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Ulster violence

ALMOST 150 people were victims of paramilitary-style attacks in Ulster in the last eight months of 1998, Northern Ireland security minister Adam Ingram disclosed. Loyalists were responsible for 90 attacks - 25 shootings and 65 assaults; while Republicans were behind 59 - 19 shootings and 40 assaults.

Troops at ease

BRITISH TROOPS will not go into Kosovo if the peace talks in France do not produce an agreement "unless there is an agreement for them to supervise", George Robertson, Secretary of State for Defence, said.

Elderly benefit

THE AMOUNT of cash given by the National Lottery Charities Board last year to organisations which represent the elderly increased by nearly pounds 40m over the year, the sports minister Tony Banks revealed.