Steve Rotheram, Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, said: "Today's welcome announcement will spare the families of the 96 the ordeal of having to return to South Yorkshire and relive the horror of the traumatic 1989 inquests.
"It is vital that the process for new inquests proceeds without any unnecessary delays and a judge be appointed, a location determined and time frame established, so that the families can move closer to finally understanding the actual cause of the deaths of their lost loved ones at Hillsborough."
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We've had a smattering of snow across the region this morning, you've been sending us your pictures.
A raw day today with a keen wind making it feel really bitter and the potential for 3-8cm of snow anywhere in the region this morning
The Met Office warn of wintry showers Wednesday night into Thursday until midnight. Icy overnight, 3-8cm snow possible by Thursday morning