September 12, 2012 will forever be a landmark day in the battle for justice - the day the Hillsborough Independent Panel report fully exonerated Liverpool fans and revealed the complete truth of what happened on April 15, 1989, and Prime Minister David Cameron delivered an apology to the 96 people who lost their lives and their families. Our 'Truth Day' documentary tells the whole story of a day which will never be forgotten.
HIGH COURT QUASHES ORIGINAL INQUESTS
The campaign was boosted further at the end of 2012 when the original inquest verdicts into the Hillsborough disaster were quashed at the High Court following an application by Attorney General Dominic Grieve. That decision allowed fresh inquests into the tragedy to be ordered and the government has pledged that these will take place at the earliest possible time. Watch the clip below for a complete report.
'HE AIN'T HEAVY' HITS XMAS NO.1
Funds were raised on behalf of the Hillsborough families by the release of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', a charity cover of the Hollies original featuring Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams among many others. With high-profile support from around the country, the single secured the 2012 Christmas No.1 spot. We followed the making of the track from the very beginning and you can watch our coverage below.
2012 HILLSBOROUGH MEMORIAL SERVICE
On April 15 1989 over 25,000 Liverpool fans travelled to Hillsborough to support their team in the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. Ninety six of them never returned. 23 years later friends and family of those who lost their lives were joined by thousands of fans at Anfield to pay tribute to 96 Liverpool supporters who will never be forgotten. You can watch the entire service online now.
HILLSBOROUGH: THE DOCUMENTARY
'Hillsborough' a powerful documentary describing the events and aftermath of the 1989 tragedy - was aired on LFC TV to mark the 20th anniversary of the day 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives at a football match. Featuring contributions from the likes of Sheila Coleman, Phil Hammond, Neil Fitzmaurice, Peter Carney, Rogan Taylor, John Barnes and John Aldridge amongst others, 'Hillsborough' is essential viewing for not just Liverpool fans, but all football supporters.
WHAT HILLSBOROUGH MEANS TO ME
Celebrities from inside and outside of the football world came together on the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster to pay tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in Sheffield and to speak about what the tragedy means to them.