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Hillsborough: 17 Crucial Witnesses Sought

Hillsborough: 17 Crucial Witnesses Sought

Images have been released of 17 people who investigators want to speak to as crucial witnesses to the Hillsborough disaster. …

  • Burnham backs new Bradford probe
    Burnham backs new Bradford probe Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Andy Burnham has added his weight to calls for a fresh investigation into the 1985 Bradford City stadium fire which killed 56 people. More »

  • Wembley date for choir of fans
    Wembley date for choir of fans Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A choir made up of 64 football fans will sing at Wembley during this year's FA Cup Final, including two Elvis impersonators, a karaoke champion, and a 100-year-old supporter. More »

  • Book links Bradford City chairman to other fires
    Book links Bradford City chairman to other fires Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The former chairman of English football club Bradford City, where 56 people died in a 1985 stadium fire, can be linked to eight other blazes, a new book claims. More »

  • Enda and Joan look beyond water … to getting your vote
    Enda and Joan look beyond water … to getting your vote Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now… More »

  • Hillsborough Survivor Saved By 'Kiss Of Life'
    Hillsborough Survivor Saved By 'Kiss Of Life' Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Survivors of the Hillsborough tragedy have given moving accounts of what happened to them that day. Ian McDermott, who paid £6 for his ticket to attend the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, told the jury that he was one of the fans who entered the stadium through a side gate which had been opened by police to allow fans into the ground. He told the inquest he went through a tunnel at the Lepping's Lane end and arrived at a crowded pen three. More »

  • Kristin Scott Thomas Awarded Damehood By Queen
    Kristin Scott Thomas Awarded Damehood By Queen Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Kristin Scott Thomas has come face-to-face with her next stage character after receiving a damehood from the Queen. The theatre and film actress said she was "clearly very happy" after being honoured by the monarch for her service to drama at Buckingham Palace. Dame Kristin, 54, is set to play the Queen on the London stage from April. She takes over from Dame Helen Mirren in The Audience which is inspired by the Queen's private weekly meetings with the country's prime ministers over her six-decade reign. More »

  • Hillsborough: Commander Confronted By Families
    Hillsborough: Commander Confronted By Families Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The match commander on the day of the Hillsborough disaster has been confronted by relatives of the victims as he left the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans. David Duckenfield has now finished giving evidence to the hearing in Warrington. Among those waiting to speak to him was Barry Devonside whose son Christopher died in the crush. I just wanted to face him," Mr Devonside told reporters outside the court. More »

  • Duckenfield 'was under pressure'
    Duckenfield 'was under pressure' Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield has told the jury into the inquests of 96 Liverpool fans that he was "a new and inexperienced match commander" faced with "unimaginably difficult and fast-moving circumstances". More »

  • Wednesday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • Here’s What Happened Today: St Patrick’s Day
    Here’s What Happened Today: St Patrick’s Day Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Enda in the US, and archbishop charged with concealing child abuse… More »

  • Police chief accepts Hillsborough failure
    Police chief accepts Hillsborough failure Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The police chief at the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster admitted on Tuesday that his failure to close a tunnel was the "direct cause" of the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters. More »

  • Hillsborough Chief: My Failure 'Caused' Deaths
    Hillsborough Chief: My Failure 'Caused' Deaths Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The police officer in charge at Hillsborough has agreed that his failure to close a tunnel "was the direct cause of the deaths of 96 people". David Duckenfield made the admission during his sixth day of questioning at the inquests into the 1989 tragedy. More »

  • Hillsborough police chief admits his mistake caused 96 deaths Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The police commander in charge of the English football match at which 96 Liverpool supporters died in 1989 told an inquest on Tuesday that his failure to close a tunnel "was the direct cause" of the loss of lives. The BBC reported that former chief superintendent David Duckenfield admitted he "froze" as the tragedy unfolded at the FA Cup semi-final in April 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, Sheffield. Duckenfield was giving evidence at the Hillsborough inquest in Warrington, where jurors were told he had at least three minutes to "consider the consequences" of opening an exit gate at the stadium as a crowd of fans built up outside. More »

  • Tunnel failure 'led to fan deaths'
    Tunnel failure 'led to fan deaths' Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Hillsborough police match commander has agreed that his failure to close a tunnel was the "direct cause" of the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans. More »

  • Hillsborough Cop Denies Misleading Investigation
    Hillsborough Cop Denies Misleading Investigation Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield has denied misleading officers investigating the disaster and insisted he does not bear sole responsibility for the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans. The former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent, who was match commander on the day of the 1989 tragedy, gave a prepared statement to Operation Resolve three weeks before the inquests into the deaths of the supporters started in Warrington last year. More »

  • Duckenfield evidence 'not the best'
    Duckenfield evidence 'not the best' Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Police chief David Duckenfield today agreed he had been "driven to accept responsibility" for his role in the Hillsborough tragedy because of evidence at the present inquests, which was "the writing on the wall". More »

  • Hillsborough Cop Called For Dogs Not Ambulances
    Hillsborough Cop Called For Dogs Not Ambulances Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield called for police dogs instead of ambulances as fans were crushed to death, the inquests have heard. It was the latest in a number of admissions made by the former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent for the first time since he was match commander on the day of the 1989 tragedy. On the day of the disaster, police became overwhelmed by supporters at the turnstiles as kick-off neared and Mr Duckenfield gave the order at 2.52pm to open gates to let them in. Around 2,000 fans poured in through Gate C, many heading straight for a tunnel in front of them, which Mr Duckenfield had not ordered to be closed - a "blunder of the first magnitude," the inquest jury heard. More »

  • Hillsborough chief called for dogs
    Hillsborough chief called for dogs Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield called for police dogs instead of ambulances as fans were crushed to death in the football tragedy, the inquests have heard. More »

  • 'No cover-up' over Hillsborough
    'No cover-up' over Hillsborough Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The match commander in charge of policing during the Hillsborough disaster has denied taking part in a "cover-up" that left fans facing the blame for decades after the tragedy. More »

  • Hillsborough Chief Denies Police Conspiracy
    Hillsborough Chief Denies Police Conspiracy Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The match commander on the day of the Hillsborough disaster has denied conspiring with other officers to conceal the truth about what happened. David Duckenfield, former Chief Superintendent with South Yorkshire Police, was giving evidence for a third day at the new inquests into the death of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough on 15 April, 1989. Under cross-examination Mr Duckenfield admitted his decision to open a side gate and let thousands of Liverpool fans into an already overcrowded stadium was a "blunder of the first magnitude". Rajid Monon, representing 75 Hillsborough families, suggested the admission was “hugely significant”. More »

  • Hillsborough disaster police chief admits lying about opening the gates
    Hillsborough disaster police chief admits lying about opening the gates Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The police chief in charge on the day of Britain's Hillsborough disaster told an inquest on 11 March he apologises unreservedly after admitting a "terrible lie" about the way the tragedy unfolded. 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield in 1989. At an inquest at Warrington Coroner's Court, former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, who was the match commander for the fateful match, admitted he lied about fans forcing a gate open. Duckenfield admitted he gave the order to open gates allowing 2,000 fans massing outside the turnstiles into the ground in the minutes before the fatal crush on the Leppings Lane terrace of Sheffield's Hillsborough ground as the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest kicked off on April 15 1989. More »

  • Thursday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • Hillsborough police chief apologises for lie
    Hillsborough police chief apologises for lie Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The police chief at the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster apologised Wednesday to the families of the 96 Liverpool supporters killed, saying he regretted lying about how the tragedy unfolded. More »

  • Hillsborough Chief Admits 'Terrible' Lie
    Hillsborough Chief Admits 'Terrible' Lie Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Former chief superintendent David Duckenfield, speaking at the inquest into the deaths, said he was "deeply ashamed and embarrassed". It was a decision that led to a crush in pens three and four of the Leppings Lane stand and resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans. Mr Duckenfield turned to the families of the victims from the witness box and said: "I deeply regret what happened on the day, it was a major mistake on my part. Mr Duckenfield admitted that in a meeting at 3.15pm on the day of the tragedy, he had not told Football Association chief Graham Kelly that he was the one who ordered the gate opened. More »

  • Hillsborough match commander admits to lying: ‘I shall regret it to my dying …
    Hillsborough match commander admits to lying: ‘I shall regret it to my dying … Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    David Duckenfield was speaking at the new inquests into the stadium disaster that occurred in 1989. More »

  • Hillsborough police chief admits lying
    Hillsborough police chief admits lying Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The police officer in charge of the football match in 1989 at which 96 Liverpool supporters died told an inquest he had lied about fans forcing a gate open, the BBC reported on Wednesday. David Duckenfield was speaking about the events which led to the disaster at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. "I think it's fair to say that I was overcome by the enormity of the situation and the decision I had to make and as a result of that, this is probably very hard to admit, I was so overcome probably with emotion of us having got into that situation that my mind for a moment went blank." The Liverpool supporters were crushed to death on the terraces after entering the ground through the open gate. More »

  • Soccer-Hillsborough police chief admits lying Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The police officer in charge of the soccer match in 1989 at which 96 Liverpool supporters died told an inquest he had lied about fans forcing a gate open, the BBC reported on Wednesday. David Duckenfield was speaking about the events which led to the disaster at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. "I think it's fair to say that I was overcome by the enormity of the situation and the decision I had to make and as a result of that, this is probably very hard to admit, I was so overcome probably with emotion of us having got into that situation that my mind for a moment went blank." The Liverpool supporters were crushed to death on the terraces after entering the ground through the open gate. More »

  • ‘I probably wasn’t the best man for the job on the day,’ says Hillsborough police …
    ‘I probably wasn’t the best man for the job on the day,’ says Hillsborough police … Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    David Duckenfield is giving evidence at the new inquests into the death of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough. More »

  • Duckenfield 'not best man for job'
    Duckenfield 'not best man for job' Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    The most senior police officer on the day of the Hillsborough disaster told the inquests today that he was "not the best man for the job". More »

  • Hillsborough Chief: I Wasn't Best Man For Job
    Hillsborough Chief: I Wasn't Best Man For Job Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    The match commander on the day of the Hillsborough disaster has admitted he was "not the best man for the job". Former chief superintendent David Duckenfield told the Hillsborough inquests jury he had "limited experience" of planning for football matches prior to the day of the disaster on 15 April 1989. More »

  • Hillsborough Police Chief Faces Inquests
    Hillsborough Police Chief Faces Inquests Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    The man who was in charge of policing on the day of the Hillsborough disaster is giving evidence to inquests into the deaths of 96 football fans. David Duckenfield was match commander on 15 April, 1989, and has been heavily criticised for blaming Liverpool supporters for creating the incident. The inquests have already heard that Mr Duckenfield, a former chief superintendent, gave the order to open an exterior gate to ease congestion at the Leppings Lane end outside the Sheffield stadium, but is alleged to have told officials that Liverpool fans had forced it open. For many relatives of those who died in the disaster Mr Duckenfield is the most important figure from South Yorkshire Police to give evidence. More »

  • Hillsborough officer 'gobsmacked'
    Hillsborough officer 'gobsmacked' Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    A police officer told the Hillsborough inquest if a big gate had not been opened to relieve the crush at the turnstiles, "we would have been dealing with bodies outside the ground". More »

  • NHL-National Hockey League roundup Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    March 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Anaheim Ducks right winger Tim Jackman is out four to six weeks with a lower-body injury. Jackman was injured in Sunday's 3-1 win over Dallas after colliding awkwardly with Stars forward Ales Hemsky. - - A torn oblique muscle will keep Columbus Blue Jackets right winger David Clarkson off the ice for four to six weeks. Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Clarkson suffered the injury during Tuesday night's game against the Washington Capitals. ... More »

  • Man City target Reds' Euro fatigue
    Man City target Reds' Euro fatigue Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Manuel Pellegrini believes Liverpool's exertions in Europe will provide Manchester City with an advantage when the teams meet at Anfield in a crucial Premier League clash on Sunday. More »

  • Maternity unit report coming out
    Maternity unit report coming out Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    An independent report which is expected to expose persistent failures at a maternity unit will be published on Tuesday. More »