Revealed: The Coalisland parking restriction plans that councillors, traders and the Road Service cannot agree on

Special report: These are the controversial proposals to bring parking restrictions to Coalisland that have caused tensions between traders, councillors and the Road Service.

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Fraudsters target Coalisland homes

Residents in the Coalisland area have fallen victim to scammers who phoned their home claiming to be from Microsoft.

Those affected are warning others to look out for the signs of the fraud phone call which has led to some people needing their computers re-formatted and their credit cards changed.

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Review: ‘Inheritance’ at CRAIC Theatre

InheritanceIt is good enough having a great theatre in our town, but to have a local staging his own play there which one audience member described as “Friel-esque” is something else.

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Supporting communities after a suicide

Co-founder of the Níamh Louise Foundation, James McBennett, is to speak at Coalisland Holy Family Church tomorrow evening. Here he talks about the charity’s message, its breaking of social taboos and the pressures of living through grief so publicly.

Western HouseJAMES McBennett and his family were rocked by the death of his 15-year-old step-daughter Niamh McKee.

Her sudden death in November 2005 was a seismic shock to the Clonmore community and the surrounding areas.

Not only was her life cut so heartbreakingly short, but she died through suicide.

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OPINION: The Yin and Yang of Coalisland

LIVING in a small town like Coalisland has it’s advantages and disadvantages.

I love the sense of community that this place has and the many great friendly people who also live, work and play here.

I however hate its claustrophobic, parochial attitudes that sometimes want to make you scream.

Two recent things seem to illustrate this “yin and yang” in Coalisland.

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