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Sheffield to remember Hillsborough disaster 30 years on

Fans create a mural before kick off on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Credit: PA

Sheffield will remember the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster today, exactly thirty years after the disaster.

Ninety-six Liverpool fans died in the crush at Hillsborough during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989.

The service will be held at the memorial outside the stadium.

A moment of silence will be observed at 3.06pm, the moment the FA Cup semi-final was stopped.

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Barge sets sail from Leeds on historic journey

A barge set sail from Leeds today on an historic journey across the Pennines.

The Kennet ,a restored working boat which is used as a floating museum , left Granary Wharf for the 127 mile journey along the length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The trip is to mark the 200th anniversary of the opening of England's longest canal.

Gaynor Barnes tries her hand at lock keeping to celebrate canal birthday

This month marks 200 years since the completion of the Leeds Liverpool canal and to celebrate the occasion hundreds of events are planned along its route, a third of which - around 40 miles - is in Yorkshire.

So as they prepare to mark a milestone, Gaynor Barnes went to meet two of its award winning lock keepers that help keep it running - and tried to give them a helping hand.

Hillsborough inquests coroner to begin summing up

The coroner of the Hillsborough inquests will begin summing up today.

Coroner Lord Justice Goldring outside the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield Credit: PA

Lord Justice Goldring will summarsie the case to the jury after 260 days of evidence into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. The jury heard its last evidence earlier this month.

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Hillsborough police chief " not the best man for job"

The man in charge of policing the Hillsborough disaster today admitted he was probably not the best man for the job.

96 people died in the disaster in April 1989. Former South Yorkshire Police superintendent David Duckenfield has today been giving evidence at the renewed inquests on those who were killed. Chris Kiddey reports from the hearing in Warrington

Injury worries for Hull ahead of weekend clash

Hull must alter their defence once again for Sunday's visit of Liverpool after Paul McShane tore a hamstring against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Fellow centre-half Curtis Davies took a knock to the shin in that match but is expected to start, with Alex Bruce likely to partner him in McShane's absence.

Midfielder Stephen Quinn (hamstring) and forward Sone Aluko (Achilles) are out but defender James Chester should be fit enough for the bench after two months on the sidelines.

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