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Liverpool to commemorate Hillsborough anniversary this weekend

People across Liverpool are being encouraged to join businesses and cultural venues in commemorating the 29th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.

A minute’s silence will be observed this Sunday (15 April) in remembrance of the 96 people who lost their lives 29 years ago.

Organisations and businesses including National Museums Liverpool and Tate Liverpool will be among those taking part in the silence at 3.06pm, the exact time the fateful football match was stopped.

Flags on civic buildings including Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall, the Cunard Building and Central Library will also be flown at half-mast and the town hall’s bells will toll 96 times.

Meanwhile Mersey Ferries will sound their horn and traffic will be stopped for one minute at both tunnels.

Shops in Liverpool ONE and in the Liverpool Bid Company areas have been asked to observe the silence, and a team from Liverpool ONE will gather on the steps near the LFC store just before 3.06pm.

People will have chance to remember victims of the disaster and pray for families, survivors and all those affected when a short, simple, private act of worship takes place at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral at 2.45pm.

The 3.06pm silence will also be held during the short service, which is set to be attended by Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Malcolm Kennedy.

Cllr Kennedy says: “We will never forget those who lost their lives at Hillsborough, and I urge everyone in Liverpool to observe the silence as a mark of respect to those who died and the family and friends they left behind.

“It is always an emotional day, and it will be incredibly poignant as the streets fall silent and the bells toll 96 times.  As Lord Mayor of Liverpool I’m proud of this city and how it comes together to mark this sad occasion.”

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