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GUARDIAN – Hillsborough: government computers allegedly used to insult victims

Cabinet Office launches inquiry after Liverpool paper claims Wikipedia page on disaster was changed from inside WhitehallThe Cabinet Office has launched an investigation into claims that insults which were sent to the victims and families of the Hillsborough disaster were sent from government computers.The Liverpool Echo said it had discovered that text on the Wikipedia page of the disaster had been changed from computers within Whitehall. It said that in 2009, “Blame Liverpool Fans” was added to the page, while in 2012 the phrase “You’ll never walk alone” was changed to “You’ll never walk again” and other insulting variations. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge hoping to return against Chelsea on Sunday

England striker fit to face former club if selected Sturridge missed 3-2 victory against NorwichLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is optimistic of returning from injury for the key clash against former team mates and title rivals Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday in a boost for the Premier League leaders.”Hopefully this weekend I’ll be back,” the league’s second top scorer, with 20 goals to team mate Luis Suarez’s 30, told children in a question and answer session at a sponsor event for the club. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Chelsea give José Mourinho permission to rest key names at Liverpool

Mourinho prioritises Atlético Madrid game over Anfield Manager, Rui Faria and Ramires facing FA chargesThe Chelsea hierarchy have given Jos Mourinho the green light to field a team at Liverpool on Sunday that reflects the club’s priority as being the Champions League semi-final against Atltico Madrid three days later. Yet the go-ahead may have only briefly brightened the manager’s mood after he was one of three members of staff charged by the Football Association over events during the damaging home defeat to Sunderland.Mourinho, who is still in the process of appealing against an 8,000 fine after being sent to the stands for the second time this season for re-entering the playing surface at Aston Villa last month, had offered a sarcastic appraisal of the performances of the referee, Mike Dean, and the general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, Mike Riley, after the 2-1 defeat to Sunderland that has left his team outsiders in the title race. His claim that the former had put in an “unbelievable” performance has prompted a charge of improper conduct, with the FA arguing he had questioned the integrity of both figures. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Liverpool unveil plans to expand Anfield’s capacity to 58,000

New three-tiered Main Stand would be first priority Public consultation to be held over next weekLiverpool have unveiled plans to expand Anfield’s capacity to nearly 60,000, with detailed proposals to expand the Main Stand that also include a new home for the Hillsborough Memorial.The plans, which also contain outline proposals for the expansion of the Anfield Road Stand, will go under public consultation this week to give residents and supporters the opportunity to have their say before the club submits the official planning application in the summer. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Ten-year-old Hillsborough victim remembered at inquest

Inquest hears from mother of Jon-Paul Gilhooley, cousin of footballer Steven Gerrard and youngest victim of the disasterThe youngest of the 96 people who died at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground in 1989, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, who was ten years old and the cousin of footballer Steven Gerrard, has been remembered in an emotional statement by his mother, Jackie, at the new inquest into the disaster.Recalling a happy son, named after Pope John Paul II, who loved his large extended family and whose brother Ronnie, then 14, never got over his death, Jackie Gilhooley said she knew instinctively before 3:30pm on the day of Hillsborough that Jon-Paul had died. Continue reading…

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