The honour of Freedom of the City will be awarded posthumously to the 96 people who lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster tomorrow.
The scrolls are being laid out at Liverpool Town Hall today where they will be on display until 5pm but the official ceremony where the 96 and Hillsborough campaigners will be honoured will be held tomorrow - Thursday September 22.
Taking place at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall, the families of the 96 will be invited to a special ceremony, hosted by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden, together with Mayor Joe Anderson.
During the service they will receive a specially designed scroll and a unique medal with the name of their loved one inscribed on it.
Each of the recipients of the honour will be awarded with a scroll and inscribed medal. The medals and framed scrolls will be on public display as a powerful visual representation of the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough.
Jon Stoddart, leader of the police investigation into the Hillsborough Disaster, has stepped down due to ill health, the Home Office says.Read the full story ›
The court heard that Cornforth was concerned about the impact the incident could have on his boxing career.Read the full story ›
Police watchdog is pursuing a "further line of inquiry" over whether Freemason membership influenced Hillsborough decision-making.Read the full story ›
Police have issued a new appeal to find 19 Liverpool fans who were at Hillsborough.
They were in the vicinity of the exit gate at the time it was opened, allowing thousands of supporters into already crowded pens.
Detectives investigating the disaster say the people they want to trace have done nothing wrong but they could be vital witnesses to what happened.
Liverpool City Council will posthumously award Freedom of the City to the 96 who lost their lives at Hillsborough on Thursday 22 September.Read the full story ›
Despite a Commons defeat the Leigh MP and Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham has pledged to continue the fight for a 'Hillsborough Law'. If passed it would give parity of funding to bereaved families at inquests where police are involved. He told our Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie that the "injustices dealt to families at Hillsborough should never be repeated" . He hopes the House of Lords will now back amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill before it becomes law.
Andy Burnham will call on the Home Secretary to support a Hillsborough law to ensure the tragedy is a "watershed moment" for justice.Read the full story ›
A police force has apologised after an image from the Hillsborough disaster was used on a poster for an internal campaign.
The image was used by Greater Manchester Police advertising for ‘Super Recognisers’.
These are officers who who have a high ability to recognise individuals that they have previously seen, often years later, the force said.
GMP went on to say the poster was immediately recalled and the offending image was removed within 90 minutes of its initial circulation.
The Manchester Evening News reported the image showed fans being crushed with the caption “Can you pick out a face in a crowd”.
“We acted swiftly to remove the offending image and limit the distress caused, however, I recognise that the use of this image was obviously inappropriate and I am deeply sorry for the upset and offence that this has caused.
“The use of this image was not intended to offend but to demonstrate how ‘Super Recognisers’ can greatly assist on-going investigations."
Ninety six men, women and children died at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on April 15, 1989.
It happened at an FA Cup semi final between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest.
Following a long campaign for justice by survivors and relatives of the dead, new inquests ruled in April that the victims were unlawfully killed.
Criminal investigations, including one by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, continue into the actions of police and other authorities on that day.
The father of Christopher Devonside who died at Hillsborough claims that South Yorkshire's chief constable at the time sneered at him.Read the full story ›