Hillsborough: timeline of key events

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Hillsborough mosaic spells 'Justice' before the Liverpool v Manchester United game at Anfield © BBC Sport

Hillsborough mosaic spells ‘Justice’ before the Liverpool v Manchester United game at Anfield © BBC Sport

The long fight for justice has faced many trials and tribulations since that tragic day at Hillsborough on April 15th 1989.

‘Justice for the 96’ may once have been a city’s defiant call to the nation, but it dramatically became a tangible reality following the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s Report in September 2012.

JMU Journalism takes a look back at the significant events, milestones and stories since the report’s publication.

Click on the link below for the full article:

10/09/12 – Hillsborough families await report

Prime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron

12/09/12 – PM apology after Hillsborough report

15/09/12 – Hillsborough justice wheels in motion

23/09/12  Rival fans remember Hillsborough victims

12/10/12 – Huge police probe over Hillsborough

14/10/12 – Campaigner speaks out on Hillsborough

16/10/12 – New inquests for Hillsborough victims

Sir Norman Bettison

Sir Norman Bettison

23/10/12 – Bettison accused during debate

24/10/12 – Bettison quits after Hillsborough claims

26/10/12  Hillsborough single aims for number one

5/11/12 – Hillsborough cover-up condemned

21/11/12 – Williams petition reaches 100,000 mark

11/12/12 – Hillsborough inquests set to be quashed

19/12/12  Hillsborough author on report’s impact

19/12/12 – Hillsborough justice bid boosted

He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother © The Justice Collective

He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother © The Justice Collective

23/12/12 – Hillsborough song is Xmas number one

25/02/13 – Police chief sorry for Hillsborough email

22/03/13 – Hillsborough pre-inquest hearing set

28/03/13  Bettison’s conduct slammed in report

09/04/13 – LJMU strips Bettison of Honorary Fellowship

14/04/13 – Memorials unveiled for Hillsborough

15/04/13 – MP Burnham recalls Hillsborough turning point

 

JMU Journalism archive: Hillsborough memorial services

Floral tributes at the Hillsborough memorial outside Anfield on the 24th anniversary of the disaster. Pic by Alice Kirkland

Floral tributes at the Hillsborough memorial outside Anfield on the 24th anniversary of the disaster. Pic by Alice Kirkland

15/04/13  24th anniversary report

15/04/12 – 23rd anniversary report

15/04/11  22nd anniversary report

15/04/10  21st anniversary report

15/04/09  20th anniversary report

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