‘Wet pubs’ reopen in Tyrone


‘WET pubs’ across the county finally reopened their doors yesterday after a lengthy six months closure. Pubs that serve food were allowed to reopen at the start of July but alcohol only pubs were left closed up until yesterday (Wednesday). The reopening of so-called wet pubs was pushed back on several occasions by the Executive […]


Five staff members test positive at O’Neills


O’NEILLs have confirmed that a section of its production unit in Strabane has been closed for a deep clean after five staff members tested positive for Covid-19. O’Neills Irish International Sports Co Ltd today confirmed that five members of staff have tested positive and a further 21 employees from the Dublin Road facility are also […]


‘Wake up call’ as cases rise in Tyrone


PEOPLE of Tyrone are being urged to consider the new restrictions and rising number of cases as a stark “wake up call” as over 250 cases were confirmed locally in a week. Over the past week, the number of positive Covid19 cases in Tyrone have been rising at an alarming rate with 253 cases confirmed […]


Mental health team referrals tripled during pandemic


THE number of patient referrals to the crisis mental health team covering Tyrone has tripled within a year. The increase of patients comes during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, when medical professionals have warned that stress and anxiety is high among people. The number of patients referred to the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team […]


Hospital visits to be restricted to one family member


Hospital visits in Northern Ireland are to be restricted to one family member per patient, once a week, as Covid restrictions tighten.  Health Minister Robin Swann has stated all health and social care facilities in Northern Ireland should move to facilitate one face-to-face visit per week by one person. The province-wide guidance applies to hospital […]


Over 200 Covid cases confirmed in the North


Figures released by the Department of Heath have revealed another 220 people have tested positive for coronavirus. The figures which cover a 24-hour period up until yesterday, Tuesday September 22 detail the second-highest number of daily cases since the start of the pandemic. In total, there have been 1,078 cases recorded in the past week. […]


Be kind’ urges Drumquin nurse


A LOCAL district nurse has called on people to be kind to each other as the pandemic has created mental health challenges. Rachael Mallon, Acting District Nurse Team Leader for Newtownstewart and Drumquin Community Nursing Team has been qualified as a nurse for 16 years after following in both her parents footsteps. Rachael has nursed […]


Appeal after a burglary in Aughnacloy


POLICE are investigating a report of a burglary in the Sydney Lane area of Aughnacloy. It was reported on Monday, September 21st, that sometime between 3pm and 3.30pm on Friday (September 18), entry was gained to the property. A number of valuables including a sum of money and jewellery were taken. Advertisement Police have appealed […]


Parents urged to look out for three key Covid symptoms


PARENTS have been urged to concentrate on the Covid19 symptoms if anxious about sending their children to school during the winter. Parents have expressed confusion about when to send their children to school or when to keep them at home especially coming into the normal ‘flu season.’ Dr Josephine Deehan of the Three Spires Surgery […]


Two new classrooms at Omagh school


THE new school year at Drumragh Integrated College has got off to a good start with the addition of two brand new classrooms. Two new state of the art mobile classrooms were added to the site of Drumragh Integrated College in Omagh on Saturday morning. One of the classrooms will be used as an ICT […]