Hillsborough 25th Anniversary

Survivors, families, football fans and the city of Liverpool will mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster on April 15.

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Hillsborough 25th anniversary service is underway

Scarves in the shape of '96' on the pitch at Anfield Credit: LFC
Revered Kelvin Bolton speaks at the service Credit: LFC
Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalgish at the service with his wife Marina, sat next to football legend Ian Rush Credit: LFC
A choir sings 'Abide with me' at the Hillsborough memorial service Credit: LFC
Hundreds of people sing at the memorial for the 96 who died at Hillsborough Credit: LFC

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Hundreds of Hillsborough tributes at memorial

by Ben Chapman

Hundreds of bouquets of flowers, wreaths and scarves have been placed at the Hillsborough memorial in Liverpool on the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

Bouquets of flowers
96 fans lost their lives in a crush during the FA Cup semi final on 15 April 1989. Credit: ITV News

Families and friends of those who died and other supporters have been gathering at the memorial stone that lists the names of the victims.

The memorial stone
The memorial stone lists all 96 victims to die in the tragedy. Credit: ITV News

Fans of other clubs have also hung scarves on the stadium gates as a mark of respect.

Scarves hanging from stadium gates
Today's memorial at Anfield is scheduled to start at 2.45pm. Credit: ITV News

The number of tributes is expected to grow significantly over the course of the day.

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Hillsborough families pay tribute to their loved ones

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Today we honour the memory of my wonderful dad and cousin who died at #Hillsborough 25yrs ago.96 dearly missed#JFT96 http://t.co/0zCzNDnJPl

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http://t.co/CDWjX0gxpC dad got on a coach to watch #LFC. 5hrs 39mins later....he was dead. 25yrs but it still feel like yesterday #JFT96

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