Food oil firm invests £2m to open new depot

AN ambitious Strabane food oil company is investing £2m to open a new depot in Lisburn, to accommodate increased demand for its products in the area. Frylite, which has its headquarters in Orchard Industrial Estate, will create at least 25 new jobs through this expansion. It is the firm’s sixth depot and adds to existing […]

Extreme weather poses grave danger to river life

EACH year, the life that dwells in Tyrone’s rivers and loughs is facing ever-increasing stress from rising fresh water temperatures. According to Seamus Cullinan, a Loughs Agency fishery inspector, this recent period of intense hot weather has exacerbated the already significant dangers. Many degrees before temperatures climb high enough to carry serious health risks to […]

Theatre and concert hall decision delayed

A decision on whether to reopen theatres and concert halls has been delayed until next week by the Northern Ireland Executive. Venues were expected to reopen today (July 26), however, minsters want more time to consider the health implications. They will meet again on Monday to make the decision. Advertisement Meanwhile, they have agreed to […]

Castlederg records hottest day in NI history

Castlederg has broken another weather record today, the thermometer peaking at 31.3C thus bringing an end to Ballywatticock’s short-lived time at the top of the leaderboard. The County Down townland has been plunged back into relative obscurity after the Derg knocked it off pole position, but the Summer is still young, and there is time […]

Arlene Arkinson killed by sex offender, Inquest finds

A CORONER has found that the young Castlederg girl, Arlene Arkinson, was killed by sex offender Robert Howard on the morning of her disappearance after attending a disco in Bundoran 27 years ago. Speaking at Omagh Coroner’s Court earlier, Coroner Mr Brian Sherrard, said there is no record of the 15 year-old being alive following […]