Bright Eyes ‘inundated’ with abandoned kittens


BRIGHT Eyes Animal Sanctuary has said they’re facing ‘a huge financial burden’ as the number of pets being abandoned and dumped around the county rises significantly. The Ballinamallard-based organisation has been inundated with calls from the local public, with their cattery full following a surge in young kittens being abandoned throughout Fermanagh. “The biggest issue facing […]


Nathan Carter downplays Love Island links


FERMANAGH Country music star Nathan Carter has downplayed rumours that he could be heading into the ‘Villa’ as the new series of ‘Love Islands’ captures the attention of fans across the island. First aired back in 2015, ‘Love Island’ has returned to ITV screens and fans are keeping a close eye on proceedings in Mallorca […]


Man dies following drowning incident in Bundoran


A man has died following a suspected drowning incident in Bundoran. It’s understood that the victim had been fishing off rocks close to the Roughey Cliffs this morning (20th June) when he fell into the sea. His body was later recovered on Tullan Strand and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The body has […]


Fermanagh publican’s the ‘Spirit of Northern Ireland’


THE manager of Charlie’s Bar in Enniskillen said it was an ‘absolute honour’ as she picked up the prestigious ‘Community Hero’ accolade at the ‘Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards’ on Friday night. Una Burns was awarded the ‘Community Hero’ award at the ceremony at the Culloden Estate, in recognition of her ‘Charlie’s Bar Christmas Kindness Fundraiser’ […]


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Paedophile arrested after Lisnaskea incident


A CONVICTED paedophile was refused bail after he was arrested for breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), after police say he was seen speaking to a nine-year-old girl in a shop when she was alone. Robert Liddle (76) from Lisnaskea was arrested on July 19, after a witness reported that they saw Liddle speaking […]


Enniskillen victim speaks out on guilty verdict


TWO sisters who were sexually abused by an Enniskillen man more than 50 years ago were left feeling “vindicated” after his sentencing last week. David Francis Collins, of Kilmacormick Road, Enniskillen was deemed unfit to stand trial on ten counts of abuse including indecent assault, gross indecency and attempted rape. But, a trial of facts at Dungannon Crown […]


BREAKING: Body recovered from Lough Erne


POLICE has confirmed that a body has been recovered from Lough Erne, following extensive searches for a missing person last night (Wednesday). “Police conducting searches following the report of a missing person in the Belleek area on Wednesday 19th June located the body of a man at the River Erne on Wednesday evening,” they said. […]


Fermanagh Community Transport threatened again


FERMANAGH Community Transport (FCT) is again under threat as proposed cuts are set to see the organisation’s budget reduced even further. Despite the growing need and demand across the rural community in Fermanagh for the organisation’s services, it remains in the firing line. “The proposed cuts would have an extremely adverse impact on the rural elderly and disabled here,” FCT […]


Fermanagh man ready for Glastonbury gig


A FERMANAGH man has said he’s feeling ‘excitement rather than nerves’ as his band prepares to perform at the hugely popular and much-anticipated Glastonbury Festival next week. Jack McKelvey from Derrylin, and his band ‘Manilla Times’, has been confirmed as a main act at the five-day music festival, which is scheduled to take place in […]