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Attorney General makes application to quash Hillsborough verdicts

An application by the Attorney General to quash the original Hillsborough inquest verdicts is due to be heard at the High Court next week, the Judicial Office said today.

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Support for standing at football stadiums grows, but strong opposition remains

Calls for the introduction of a pilot of new standing technology - called rail seats - at football grounds

96 fans lost their lives during the 1989 disaster

Hillsborough officers under investigation by IPCC

Police officers present at the Hillsborough Disaster, including those whose statements were doctored, have been informed that they are under investigation.

James Lawton: Proper way to fight anti-Semitism is not by enlisting in a 'Yid Army'

Harry Redknapp chose well the word to describe what is happening inside so many English football grounds.

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James Lawton: Proper way to fight anti-Semitism is not by enlisting in a 'Yid Army'

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Too often, the Metropolitan Police are a force unto themselves. Boris must shake things up

Forcing police officers to give testimony is only the first step in clearing up the Met

Paul McCartney goes for Christmas chart-topper with Hillsborough tragedy charity single

Sir Paul McCartney is to take on the X Factor for the Christmas number one after joining the line-up of a Hillsborough charity single.

Ross Barkley returns to Everton

The 18-year-old moved to Hillsborough on an initial one-month deal but that was later extended

Editorial: Police commissioners are worth voting for

Flawed or not, this week's ballot will give the public a say for the first time

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Up to 2,444 police officers from 20 different forces to be investigated over their role in the Hillsborough disaster

The number of police officers to be investigated over their role in the Hillsborough disaster and its cover up is set to reach at least 2,444 from 20 different forces.

Sir Norman Bettison resigned after learning he faced possible dismissal over his role in the Hillsborough scandal

Ex-police chief Sir Norman Bettison resigned after learning he faced possible dismissal over a last-minute discussion with a senior executive in which he allegedly sought to influence talks about his role in the Hillsborough scandal, documents showed last night.

Trial proposed for Terrace return in Premier League

Aston Villa have offered to act as a guinea pig for the return of standing at matches in the Premier League. Villa yesterday became the first top flight club to back a campaign by supporters groups for the introduction of safe-standing areas.

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