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MSN UK can confirm it has closed all message boards on the site from 21 March 2011.

We would like to thank users who have actively taken part in healthy debate and apologise for any disappointment the closure may cause.

You can continue to enjoy and to contribute to an open and honest debate on a whole host of original news and features by using the inline comments available on most article pages on our site.

Matt Ball, Editor-in-Chief, MSN UK.