‘Dole plus £10’ scheme branded as ‘substitute labour’

A FERMANAGH jobseeker has told the Herald that the job centre offered him work experience picking up litter for £10 a week on top of his dole money. The Department for Communities’ “Work Experience Programme” – also known as “dole plus £10” – is offered on a voluntary basis to unemployed people. The scheme has been […]

Marathon kayak is a piece of cake for Clare

A MARATHON 10-hour paddle was worth the hard slog insists hospital clerical officer, Clare McGovern, Clare, 59, embarked on a 26-mile kayaking challenge last weekend from Crom Tower all the way to Devenish Tower to raise money for local cancer charity, SWELL. Despite initially hoping to raise £500, many flooded to Clare’s Just Giving page […]

Reports of Scout jamboree chaos were “exaggerated”

A DERRYLIN scout has said that reports of the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea being engulfed in chaos were “over-exaggerated”. Scarlett Murphy, who is a member of the 14th Fermanagh Scouts in Derrylin and attends St Aidan’s High School, was selected by Scouting Ireland to attend the recent Jamboree in Saemangeum. Reports from media outlets across […]

Horses aiding Ballinamallard therapist

A COUNSELLOR in Ballinamallard is using her horses as therapy to help clients through anxiety and depression. Meloney Maye, who also owns a stable in the village, insists that working with horses can help people who find the confines of a counsellor’s office intimidating to open up more. Sessions are held at the indoor arena […]

Mal seeking compensation for cancelled flight home

AN Enniskillen man is embroiled in a row with Easyjet and Belfast International Airport as to who is to blame for his flight home being cancelled. Mal Donald, 51, who owns Fermanagh Motorhomes in Ballinamallard, had been – along with his family – expecting to board a return flight to Belfast on July 11 following a holiday […]

Lisbellaw hit with dirty drinking water

RESIDENTS in Lisbellaw had a filthy start to the day last week as brown-coloured water thundered out from their taps. Instead of expecting clear water to drink, to fill up their kettles and to replenish the water bowls of any household pets, people had to flock to the nearest sold to buy vast quantities of […]