Hillsborough Disaster

The Hillsborough Commemoration Reminded Me Why I Am Against Scottish Independence

John Wight | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
John Wight

I am being invited by an increasingly bitter and intolerant Yes campaign for Scottish independence to cast a vote on September 18 that will separate working people in Scotland from working people in Liverpool and every other town and city in England and Wales, and instead express an affinity with any number of rich and affluent Scots on the basis of nothing more than the fact I happen to live in the same part of this island as them.

As Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough, Local Tory MP And Minister Goes Campaigning

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

A Tory minister who represents a Merseyside constituency has apologised for tweeting an attack on the Labour Party during the Hillsborough disaster me...

Parallels From A Victorious Weekend, Thoughts on Hillsborough From 9 Year Old Me; To A Policeman's Lie..(A Poem For Hillsborough)

Karl Davis | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport
Karl Davis

My heart is still beating hard following Liverpool's dramatic win on Sunday over Manchester City. Many have pointed to the strange parallels between y...

Hillsborough To Be Commemorated 25 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

English football will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by delaying kick off in all Premier League, Football League, Footb...

Hillsborough Survivors Speak Of 'Intimidation' By Police

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Hillsborough survivors have spoken of how they were "scared and intimidated" by officers from the force tasked to independently investigate the footba...

Frankly, Mr Shankly, Your Quote Needs Updating - Football IS a Matter of Life and Death

Neil Durkin | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

I can never hear about football tragedies without thinking of the Shankly saying. Hillsborough, Bradford City, Heysel, the Accra Sports Stadium deaths in Ghana in 2001, the dozens killed during Egypt's Port Said stadium clashes in 2012. The list goes on and on. Or indeed the recent depressing news of two more deaths during construction work on the stadium that will host the opening ceremony for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Hillsborough Investigators Uncover More Notebooks.. And Altered Statements

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

Investigators looking into the Hillsborough disaster have revealed that another 74 police statements may have been altered, and that 90 new police poc...

'A Holiday Flat And Gym For Officers'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Police chiefs wanted to splash money intended for Hillsborough victims' families on a holiday flat and gym equipment for officers, it has been reveale...

Probe Into Hillsborough Police Chief Email

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

Comments about the Hillsborough disaster made by a chief constable in an email will be investigated by another top police officer, a police and crime ...

Safe Standing: Should It Reach the UK?

Graham Owen | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Sport
Graham Owen

With disasters such as Hillsborough still fresh in the memory, although not because of the safe standing debate, trialling safe standing sections appears to be something that authorities in the UK will be reluctant to approve.

Panorama's Hillsborough Investigation To Include Unseen Footage From Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Sport

Panorama will broadcast unseen footage from the Hillsborough disaster in their investigation "Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth". The hour-lo...

Rodgers Attends Funeral For Anne Williams Hillsborough Justice Campaigner

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Sport

Crowds lined the streets of a Merseyside town to bid farewell to Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams. Mrs Williams, one of the loudest voices thr...

New Hillsborough Inquest Set For 2014

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Sport

A new inquest into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster will take place in "early 2014", a pre-inquest hearing ha...

'She Never Gave Up Fighting For Justice For Her Son'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Hillsborough justice campaigner Anne Williams has died after battling cancer. Mrs Williams, 60, whose 15-year-old son Kevin died at Hillsborough, w...

'It Would Be A Big Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Sport

The Hillsborough Family Support Group insists it would be a "big mistake" to hold a minute's silence in tribute to Margaret Thatcher at football fixtu...

From The Bradford Fire To The Hillsborough Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Sport

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ON MARGARET THATCHER'S DEATH. Margaret Thatcher's death has already sparked an outpouring of praise and vitriol, while fo...

Former Top Cop 'Tried To Protect His Own Position' Over Hillsborough Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

A former chief constable has a case to answer for gross misconduct in the wake of the Hillsborough revelations - but he will avoid disciplinary procee...

Chief Constable Slammed After Accusing Hillsborough Families Of Lying

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

A chief constable has been castigated after accusing Hillsborough families of lying in their accounts of the disaster. The police watchdog said Sou...

Hillsborough Inquest: Lord Justice Goldring Appointed Coroner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Sport

Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed coroner to the new inquest into the deaths of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. A fresh inquest...

Police Watchdog 'Woefully Under-Equipped And Hamstrung'

PA | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

The police watchdog is "woefully under-equipped and hamstrung" and does not have the power or resources to get to the truth, a scathing report by an i...

Ex-Tory MP Who Blamed Fans For Hillsborough Disaster Dies

PA | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

The former Conservative MP who helped smear Liverpool fans after the Hillsborough disaster has died. Sir Irvine Patnick, who was a source for a Sun...

Hillsborough Single Hits Christmas Number One Spot

PA | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Hillsborough disaster tribute single topped the charts today to become the 2012 Christmas number one. The Justice Collective's version of He Ai...

Policing the Police

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

The Mitchell affair is without the tragic consequences that April 15, 1989 held for human life, but over twenty years on, it shows that the police are still not only placing themselves above the law, but also against it.

Hillsborough Disaster: Government To Fund Families' Legal Costs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Sport

The Government will fund legal representation for the families of the 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster at the new inquest ordered...

Hillsborough Disaster: Original Death Inquest Verdicts Quashed

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Sport

The High Court has quashed the original accidental death inquest verdicts returned after 96 Liverpool fans died in the Hillsborough disaster 23 years ...