Coroner rules Birmingham pub bombing inquests can be resumed

A coroner has ruled that inquests into the deaths of those killed in the Birmingham pub bombings can be reopened.

Two bombs exploded in pubs in the city on November 21, 1974, killing 21 people and injuring 182 others.

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Pub bombings campaign in further push for legal aid

The legal team representing the Justice for the 21 campaign says it will be a stain on the Government if families of the Birmingham Pub Bombing victims aren't given legal aid in the upcoming inquests.

Last month a coroner ruled there would be new inquests for victims of the 1974 bombings, but with the first hearings due in October, time is running out to pay for lawyers.

Today Hillsborough campaigner Louise Brookes met Pub Bombings campaigner Julie Hambleton in a show of solidarity. Chris Halpin reports.

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