The Birmingham Six outside the Old Bailey in London in 1991, after their convictions were quashed (from left): John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Chris Mullen MP, Richard McIlkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power.  Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

Coroner Louise Hunt agreed to reopen the Birmingham bombings inquest on narrow grounds, rejecting two of the three main arguments made on behalf of th(...)