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Long-awaited fresh inquests into the deaths of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster have finally put a face to the number.
The city of Liverpool fell silent today - 25 years on since the Hillsborough disaster - in which 96 people were killed.
A minute's silence was held at 3.06pm, the exact moment the match was abandoned while the Hillsborough tragedy unfolded 25 years ago today.
In the city's main streets and shopping centres, public transport also stopped.
Heads bowed, some fans wiped away silent tears as they remembered the scores of lives lost in Britain's worst sporting disaster. The minute's silence ended with a round of applause, as across the city bells tolled 96 times at churches and civic buildings.
The memorial service marking 25 years since the Hillsborough tragedy has begun.
The Rev Kelvin Bolton, from the local parish of Christ Church and Holy Trinity, began the service.
He thanked the families and friends of the victims "for the example you have given us of refusing to give up, of giving to us... a picture of living life, sometimes at its worse, but demonstrating that human virtue of dignity."
The names of the 96 people who lost their lives were then read out, interspersed with hymns sung by a choir and the crowd.
As each name was read out, a corresponding bulb was lit up on a new memorial sculpture in the form of a giant ring.
David Cameron has used Twitter to pay tribute to those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, ahead of the 25th anniversary memorial service.
On the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough, my thoughts are with the families of the 96, the survivors and all those affected by the tragedy.
Hundreds of bouquets of flowers, wreaths and scarves have been placed at the Hillsborough memorial in Liverpool on the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
Families and friends of those who died and other supporters have been gathering at the memorial stone that lists the names of the victims.
Fans of other clubs have also hung scarves on the stadium gates as a mark of respect.
The number of tributes is expected to grow significantly over the course of the day.
More flowers have been laid at Anfield this morning on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
The mother of one of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough said she will be praying for "all the fans and survivors" of the tragedy and hopes the truth behind the disaster is discovered.
Margaret Aspinall lost her 18-year-old son James in the crush at Liverpool's fateful FA Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday on April 15 1989.
"All them fans and survivors who have gone through so much alongside us, I'll be praying for them as well. That in the end, they'll all have peace. That's all we have ever wanted, is just peace. You can't have peace until you get truth."
Gerrard's 10-year-old cousin Jon Paul Gilhooley was among the 96 people who died in the 1989 disaster.
"I think it’s a nice gesture and also with the connection I’ve got to Hillsborough, with my own family, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I think the timing’s right and having spoken to the club I’ve decided to do it now," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
The donation coincides with tonight's Merseyside derby and the 33-year-old said it was a gesture which acknowledged Everton's continued support for the campaign.
"Their show of support has been there since the tragedy happened. But alongside the gesture I am making, I and every other Liverpool fan can only thank the Evertonians for their support."
There are "green shoots" of change in the way NHS deals with whistleblowers and patient care scandals as health chiefs tackle safety concerns at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, an expert said.
Peter Walsh, head of charity, Action Against Medical Accidents, said the nursing directors report into care at Alder Hey was the "frankest" report into poor patient care he had ever seen.
Alder Hey was "a symptom of the NHS and staff under pressure," Walsh told Daybreak.
"It's all too depressingly familiar, but one small crumb of comfort we can take from this is unlike the situation 18 months ago, staff could at least use the safety net.
"They should have been able to raise these concerns with the trust, but they went to the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and the CQC acted and the nursing directors report to a public board meeting is probably the frankest, hardest hitting report I have ever seen.
"So there are green shoots."