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Motorbike racer's death a dreadful tragedy

The death of competitor Jamie Hodson at the Ulster Grand Prix is an absolute tragedy which will once again focus attention on the safety of motorbike racing in Northern Ireland.

Alex Kane: DUP is preparing to change direction once again

Alex Kane
When the Democratic Unionist Party was founded in September 1971 (‘right wing in the sense of being strong on the constitution, but to the left on social policies’) it was clearly a party of protest against the ‘big house unionism’ of the Ulster Unionist Party.

No excuse for attacks on cars or police

IT IS doubtful if many, indeed any, of those involved in violence in the Markets area of Belfast yesterday were alive at the time internment without trial was introduced by the British government in a disastrous bid to end the then embryonic 'troubles' in 1971.

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