Artigarvan dairy cooperative reaches agreement to merge

CROSS-border dairy cooperative, LacPatrick, one of whose main sites is in Artigarvan, has reached an agreement to merge with neighbouring Lakeland Dairies. Owned and controlled by farmers, with over 3,200 milk suppliers and a collective milk pool of some 1.8bn litres, the new co-op will be the second largest dairy processor on the island of […]

Cleric’s appeal for A5 upgrade in funeral address

THE Canon who presided over Sean Reid’s funeral has pleaded with the government to upgrade the A5 before other lives are needlessly claimed by the notorious stretch of road. Canon Patrick Marron told mourners that Mr Reid’s death was a damning indictment of the decade-long legal wrangling which has stymied the proposed upgrade of the […]


Painting of kerbstones ‘will not be tolerated’

  THE painting of kerb stones will not be tolerated in Sion Mills, a community activist has warned.   Andy Patton was speaking out after part of a kerb off Main Street in the village was painted in green, white and orange overnight on Wednesday of last week.   This week, Mr Patton says that […]

Brilliant Bready make club history

  THERE were great celebrations at Magheramason over the weekend as Bready claimed a historic, and fully deserved first league title.   Victory over second-placed Coleraine on Saturday all but clinched the crown, meaning they only needed one bonus point from Sunday’s match at Beechgrove to secure the title.   It was perhaps fitting that […]


Tyrone quartet dig deep

  FOUR Tyrone drivers produced impressive drives on Saturday of last week to finish the demanding Carryduff Forklift Down Rally, which was won by Jonny Greer and Kirsty Riddick in their Citroen DS3 R5.   A full entry of 130 crews started the one day event based around Lisburn, Hillsborough and Castlewellan but only 84 […]


Lecky hits dizzy new heights in Finland

DERG high jump sensation Sommer Lecky produced the performance of a lifetime to clinch a silver medal at the U20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland yesterday (Sunday). Competing against the very best young jumpers on the planet, the supremely-gifted Castlederg teenager cleared an incredible 1.90m to claim runners-up spot behind Belarusian athlete Karyna Taranda (1.92m). […]