IT WAS a case of “better late than never” for locals right across the county who had hoped for a white Christmas, as Storm Bella brought snow and biting sleet to parts of Fermanagh at the weekend. On St Stephen’s Day, forecasters put out a yellow (be aware) weather warning for wind and rain, as […]
A BIG FREEZE is forecasted for counties Fermanagh, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone and Derry. Met Eireann stated, “Snow and ice may bring some disruption from later Tuesday and through to Thursday morning. Temperatures will drop to a low of -2 around the county tonight as the cold snap continues.” Louth, Cavan and Monaghan as well as […]
FLU clinics across the county are in full swing with demand for the seasonal flu vaccine this year “exceptionally high” due to the ongoing pandemic. Demand is so great that more vaccines have been distributed in the past few weeks than the entirety of previous flu seasons. Due to the level of demand a “temporary […]
VERY FEW Fermanagh folk look forward to winter. For many who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) shorter evenings and darker mornings can be almost unbearable. “For me it’s just the worst time of year,” explained Enniskillen wellbeing coach, Linda Johnston. “I myself suffer from SAD and have done since my teenage years. It’s only […]
FERMANAGH’S frontline health workers have been urged to get their flu jab this year, even if they’ve never had one before, after it emerged less than a third of staff at the Western Trust had taken up the vaccine last year. Flu vaccines are not mandatory for health workers, however with the Covid crisis continuing, […]
AS the nights gets darker and the temperature drops, the price of electricity and heating has soared adding further pressures to households ahead of a long winter. Gas company Flogas and electricity supplier Power N| have both increased their prices significantly from October 1st. Customers of Flogas in Fermanagh have recently received letters detailing that […]
Soaring price of fodder causing real hardship
All roads used by more than 1,500 vehicles a day are automatically put on the gritting schedule.
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Cold snap on the way overnight on Wednesday/Thursday