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Contentious NI bonfires face legal threat from fearful residents

Homeowners may go to court if controversial city fire isn’t removed

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Tigers Bay, north Belfast

Tigers Bay, north Belfast

Craigyhill, Larne. Credit: Liam McBurney/PA

Craigyhill, Larne. Credit: Liam McBurney/PA

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Tamar Street, east Belfast

Tamar Street, east Belfast

Ballymacash, Lisburn. Credit: Elvis Zaldaris

Ballymacash, Lisburn. Credit: Elvis Zaldaris

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Tigers Bay, north Belfast

Legal action against landowners may be used to end contentious bonfires as residents look at ways of moving the huge pyres away from their homes.

Instead of one bonfire night, this year will see the tradition spread out over two nights because July 11 falls on a Sunday.

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Tamar Street, east Belfast

Tamar Street, east Belfast

Tamar Street, east Belfast

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