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

Longford Town Council has passed a motion to provide free parking leading up to Christmas. The decision came after Cllr Paul Connell threatened to resign if no provision was made. There will be free parking during the first three Saturdays in December and from Friday the 21st through to Monday the 24th.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a spate of burglaries throughout the county. Homes in Ballymahon, Newtowncashel, Newtownforbes, Abbeyshrule and Longford town were targetted.

The county’s fallen in the Great War were remembered in a special ceremony at the War Memorial in Longford’s Market Square. The event was organised by the ex-servicemen’s association, Oglaigh Naisiunta na hEireann.

Dromard man Bernard Smyth is hoping to break a total of four world records during a charity event to be held in Mullingar. It will be Westmeath’s largest charity fundraiser in living memory.

In sport, Emmet Og defeated Navan O’Mahony’s 2-13 to 0-8 at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday in the Leinster Championship. The Killoe side will now meet Portlaoise in the semi-finals.

And the Longford Leader is giving its readers the chance to vote for their ‘Team of the Championship’. Details can be found in the sports section of this week’s issue.