More than 1,500 cattle lost or stole


MORE than 1,500 cattle have been reported either as stolen or lost in the Omagh area in just three years, figures released by a government department have revealed.


No leeway for expired MOTs despite delays – PSNI


MOTORISTS in Tyrone have been warned by the police they will not be given any leeway over expired MOT certificates, despite lengthy backlogs still continuing to affect test centres around the county and elsewhere in the North.


Join Postie Ivan’s 40,000 steps and more for Care for Cancer


  Ivan Gilmour is set to mark his 40th anniversary with Royal Mail in kind-hearted style, by hosting two fundraising events for a cancer charity that means the world to him.   To raise as much money as possible for Care for Cancer, Ivan Gilmour, who is also vice chair of the charity, is organising […]


‘No cyanide will be used’ at Greencastle goldmine


THE Canadian company behind controversial proposals to mine for gold and silver outside Greencastle announced this week that it no longer plans to use cyanide in county Tyrone. When Dalradian first confirmed its intentions to build a goldmine in Curraghinalt, the company’s proposed  use of cyanide in the extraction process met with strong opposition from […]


‘I’m grateful for getting a second chance at life’


WHEN Caitlin Lynch was just 14-years-old, she was told by doctors that if she didn’t receive help for her anorexia nervosa, she’d be dead within weeks. The hidden illness plagued the Castlederg teenager’s mind all day, every day for two years: She struggled to get dressed, isolated herself from her friends, and fought with her […]


Kerry’s second-half revival ends Tyrone’s season


Tyrone 0-18 Kerry 1-18 THE dream is over for another year. Tyrone looked perfectly positioned to qualify for the All-Ireland final, but everything went pear-shaped in the second-half as the Kerry recorded a 1-18 to 0-18 victory at Croke Park. Advertisement Tyrone’s losing streak against the ‘top three’ going back a decade was flagged up […]


A weirdough but a goodie


I reckon I’ve pizza-ed just about every receptacle starchy enough at this stage. Wraps, soda bread, baguettes, crumpets – I even once pizza-ed potato bread, albeit with mixed results (ie, it was rough enough tackle). Some time ago, I went through a fierce phase of making pizzas from scratch, with the yeast and the proving […]


Mother speaks of fears for ‘harassed’ transgender son


A CONCERNED mother of a transgender man has said that she fears for her son’s safety every time he goes into Omagh. Jane McGrath, who lives in remote countryside several miles outside Omagh, said that her son, who was assigned female at birth, had experienced relentless harassment – including both verbal and physical abuse – […]