Ciara’s setting a trend with lockdown fitness challenge

By Mark McGoldrick FOR most people, the thought of heading into another lockdown was quite daunting but for personal trainer Ciara Maguire, she is using the time to raise money for Aware NI through her latest fitness challenge. Ciara, a personal trainer at HydeOut Fitness, decided to challenge herself to complete 10,850 burpees in the […]

Transfer test scheduled for 27 February is cancelled

AQE has now cancelled the transfer test which was scheduled for 17 February. In a statement, the exam board said, “Due to the ongoing uncertainty about the potential for an extended period of lockdown, the Board of AQE limited has decided to recommend to our grammar schools, the membership of AQE, that there should be […]

Silent towns as lockdown strikes us again

The streets of Enniskillen were eerily quiet this week with next to no traffic and empty car parks. Throughout the town were deserted streets with just a few retailers’ doors open. It is a sure sign that the latest lockdown restrictions have begun. In normal circumstances the town would have been busy with shoppers milling […]

Businesses forced to ‘shut-up-shop’ feel let down

LOCAL business owners who have been forced to shut-up-shop once again due to Stormont enforcement’s have said they feel ‘let down’ during this pandemic, with many now in doubt over whether they can make a full recovery. Lisnaskea chef and businessman Glen Cawley, blasted Stormont Ministers for ‘letting businesses down’ when they needed them the […]

Publicans sceptical on pubs re-opening next week

PUBLICANS across Fermanagh remain sceptical over whether or not Stormont ministers will allow drink-only pubs to re-open next Friday (11 December). Mark Edwards from Blakes of The Hollow told the Herald, “As it stands at the minute the Republic aren’t re-opening any wet-pubs as they come out of lockdown this week.” Mark also revealed that […]

Families busy getting Santa orders in early

AS NON-ESSENTIAL retail stores brace themselves for a two-week lockdown just on the back of the Christmas surge in the lead up to December. Families right across Fermanagh have been busy getting their Santa orders in early this year, with fears that restrictions could be extended past the initial two weeks before Christmas. For Paul […]