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# Hillsborough

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# Hillsborough
Hillsborough families to attend pre-inquest hearing today
The pre-inquest hearing at London’s High Court is likely to set a date and location for the full inquests into the death of 96 people at Sheffield’s Hillsborough stadium 24 years ago.
# JFT96
Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie dumped by Telegraph after 'Alan Hansen protest'
The Match of the Day pundit voiced his displeasure.
# JFT96
No minute's silence for Thatcher as Reading plan Hillsborough tribute instead
The Royals chairman had joined the Wigan owner in suggesting the football world in England should honour the late prime minister.
# Dropped
Telegraph forced into U-turn on Kelvin MacKenzie column following complaints
The former Sun editor oversaw the paper’s controversial reporting on the Hillsborough disaster.
# JFT96
Liverpool to hold Hillsborough silence ahead of West Ham game
Meanwhile, the annual memorial service will be held on April 15 at Anfield.
# Property Porn
Photos: One of the largest houses in America is up for sale for €29.5 million
Let’s take a look around.
# review 2012
13 things we didn't know last year
Gangnam, Instagram, Mick Wallace’s tax dealings, and how amazing our athletes are.
# Hillsborough
London High Court quashes original verdicts into 96 deaths at Hillsborough
A recent report showed that 41 of the 96 people who died could have been saved if they had received medical treatment in time.
# JFT96
Kenny Dalglish sells the first copy of Hillsborough single
Sales of The Justice Collective’s ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ will aid the Hillsborough families in their quest for justice.
# JFT96
VIDEO: The 'He Ain't Heavy' song for Hillsborough is out today
Stars like Paul McCartney hope to get the single to No 1 for Christmas.
# Hillsborough
Hillsborough inquests hearing set for December 19
Attorney General Dominic Grieve requested that the verdict of the original inquests into 96 deaths in the 1989 stadium disaster be quashed.
# Hillsborough
Attorney General applies for new inquests into 96 Hillsborough deaths
Dominic Grieve, the AG for England and Wales, has announced that he will apply to the High Court to have the original verdict in the deaths of 96 football fans 23 years ago quashed.
# Hillsborough
2,400 police could be probed over Hillsborough disaster
Britain’s police watchdog says more than 2,400 police officers could be investigated over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster, in which more than 90 football fans died.
# Hillsborough
Hillsborough: Police chief Bettison resigns, says he never blamed fans
The most senior serving officer who is implicated in new revelations about the Hillsborough disaster has resigned as chief constable of West Yorkshire Police today.
# Hillsborough
Hillsborough: Police chief Bettison 'boasted of role in smearing fans' - MP
MPs heard that over 300 serving police officers are being investigated in relation to their role in the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989.
# Penalty
Leeds fan jailed for 16 weeks over Kirkland attack
Aaron Cawley, from Cheltenham, pleaded guilty to assault and invading the pitch during Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Leeds United on Friday night.
# Hillsborough
Special prosecutor to lead Hillsborough investigation - report
The Liverpool Echo reports that the British government will announce the highly-unusual move on Monday when the Hillsborough Independent Panel report will be debated in parliament.
# Violence
VIDEO: Leeds fan assaults Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland
The incident took place just as Leeds had scored a second-half equaliser.
# Hillsborough
Up to 200 police could face charges over Hillsborough tragedy
The news comes as the Independent Police Complaints Commission is set to launch the “the largest independent inquiry that has been launched into the actions of the police in the United Kingdom.”
# Hillsborough
Hillsborough disaster: Sir Norman Bettison to retire in March
The announcement comes in the wake of the damning report into the events of the Hillsborough disaster.
# Hillsborough disaster
The Hillsborough documents: What we've learned so far
An examination of the report and 450,000 documents released by the Hillsborough Independent Panel has shed new light on the stadium disaster, a discredited scrutiny of evidence, and the conduct of a senior police officer.
# The Lies
Kelvin MacKenzie wants apology from police over Hillsborough lies
The former editor of The Sun, which printed the infamous ‘The Truth’, headline following the Hillsborough disaster is seeking recompense from the police force involved.
Voices
Column: The full story of the Hillsborough disaster is still to come
A report published last week shed light on an establishment cover-up but the full story of the 1989 stadium disaster is still to come, writes the Hillsborough Justice Campaign’s Sheila Coleman.
# JFT96
Ferguson: emotions may affect players at Anfield
“Human nature can be that way,” said Fergie ahead of Liverpool’s first home tie since last week’s Hillsborough revelations.
# JFT96
Liverpool icon Barnes says Hillsborough report ends lie
“I am happy… the truth has come out,” the former Kop favourite said of the ground-breaking report.
# suftum
Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence
“I have no doubt that he would have gone on to play for Ireland on many occasions.”
# united in grief
Funerals of Nevin Spence, his father and brother, take place in Ballynahinch
Emma Spence, who survived the weekend farming accident, said, “They were not perfect but they were genuine. They were best friends.”
# Hillsborough
Senior officer referred to police watchdog over Hillsborough report
Sir Norman Bettison, who was responsible for a discredited internal inquiry into the police’s handling of the Hillsborough stadium disaster 23 years ago, is facing an investigation.
# Tragedy
Funerals for three members of Spence family to be held today
Noel Spence and his sons Graham and Nevin were overcome by fumes from a slurry pit at their family farm in Co Down.
# Viral Video
Video: Former Sun editor MacKenzie doorstepped over Hillsborough headline
Former newspaper editor behind infamous ‘The Truth’ headline doorstepped by Channel 4 News today but he refused to answer questions.
# Respect
Alex Ferguson calls for peace ahead of Liverpool clash
The United boss repeated his criticism of a section of supporters who sang inflammatory lyrics at the Merseyside club.
# Nevin Spence
Ulster Rugby open book of condolence for Nevin Spence
The family has issued a statement to say the three Spence men expressed their love for each in their final moments by “trying to help one another”.
# 1990-2012
VIDEO: Nevin Spence tribute
The rugby community in Ulster and beyond is in mourning at the horrific tragedy that has befallen the Spence family.
# Tragedy
Emotional Humphreys pays tribute to Spence
Ulster’s director of rugby says the province will be a poorer place without the young centre.
# Tragedy
Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots
There has been an outpouring of grief across the world following the farming accident in Co Down.
# Tragedy
Father and two sons killed in slurry tank incident
A woman was also injured at the County Down farm.
# Prime Numbers
Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers
Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?
# you told us
Top readers’ comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# JFT96
Hillsborough: Pressure for prosecutions as police open inquiry over conduct
Meanwhile a senior police officer who was at Hillsborough today claimed fans made the police’s job harder amid calls for him to resign.