Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by Tom Cullimore.
Sir Norman Bettison, widely recognised as the ringleader in efforts to smear Liverpool fans after the Hillsborough disaster, has resigned from his post as West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable in light of fresh revelations about his role in the tragedy. A West Yorkshire Police Authority statement read: ‘The media attention and Independent Police Complaints Commission [...]
Posted on 12. Sep, 2012 by Tom Cullimore.
David Cameron has offered an apology to the families of the 96 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough Disaster, describing the event itself and the subsequent cover-up as a ‘double injustice’. The Prime Minister’s House of Commons statement was one of many released today following the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report. Speaking earlier [...]
Posted on 12. Sep, 2012 by Liam Tomkins.
Today the crest of a 23-year-old wave crashed on Mersey shores, washing away countless myths, falsities and deceptions relating to the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster in which 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives. What remains is the truth. The real truth. The whole truth. Politicians, journalists and members of the emergency services have since decided [...]
Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by Siobhan Carney.
April 15th 1989, the date casts a shadow in the minds of football supporters; the date when 96 Liverpool fans were herded like cattle into over-crowded pens and slowly crushed to death. Hillsborough; it hovers like a blemish over football; a festering sore that remains unhealed on Merseyside. It was a beautiful day; the kind [...]
Posted on 15. Apr, 2012 by Liam Tomkins.
The 1989 Hillsborough disaster was an event that shook the country to its very core, leaving behind it a lasting legacy that shapes the very way we observe the game today. But as the years continue to pass and the eternal flame flickers with the threat of being extinguished, it is important that we educate [...]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by Liam Tomkins.
Huge strides were taken in the pursuit of justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster as the topic was debated in Parliament on Monday evening. A campaign spearheaded by Steve Rotheram, Liverpool Walton MP, saw the subject publicly discussed in levels of unprecedented detail, heaping further pressure on the [...]
Posted on 14. Sep, 2011 by Liam Tomkins.
A date for a House of Commons debate regarding the full release of government papers relating to the Hillsborough disaster has been set. The hearing will be held on October 17th after over 140,000 people signed a petition forcing a parliamentary debate. Steve Rotheram, Liverpool Walton MP, who has worked tirelessly on the case, broke the [...]
Posted on 15. Apr, 2011 by Dominic Campbell.
The Truth – That is the headline that Kelvin MacKenzie, the then editor of the Sun had slapped on the front page following the events of Hillsborough. This, was followed by sub headlines: “Some fans picked pockets of victims” – “Some fans urinated on the brave cops” and “Some fans beat up PC giving kiss [...]