Sir Norman Bettison who resigned as West Yorkshire's chief constable

West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison resigns following criticism of his conduct after the Hillsborough disaster

Sir Norman Bettison, the West Yorkshire chief constable at the centre of criticism over the Hillsborough disaster, has resigned.

Sir Norman Bettison, West Yorkshire's chief constable, faces call to resign

Bettison 'must go now' over Hillsborough says former police authority head

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison should stand down now, according to the man who chaired his police authority until a fortnight ago.

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Never mind November. For the nearly 30,000 students enrolled at Iowa State University, the chance to choose between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama comes now. Starting today and ending on Friday, they will be encouraged to cast their ballots at early voting stations dotted across the campus.

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We shouldn't let Chief Constable Bettison off the hook on Hillsborough just because he's retiring

Our sportswriter, who scooped the country on the Hillsborough cover-up, explores the critical role played by one of the original police inquiry team

Sir Norman Bettison

Sir Norman Bettison 'right' to retire amid investigations into his role following the Hillsborough disaster, says police authority chairman

West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison's plan to retire amid continuing investigations into his role following the Hillsborough disaster is the "right decision", his police authority chairman has said.

Ricky Tomlinson in bid to clear name at Labour Party conference

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Kelvin Mackenzie - beyond sick

The Liverpool Echo responds to news that Kelvin Mackenzie, former Sun editor, has demanded South Yorkshire Police apologise for the "vilification" he received after the infamous Hillsborough splash.

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