NHS ‘will not cope’ with flu outbreak and second wave

AS MANY people as possible in Fermanagh are being urged to get this year’s flu vaccine, with fears the local health service will struggle to cope with the double whammy of a flu outbreak and a second wave of Covid this winter. In fact, the public have been warned evidence suggests that catching both the […]

Farming crisis looming if there is a no deal Brexit

Stark warnings have been issued that the dairy industry in the North is facing a ‘certain doomsday scenario’ if there is a no-deal Brexit.  In a harsh warning Dairy Council NI said the industry is facing a crisis of ‘epic proportions’.  Dr Mike Johnston, CEO of DCNI claimed in a no deal Brexit trade tariffs […]


Underage warning after drink seized from concert bus

FERMANAGH police have urged parents to take more responsibility for their children after seizing a substantial amount of alcohol from young people – some of whom even claimed their parents had bought the drink for them. On Saturday the PSNI’s Enniskillen Neighbourhood Team stopped a bus of local youths heading to a concert in Belfast […]

Pet-owners water warning after death of Labrador pup

PET OWNERS and swimmers in Fermanagh are being urged to be wary of potentially lethal algae developing on the Lough.  At the end of July a 16-month-old Labrador died when it jumped into Craigavon Lake while there was a blue algae bloom on the water. The puppy became seriously ill afterwards, leading its owner to […]


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 […]

Fermanagh left out of pilot to lower school speed limit

WHILE a pilot scheme to reduce speed limits outside primary school is being trialled in other parts of the North, no Fermanagh schools have been included in the exercise aimed at improving road safety for youngsters. The principal of St Mary’s Primary School in Maguiresbridge, John Prunty, has warned that a 20mph speed limit is […]

PSNI promise to get tough on boy racers in town centre

  YOUNG drivers have been warned that they risk having their cars seized if they are caught participating in anti-social behaviour as police crack down on ‘boy and girl racers.’ The warning comes after a dramatic increase in reports of drivers disturbing residents and visitors with loud screeching, exhausts banging, and speeding up and down […]