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Hillsborough cop to retire

West Yorkshire Police chief constable Sir Norman Bettison is to retire in the aftermath of the report into the Hillsborough disaster. The police watchdog has received a referral from his police authority over his briefing after the tragedy.

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Call to end hatred between Liverpool and Man U fans

Hillsborough Family Support Group member Margaret Aspinall. Credit: PA

Plans by Liverpool and Manchester United to calm the animosity between their fans have been supported by the chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, Margaret Aspinall.

Ahead of Sunday`s meeting between the two sides at Anfield, a number of gestures are to be made to try and prevent the supporters present from taunting each other about tragic incidents that have happened in the past.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has written to his club's fans to encourage harmony. The match will be Liverpools first at home since the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panels report into the 1989 disaster which claimed the lives of 96 of their fans.

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