Birmingham pub bombings: Families call for government funding for legal fees
Relatives of the Birmingham pub bombings victims have said they cannot understand why they are having to fight to get funding for their legal fees.
The pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of 21 people in attacks at two pubs in 1974 opens on Monday.
Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the tragedy.
Julie Hambleton, whose sister Maxine was one of those killed, said their Belfast-based lawyers deserve financial support.
The Home Office rejected a request from families to pay their legal fees in September.
'Matrix of deceit' Ms Hambleton said a government discretionary fund that was used to... read more
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