21 November 1974 is a date etched in my memory. I was a university student, enjoying a drink with a couple of friends in Birmingham’s Mulberry Bush Pub. By the time I got home I saw the news on the TV. Less than an hour after we had left the pub, it had been blown up by an IRA bomb. The nearby Tavern pub was also blown up. 21 people were killed and 182 injured. Although the IRA threat is thankfully now historic, terrorism is still very much part of our lives.
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