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RUC must change warns Mo Mowlam

Mo Mowlam, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, yesterday told a committee of MPs that the RUC had to change as part of the peace process to end hostility over symbols, including its "Royal" title, writes Colin Brown.

She said that the force's name would stay the same for the time being, but added: "We are trying to put issues on the agenda, but we don't want to fight over the symbolic ones. We want evolutionary change so that these follow on naturally."