN Enniskillen man who has been instrumental in keeping the spirit of railways alive in Fermanagh says he is “deeply humbled” to have been nominated for a community hero award.
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5 Oct 2015 12:00 • Lily Dane

Fermanagh Community Hero: Louise McLoughlin

Fermanagh Community Hero Louise McLaughlin could be described as a somewhat reluctant nominee as she feels there are many others who are worthy of nomination.
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5 Oct 2015 10:17

Cannabis plants worth £8,000 seized from Derrylin premises

Sixteen cannabis plants, two BB guns and cultivation equipment have been seized by police from a premises in Derrylin.

5 Oct 2015 10:00 • Jonathan Rainey

Fermanagh Community Hero: Viola Wiggins

“I DO what I do because I enjoy helping people in any way I can.”
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4 Oct 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

New chalets at Killyhevlin are given the go-ahead

SIX one-bed holiday chalets at the Killyhevlin Hotel have been given the go-ahead by planning officials.
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4 Oct 2015 12:00 • Rodney Edwards

Cars over 100 years old roll up to Florence Court

VINTAGE car enthusiasts caught a little piece of motoring history last week when a convoy of Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts stopped off in Fermanagh as part of a major tour of Ireland.
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4 Oct 2015 10:00 • Editorial Department

Rodney’s book reminds us there’s no place like home

A NEW book looking at words and phrases used in rural communities across Ireland will be launched in a fortnight’s time.
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3 Oct 2015 17:25

Mallards move tenth with first win at the Oval

Ballinamallard recorded their first ever league win over Glentoran with a priceless 2-0 win at the oval. Goals from Johnny Courtney and Cathal Beacom warned the mallards all three points and lifts them up to tenth in the table.

3 Oct 2015 15:00 • Julie Kenwell

Fears over decline in GPs in rural areas

HEALTH department officials have agreed to meet with Erne North Councillor Raymond Farrell over concerns for the future of GP surgeries in Fermanagh.
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3 Oct 2015 12:00 • Brian Donaldson

Duke launches development at Belle Isle with a tourism warning

There is a danger that Fermanagh could become the poor relation of tourism within Ireland because of the lack of initiating a new flagship brand, a leading businessman and tourism provider has warned.
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3 Oct 2015 10:00 • Julie Kenwell

Artist Jayne’s leopard body painting roars into a top championship place

“I USED to paint on canvas, now I’m using bodies instead!” Monea mother of three, Jayne Daley is a make-up artist with a difference. Having struggled with dyslexia throughout her school years, last Sunday she proved her worth when she came second in the Irish Face and Body Painting Championships in Dublin.
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3 Oct 2015 09:30

VIDEO: Daniel Ward pays tribute to Damian McGovern from New Zealand

Former Derrygonnelly Harps and Fermanagh player Daniel Ward has paid tribute to the late Damian McGovern minutes after captaining New South Wales to the Australasia Games title in Wellington, New Zealand

2 Oct 2015 18:21

County final postponed following tragic death of Derrygonnelly Harps club man Damian McGovern

The Fermanagh SFC Final between Derrygonnelly Harps and Roslea Shamrocks has been postponed following the tragic death of Derrygonnelly Harps clubman Damian McGovern in a work related accident this morning

2 Oct 2015 17:00 • Rodney Edwards

Flanagan accuses PSNI of being ‘lazy and ineffective’

THE Police Service of Northern Ireland is “lazy, disorganised and ineffective” with officers who “regularly fob off” victims of crime, according to Sinn Fein MLA Phil Flanagan.
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2 Oct 2015 15:41 • Sarah Saunderson

Breaking: Man dies in incident in Ely Lodge area

A man has died following an incident in the Ely Lodge area this morning. Police were called following an incident at around 10.45am this morning. Both Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and and The Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland were in attendance.

2 Oct 2015 15:00 • Julie Kenwell

HIV is a reality in Fermanagh, nurse warns

“HIV is a reality in Fermanagh and Tyrone.” That is the stark message delivered by a Sexual Health Nurse charged with managing sexual health services in Altnagelvin and developing them in Fermanagh and Tyrone.
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2 Oct 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Tweets of the Week - did you make it?

Regina @ladybirdshutter Great day for walking & mountain biking in Fermanagh.
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2 Oct 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Wedding guest assaulted sleeping woman in her bed

A 31-YEAR-OLD man who sexually assaulted a married woman while they were both guests at a wedding in a Fermanagh hotel has been jailed for 14 months – and must spend a further 14 months on licence.
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2 Oct 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane

Looking Back: Carla’s gold award

The Impartial Reporter, Oct. 4, 1990. Enniskillen girl, Carla McCabe won gold at the recent Northern Bank, Larne open swimming championships with an outstanding performance in the 50 metres butterfly event. Carla, 10, took the title with an unbeatable time of 39.79 seconds. She received her medal from Derek Baxter, Manager, Northern Bank, Larne.
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2 Oct 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

Pain for Gerard’s fiancée who had bought her dress

The young man originally from Fermanagh who died following a road accident in Co. Westmeath last week, was due to marry his fiancée next year.
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