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Sides in the top two divisions must have all-seater stadiums

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Sir Norman Bettison will no longer face disciplinary proceedings over the disaster

Calls for Hillsborough police chief Sir Norman Bettison's pension to be frozen

Bettison's sudden resignation fails to satisfy campaigners

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's resignation statement in full

In his resignation statement, Sir Norman Bettison denied a claim that he had talked about being asked to help "concoct" the now discredited police version of events following the Hillsborough disaster.

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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The Leppings Lane end at Hillsborough as the full scale of the April 1989 disaster begins to sink in

Pressure grows on insurer over Hillsborough

Critics say RSA should be compelled to hand over documents relating to stadium disaster

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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.

Pitch protest: The scene last Sunday at Anfield as mosaics are formed by Liverpool fans spelling out 'The Truth', '96' and 'Justice' at the Premier League match with Manchester United

Top Hillsborough officer Sir Norman Bettison to quit in wake of inflammatory remarks

After recent report, chief still said fans had made policing 'harder than it needed to be'

Martin McGuinness: UK government must face independent inquiry if Northern Ireland is ever to achieve true peace

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Ricky Tomlinson in bid to clear name at Labour Party conference

Actor Ricky Tomlinson will address a fringe meeting of the Labour Party conference this week as he campaigns to overturn a 39-year-old conviction for picketing offences.

Kelvin Mackenzie - beyond sick

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