Tyrone newly-weds ‘snap-up’ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

NEWLY-WEDS Owen and Arlene McCusker were thrilled to be photographed with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan on Saturday. Fintona man Owen and his beautiful bride Arlene (nee McCallum), who owns a hairdressing salon in Omagh, celebrated their reception at the huge plush hotel where the serious business of […]

Omagh set to rally behind rescheduled Remembrance

A LARGE attendance is expected at the re-scheduled wreath-laying ceremony in Omagh this Sunday morning. Last weekend’s event was postponed following the discovery of a pipe bomb in a bin close to the Cenotaph at the junction of Drumragh Avenue, Mountjoy Road and Sedan Avenue. Two telephoned warnings were received by police in the early […]

Omagh principal’s mental health plea after deaths

THE principal of Drumragh Integrated College has this week spoken out about the national ‘epidemic’ of rising anxiety levels among students. Voicing his concerns about the lack of government funding for mental health services within Northern Ireland, head teacher Nigel Frith says that investment in preventative measures are vitally required before a young person hits […]

Police brand Dungannon pensioner robbery as ‘not cool’

AN 80-YEAR-OLD woman was the victim of a frightening robbery in Dungannon last Friday, which has been labelled by police as ‘not cool’.   In response to a query from the Dungannon Herald, a PSNI press officer said an elderly lady had just parked her car in an underground car park at a housing complex […]

Sperrins wind farm refused as night sky museum approved

A wind farm plan near Davagh Forest has been rejected by councillors, who in the same week, took a major step closer to realising a major new ‘dark sky observatory’ in the forest.   Permission was refused for the five 126.5 metre structures at Beltonanean at last week’s Planning Committee of Mid Ulster District Council. […]