‘The Education Authority is here to support you’


FROM school transport, to free school meals, uniform grants, admissions and Special Educational Needs, the Education Authority (EA) is offering a range of information, support and advice for parents of young people preparing to start another school year. EA Chief Executive, Sara Long, said that ‘planning for a new school year can be a stressful […]


Curiouser and curiouser…


“Curiouser and curiouser” cried Alice, as she slowly started to adjust to a turbulent world, which had changed so much due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only did she feel really, really small – as if she had tried another one of those ‘Drink Me’ potions – but the threat of the virus seemed very, […]


‘Despicable act’ as poppy wreaths stolen from cenotaph


THE local branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) has condemned the removal of poppy wreaths from the cenotaph in Strabane. Taking place at some stage during last weekend, the theft has been described as a “despicable act,” and the incident has been reported to police. The burning of poppy wreaths at a recent bonfire […]


Sale of buildings could help revamp Lifford


AN overhaul of Lifford’s Main Street could be on the cards with three buildings in line for possible redevelopment. A former gambling arcade is to become a bookmakers following the granting of planning permission while a second amusements and an old cinema are up for sale. Boyle Sports has been given the go ahead to […]


Glenelly Valley farmers receive 2.7m flood compensation


£2.7 MILLION in compensation has begun to be issued to farmers in the Glenelly Valley areas whose land was devastated by flooding and landslides in 2017, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced. In August 2017, farmland in the region was obliterated by Storm Lorenzo and a a long-running campaign for a relief package from landowners […]


Classroom masks compulsory under new Covid-19 guidance


Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen, has today published revised Covid-19 guidance setting out how schools and educational settings should plan ahead for the new academic year. The new guidance allows schools a degree of flexibility to set safety precautions they feel are appropriate to their particular circumstances, but face coverings still have to be worn by […]


We are ready to help Afghan refugees


The First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have acknowledged the developing refugee crisis in Afghanistan and said the E