Northern Ireland

Bomb alert in Andersonstown declared a hoax

A bomb alert in the Andersonstown area of west Belfast has been declared a hoax.

A number of businesses in west Belfast were closed and several homes evacuated because of the alert.

A suspicious object was reported outside the Community Restorative Justice offices on the Andersonstown Road.

A separate alert in Londonderry's Foyle Street ended earlier. Police said "nothing untoward" was found.