no-go area


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no-go area

a district in a town that is barricaded off, usually by a paramilitary organization, within which the police, army, etc., can only enter by force
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Toby Howarth, the Bishop of Birmingham's inter-faith adviser, said: "We are worried the message has been sent out that Alum Rock is a no-go area and Christians are being told to leave.
Sadly, the coverage has not improved to match this increase and too much of Wales is still a no-go area for mobile telephony.
Cllr Pat Henry, who lives in nearby Cromdale Close, said: "I think people feel as though the tunnel is a no-go area.
Reader Ruth King, from Minny Street, Cathays, in Cardiff, said the city centre had become a no-go area after 6pm.
The woods themselves must be a no-go area for walkers.
Why could you not be honest and tell your readers that the yard was a no-go area for Catholics?
Brian Cashinella - a staff reporter with London newspaper The Times in 1972 - also claimed the military operation was a dry run for the reclamation of the no-go area of Free Derry which happened six months later with Operation Motorman.
In a statement issued here, the PPP Chairman said that people of Pakistan have failed to understand as to why Parachinar has been made a no-go area as despite such gory terrorist attacks no government representative has visited the area.
Quetta -- The four-kilometer zone adjacent to Chaman border has been declared no-go area by the Pakistan Army as tension continues on the third day on Sunday after Afghan forces opened unprovoked firing on Frontier Corps (FC) personnel appointed for security of population census team early Friday.
It said: "The applicant was not able to provide evidence and was therefore unable to demonstrate that the granting of a SEV of this type would not lead to the locality becoming a no-go area for families, church goers, concert goers and women generally.
More than one visitor was expressing their disgust, claiming in future Solihull would be a no-go area.
Residents said it was now a no-go area for children.