Paper Preview: April 12

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

Up to 100 businesses in Longford town are facing legal action as the Town Council attempts to recoup €1.5 million in uncollected rates, and a further €2.7 million in unpaid development fee contributions.

An elderly woman who was rescued from a blaze at her home in Longford town at the weekend has died.

Gardai are questioning two men in connection with the discovery of a cannabis grow house in Edgeworthstown.

Longford Town Football Club and the Football Association of Ireland are conducting separate inquiries into allegations of match-fixing at the club. The investigations will take several weeks to complete.

In sport, there was heartache for Longford’s Under-21 footballers as they lost out to Kildare in the final of the Leinster Championship.

Meanwhile, Longford Town remain top of division one of the Airtricity League after a 1-1 draw with Mervue United on Saturday evening.