Click to follow
The Independent Online
A loyalist parade has been banned by police from going through the Catholic Lower Ormeau district of south Belfast on Sunday. The area has in recent years become a flashpoint area for marches, with local nationalist residents objecting to loyalists marching through the district.

The march, organised by the Royal Black Preceptory, is one of the last of the marching season. Several other Royal Black Preceptory parades are planned for this weekend, including one in the south Londonderry village of Bellaghy where marchers and protesters were involved in a 19-hour stand- off at an Apprentice Boys' church parade eight days ago. David McKittrick