It may well be the season of goodwill, but try telling that to the DoE’s planning service.
They are set to bring anything but cheer to the city centre in Belfast by launching a pre-Christmas crackdown over festive banners breaching of planning regulations.
Officials from the department are already ‘investigating’ complaints about the Northern Bank — the scene six years ago of what was then the biggest robbery in British banking history.
They are seeking the withdrawal of a banner outside the bank’s Donegall Square West headquarters wishing customers a “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”.
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