By John Manley Political Reporter
Victims' commissioner Kathryn stone is to step down in June after less than two years in the role.
Derbyshire-born ms stone (50), who has lived in Northern Ireland since taking up the post in september 2012, is returning to England to take up a new, as yet to be revealed, job.
But shortly before her resignation was made public at noon yesterday, the victims' commissioner gave a strong rebuttal of secretary of state theresa Villiers' comments on dealing with the past. In a speech to religious groups in Belfast yesterday, ms Villiers said the vast majority of people in the north do not wake up on a monday morning "worrying about the past, flags or parades".