Backchat and fellow newshounds are looking forward to the Biba conference in Belfast which starts on Thursday,

But we're glad to be staying at the Hilton.

Meeting our chums from loss adjuster GAB Robins, we learned that they are booked into the Europa, a hotel which had the fearsome reputation of being one of the most bombed during the Northern Ireland troubles.

Although the ceasefire has mainly held for a few years, the hotel in question is still officially considered one of those most at risk from attack in Europe, according to the GAB Robins crowd.

Since it is the first six floors that suffer most in any blast, Backchat hopes the Robins crowd has taken rooms on floor seven or above.