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Bombs on Iraq

A TOTAL of 28,560kg of bombs were dropped by British forces on Iraqi military targets during Operation Desert Fox in December last year, the Secretary of State for Defence, George Robertson, said.

Drugs in jails

THE AMOUNT of cannabis discovered in Northern Ireland's prisons has dropped from 314 grams in 1996-97 to 79 grams last year, a Northern Ireland minister, Adam Ingram, disclosed.

Ethnic help

A TOTAL of 249 of the 5,771 firefighters in the London Fire Brigade are black or from another ethnic minority group, a Home Office minister, George Howarth, said.