Paper Preview (8 February)

A look at some of the main stories in this week’s edition of the Longford Leader.

The funerals have taken place of the two men killed in last week’s accident at the Connacht Gold DIY store in Longford town.

The local community in Ballinalee have offered to pay the day-to-day running costs of the village garda station, in a last-ditch attempt to prevent it from closing permanently.

Residents of the Gleann Riada housing estate in Longford town are set to take their case to the High Court, after summons were issued to stakeholders in the development.

In sport, Longford threw away a comfortable lead against Wexford as they lost their opening game in Division 2 of the National Football League.