Sommer to ‘Make it Happen’


HIGH JUMPER Sommer Lecky and table tennis player Owen Cathcart have been chosen by Mary Peters Trust for the Bluefin Sport Insurance ‘Make It Happen’ Awards. Selected and shortlisted from a talented pool of athletes, 18 year-old Sommer, who will represent Ireland at the European Indoor Athletics Championships this weekend in Glasgow, and 16 year […]


Remembering Ruby


Ruby! a new play celebrating the life of Belfast singing sensation Ruby Murray is coming to the Alley Theatre later this month.

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Holy Cross extends warm welcome to prospective students


Holy Cross College extends a warm welcome to all prospective students and their parents for our Year 8 entry in September 2019. The experience and enthusiasm of our teachers and support staff will ensure that our college aims (below) are achievable: Excellence in Education Formation in the Catholic Faith Care for All  We believe that […]


Strabane man returns from eye-opening trip to Kolkata


STRABANE’S Keith McCallion has just returned from a recent visit to the Indian city of Kolkata, following a week-long charity mission with The Hope Foundation.    A past pupil of St Colman’s High School, Keith visited the destitute city of Kolkata where he volunteered at the Hope Foundation Eye Clinic, for which Specsavers has committed to funding for three years, […]


Tyrone star happy with Derry display


By Barry O’Donnell AS they jetted off on Thursday to earn due reward for their exploits in 2018, the Tyrone Senior footballers have already taken their first tentative steps into the new season. An exotic team holiday break in far off Thailand is a million miles removed from a dark December night by the banks […]

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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 […]

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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 […]