Greenfield residents face uncertain future

The hammer blow was delivered on Tuesday when the Western Trust confirmed it was considering a proposal to shut four of its five residential homes.
Trust officials were due to meet with families last night while further details of the plans are expected to be made public after a meeting of the Trust Board today.

£221,000 invested in local schools

ALMOST £221,000 has been invested in Strabane schools through the Department of Education’s Minor Works Programme between January and March past.
Work carried out in local schools includes replacing a roof at St Theresa’s Primary School and provision of outdoor storage units at Knockavoe School and Resource Centre.

Subjected former employer to ‘sexual phone calls’

A CASTLEDERG man has admitted his role in a series of malicious and sexual phone calls made to another male.
Stephen Young (38) of Gamble Park, Spamount, was one of two men who used a mobile phone and a pay phone in Strabane’s Abercorn Square to make the calls. It emerged at Strabane Magistrates Court on Thursday that the target was an ex-employer of the Castlederg man.

Warning issued after cheese wire plot uncovered at Gortin Glens

A SINISTER plot to injure cyclists using biking trails at Gortin Glens has been uncovered.
Potentially lethal cheese wire and fishing tackle has been discovered tied at throat level between trees at the beauty spot. A group of mountain bikers who use the glens on a weekly basis made the grim find on Thursday night.

‘Alcohol and jealousy’ involved in Valentine’s night attack

A SION Mills man claimed he attacked his partner on Valentine’s night after she accused him of seeing another woman.
Michael Neeson (26) of Glebe Park pushed his girlfriend onto a bed, grabbed her by the throat and pulled off her hair extensions during the attack.

It’s a yes from granny Betty!

JORDAN O’Keefe may have wowed the judges with his Britain’s Got Talent performance but there was no bigger YES than from his gran, Strabane woman Betty Steenson.
Betty was glued to her television on Saturday to see Derry lad Jordan blow the audience away with his version of One Direction’s ‘Little Things’.

Strabane council unanimously oppose plans for bedroom tax

PLANS to introduce the so called ‘bedroom tax’ across the North have been unanimously opposed by Strabane District Council.
In a motion brought before the council chamber recently, Ulster Unionist Derek Hussey expressed significant concern at the plans within the Welfare Reform Bill.