Fitness fundraiser provides tablets for renal patients


A PERSONAL trainer from Tyrone has presented £2,813.80 to support NHS staff. The money was raised through Paddy McGrath’s ‘Getting Fit to Help the Frontline Fight’ fundraiser last month. With the restrictions in hospital visiting in place at the moment due to Covid-19, part of the proceeds from the fundraiser have been used to purchase […]


Local salons prepare for new style of hairdressing


Hairdressers have ‘more demand than they can handle’ but unfortunately the long awaited appointment may come at a higher price. Hairdressers and customers have been scrambling around for the past week to sort out those much needed colours and cuts. Salons across the county have been inundated with demand from customers who have gone almost […]


Lose yourself in the Black Forest


I RECEIVED an interesting email last week from an agitated lady in Omagh, who wanted to know why I never do any sweet recipes. I say ‘agitated’ but ‘irate’ is probably a better word. “Hi Devlin,” Martha wrote without preamble. “I tried your black bean burgers last night and they were minging. And this wasn’t […]


Charity mountain climb in aid of Railway Court


MEMBERS of a big-hearted local family are climbing the most southerly peak of the Sperrins to raise money to buy portable hand washing and sanitising stations for a supported living unit in Omagh. The group is made up of sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews of Hugh Donnelly, one of 23 tenants at Railway Court, which […]


The Child, The Family and Me (Part 3)


In the first part of this series we looked at your own health and well-being and how we should remember to ‘put our own oxygen mask on before helping others.’ Last week was our chance to explore the child. What are they going through and how can be become more aware in our thoughts and […]


Gas to the West project has resumed


SGN Natural Gas contractors are back on the road as they return to work on a phased basis to complete the Gas to the West project. The company has confirmed that its contractors will resume connection-related work while adhering to Government and NHS advice on precautionary measures to reduce the risk of the spread of […]