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Alan Black carries his hellish burden so hate can never win

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Alan Black was awarded the MBE

Alan Black was awarded the MBE

Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin

Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin

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Alan Black was awarded the MBE

Tuesday coming marks the 45th anniversary of one of the most monstrous sectarian atrocities of the long years of the Troubles: the Kingsmills Massacre.

Alan Black, the sole survivor, has described to this paper's political editor, Suzanne Breen, how he was again counting down the days, and then the hours, and then the minutes, to 5.20pm on January 5 - the exact time at which, on that dark winter's evening in 1976, he and his 10 workmates were stopped, lined up against their van and mercilessly gunned down.

Mr Black has carried the horror and the grief with him down all those years.


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