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Colin Murray QUITS talkSPORT following change in ownership and Hillsborough disaster - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The sports commentator, who is also a fan of Liverpool Football Club, signed off his message with #JFT96 in reference to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. The Sun's news coverage of the disaster at the time was highly critical and ...

Psychiatric harm: The forgotten claims of the Hillsborough disaster

Legal Cheek (blog) - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The tragic events at Hillsborough Stadium during the FA Cup semi-final in 1989 resulted in the deaths of 96 people, injuries to hundreds of fans and traumatised many more.

Hillsborough families voice opposition to safe-standing launched by Celtic in Wolfsburg friendly

Liverpool Echo - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Scotland is not governed by legislation that banned standing in the top two divisions in England in 1994, following the Hillsborough disaster. There were hints earlier this year that the government could look again at safe-standing in England. Sports ...
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IPCC completing final stages of Hillsborough investigation

Liverpool Echo - ‎7 hours ago‎
Police watchdog the IPCC have released an update on how their Hillsborough investigation is progressing. The IPCC findings - and those of the separate Operation Resolve inquiry - could pave the way for police officers to face criminal prosecution when ...
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South Yorkshire's new Chief Constable needs to boost morale

The Star - ‎13 hours ago‎
Jurors returned verdicts that the fans were 'unlawfully killed' and that police blunders 'caused or contributed' to the disaster. Neil Bowles, chairman of the South Yorkshire Police Federation, said officers were fed up with leave getting cancelled and ...

Inquest funding: 'Hillsborough Law' backed by chief coroner

BBC News - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Hillsborough Family Support Group chairwoman, Margaret Aspinall, who lost her 18-year-old son James in the 1989 disaster, had to raise £3,000 to pay for a barrister at the original inquest in 1990. Mrs Aspinall is also backing the change for ...

Pupils at Wirral school take part in Hillsborough day to learn about the truth

Liverpool Echo - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The idea was lobbied by Graham Jones, the head of geography, citizenship and personal, social and health education, who earlier in the year started a petition calling for the Hillsborough disaster to be made part of the national curriculum. Pupils ...

Hillsborough pair's dad welcomes police move

Keighley News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
KEIGHLEY businessman Trevor Hicks, whose two teenage daughters were killed in the Hillsborough football disaster, has given a cautious welcome to a Government pledge to make senior police officers accountable after they have retired.
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Full Orgreave report could "prejudice" Hillsborough investigation, police watchdog says

Liverpool Echo - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
... to order an inquiry into the events at Orgreave and for South Yorkshire Police to open up its archives. Operation Resolve, the police inquiry into the events of the day of the Hillsborough disaster and its lead-up, is continuing along with the ...

You can?t change the cops

Socialist Worker - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Hillsborough disaster revealed the contempt with which working class people were treated by the police. And it showed how the police treated the grieving relatives of the dead with disdain by ploughing resources into the cover-up.

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Chief coroner calls for legal aid provision in state-involved inquests

The Guardian - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
In the aftermath of the reopened Hillsborough inquest and with the resumption of the inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings, the question of whether relatives of victims need legal support to help them discover the truth has become an urgent issue.
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Aston Villa will explore safe-standing issue - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
It outlawed standing in the top two divisions following Lord Justice Taylor's report into the Hillsborough disaster. Villa are far from the only club to have looked into the issue.
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Hillsborough lawyers call for Birmingham pub bombing families to get inquests funding

Liverpool Echo - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The legal team said the “heavy hand” of West Midlands Police, who investigated the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, could be seen in both cases.

ECHO readers have their say on safe standing as Celtic launch new safe standing area

Liverpool Echo - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The move was opposed by some Hillsborough families who lost loved ones in the 1989 stadium disaster in Sheffield. In a statement on its Facebook page, the Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC) said: “There has always been a variety of views amongst ...

Liverpool in the 1990s quiz

Liverpool Echo - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
... we had reasons to celebrate, thanks to Liverpool's 1990 league title win and Everton's 1995 FA Cup victory, but there was tragedy too with shocking murder of Bootle toddler James Bulger in 1993 and the continuing aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.

The Times' Football Writer Tony Barrett Resigns After Slamming Paper Over Hillsborough Coverage

Huffington Post UK - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Tony Barrett, the Merseyside football correspondent for The Times, called the decision not to cover the news in April that 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed in the 1989 disaster on its front page “unbelievable”. Although the reasons for his ...
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Times writer praised for criticising paper's Hillsborough coverage resigns

The Guardian - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Tony Barrett, the Merseyside football correspondent for the Times praised for apologising for his paper's failure to cover the Hillsborough stadium disaster inquest verdict on its front page, has resigned. Barrett, a native of Liverpool who formerly ...

Happy Valley producer: Gritty north? 'I get very cross about that phrase'

The Guardian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
... Jimmy McGovern's Granada crime drama Cracker before working as an assistant producer on BBC2's Our Friends in the North and a producer on ITV's Hillsborough, a dramatised account (also written by McGovern) of the Sheffield stadium disaster starring ...

Orgreave inquiry delay 'surprising and unacceptable', warns Andy Burnham

Yorkshire Post - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Mr Burnham has written to new Home Secretary Amber Rudd urging her to overturn the 'surprising and unacceptable' announcement that no decision will be taken until criminal investigations into the Hillsborough disaster conclude. Lord Keen told the House ...