Telephone chaos at Omagh GP practices


TELEPHONE chaos at four GP practices in Omagh is causing untold ‘distress and frustration’ for patients. The system failure – the source of which has yet to be identified – is reportedly affecting up to 30,000 people and has resulted in surgeries struggling to cope. For the past six weeks patients phoning into either the […]


A meal to put Ciara into perspective


Head chef, Myles laughs when I tell him I make a version of this seafood pie at home. It’s a genuine laugh, hearty and full and I understand completely. He’s not laughing at me or my possible ineptitude with seafood pies but rather he’s chuckling at my expression which at that moment is most likely […]


Beragh nurse retires after 36 years


A POPULAR nurse from Beragh has retired after 36 years of dedicated service. Janice Vance retired at the end of January after 36 years nursing – 29 of these years were spent working in the Western Trust. Janice worked in community nursing for almost 20 years up until 2002, graduating from community staff nurse to […]


How much should you train each week?


We are now into the second week of February. As such, the January motivation may have worn off and you might be asking yourself, ‘Do I really have to train this hard?’ The short answer is that ‘it depends’. It depends on your health, fitness or performance goals, the activities you like and dislike, equipment […]


Seskinore primary is crowned ‘Best School’ in Tyrone


PUPILS and staff of McClintock PS, Seskinore simply can’t stop smiling after their school was declared the ‘best’ in the whole of Tyrone at a recent awards ceremony. The school picked up the prestigious accolade during this year’s revered ‘Families First NI Education Awards’, which was held in the plush surroundings of Titanic Belfast on […]


Lauren chosen as one of Ireland’s top youth volunteers


A BIG-hearted pupil at an Omagh grammar school has spoken of her delight at being named as one of the finalists in a competition that celebrates the best youth volunteers from across Ireland. Lauren Gaynor, a sixth-year student at Loreto, has been involved in volunteering from a young age and has organised and participated in […]


Clanabogan drama group hope to do Tommy proud


CLANBOGAN Drama Circle (CDC) hope to do the late Tommy Mullin proud when they return to the stage on Valentine’s Night. Mr Mullin (pictured below), a long-time director with the local group, passed away in January last year. His loss was hard to bear for his many friends and colleagues. The decision was taken to […]


Man in his 20s assaulted at Omagh bus depot


 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 20s was assaulted in the vicinity of Omagh Bus Depot yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Constable Jason Crawford said, “At around 5.30pm police observed a man in his 20s being assaulted by an unknown male. “The unknown male is described as being in his late teens with […]


Couple foil attempted burglary at neighbour’s property


A HEAVILY-pregnant Killyclogher woman and her partner foiled an attempted burglary at a neighbouring property in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday) morning. In a social media post that has been widely shared locally, Samantha Munton, who lives in the Pinefield development, said that, at around 3.40am, she was awakened by the noise of somebody […]