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It's time the council stepped in to fix Dungannon's clock

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Nothing changes at any great pace in rural Northern Ireland. As Winston Churchill once observed: "The whole map of Europe has been changed ... but as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again."

It is a particularly apt observation in Dungannon, where time has stood still on the Church of Ireland clock tower for the past six months.

The church wants the local council to help pay for the repair of the timepiece, but there are no local experts capable of carrying out the work.

However, the locals are still hoping that cometh the hour, cometh the man.

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