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  • Ulster Bank are closing another 11 branches

    Wednesday 15th November 2017

    Ulster Bank are closing another 11 branches

    It shut nine branches in March of this year. The next phase of closures will take place in May and June 2018. The branches set to shut next summer are: Ballyclare, County Antrim Dromore, County Down Moira, County Down Draperstown, County Londonderry Dungiven, County Londonderry Portrush, County Antrim Killyleagh, County Down Rathfriland, County Down Castlederg, County Tyrone Irvinestown, County Fermanagh Stewart…

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  • Keep the heating on all day our not?

    Monday 13th November 2017

    Keep the heating on all day our not?

    Heating on low all day or not? So as we fill up our oil tanks to get ready for the cold days ahead we become obsessed with the battle between energy saving and keeping the cold out. With the government’s lack of budget and strains on household bills, being energy efficient is at the forefront of everyone’s mind when it comes to putting the heating on. The Energy Saving Trust says that you will save money by using a timer to heat your house at certain times rather than leav…

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  • Cookstown Christmas Lights Switch on.

    Friday 10th November 2017

    Cookstown Christmas Lights Switch on.

    If you have been out and about this week in Cookstown you will have seen Mid Ulster Council workers hard at work putting up the Christmas lights in the area. The switching one of the lights is always a fun family event with music, activities and demonstrations from the very best of Cookstown’s clubs and organisations. Not forgetting that one very special guest in his red suit will be taking time out from his busy schedule to join the festivities on Friday 24th November 2017. Don’t…

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  • Colly makes the cut.

    Wednesday 8th November 2017

    Colly makes the cut.

    It is with great excitement that we announce Team Ireland competing against the top 14 countries from around the globe at World Butchers’ Challenge, Belfast. 20th 21st 22nd March 2018. After our intensive and rigorous Irish Butchery Selection Programme, we are delighted with the commitment and endeavour or our chosen Irish Team. We recognise the continued commitment of all involved in Irelands pursuit for victory at the World Butchers’ Challengeand would like to thank the butchers…

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  • Cooktown’s Halloween Celebrations

    Friday 27th October 2017

    Cooktown’s Halloween Celebrations

    Cooktown’s Halloween Celebrations Cooktown District Council will once again delight kids and adults alike with their festive Halloween Celebrations at the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown on Saturday 28th October from 5.30pm. There will be a dazzling display of fireworks as well as fun and food for all the family. There will be spooky arts activities with The Creation Station, Jumping Clay and Jolly Sands and face painting starting from 6.30pm-8pm inside a covered marquee. A cater…

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  • Kate Grant from Cookstown

    Wednesday 18th October 2017

    Kate Grant from Cookstown

    Cookstown’s Kate challenging beauty standards! Kate Grant from Cookstown is challenging beauty stereotypes of the beauty industry by hoping to join the modelling world. Apart from being a wonderful intelligent and beautiful young woman- Kate also has Down Syndrome. Kate has the full support and backing of her mum, Deirdre, who posted pictures of her daughter on Facebook explaining to people of Kate’s life dream to become a model like her idol, Australian model Madeline Stuart.…

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  • The passing of Tony Devlin

    Saturday 14th October 2017

    The passing of Tony Devlin

    An inspiration for generations to come Cookstown is in a state of mourning after the passing of Tony Devlin, principal for 17 years of Holy Trinity Primary School. Mr Devlin sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer at his home in Dungannon on Friday 6th October. Tributes have poured in from those who he taught, coached and inspired which is a wonderful acknowledgment of the positive impact Tony has made on generations of Cooktown’s youth through teaching and his dedication…

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  • Firewalk Challenge

    Monday 25th September 2017

    Firewalk Challenge

    Firewalk Challenge Cookstown   One way to warm up those cold feet this September is to join the Firewalk Challenge Cookstown! The Niamh Louise Foundation invites you to join them at the Fire Challenge fun family event at Tullylagan Country House Hotel on Friday 29th September 6-10pm. There will be lots of free activities to take the whole family to with a BBQ, rock band, comedian, rodeo bull and lots more! Get involved and sign up now to join the Firewalk Challenge, signups a…

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