Flute band shocked by SF support

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A LOYALIST flute band has insisted that it did not intend to ask a Sinn Fein MP to lobby on its behalf.

On Thursday, the BBC revealed that West Tyrone Sinn Fein MP Pat Doherty had written to a government agency asking that it approve funding of £5,000 for Castlederg Young Loyalists Flute Band.

Mr Doherty confirmed the extraordinary claim, stating: “I am not naïve but this application for new instruments was worth endorsing.”


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