Kathleen ‘would be smiling’ as family raise £62,000


A CARRICKMORE family has raised a massive £62,000 for a trio of charities in memory of their mother. ‘Kathleen’s Causes’, was set up in memory of popular Kathleen Haughey who sadly passed away on December 18, 2019, after battling cancer. Wife to Gerry and mother of two, Kathleen was heavily involved in fund-raising throughout her […]


Warning after swimmers ‘cut through ice’ at Gortin Lake


A RECENT surge in the popularity of cold water swimming appears to have led some enthusiasts to cut through the ice at Gortin Lakes last week. On Thursday, the local PSNI urged people not to go near the frozen water. “We have had reports of groups intending on going cold water swimming especially in the […]


Last orders for gentleman Jimmy


A LONE piper played on the steps of the Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh as the town paid its last respects to one of the most popular figures in Tyrone’s hospitality sector. Well-known hotelier Jimmy Duncan passed away peacefully at his home in Oakland Court, Omagh, on Thursday morning. He was 76-years-old. A native of Drumquin, […]


New Covid test centre opens in Omagh


A NEW walk-through Covid test site has opened in Omagh as the number of cases across Tyrone continues to rise. The walk through test site opened on Friday at the Lisanelly Avenue Car Park in Omagh, in the area on the lane leading up to the Grange. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council received correspondence that […]


Calls for ‘police transparency’ into ‘shooting’


THERE have been calls for ‘police transparency’ into the report of a shooting in Aghyaran last month. It was reported there was a shooting at the Corgary Road area at approximately 9.10pm on the night of December 8. At the time of the incident, the PSNI stated that “no injuries were reported” and no arrests […]


Rules allowing large stores to sell clothes a’shambles’


REGULATIONS allowing retail giants to sell non-essential items have been branded a ‘shambles’ by an Omagh business owner who has been forced to close his shop. Under the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions, all shops deemed non-essential have been closed and are not allowed to operate a click and collect service. However, large supermarkets continue […]


Lucky escape after fire destroys home


A BERAGH family has lost everything they own after a fire destroyed their recently-refurbished home on New Year’s Eve. Paddy Donnelly, his wife Deirdre and three of their four children fled from the property with just seconds to spare before the blaze took hold. They had to watch from the roadside as their home and […]


Good golly, Miss cauli


“Yah! Cauliflower for dinner!” said no-one ever. Me and cauli have had a casual, on-off relationship over the years. I thought I liked her as a kid; she could be creamy and smooth when she was at herself, but then school dinners came along, she became bitter and we fell out. We didn’t speak for […]