Northern Ireland

80% 'in fuel poverty' in Strabane

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The Consumer Council has said up to 80% of people in Strabane are experiencing fuel poverty.

The statement comes as Strabane District Council faces calls to lift its ban on coal fires.

It was brought in six years ago to improve air quality.

The council said people were free to burn smokeless coal but some residents have said that is not good enough.