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Gnome is where the heart is for good people of Strabane

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Last month Strabane was unveiled as the most romantic town in Northern Ireland, and it has now topped the charts for its gnome appeal.

After a period of decline, the humble gnomes are making a comeback, with supermarket Asda recording a 400% increase in sales nationally. Part of the attraction is that the new garden gnomes are much bigger and have more child-friendly designs compared to the earlier versions, which frightened some young people.

The big question is: how will Strabane adapt to this sudden increase in its fame?

From now on its main slogan must be: "There's no place like gnome."

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