Hillsborough 25th anniversary service details announced

Detail have been announced of a ceremony marking 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster.

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Tickets released for Hillsborough Memorial 25 years on.

Preparations are underway for the annual Memorial service for those who died at Hillsborough - 25 years ago. And this year one of the main speakers will be the MP for Leigh, Labour's Andy Burnham.

Five years ago, when he was Culture Media and Sports Secretary, he was drowned out by chanting at the Anfield event. But since then he's played a key role in calling for the new investigation into what happened that day. Daniel Hewitt reports:

Aspinall: Everyday we remember those who lost their lives

Margaret Aspinall Credit: PA Images

The Hillsborough Family Support Group says they remember those who lost their lives at the disaster "every day".

Speaking as details for the 25th anniversary memorial were announced, Margaret Aspinall said:

"Every day we continue to remember those who lost their lives.

"During this 25th anniversary service we will turn on a light for each and every life that was extinguished prematurely and the eternal flame of the Hillsborough Memorial will continue to light our way through the darkest days.

"We expect the service to be busy, so we urge you to obtain your ticket as early as possible and only request the amount of tickets you need. We have also put a closing date of Monday, March 31, so we can plan accordingly.

"For many, April 15 may be a working day and there will be those who are unable to attend. We invite you to join us in thought and spirit and keep us in your prayers at this difficult time."

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Details announced for Hillsborough anniversary event

Details have been announced of a ceremony marking 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster.

The Hillsborough Family Support Group event will be held at Anfield at 2.45pm on Tuesday, April 15th.

Entry is free of charge.

Tickets can be acquired from the Liverpool FC ticket office at Anfield, by telephone on 0843 170 5555 (overseas 0044 151 907 9399) and by postal application to Liverpool Football Club Ticket Office, PO Box 204, Liverpool, L69 3JF.

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