Boris Johnson apologises ‘unreservedly’ for 1971 ‘Ballymurphy massacre’

The Prime Minister has ‘apologised unreservedly’ for the events that led to the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Ballymurphy 50 years ago. Boris Johnson made the apology on behalf of the UK Government during a phone call with Northern Ireland‘s First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, the leader of Sinn … Read more

Boris Johnson apologises ‘unreservedly’ for ‘Ballymurphy massacre’

The Prime Minister has ‘apologised unreservedly’ for the events that led to the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Ballymurphy 50 years ago. Boris Johnson made the apology on behalf of the UK Government during a phone call with Northern Ireland‘s First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, the leader of Sinn … Read more

Northern Lights could be visible across north of UK this evening, Met Office reveals 

A solar storm could mean the Northern Lights will be seen from the UK on Wednesday evening, according to the Met Office.  The phenomenon, also known as the aurora borealis, should be visible under clear skies in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and possibly even parts of Northern England, as well as other … Read more

Lethal force at 1971 ‘Ballymurphy massacre’ was NOT justified, rules coroner

The lethal force used at the 1971 ‘Ballymurphy massacre’ in Belfast was not justified, a coroner has ruled. The ten civilians – including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest – killed across three days during the arrest of IRA suspects were ‘entirely innocent’, Mrs Siobhan Keegan said. None were members of a paramilitary organisation, posed any threat … Read more

Covid UK: UK records just two daily deaths as a THIRD of all adults are now fully vaccinated

Coronavirus daily deaths tumbled by 86 per cent from 14 to just 2 in a week while cases rose slightly by 6 per cent in the same period as official figures show a third of UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.    The latest Department for Health figures show that the number of daily virus … Read more

London rally demands no more old soldiers tried over Northern Ireland offences

Hundreds of bikers rode through London with the support of veterans and even an MP as part of rally to prevent old soldiers being tried over historic offences committed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.   Sacked minister Johnny Mercer led the Respect Our Veterans march on Saturday after the trial against two paratroopers accused of murdering … Read more

Former veterans minister Johnny Mercer slams Government plans to ban prosecutions of ex-soldiers

Former veterans minister Johnny Mercer slams Government plans to ban prosecutions of ex-soldiers who served during Northern Ireland Troubles Sacked Johnny Mercer said Government’s plan would ‘cut off pathway to justice’  Queen’s speech expected to have proposal to block trials linked to the Troubles Ministers hope it would end threat of court hanging over the … Read more

More British Army veterans could have Troubles cases against them dropped after IRA case collapse

Seven British Army veterans at the centre of historic Northern Ireland allegations from the Troubles could have cases against them dropped – after a separate murder trial of two soldiers collapsed for relying on old statements.  The Public Prosecution Service, based in Belfast, is re-examining files on the former soldiers, who were either being considered … Read more

‘Freezing’ al fresco drinkers and fed-up landlords call for pubs to be able to open indoor areas now

Lockdown-weary Britons are today demanding ‘let us back in the pubs now’, after the bank holiday washout. Hundreds of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants to close early on Monday’s May Day Bank Holiday as wet and windy weather put a dampener on the three-day weekend.  And forecasters warn more bad weather could be on the … Read more