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A closed shop

Published 23/12/2010

It is Belfast's most unusual shop - created out of a shipping container and sited on a notorious interface - and if the authorities have their way it will go out of business today. But what the bureaucrats cannot understand behind their health and safety and planning legislation is that Sina's in north Belfast is a community resource, not a blight.

Customers come from both sides of the divide and have made friends where once they imagined only enemies. Where it stands was once the site of the yearly bonfire which never attracted any reproach from the authorities. Surely someone has their priorities wrong?

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