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Football clubs 'stand side-by-side' over Hillsborough

Manchester United, Everton and Crystal Palace were among many football clubs who offered their support to Liverpool FC to remember the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster.

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Today we stand side-by-side with @lfc to remember the 96 fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989. http://t.co/DHfql99zs4

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96 red and blue scarves make their way to the Shankly Gates from Goodison. #MerseysideUnited http://t.co/MsTwjIaVca

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Remembering the 96 @lfc fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough 25 years ago today #YNWA http://t.co/Sb7zpdpv6j

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Hillsborough chair thanks Liverpool FC for support

Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

The Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has thanked Liverpool football club for their support to the families of the 96 victims killed in the tragedy 25 years ago.

Margaret Aspinall, who lost her son James, 18, at Hillsborough, said she was mindful of legal restrictions on what could now be said as a jury was hearing the current inquests.

'You'll never walk alone' closes Hillsborough memorial

The 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial service has come to a close.

The ceremony ended with a rendition of "You'll never walk alone", sung by Gerry Marsden along with the entire stadium.

The song followed a moving ceremony of speeches, readings and songs in memory of the 96 people to lose their lives in the tragedy.

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Andy Burnham MP: 'you have made your city stronger'

Andy Burnham MP has praised the families and friends of the Hillsborough victims, saying "you have made your city stronger".

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Andy Burnham MP is the Shadow Health Secretary Credit: LFC

Speaking at the 25th anniversary memorial for the tragedy, the Shadow Health Secretary said: "You have taught me more than a lifetime in politics ever could: dignity, courage, humanity. You are truly the best of us."

Sombre memorial service held to mark Hillsborough

Loved ones of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy have been joined at Liverpool FC's Anfield home by players, club officials and ordinary fans among the 24,000 attending to mark the 25th anniversary.

Members of the public during the screening of the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service Credit: PA
Young fans during the screening of the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service Credit: PA
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (top row, third left) stands with his team mates Credit: PA
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