International Peace Run arrives in Strabane

  THE Sri Chinmoy Oneness–Home Peace Run arrived in Strabane this week, visiting two local schools.   The Peace Run, a global torch relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding was launched in 1987 and over the past 30 years has been carried over 395,000 miles.   According to organisers, the run is […]

New principal hopes to build on Holy Cross success stor

    THE new principal of Holy Cross College has said she hopes to continue the school’s stellar record of achievement and inclusivity.    With the academic year  at Holy Cross College underway, new head teacher Claire Bradley has been busy getting to grips with overseeing the learning and development of over 1,500 pupils.   […]

Lidl’s £6m investment for Strabane

  SUPERMARKET chain Lidl’s imminent investment in Strabane is set to top £6million.   Back in May the German company initially revealed  that  they had bought Strabane Shopping Park. At that stage the investment was  believed to be in the region of £3million – however the  full extent of the multi-million pound plans  have only […]

Young teachers forced to emigrate due to lack of jobs

WITH ever increasing pressure on permanent teaching posts across the North, more and more young educators are now being forced to move abroad to gain employment. Until now, newly qualified teachers have relied heavily on subbing positions or maternity posts to help build experience, but this temporary work is not always guaranteed. As a result, […]

‘Pay-cut not enough’ says West Tyrone MLA

EVEN with a substantial pay cut to Stormont Assembly members’ wages, there remains little hope of any imminent movement on the part of Sinn Féin and the DUP. This is the view of West Tyrone MLA, Daniel McCrossan who this week contended that secretary of state Karen Bradley did not go far enough with Thursday’s […]