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Will the sun ever set on rift between Graeme Souness and Liverpool? | Daniel Taylor

A club great as a player is a pariah because of his dealings with the Sun when manager, yet he seems deeply remorseful. Does he care enough to try to heal the wound?Perhaps you may have seen that clip recently of Graeme Souness getting so worked up in …

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Never forgotten: Liverpool marks 30 years since Hillsborough disaster

City falls silent as pictures of all 96 victims are shown on banner at St George’s HallThe bells on Liverpool’s town hall tolled 96 times and the city stood silent on Monday to mark 30 years since 96 men, women and children were killed at the FA Cup se…

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Liverpool remembers Hillsborough victims on 30th anniversary of disaster

A minute’s silence will be observed at 3.06pm and town hall bells will toll 96 timesLiverpool will fall silent at 3.06pm on Monday to mark 30 years since the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough was stopped because …

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Hillsborough police chief said Liverpool fans ‘forced’ gate open, court told

Jury hears how Duckenfield told FA chief on day of disaster the casualties were caused by ‘inrush’ of fans into stadiumDavid Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire police officer who commanded the Hillsborough FA Cup semi-final at which 96 Liverpool supporte…

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Hillsborough trial: engineers made ‘gross’ error, says expert

John Cutlack tells court that figure given for safe capacity was an over-estimateThe “seeds of disaster” were sown at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground 10 years before 96 people were killed at a 1989 FA Cup semi-final, a court has been…

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Hillsborough trial: too few turnstiles used, says expert engineer

Court told of increased risk of overcrowding at stadium where 96 people lost their livesChanges made to turnstile arrangements for the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, where 96 people lost their lives in a crush, in…

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Hillsborough trial: too few turnstiles used, says expert engineer

Court told of increased risk of overcrowding at stadium where 96 people lost their livesChanges made to turnstile arrangements for the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, where 96 people lost their lives in a crush, in…

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Hillsborough officer in charge fails to put a stop to his prosecution

Manslaughter trial of ex-South Yorkshire police officer David Duckenfield is set for JanuaryDavid Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989, which cost 96 peo…

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CPS drops all charges against former Hillsborough officer

Senior police officer Norman Bettison faced charges relating to statements about disasterThe Crown Prosecution Service has dropped all criminal charges against Sir Norman Bettison relating to his conduct as a South Yorkshire police officer in the force…

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Judge asked to lift prosecution ban on Hillsborough officer

David Duckenfield not in court for start of CPS application to bring manslaughter chargesAn application by the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute David Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire police officer who was in command at the FA Cup semi-final at H…

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I survived Hillsborough: now I say let’s bring back standing at football | Adrian Tempany

Ministers have rejected plans for safe standing areas. But the idea, backed by thousands of fans, deserves a fair hearingFootball supporters call out a Tory government for “declaring war on fans”. No, not a headline from the 1980s but a rallying cry la…

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Topman withdraws T-shirt from sale after Hillsborough row

Retailer says shirt referenced Bob Marley but campaigners saw a different interpretationTopman has withdrawn from sale a long-sleeved T-shirt that provoked widespread disgust by appearing to mock the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.The £20 red shi…

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Hillsborough relatives ‘disgusted’ by CPS decision over West Midlands police

Prosecutors say evidential threshold not met for charges over original investigation into football disasterRelatives of the 96 people killed at Hillsborough in 1989 have severely criticised a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to charge any …

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Hillsborough slur about fans burning police horse false, says CPS

Prosecutors find insufficient evidence for criminal case against officer over claims that horse was burned with cigarettesThe Crown Prosecution Service has found that a notorious slur against Liverpool supporters after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, t…

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Hillsborough police officer granted funds to fight potential manslaughter charges

Judge rules that David Duckenfield qualifies for assistance to contest attempts to lift stay on his prosecution granted at 2000 court caseThe former senior policeman who was the match commander at the Hillsborough disaster is to get funding to fight a …

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Kenny Dalglish: ‘As long as we’re living we won’t have closure on Hillsborough’

In a wide-ranging interview to coincide with the launch of a film about his life, Kenny Dalglish opens up about the tragedies of Hillsborough and Heysel but also the joys of football at Liverpool and Blackburn“I wanted to do it and they wanted to come,…

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Official review backs ‘Hillsborough law’ proposals

Review by former bishop of Liverpool makes 25 recommendations for future inquests where public authorities are represented An official review of the Hillsborough families’ 27-year ordeal since the 1989 disaster has recommended that bereaved families mu…

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More than six people should have been charged over Hillsborough | Martin Thompson

Many more were involved in the disaster, but now, 28 years after I last saw my brother, there are people who will face justice

Last Tuesday night, as I was getting into bed I was thinking about the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service to charge six people in connection with the Hillsborough disaster. I thought about those people waiting on the decision whose lives were about to be turned upside down and the anxiety they were feeling.

I have had many sleepless nights over the years because of Hillsborough. During the inquests, the night before I was to give evidence I had woken up crying – the tears streaming down my face. I couldn’t even remember what I had been dreaming about. I just sat in bed crying.

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Hillsborough relatives to learn if anyone will face charges over disaster

Families of victims will find out if any of the 23 suspects are to be charged over the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans in 1989Relatives of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster will learn on Wednesday whether anyone will fa…

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Hillsborough relatives to learn if anyone will face charges over disaster

Families of victims will find out if any of the 23 suspects are to be charged over the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans in 1989Relatives of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster will learn on Wednesday whether anyone will fa…