Police discover fully fitted pub during raid on barn

THIS was the cosy scene that greeted amazed police officers when they launched a surprise raid on a rural Ballymagorry barn last year.

Pint swilling customers, a jukebox and even a poker table were discovered in an out-house belonging to Richard Jackson (43) of Ballyheather Road. At Strabane Magistrates Court on Thursday, the would-be publican pleaded guilty to two counts of selling drink without a licence.

Celebrating business success in Strabane

SATURDAY night saw business people from across Strabane and district gather to celebrate and acknowledge the 2012 Strabane Business Awards, run in association with the Strabane Chronicle and Strabane Chamber of Commerce.

Terri’s journey ends

STRABANE’S ‘The Voice of Ireland’ hopeful Terri O’Reilly is out of the popular singing competition after being voted off last night.