Van is used as battering ram in ATM robbery

A FRONT of local shop was completely destroyed at the weekend after brazen criminals rammed it with a van in an attempt to reach its cash machine inside.  The would be thieves left empty handed from their attempted raid on the ATM at the Co-op convenience store on the town’s Main Street in the early […]


Coonian By Design sees upsurge in profit

A Coonian based textiles firm has recorded a positive upsurge in profit and turnover in the last year, according to new accounts.  Cooneen By Design Ltd specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of garments as well as the provision of a complete uniform managed service to a diverse range of customers in both the […]

Massive £2million investment by local quarry company

SIGNFICANT investment of £2 million has seen state of the art equipment installed at a Fivemiletown quarry.  Acheson and Glover, manufacturer of concrete building products based on the Creevehill Road has installed a wash plant.  It is anticipated that the investment in new equipment will sustain ongoing employment levels.  The new equipment is part of […]

Police clock van driver doing 97mph on A4

ENNISKILLEN police who clocked a speeding driver travelling at 97mph have been commended.  The speeding van driver was detected by p olice conducting a speed check on the A4 dual carriageway. The main route runs from Enniskillen through to the M1 Motorway and has over taking lanes near Fivemiletown and again near Lisbellaw.  Commenting a […]

Cowardly Criminals Flee Gutsy Gertie (91)

A GUTSY 91-year-old Coonian woman whose home was attacked for the second time in three months bravely told intruders ‘this is my house – get out!’ Gertie Primrose was in her isolated home near Brookeborough on Friday night around 8pm when three men entered her house in an attempt to burglar her, but she stood […]


Appeal for information following early morning burglary

Detectives in Enniskillen are appealing for information following a report of a burglary at a commercial premises at the Clabby Road area this morning (Wednesday 19th June). Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: “Shortly after 2:30am, it was reported that a black VW Golf car with four men on board entered the area. A quantity of cigarettes were […]


Disgust as 91-year-old robbed in own home

A 91-YEAR-OLD woman suffered a horrific ordeal after her house was burgled by a  man who left a trial of destruction behind him at her rural home near Brookeborough. Gertie Primrose from Coonian was outside getting turf for her fire when an intruder came into her home, ransacked it and took money from her bedroom […]


Doctor issues advice as children treated for meningitis

A HEALTH warning has been issued in the wake of an outbreak of Meningitis. Local doctors have called on parents to be on the look out for symptoms of the deadly disease. In recent days the Public Health Agency (PHA) said it had been informed of two confirmed cases of meningococcal septicaemia in an unnamed […]