Fermanagh bottom of pile for tackling climate change

THE council has hit back at a survey that claims that it is the worst performing authority in the North when it comes to tackling climate change. Data from Climate Emergency UK compiled their survey by applying criteria assessing actions that local authorities have control over with respect to their impact on carbon emissions and […]

Official opening of new Sensory Room at SWAH

A NEW sensory room has been officially opened at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH). The room will help adult learning disability patients feel more comfortable and find a space away from the noisy chaos that can sometimes happen at the SWAH’s emergency department. More than a year ago, the Western Trust opened a sensory […]

Marathon man going the extra mile

A NEWTOWNBUTLER man is dusting off his running shoes to pound Dublin’s streets on Sunday to raise money for a local playgroup. Paul Greene, 38, who helps run P&P tarmac with his father, is competing in the Dublin marathon in a bid to raise funding for Newtownbutler playgroup’s Railway Kids programme. As reported in The […]

Fermanagh police set for backdated pay windfall

A FORMER policeman and current serving Councillor has claimed years of management being “out of touch” has led to officers in Fermanagh and the North being awarded a £30million payout. The PSNI were landed with the massive bill following a Supreme Court decision ordering them to pay retrospective back-pay for overtime for officers who served […]

Anger as vandals hit Tattinderry Play Park

VANDALS have been slammed for damage caused at a Maguiresbridge play park. One of the swings at Tattinderry play park was vandalised to the point where it was unsafe for children to use it. The Council have condemned the mindless act and while they state that repair work has been completed, they urged those responsible […]

Cocaine use rife in local rural areas

THE USE of hard drugs, particularly cocaine, is rife in rural Fermanagh. That’s the shocking message from a local health worker, who said the ‘use of hard drugs has been prevalent’ in even some of Fermanagh’s isolated areas. “The use of hard drugs such as cocaine has been prevalent for a while in even the most rural areas […]

Awards for Kestrel crew who saved man’s life

TWO crew members of the M.V. Kestrel tour boat have been honoured for their bravery in saving a man’s life last year. Christopher Nixon and Walter Porter both received Royal Humane Society Awards from Lord Brookeborough in a ceremony at the Round O, Enniskillen. The Resuscitation Certificate was presented to Mr Nixon while Mr Porter was […]

Call issued for more girl guide volunteers

GIRLGUIDING FERMANAGH has issued a plea for more volunteers to join their staff and “help make a difference to a young girl’s life”. The call comes following a report from Girlguiding UK that stated that the happiness levels of girls and young women has alarmingly dropped. Revealed in the report that over past 15 years, only […]

Lisbellaw set for first ever Scarecrow Contest

IF YOU go down to Lisbellaw next week you’ll be in for a big surprise. Not a teddy bear’s picnic but a number of scarecrows lurking around each corner and front garden of the village as Lisbellaw stages its first-ever Scarecrow Contest. Starting on October 14 and lasting until the day before Halloween, residents will be displaying […]

Colony of 80 stray cats pitch up at Lisnaskea

A COLONY of 80 feral cats has taken root on the outskirts of Lisnaskea. Residents from the Beechwood Estate near Nutfield Road have contacted animal charity, Lost Paws NI, after sightings of a mass group of cats being seen near their houses with other felines making themselves heard loud and clear. Lost Paws NI, which […]