‘Matter of life and death’ – Roslea GP campaigner


A PUBLIC meeting is being planned for Roslea where there has been anger and defiance after campaigners were told there was “no prospect” of GP services returning to the area.  Cllr John McCluskey, who was voted into the new council after campaigning for the return of Roslea’s GP surgery, has been informed by the head […]


Anger as pensioners to lose free TV licence


THE announcement that the majority of over 75s are soon to be stripped of their free TV licence has been branded an “additional levy to many hard pressed pensioners”.  The changes are expected to come into force from June next year. From then the BBC is believed to be restricting free licences to over 75s […]


Seals

Sea you… Rossnowlagh send-off for rescued seals


CROWDS gathered at Rossnowlagh beach over the weekend to watch rescued seals Hummus and Candy Cane make their journey back into the sea. The seals had been individually rescued by volunteers in the past few months. Candy Cane was rescued on 9 December from Enniscrone Beach in Co Sligo. At the time she was five […]


NI Water

Warning of disruption to town water supply


NI WATER are currently carrying out works to improve and upgrade water supply infrastructure in Enniskillen town centre in advance of public realm work to be undertaken by the Council. This week a spokesman for NI Water commented on the progress of their present works. “NI Water have carried out preparation work in early June […]


Lisnaskea

Plans for 50 new houses in Lisnaskea get the go-ahead


LISNASKEA will soon be getting over 50 new houses after a major development was given the green light. The development, on the Gola Road beside Carrowshee Park, will consist of six detached house and 48 semi-detached houses, with generous gardens and open spaces. Local developer Lynden Keys of Newpark Homes is behind the plans, which […]


Fuel

Motorists left fuming over higher cost of road fuel


DRIVERS in Fermanagh have raised questions as to why diesel and petrol prices in the county can sit up to 10p per litre above fuel prices in other parts of the North. For ordinary motorists that can add up to £6-£7 a fill. Over the past months the Herald has reported on fuel price differences […]


court

Fined for unapproved windows on listed building


A LOCAL company has been fined and ordered to replace windows on a house it bought after they were installed without permission by the previous owners. Local company BM Commercial Properties Limited, which has an address on the Sligo Road, were fined at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Wednesday for failing to comply with an enforcement […]


Plates

Local number plates to be given a new lease of life


FERMANAGH number plates may be set to see a shake-up to their current format, according to a Lisbellaw based number plate supplier. Dessie Elton of SpeedyReg outlined that after working through the remaining Fermanagh series of UIG, VIG, WIG, XIG and YIG there is set to be a format change whereby numbers will be placed […]


Donegal Rally

Fisher and Jennings chasing big result at Donegal Rally


A capacity field of almost 170 crews will be beating a path to the Atlantic northwest this weekend for the highlight of the Irish motorsport season, the Donegal Rally. Among those leading the Fermanagh challenge at the three day event will be Alastair Fisher and Garry Jennings. It’s a particularly important event for Fisher who […]


Cara Pharmacy

Erneside beauty outlet set to close doors


THE ERNESIDE branch of Cara Pharmacy is set to close as the company blames challenges in retail and Brexit for the store’s closure. Cara Enniskillen, in Erneside Shopping, Centre was acquired by the Cara Group in 2015 and believed to have employed around six people. The store will close at the end of June and […]