Relatives of those killed outside Belfast Coroner’s Court last month at the start of a new inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers in Ballymurphy in 1971. Photograph: PA Wire

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Supporters of the victims outside Belfast Coroner’s Court at the start of a new inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers in west Belfast in 1971. Photograph: PA

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Nicolas Anelka may return for West Bormwich Albion this weekend after ‘compassionate leave’. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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