NOSTALGIA: Down memory lane

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Mark Irvine, Support Services Manager at Mid Ulster Hospital, is pictured receiving his Calorie Wise Award from the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton. Also pictured, (l-r) are: Louise begs, Food Standards Agency; Monica Mc Donnell and Claire Mc Allister, Mid Ulster District Council and Fionnuala Close, Food Standards Agency.

Be Carlorie Wise!

Mid Ulster Hospital in Magherafelt was the first business in Mid Ulster, and one of the first in Northern Ireland, to be awarded a Calorie Wise Award at a seminar for local businesses on the new Calorie Wise scheme last week.


Whatsapp will make a huge change to app and lots of users are very happy

WhatsApp users will soon be able to delete messages up to an hour after sending – but how does it work?
Easter Egg Run organiser David McGuckin from Ballymena Rider Training and co-organiser, Gary Olphert. (Submitted Picture).

Bikers rev up for Egg Run ‘25’

Bikers from Ballymena district and further afield are getting revved up and ready to roll for what has become the ‘first run’ event of the year.

Participating students are pictured with the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton; John Joseph, Fairtrade farmer and producer in India; Kevin McCullough, Head of Campaigns with the Fairtrade Foundation; and Yvonne Zellmann, Mid Ulster District Council.

‘Meet the Fairtrade Producer’

Forty pupils and ten teachers from ten local Primary and Post-Primary Schools in Mid Ulster attended a schools event this week to mark Fairtrade Fortnight which takes place until March 11.

Musical Director Ashley Fulton and Dame Mary Peters.

Magherafelt man at helm for Go the Distance!

Following the success of Go the Distance 2016 and 2017, this year sees the return of a musical extravaganza that combines both the worlds of sport and music in one spectacular concert.

Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Mark Glasgow is pictured with Kevin Johnston, Moneymore Heritage Trust, Doreen Smyth, Castledawson Allotments, Robert Kelly, Moneymore Heritage Trust and Councillor Christine McFlynn and Helen Armstrong, both The Loup Women's Group, at the launch event.

Launch of 5-A-Day allotments growing project

Residents across Mid Ulster are encouraged to release their inner ‘green fingers’ and get involved in the new 5-A-Day Allotments Growing project.

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New Irish medium schools for Toome and Swatragh

Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh, Chairperson of Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta (the body charged by the Department of Education with responsibility for the development of Irish-medium education in the north) welcomes the recent decision by the Pre-school Education Group to approve the newly established Irish-medium pre-school provision in Swatragh and Toomebridge.

St Peter's PS Collegeland, Moy

Water for Health is lesson for St Peter’s

Water for Health was the topic of the day at St Peter’s Primary School in Moy when NI Water’s education team recently paid a visit.

GCSE Physical Education Megan Ferson joint first; GCSE Physical Education  Rebecca McKeown  joint third, aong with their PE teacher Mrs Nicola Cheevers.

GCSE and national success for Cookstown High School students

Cookstown High School is delighted to celebrate the tremendous success of a number of pupils who have been placed among the top candidates at GCSE and A Level in the summer 2017 series of examinations.

Raymond Beatty, Sperrin Metal products marketing manager, checking some final details in January 1989 with Bill Brock (left) the site manager at Texas Homecare at Sprucefield. Sperrin  had just won a major contract worth  �100,000.

Down memory lane with the Mid

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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.

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.

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.

Whats on
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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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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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