Hillborough joy for campaigners

Hillsborough disaster tributes Credit: ITV Granada

Hillsborough camapigners have welcomed the announcement of a pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of the 96 victims.

The Judicial Office said it would be held in London on April 25 - probably with a live video link to Liverpool.

96 Liverpool fans died in the 1989 tragedy at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium.

The original inquest verdicts were quashed last year after a report revealed a cover-up. Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed coroner for the new hearings.