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Secretary of State out and about in Belfast

As part of a wider visit around Belfast today, the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland took the opportunity to make a courtesy call on Belfast's first citizen Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson. The Lord Mayor conducted a short tour of the City Hall and invited the Secretary of State to view the table where Edward Carson signed the Ulster Covenant on 28th September 1912.

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The Secretary of State then paid a visit to the Skainos project in East Belfast. She was met by Rev Gary Mason, East Belfast Mission Superintendent, who introduced her to members of his team who played a major role in transforming the Skainos site in the midst of one of the most deprived areas of Belfast. The £21m development is the largest single UK example of faith based social regeneration project.

Published 24 September 2012