The city will also award the honour posthumously to the 96 people who died at Sheffield Wednesday's ground on 15 April 1989.Read the full story ›
A survivor of the Hillsborough disaster has accused West Midlands Police of unforgivable behaviour over the way they investigated the tragedy.
The force was called in after the disaster to look into how officers from South Yorkshire Police handled events on the day.
Nick Braley - who lived for a number of years in Staffordshire - came forward as a witness to help establish what had actually happened at the ground.
He says he was wrongly accused of being a political agitator who was anti-police as Keith Wilkinson reports.
West Midlands Police issued a full statement in light of the findings.
"Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of loved ones who died in the Hillsborough tragedy. West Midlands Police co-operated fully with the inquest and welcomed the transparency it brought. We sincerely hope it finally brings closure for the families affected by that terrible day."
The Hillsborough inquest jury must answer 14 questions about the disaster, including whether the 96 people who died were unlawfully killed.Read the full story ›
For more than two years the jury has heard evidence in what is the longest inquest in English legal history.Read the full story ›
A football fan has described to a court the last time he saw his teenage friend at Hillsborough.Read the full story ›
The inquest into the Hillsborough disaster is due to hear evidence about the death of David Birtle from Cannock,
Ninety six football fans died in a crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989. It was the worst stadium disaster in English sports history.
The inquest into the deaths of the Liverpool fans is taking place in a purpose built court in Warrington, and began in March 2014, after the results of the original inquests were quashed in December 2012.
New pictures have been released as part of a witness appeal in the on-going Hillsborough inquests in Warrington. 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives in the disaster in 1989.
A jury's heard how police tried to revive a teenage victim of the Hillsborough disaster in the hope of getting a response.
Jill Brooke, a PC in 1989, tried to help a colleague giving artificial respiration to Colin Wafer on the pitch but somebody announced he was dead.
We are not medical people so we have to keep working as long as we can in the hope that we are going to get some response.
Mrs Brooke said the 19 year old bank clerk did not appear to show any signs of life during her time with him.
The inquest into his death heard that Colin had gone to the match alone on a coach from Liverpool. His body was identified by his brother in the early hours of the following morning.
When his tickets for the Liverpool and Nottingham Forest match arrived in the post, Paul Murray from Stoke-on-Trent jumped in the air and shouted, "This is the best day of my life" - his mother Edna told the Hillsborough Inquest today.
The tickets were a 14th birthday present and they arrived three days before his death in the disaster in 1989.
Paul was a church choirboy and supported Liverpool because his grandfather came from the city.
His former schools have named their football competitions after him.
His mother Edna Murray said, "Paul often said I want to be famous and in a strange way his wish was granted in a small part of Stoke-on-Trent."