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Legends step out at Anfield for Hillsborough victims

Kenny Dalglish to lead Reds legends Credit: PA

A special charity event involving players past and present will take place at Anfield on Easter Monday to celebrate the lives of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough.

The list of legends who will be playing for the Liverpool local team includes names like David James, Jamie Carragher, Gary McAllister, Ray Houghton, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Peter Beardsley and John Barnes. They will be managed by Kenny Dalglish.

The Liverpool international team, which will be managed by Gerard Houllier, will include the likes of Luis Garcia, Markus Babbel, Jan Molby, Stephane Henchoz, Stig Inge Bjornebye, Dietmar Hamann and Vladimir Smicer.

Hillsborough charity game for the 96

96, made up of fans scarves Credit: PA

A charity football game will take place at Anfield today in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough. The reds legends will face an international side and will be managed by Kenny Dalglish. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the disaster.

The 'Celebration of the 96' event, which has been planned by the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG), with support from Liverpool FC. The event will also see a community football session on the pitch with first-team, Academy and Ladies players all involved.

There will also be pre-match entertainment before kick-off at 2pm GMT. Find out more here.


Anfield regeneration plans to be considered

View of Anfield area

Council bosses in Liverpool will meet to consider plans for the regeneration Anfield in Liverpool. The £260 million scheme includes a revamped football ground and new hundreds of new homes. It's hoped it could potentially create some 700 long-term jobs.

Around 300 vacant or derelict houses will have to be demolished to make way for the proposed changes.

If approved a month long public consultation will take place. Find out more about the plans here.

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Man arrested after Boxing day fatal house fire

A 40-year-old man from Anfield in Liverpool has been arrested on suspicion of arson and manslaughter. The arrest follows the death of a man following a fire at a property in Anfield in the early hours of Thursday 26th December.

Emergency services were called at about 1.35am to a property on Rocky Lane to a report of a fire inside.

A man, believed to be in his 40s, was found unconscious in a flat and was rescued by firefighters before being taken to hospital by ambulance. Unfortunately he died a short time later.


CCTV released after armed robbery at a shop in Anfield

CCTV images armed robbery Anfield Credit: Merseyside Police
CCTV images armed robbery Anfield Credit: Merseyside Police

Patrols were called to the Holly Mini Mart on Lower Breck Road at about 10pm, following a report that two men entered the premises armed with an iron bar.

The men threatened the staff and got away with money. No one was injured during the incident.

The two offenders, both wearing masks, left the scene and made off in the direction of September Road. Police say it happened on December 7 and ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

More arrests in Anfield stabbing investigation

Scene of stabbing in Anfield Credit: ITV Granada

Merseyside Police has arrested two more boys, aged 14 and 12 on suspicion of attempt murder following an assault in Anfield on Monday.

The two youths arrested have been taken to police stations on Merseyside where they they will be questioned. Five other youths (one aged 15, two aged 14 and two aged 13) who were arrested on suspicion of attempt murder yesterday remain in police custody.

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder in Anfield

A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman in her 60s was found at a house in Anfield.

Police were called to the house in Ardrossan Road at 11am on Monday and found the body of a woman aged in her 60s. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The scene was sealed off for forensic examinations and house-to-house enquiries were carried out.

A Home Office post mortem examination has been carried out and enquiries are ongoing.

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