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Mo Mowlam's ashes are scattered
Mo Mowlam
Ms Mowlam oversaw talks which led to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement
Half of the ashes of former Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam have been scattered in a private family ceremony at Hillsborough in County Down.

The remainder of her ashes will be taken to Redcar, where she was a Labour MP from 1987-2001.

Her husband Jon Norton said Mo, who died in August, had a deep affection for both places.

"We had a wonderful time when we lived here, Hillsborough was an important place in her heart," he said.

"I thought Northern Ireland, Hillsborough, would be a great place to put some of her ashes and the rest in her constituency, Redcar, in the north of England."

A children's park in the Stormont Estate, which was built at Mo's suggestion, is also being named in her memory.

On Thursday night, a celebration of her life was hosted by Secretary of State Peter Hain at Hillsborough Castle.

Two hundred guests, including Mo's husband and family, attended the event, which heard messages from Prime Minister Tony Blair, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Hillary Clinton.

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