Top – Hillsborough: Liverpool to mark 30 years since disaster

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A man lights 96 lanterns arranged on the steps of St George's Hall in Liverpool

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Ninety-six lanterns have been organized on the steps of St George’s Corridor

Liverpool will fall silent for a minute to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough catastrophe.

Ninety-six lanterns have been lit on Monday morning on the steps of St George’s Corridor in tribute to those that died.

Banners with pictures of the 96 Liverpool followers killed by the crush at an FA Cup sport have additionally been hung on the corridor.

A minute’s silence can be held throughout town at 15:06 – the time the 1989 semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was stopped.

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Metropolis mayor Joe Anderson and Lord Mayor, councillor Christine Banks, on the steps of St George’s Corridor

Metropolis mayor Joe Anderson and Lord Mayor, councillor Christine Banks, laid wreaths in entrance of the lanterns to start the day of remembrance.

The message on Mr Anderson’s wreath reads: “By no means Forgotten. Reds and Blues united.”

Talking exterior St George’s Corridor, Louise Brookes, whose brother, Andrew, died within the catastrophe, mentioned: “Andrew has been useless now 4 years longer than he was alive.

“He was solely 26 when he died and he had his entire future and entire life forward of him. I actually battle with that.”

Mr Anderson mentioned the anniversary was an “emotional day” and a “milestone”.

Flags on civic buildings can be flown at half mast and the bells of the City Corridor will toll 96 occasions.

Liverpool’s first crew squad paid its respects at Anfield whereas Liverpool FC chief government Peter Moore and members of the membership’s ladies’s crew positioned wreaths on the Hillsborough memorial.

Membership chaplain Rev Invoice Bygroves additionally carried out a quick service with members of the underneath 23 squad.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, whose cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, 10, was the youngest sufferer of the tragedy, was amongst these to pay tribute on social media.

He posted an image of the Hillsborough memorial on Instagram with the caption “By no means forgotten”.

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Flowers left on the Hillsborough memorial with a message from the membership

A memorial service is because of be held at Liverpool Cathedral at 14:45, whereas The Kop can be open between 13:00 and 16:00 for individuals who need to sit and replicate.

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Tributes on the Anfield Hillsborough memorial

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