Union flag vote is 'divisive, destructive and disrespectful'

Democratic Unionist Party councillor Ruth Patterson described the vote to remove the Union flag as "divisive, destructive and disrespectful of anything remotely Protestant, anything remotely British".

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NI police car petrol-bombed

A police car with an officer inside was petrol-bombed outside the Belfast office of an Alliance MP in an attack by around 15 masked people. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers will make an urgent statement to the Commons this afternoon.