Council ‘scored own goal’ with fireworks cancellation

THE Council has been accused of scoring “an own goal” in cancelling the Halloween fireworks display. Furious uproar was expressed when the Council put the fuse out on the planned £40,000 fireworks display with many people taking to social media to express their disgust that the event was abruptly cancelled. The decision, which had been […]

Halloween fireworks goes up in smoke

THIS year’s Halloween celebrations will not be going off with a bang after the Council cancelled Monday’s fireworks night. Finances and an ‘awareness of the cost of living crisis’ have been cited as factors for extinguishing the event’s fuse just days before it was set to take place. The last time Enniskillen’s skyline was lit […]

Fireworks warning after police officer almost hit in face in Newtown

POLICE have urged parents to make sure they know where their children are, as firework season begins with a bang in Fermanagh. The appeal comes after one local officer was almost hit in the face with a firework in Newtownbutler at the weekend. The officers had been called to the scene by a local business […]

Fright-tastic Halloween in Fermanagh!

FERMANAGH certainly got into the Halloween ‘spirit’ again this year, with locals turning out in their zombie-clad droves to enjoy the festivities around the county. From ghost walks to pumpkin trails, to fancy dress family fun, to bonfires and boxty, the ancient festival certainly seems to be still firing the imagination of both young and […]

Crime crackdown sees PSNI seize fireworks in Kesh

Ahead of tonight’s Halloween celebrations in Enniskillen, police have issued a warning over the dangers of fireworks. Those found to be breaking the law could face fines of up to £5,000. The warning comes after police in Fermanagh seized a quantity of fireworks in the Kesh area on Thursday. Tonight, the biggest fireworks display in […]

Zero tolerance warning for youngsters with fireworks

FERMANAGH teenagers have been urged to be considerate of others when using fireworks this autumn. As the evenings get darker and Halloween approaches, the familiar sound of whizzing and banging can been heard in towns across the county, peaking at times and in areas where young people gather.    Seen by some as simply seasonal […]