Northern Assembly recalled for royal tributes


The Northern Ireland Assembly will be recalled on Thursday morning as a mark of respect to the Queen Mother.

Leaders of the political parties have been given 10 minutes each to pay tribute to the Queen Mother, who died on Saturday.

Yesterday, Belfast joined with cities across Britain and Gibraltar at midday in a 41-gun salute as a mark of respect for the Queen Mother.

The salute, at Hillsborough Castle, took the form of guns firing at intervals of roughly once a minute for 40 minutes.