‘It felt like I’d been kicked in the heart’ explains Strabane father


SHAY Crossan is one lucky young man. Earlier this year, the six-year-old developed Covid-19. Despite not being seriously ill with coronavirus a few weeks later it prompted an episode of Paediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS) which left the young Strabane boy fighting for his life in hospital. A relatively new disease PIMS can attack the […]


Priest’s hair cut raises thousands for church


A POPULAR Newtownstewart priest has helped to raise upwards of £5,100 for restoration of his church’s gothic windows after taking part in a sponsored hair cut. Answering the call of the chop, Fr Roland Colhoun of St Eugene’s Glenock, Parish of Ardstraw East, describes his new style – which is five-to-six inches shorter – as […]


Library fines to be removed


Fines for overdue library books are to be removed with immediate effect, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced.


Winter flu and Covid vaccination plans explained


THE Department of Health has set out the different components of the winter vaccination drive across the North. The flu vaccination programme is now underway, while Covid-19 vaccination is also ongoing, including the booster programme. Work to bring the Covid-19 vaccines, Covid-19 vaccine boosters and flu jabs to eligible members of the community includes: Advertisement […]


Telephone applications open for High Street voucher scheme


APPLICATIONS for the ‘Spend Local’ pre-paid £100 High Street voucher can be made by telephone from today (Monday), the Economy Minister has confirmed. Those who do not have access to the internet or who are unable to apply online, can make their application for their card by calling 0800 046 8330. The service will operate […]