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First off was the fact that Legal & General has closed its Belfast office.

And it would have been hard to miss the news that Hughes Insurance was bought by Liberty Mutual yesterday – not least because Insurance Age wrote three stories on the subject, having broken it as an exclusive.

Obviously I have a particular interest in writing about happenings in Northern Ireland, and it’s always great to get some more coverage for my homeland.

The deal is a big one. The broker reported GWP of £60m in 2