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Category: Hillsborough disaster

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Liverpool postpone Hillsborough memorial service due to coronavirus

31st anniversary of tragedy falls on 15 AprilMemorial service was to be last held at AnfieldThe final Hillsborough memorial service to be held at Anfield has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool have announced.This year’s servi…

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The Guardian view on Özil, Arsenal and Liverpool: football with a conscience | Editorial

The clubs have taken very different stances on human rights issues this week. Commercial interests do not absolve them of social responsibilitiesTwo of England’s most prestigious Premier League football clubs, both owned by US investors, have been conf…

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Mayors of Liverpool and Manchester call for ‘Hillsborough law’

Letter to party leaders comes in wake of acquittal of match commander David DuckenfieldThe mayors of Liverpool and Greater Manchester have written to the three main party leaders strongly criticising the legal system following the acquittal of the Hill…

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Hillsborough victims’ families criticise CPS over handling of case

Families call for case review after David Duckenfield was acquitted of manslaughterBereaved Hillsborough families have criticised the Crown Prosecution Service and called for a review of how it conducted the case against David Duckenfield, the former S…

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Hillsborough victims’ families criticise CPS over handling of case

Families call for case review after David Duckenfield was acquitted of manslaughterBereaved Hillsborough families have criticised the Crown Prosecution Service and called for a review of how it conducted the case against David Duckenfield, the former S…

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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 …