Hillsborough disaster


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Hillsborough disaster

A mass disaster which occurred in 1989 at the Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield, England, during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest FC, in which 96 Liverpool fans died (from crush injuries and suffocation) and 766 were injured.

The official inquiry, the Taylor Report, attributed the tragedy to a failure of police to control the crowd, and led to elimination of standing terraces in large football venues in England and Scotland.
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SHEFFIELD Wednesday football club has been ordered to make changes to how it manages supporters following safety concerns outside the Leppings Lane end of the ground - where the Hillsborough disaster unfolded in 1989.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a devoted mum who lost her son in the Hillsborough disaster and fought tirelessly for justice until her death.
day 11 FEWER police officers appeared to be on duty on the day of the Hillsborough disaster compared to the year before, a court heard.
A TEESSIDE council worker has been suspended after tweets slurring victims and survivors of the Hillsborough disaster were posted online.
By ELEANOR BARLOW News Reporter THREE trials are anticipated for the six men facing charges arising from the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
Over the years that have passed by, it would have been easy for them to leave it and lay it to rest and move on but the families of the Hillsborough disaster have had this desire and drive to get a conclusion.
"The incident occurred on Saturday April 4 when Langton was involved in an exchange responding to tweets indicating that someone was selling memorial tickets relating to the Hillsborough disaster.
SERVICES have taken place in Liverpool and Sheffield to mark the 26th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 football fans.
KENNY Dalglish has been questioned at the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster about the behaviour of Liverpool fans and hooliganism.
THE Cabinet Office is making "urgent inquiries" following claims that government computers were used to make offensive and inflammatory comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
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