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Wartime miners' memorial to be unveiled

A memorial will be dedicated to the Bevin Boys. Credit: PA Wire

A memorial will be dedicated to thousands of men, known as the Bevin Boys, who worked in British coal mines during the Second World War.

The memorial at the National Arboretum, Staffordshire, is designed by Harry Parkes, a former Bevin Boy, and features four blocks of Kilkenny limestone.

One features an engraving of the emblem of the Memorial Campaign along with the words: "We also served 1943 - 1948".

Hillsborough memorial clock honours 96 on anniversary

The ornate 18th century clock is on display at Liverpool Town Hall on the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. Credit: PA

An 18th century grandfather clock on display at Liverpool Town Hall has today been frozen at the time of the Hillsborough Disaster, to mark the 24th anniversary of the tragedy that left 96 people dead.

The ornate 1780s John Clifton clock, donated by Liverpool Museum, will rest on 3:06pm, the time that the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989 was halted as officials realised fans were being crushed on the terraces.

A private memorial ceremony is currently underway at the Town Hall, ahead of a public commemoration in the Old Haymarket, where a seven-foot bronze memorial monument dedicated to the supporters will be unveiled.

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