Benefits refusal overturned for disabled teenager

THIS week saw a huge victory for the McClenahan family in Fintona who had their severely disabled daughter’s Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reinstated after over three months without payments. Talitha Grace McClenahan was born with Down’s syndrome, as well as a range of other serious medical conditions – Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Quadriplegia, a right […]

Tyrone woman accused of £2million fraud back in court

ALMOST two years after some 600 charges against a former employee of a Tyrone company were withdrawn, the case has been reinstated with less allegations but still totalling approximately £2million loss. Lawyers for the accused woman argued she is at risk of self-harm if her name is published, which resulted in an interim reporting restriction […]

Man due in court after burglary report in Coalisland

A 23-YEAR-OLD man was detained after police received a report of suspicious activity in the early hours of the morning at a commercial premises on Barrack Street, Coalisland. A police spokesman confirmed that they attended the scene “swiftly” after receiving the report from a “couple of vigilant callers” around 1am on Thursday, January 10. The […]

Tyrone politicians speak out ahead of Brexit vote

WITH the crunch vote on Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal due to take place at Westminster today, elected representatives from Tyrone remain divided on what would be the best way forward for the North. Chaotic scenes from inside the Houses of Parliament have dominated the recent news coverage of Brexit with just over 70 days […]