Additional Covid19 restrictions agreed

ADDITIONAL restrictions are set to be introduced given the high levels of Covid-19 transmission in the community. The new restrictions will cover schools and the extension of remote learning until the mid-term break in February, enhanced measures to limit contacts between individuals in domestic settings, and preventing people from leaving home without a reasonable excuse. […]

‘Nothing untoward’ found in Culmore Park search

POLICE  carrying out extensive searches in the Culmore Park area of Omagh have found ‘nothing untoward’ following a report that an suspicious object was thrown at a police vehicle. Police recieved an anonymous report that a suspicious object was thrown at a police vehicle in the Culmore Park area of Omagh on Saturday January 2. […]

Remote learning extended and new restrictions on travel

THE executive has agreed there will be an extended period of remote learning for schools due to the rising number of Covid19 cases. The Executive met this evening (Monday) to discuss the concerning progression of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Executive agreed that it will move to put staying at home into regulations and a paper […]

First Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine administered

The first Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been administered in Northern Ireland today. 94-year-old Eileen Lynch has become the first person in Northern Ireland in the over 80 category to receive the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Eileen received the vaccine from Dr Michael McKenna at her local GP surgery on the Falls Road, Belfast. […]

Mid Ulster infection rate triples over holiday week

Dire predictions over the potential for Christmas gatherings to become super-spreader events for coronavirus, have become reality, borne out in the latest statistics which shows that the rate of infection has tripled in the Mid Ulster area. Mid Ulster which covers large parts of south Tyrone now has  941 cases per 100,000 of population – […]

Man due in court over cannabis seizure in Dungannon

A man will appear in court tomorrow (Thursday) charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis plants at a property in Dungannon this week. The 20-year-old suspect has been charged with offences including Cultivating Cannabis, Possession of a Class B Controlled Drug and Possession of a Class B Controlled Drug with intent to supply. The […]