Body of pensioner recovered from mountain near Omagh

A body – believed to be that of a trail bike rider – has been recovered from a mountain near Omagh. The discovery was made after a rescue team was called in to search for a missing biker on Mullaghcarn Mountain on Saturday. Polie have said the man who died was in his 70s. Advertisement […]

It’s dahl-icious!

So many of my dishes have begun recently with the same beginning: Chopped onion, chopped chilli pepper and chopped garlic. Mostly though, the end product is spicy bean stew or pasta sauce or an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink chow mein. This dish though, split yellow pea dahl, is only an infrequent visitor to my kitchen, maybe because it’s […]

‘Don’t suffer in silence,’ urges recovering alcoholic

A RECOVERING alcoholic who came very close to death after downing a litre of gin a day for five years has urged other women who are suffering in silence to seek help before it is too late. Caroline Gallagher (55), who lives in the townland of Gortaclare, had been drinking in secret in her own […]

Priest chased in street by drunk

A PRIEST in Newtownstewart was forced to flee from an intoxicated man following a “bizarre” attempted attack. The incident is believed to have played out in the local town on Friday afternoon and footage was later posted on social media. A video shows Fr Roland Colhoun walking past a camper van belonging to the man […]

What’s your next goal?

Congratulations to everyone who completed the Belfast Marathon on Sunday. My good friend Carl Donnelly was running his first ever marathon and I’m sure he smashed it. But what’s next? In the lead up to an event all your focus is on performing at your best on the day but you never even think about […]