Pub bombings lawyers push for Hillsborough-style funding

Lawyers representing the Birmingham pub bombings families are continuing to push for Hillsborough-style funding for the forthcoming inquest.

It follows an announcement made in the House of Commons that one application for funding has now been granted, and there is a possibility that a second may be.

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Video report: the night Birmingham changed forever

Over the next hour on this night 40 years ago, lives would be wrecked & families ripped apart, after bombs were planted by the IRA in two pubs in Birmingham city centre.

A warning call would be made to the Birmingham Mail at 8.11pm, saying bombs would go off under the Rotunda and on New Street.

At 8.17pm a device exploded at the Mulberry Bush. Ten minutes later, a second blast destroyed basement bar The Tavern in the Town.

A total of 21 people would lose their lives in the terrorist attacks. In half an hour's time 182 more would be maimed and injured.

One of the survivors on this night in 1974 was Les Robinson. Watch his incredible story above.

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