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Managing director Ian Ayre believes Liverpool's FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to Manchester United tomorrow provides a chance to correct misconceptions about the club.

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A serial child killer was jailed for a minimum of 25 years for murdering a schoolgirl 30 years ago, as police investigate whether he killed a fifth child.

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Robert Black sentenced to new life term

The parents of a murdered schoolgirl spoke words of forgiveness today after the serial child killer who took their daughter's life was told he would be jailed until he was at least 89.

Retired judge sparks fury among Hillsborough campaigners

A retired judge has sparked fury by calling on the Hillsborough families to behave more like the relatives of victims of the Bradford City stadium disaster.

Alex Ferguson calls for respect at Anfield

Sir Alex Ferguson has called for Manchester United fans to respect Liverpool and cease singing about the Hillsborough disaster.

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Protesters trying to prevent the construction of a high-speed rail link from London to the Midlands collected more than 100,000 signatures for a petition – only to be told by the Government that they have to start all over again.

Dalglish hails release of Hillsborough documents

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has welcomed the news that the Government will sanction the release of all documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

Deputy PM backs Hillsborough campaign

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday backed the campaign to get all documents relating to the 1989 disaster at Sheffield's Hillsborough stadium published.

Rogan Taylor: The truth about Hillsborough is still out there

Many suspected establishment powers conniving to serve each other's interests. 'Blame the fans' worked for everybody

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I don't usually go in for victims' justice.

Thousands back Hillsborough campaign

Parliament looks likely to be asked to debate the Government's decision to seek to block the publication of files detailing Margaret Thatcher's cabinet discussions on the Hillsborough stadium disaster after an online petition campaign.

Sport on TV: Ground-breaking venture after the stadiums had crumbled

Amid the endless moralising of the chattering classes and the pithy entreaties of the feral tearaways' parents that we should all "jog on", one voice managed to explain the English riots in just a few simple words. It was the England captain John Terry on the BBC News (Thursday): "They know that we came from where they are."

Thatcher Hillsborough files ordered to be released

The Government has been ordered to release documents recording the talks held by Margaret Thatcher about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster which claimed 96 lives.

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