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UTV’s Thatcher’s Ireland: “She stood firm…”

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Last night’s Thatcher’s Ireland from UTV has breadth, nuance, great editorial intellectual content and some of the most acute insight on Thatcher you’ll hear in the next week. It’s a revelation of the machiavellian core of politics… Paisley, dismisses the Hunger Strike as ‘a purely political stunt’… Mrs Thatcher’s actions at the most critical of more…

Beware of Mr Baker…

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That’s Pete ‘Ginger’ Baker, by the way.  No relation…  [Are you sure?! - Ed]  In the Guardian Edward Helmore talks to the former Cream drummer as a taster for the forthcoming documentary “Beware of Mr Baker” – the “second-best rock documentary of the year”, according to Rolling Stone.  There’s also a Guardian gallery, Ginger Baker’s career more…

OFCOM finds against ITV’s computer game slip

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You remember that computer game footage that was used to show what was supposed to be an IRA attempt to shoot down a British Army helicopter. The footage was included in an ITV network programme “Gaddafi and the IRA” shown on Sept 26, 2011. Well, not surprisingly OFCOM have found against them… You can read more…

NI Water: UTV Live report tonight…

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The UTV late news programme should return tonight with a hour long special report on Northern Ireland Water. It’s scheduled for after the Ten O’Clock News, and will feature a documentary piece with an extended interview with the Minister and a panel discussion in which I hope to take part. We should have the video more…

Photograph of the Day – War Veteran

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92 year old John McMillan Leishman former sargent in the 51st Highland Division, who fought in El Alemain, landed in Sciily, fought up through Italy and returned to England in 1944 thinking that was the end of his war. It wasn't he was part of the Normandy landings where the divison came ashore at Sword Beach.

There has been alot of talk these last few days as regards the intentions and thoughts of “former combatants”. Regardless of the more recent conflict/war * it is because of men such as John and his generation, that we enjoy the democracy we do now. *delete as applicable