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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Saturday Night Takeaway: Lee Nichol, Tulloch Gardens, Motherwell; Ian Jamieson, Greenknowe Street, Overtown.
PETERSHILL 1 POLLOK 2 DEADBALL expert Lee Nichol fired in two free-kicks to claim the points for Pollok - then revealed he doesn't even practise his party piece.
The last chance fell to Lee Nichol but his free-kick was brilliantly saved by Ross.
Pollok's Lee Nichol looked dangerous and on the hour his neat turn gave him space but Keith Ross got down to save his 18-yard shot.
Lee Nichol fired the students in front from the spot but Darren Gillon levelled before Craig McLeish edged Stirling back in front.
Ricky Byrne's own goal put Gala in front before he made amends at the other end with strikes from Lee Nichol and Euan Black sealing the points.
Lee Nichol celebrated both goals for New Marlborough Social in the 2-0 triumph at St Dominics.
Second-half strikes from Lee Nichol and Euan Black secured the points for the students.
Lee Nichol, 34, of Victoria Street West, Newcastle, being concerned in supply of cocaine, two and a half years.
They drew 0-0 in a league match and coach Chris Shaw will pick from: Hugh Dennison-Thompson, Craig Whinham, Liam Barker, Jordan Ray, Stephen O'Hara, Alex Armstrong, Ben Brough, Jack Beaumont, Michael Anderson, Kieran Hubbuck, Louis Storey, Jordan Laffey, Jack Jeremiah, Owen Whitmore, Ben Inglis, Dominic Shanley, Lee Nichol.
ST CUTHBERT'S (from): Craig Whinham, Ben Inglis, Andrew Ewing, Jordan Ray, Jordan Laffey, Daniel Findlay, Louis Storey, Jack Beaumont, Michael Anderson, Jack Jeremiah, Lee Nichol, Liam Barker, Hugh Dennison-Thompson, Dale Barrett, Owen Whitmore.
St Cuthbert's (from): Craig Whinham, Ben Inglis, Andrew Ewing, Jordan Ray, Louis Storey, Jack Beaumont, Michael Anderson, Jack Jeremiah, Lee Nichol, Daniel Findlay, Dominic Shanley, Owen Whitmore, Jordan Laffey, Dale Barrett, Alex Armstrong.