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24 Jun 2010 16:00

Lack of disabled access means boy (10) misses school open day

BEN Thompson can play football, dribble a basketball and shoot an arrow, but he can't go to a basic school open day.A complete lack of disabled facilities at Portora Royal School means the wheelchair-bound boy can not visit the campus on Monday alongside his P6 classmates.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00

Elliott enters UUP leadership race

FERMANAGH and South Tyrone MLA Tom Elliott said he had not expected to be sought out to contest the Ulster Unionist Party leadership.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Rodney Edwards

Redundancy clinic is set up for Quinn employees

THE man tasked with co-ordinating the Government's response to the situation at Quinn Insurance gave evidence to the Committee for Employment and Learning in Enniskillen yesterday.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Rodney Edwards

Water levels drop by 10 feet as hot summer takes toll on boating

Fermanagh is famous for its beautiful lakes and frequent rainfall but now it's... running out of water. Well, sort of.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00

Tough penalties for dog owners who fall foul of the law

KEEP your dogs under control or be bitten by tough penalties.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Brothers' dark secret which led to 61 charges of child abuse

Donagh's "appalling secret" was laid bare on Friday as a judge described how children living in the village suffered "horrific" sexual abuse at the hands of four brothers.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Stepmother went beyond 'chastisement' of children

A 41-year-old mother of seven went beyond "reasonable parental chastisement" in smacking her three "boisterous" young stepchildren, Enniskillen Crown Court has heard.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Chris Donegan

Justice Minister says those responsible for local crimes should be tried locally

The new Justice Minister believes that people who commit crimes in Fermanagh should continue be put on trial in Fermanagh.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Lily Dane

Design student's military project inspired by war in Afghanistan

A design for a special military vehicle created by a talented Fermanagh student at Northumbria University is proving something of a showstopper at his college.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Brian Donaldson

Volunteer manager sets up base in India for Raleigh International

A university graduate is spending three months this summer as a volunteer manager in India with Raleigh International.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Brian Donaldson

Ryan heads to Ecuador on trip of a lifetime

AS -level student Ryan MacMahon was enjoying just reward for completing his exams this week as he headed off to Ecuador in South America on a prestigious travel adventure of a lifetime.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Lily Dane

Football coaching in Argentina, everyone's dream job

Student Lee Hamilton, who recently sat his A levels at Fivemiletown College, will share his interest in football coaching in Argentina this summer.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Students take step to equine career by degrees

Equine student at the Enniskillen Campus were celebrating yesterday (Wednesday) as the awards ceremony for degrees and other qualifications was held.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Tremendous year for haymaking on local farms

Farmers around the county have been taking full advantage of the excellent summer weather to gather in their winter fodder. Apart from some high quality silage crops, many farmers have been able to make hay, the conditions have been so good.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

County Show launched at Belle Isle

The 2010 staging of Fermanagh County Show was launched by Fermanagh Farming Society at Belle Isle Castle on Tuesday hosted by Charles and Fiona Plunkett.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Horses and ponies enjoy their day in the sun

Some exhibitors including Jane Magee, Joan Hinchliffe and Shirley Hurst successfully defended their titles in the Cob, Connemara Brood Mare and Fermanagh Ridden Hunter classes respectively. at the Horse and Pony Show at Necarne on Saturday. Entries in all of the ridden pony classes were also substantially increased.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

World Cup fever hits Omagh Show

A new sponsor for the Champion of Champions in the livestock sector; the final of the new NISA/Ulster Bank Pedigree Heifer competition; numerous qualifiers in the cattle and sheep sections: the Show Jumping Ireland Series Show Jumping Grand Prix; and as World Cup predictions abound Omagh Show will be quite up to date with a class for a collage picture entitled 'The World Cup' and a Floral Art class entitled "Football Crazy"..

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Hampshire Down wins new novice breeders' class

A new Novice Breeders Class has been introduced to most shows in Northern Ireland. Lee York from Florencecourt was the winner of this new class at Saintfield Show, Lee also took first place in the open ewe lamb class.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Mrs. Eirene Benson

The death took place on Friday, May 28, 2010, in the County Nursing Home, Enniskillen of Mrs. Eirene (Rene) Benson.

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24 Jun 2010 16:00 • Editorial Department

Mr. Thomas Robert Acheson

The death took place at the Erne Hospital, Enniskillen on May 29 of Thomas Robert Acheson (Bob), the third in the family of seven children of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Acheson, Meenagleragh, Derrygonnelly.

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