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December 2012


Smog in the Roe Valley

There's Smog in the Valley

The Roe Valley is usually known for the beautiful air one gets to inhale here - often damp but generally very bracing.

Not at the moment though. Believe it or not, 15 000 people are hiding underneath all that smog seen in the picture on the left.

One can't help wondering why they call the stuff  we all burn 'smokeless fuel'!

Jessie mthe Newshound

Happy Anniversary

It has been pointed out to us that the New Browser has been on line for more than 15 years now. Not a bad record for such a small  outfit.

This long 'print'  run would of course have been totally impossible without our dedicated news-hounds. Jessie - on the right - is the latest of these super-intelligent long-nosed colleagues.


Remembering young flyers

Hidden places

This cross can be found just below the cliffs of Benevenagh above Magilligan. It commemorates the crew of a crashed Shackleton bomber which came to grief during the second world war. It is good to know that the names of the young men are thus remembered.

The names on the plaque read:

P/O JENKINS  -  W/O LOGAN  -  F/SGT LEONARD  -  W/O  R. REVELL  -  SGT  H. WILSON   -  SGT   H. LEWIS   -  W/O  W. WALLACE  -  W/O  GERRING  -  F/SGT  COOMBE

Our thanks go to Brian Robinson for the research and the photograph.

Fire at the Seagate plant

Fire at the former Seagate plant



C loseup of the fire at the former Seagate plant.


20th of December 2012

As regular readers will know, we occasionally bring you the news faster than anybody else.

Today at around 4pm a large fire was observed at the back of the former Seagate plant. Fire engines were in attendance and large crowds of sightseers were seen cruising up and down the Aghanloo Road watching the rather photogenic plume of smoke.

As yet we do not know what caused the fire and hope that nobody was injured by it.


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