Omagh mum’s battle with second cancer diagnosis


An Omagh mother of three has been overwhelmed with the response to a fundraising campaign after raising more than £120,000 for her cancer treatment. Jemma McGowan (27) from Knockmoyle was given just one year to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer shortly after the birth of her third child. After […]


Western Trust announces new chief executive


THE Western Health Trust has announced the appointment of its new chief executive. Neil Guckian, who is the trust’s current director of finance and contracting, is due to take up his new role on July 1, when current chief executive, Dr Anne Kilgallen, steps down after four years in charge. Announcing Mr Guckian’s appointment, Western […]


Man arrested over murder of Omagh RUC officer


A MAN has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Catholic RUC officer from Omagh over 28 years ago. Constable Michael Ferguson was shot twice, at close range, in the back of the head by an IRA gunman while on duty in Derry’s Shipquay Street on January 23, 1993. He was only 21-years-old […]