Cuts put Fermanagh at risk of being criminal’s paradise

“WE don’t want Fermanagh to become a criminal’s paradise,” is the warning to the PSNI after cuts to the service were announced recently. Chief Constable Simon Byrne highlighted a funding shortfall of £80million that has led to the drastic measures being taken that will have an impact on communities across Fermanagh and the North. Fermanagh […]

Focus needed to help resolve Troubles Legacy issues

A FERMANAGH MLA has insisted that a resolution must be found to move on from Troubles legacy. Tom Elliott stated that the “major flaws” of the Stormont House Agreement (SHA) must lead to it being rejected by all parties. The SHA was signed on 2014 with one of its proposals was the creation of a […]

Elliott welcomes Forum £20 million levelling up fund

THE LAKELAND Forum’s redevelopment has been handed a massive boost with millions to be poured in by the Government. As part of the UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ programme, 10 projects – including the Enniskillen-based leisure centre – will be getting a share of a £71 million pot. The Lakeland Forum’s cut is believed to be more than […]

Elliott: Government a ‘double agent’ in protocol talks

LOCAL politician Tom Elliott has accused the government of acting as a ‘double agent’ amid reports of plans for new facilities for goods checks at Northern Ireland ports. Details of government proposals to replace the contentious NI Protocol emerged in a letter sent to a House of Lords committee by Lord Benyon last week. The UUP […]

Public warning to beware of text and social media scams

FERMANAGH residents have been warned to be on their guard for scammers during the festive season. Christmas sees a spike in money being spent for presents and the crooks are determined to get their hands on your cash. Scams of all varieties – ranging from emails, texts and social media messages designed to hack their way […]

MLAs hit out at water charges threat

PROPOSALS to impose water charges on the people of Fermanagh and the North have been condemned by local MLAs. Fermanagh & South Tyrone representatives, Jemma Dolan and Tom Elliott, have spoken out against plans by the UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Chris Heaton-Harris – threatening to bring charges in if an Executive at Stormont […]

Spurs fans making do with home comforts

LIFELONG Spurs supporter Sammy Shaw is gutted he can’t get to Madrid to watch his side play in their first Chamions League final. Ballinamallard man Sammy Shaw admits it’s too costly to travel there and get a ticket. “It’s the biggest game in the club’s history, but it has just been priced out of most […]