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A little piece of heaven in the Walled City

Nestled on a quiet street in the Maiden City is a recognised treasure - and a little piece of heaven.

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Total concentration on the group-work task.

Cookstown students participate in Interview Skills programme

Sixth form pupils from Holy Trinity College and Cookstown High School abandoned school uniform recently, put on their suits and participated in an Interview Skills Day organised by Mr Wilson, Mrs McSorley and Eye4Education.

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Kate McVeigh and Malachy Mallon on the red carpet representing the Dolphin Takeaway Dungannon as UK Top 3 Finalists for Healthy Eating, Quality Award and Marketing Innovations.

Dungannon restaurant wins best Fish and Chips in Northern Ireland

The Dolphin Takeaway won the prize at a top awards ceremony for the third time running.

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The Pomeroy Players in rehearsal for Dancing at Lughnasa.

Pomeroy Players present ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

After 37 happy years in their ‘spiritual home’ of St. Mary’s Hall, Pomeroy Players will this year be making the short trip down to the Craic Theatre in Coalisland to stage their annual production.

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Nathaniel and Doreen Crookes celebrate Valentine's Day instore at Asda Cookstown ahead of their 60th wedding anniversary later this year.

Asda Cookstown celebrates 60th wedding anniversary with Doreen and Nathaniel

Where there is love, there is life!

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Steven McWhirter, Inveraray and District Pipe Band, Adult 2017 World Solo Drumming Champion.  (Photo by Peter Hazzard).

World solo drumming champion in Cookstown charity concert

Upperlands (Maghera) man Gary Smyth (Leading Drummer of Quinn Memorial Pipe Band) is holding a charity concert ‘Kids with Cancer’ which will be held in the Royal Hotel Cookstown on Saturday, February 17 with all proceeds in aid of the Children’s Cancer Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

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Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton is pictured with Cookstown Primary School pupils and the Translink Safety Bus at the recent Bee Safe event.

Almost 600 Mid Ulster schoolchildren enjoy ‘Bee Safe’

Almost 600 primary school pupils have taken part in the latest Bee Safe programme from Mid Ulster District Council.

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Members of Killycurragh Women's Institute who were pictured in 'the Mid' in January 1989 at their annual dinner.

NOSTALGIA: recognise any of these faces?

We all love taking a wander down memory lane...

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Fantastic night of pipes, drums and music for kids with cancer

Fantastic night of pipes, drums and music for kids with cancer

There will be a fantastic charity music event in the Royal Hotel in Cookstown on February 17 at 6pm (doors open at 5pm).

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A school serving the whole community with traditional values, and a clear commitment to preparing young people for life in a rapidly changing world through high quality learning experiences and extensive extra curricular opportunities. This was the message presented at the annual Open Night at Cookstown High School on Thursday, January 25

Cookstown High School: where pupils meet high expectations

A school serving the whole community with traditional values, and a clear commitment to preparing young people for life in a rapidly changing world through high quality learning experiences and extensive extra curricular opportunities - this was the message presented at the annual Open Night at Cookstown High School on January 25.

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Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Cllr. Kim Ashton; David Lees, Westland Home Resident and artist facilitator, Deborah Malcolmson.

Westlands ‘botanical’ exhibition launched in the Burnavon

Local artist Deborah Malcomson has been working with the residents of Westlands Home, Cookstown to create a range of art work currently on display in the Burnavon, Cookstown in an exhibition launched last week, entitled ‘Botanicals’.

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6 spots to dine in this Valentine’s Day across Northern Ireland

6 spots to dine in this Valentine’s Day across Northern Ireland

Valentine’s Day is upon us and couples across Northern Ireland have begun their annual search for the perfect way to spend February 14.

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Community and Voluntary sector to benefit from £700K Council funding

Community and Voluntary sector to benefit from £700K Council funding

Mid Ulster District Council has earmarked £700K in grant funding for local community and voluntary groups in a grant programme opening on Monday, February 5.

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Staff, guest speakers and MLAs at the launch of the Community Navigator scheme in the Glenavon House Hotel.

Community Navigator scheme launched for Mid Ulster

The Community Navigator Service has been officially launched in the Mid Ulster locality, thanks to a contract put in place by the Northern Health & Social Care Trust (NHSCT) in March 2017 with Age NI to deliver the service.

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The glorious Ballygally Castle Hotel

Are you Northern Ireland’s most romantic couple?

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we have teamed up with Hastings Hotels to find Northern Ireland’s most romantic couple and the chance for them to win an overnight stay in the beautiful Ballgally Castle Hotel, Co Antrim.

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Pictured at the 25th anniversary of Townparks School, Magherafelt, in 1988.

Reader’s information on Townparks School old photo

We know the Mid readers love a bit of Nostalgia so it was lovely to receive a letter in response to one of our old photos.

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Do YOU have a head for heights?

Do YOU have a head for heights?

NIE Networks has launched its electrical power apprenticeship recruitment campaign to find its class of 2018.

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Patsy McShane, Workspace (front row, center) with representatives from local community and voluntary groups who recently received grants from the Workspace Community Fund.

Workspace helps ten Mid community groups

Ten community and voluntary groups from the Magherafelt area of Mid Ulster District Council were recently awarded grants from the Workspace Community Fund to enable them to run projects in their areas that otherwise would not happen.

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Crazy Hair Day raising funds for toilet facilities in Africa as part of Spires PS RRS project. The Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the
Rights of the Child at the heart of a schools planning, policies and practice. A Rights Respecting School is a community where childrens rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

Spires PS goes for gold from UNICEF

Spires Integrated Primary School in Magherafelt is to be awarded the Gold Award Rights Respecting School achievement by Unicef UK.

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Special guests who attended the 60th anniversary dinner - Mrs Elizabeth Warden, Mrs Linda Brown, Mrs Elizabeth Shiels and President, Mrs Christine Sufferin.

Maghera Women’s Institute celebrates 60 year anniversary

President of Maghera Women’s Institute, Mrs Christine Sufferin, welcomed everyone who attended their 60th anniversary dinner in the Royal Hotel, Cookstown.

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