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A RETIRED Special Branch officer linked to the Danny McColgan murder investigation is facing possible prosecution over alleged conspiracy to murder as part of a probe into the police handling of UVF agent Gary Haggarty. Former detective constable Douglas Buchanan was named during an inquest into the death of the 20-year-old last week. Senior coroner John Leckey was told he was a Special Branch liaison assigned to work with the team investigating the murder of Danny McColgan and attended case conferences.


Cinemagic serves up another magical festival

Cinemagic serves up another magical festival

CHILDREN'S animation Lily's Driftwood Bay is made in Belfast by a team of 100 people and screened in 40 countries and it is one of the highlights of the Cinemagic Film and Television Festival.



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A RESCUE party last night struggled through rain and fog to the burnt-out wreck of the American Skymaster airliner, New England, which hit a mountainside near Stephenville, Newfoundland and burst into flames.