THE court ruling on the Hightown incinerator is clearly popular and will be welcomed by all the north's main parties, even though the plan to generate power by burning municipal waste is being driven by a group of councils dominated by the very same parties.
The victims and survivors of the Troubles are often regarded as somehow discrete and separate from wider society, however, recent statistics suggest that more than a quarter of the north's population remain affected in some way by the conflict.
THE relatives of ten people shot dead over three days in west Belfast in 1971 in an event that would become known as the Ballymurphy massacre have over the years been dignified but persistent in their pursuit of truth and justice.
THROUGHOUT yesterday, patients who had received letters in relation to Dr Michael Watt contacted media outlets to express their fears, while also questioning the time it took for the Belfast trust to formally notify them of its actions.
SEVEN months before Sarah Ewart went public about the trauma of having to travel to England for an abortion after being told her baby would not survive, a set of guidelines were published that plunged the medical profession into a climate of fear.