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'I'm dying, help me': Hillsborough survivor tells of friend's last moments

'I'm dying, help me': Hillsborough survivor tells of friend's last moments | British Isles | Scoop.it
James Thomas describes at inquests how his group of friends became separated in the crush at the football stadium, and of the distress and anger of Gary Church
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Hillsborough inquests hear of efforts to remove dead supporters from pitch

Hillsborough inquests hear of efforts to remove dead supporters from pitch | British Isles | Scoop.it
Warrington court is told that advertising hoardings were used as makeshift stretchers to carry people who died in 1989 disaster
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'Battle of Orgreave': Probe into 1984 miners' clash policing ruled out - BBC News

'Battle of Orgreave': Probe into 1984 miners' clash policing ruled out - BBC News | British Isles | Scoop.it
Police will not be investigated over violent clashes at the Orgreave coking plant - one of the key events of the 1984-5 miners' strike - the police watchdog says.
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1984 miners' strike: call for inquiry into Orgreave coking plant clash - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

1984 miners' strike: call for inquiry into Orgreave coking plant clash - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | British Isles | Scoop.it
Campaigners have called for a "Hillsborough-style inquiry" into South Yorkshire Police's handling of violence during the 1984 miners' strike after the police watchdog announce
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10 of London’s most unusual historical sites

10 of London’s most unusual historical sites | British Isles | Scoop.it
London is packed with easily overlooked historical sites in hidden corners or seemingly ordinary locations. Historian Dr Matthew Green picks 10 of his favourite places with a story to tell
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Joy Division: 'Everyone calls us Nazis' – a classic interview from the vaults

To mark the 35th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, here’s a classic interview with Joy Division, first published in Sounds in November 1978, and taken from Rock’s Backpages, the online home of music writing...
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Double lives – a history of sex and secrecy at Westminster

Double lives – a history of sex and secrecy at Westminster | British Isles | Scoop.it
There are now 32 openly gay MPs, but for much of the 20th century many politicians were forced to lead complex, clandestine sexual lives.
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Pop has lost its tribal fever, and I can’t help missing it | Laura Barton

Pop has lost its tribal fever, and I can’t help missing it | Laura Barton | British Isles | Scoop.it
Liam Gallagher endorsing the new Blur single reflects a wider shift in how we relate to music
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Hillsborough police chief: we kept Lord Taylor in the dark

Hillsborough police chief: we kept Lord Taylor in the dark | British Isles | Scoop.it
At new inquests into disaster, Donald Denton admits his team, appointed to vet officers’ accounts of the tragedy, withheld important details from inquiry
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Hillsborough inquests: police memo 'attempted to denigrate fans'

Hillsborough inquests: police memo 'attempted to denigrate fans' | British Isles | Scoop.it
Senior officer admits memo urging colleague to find evidence of drunkenness by Liverpool supporters looks like attempt to stigmatise fans
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Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Nirvana And More: 23 Massive Artists' First Ever NME Covers

Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Nirvana And More: 23 Massive Artists' First Ever NME Covers | British Isles | Scoop.it
View the latest photos of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Nirvana And More: 23 Massive Artists' First Ever NME Covers from NME.COM
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Memory Lane: the Five Nations down the years – in pictures

Memory Lane: the Five Nations down the years – in pictures | British Isles | Scoop.it
With the 2015 Six Nations now reaching its climax, we’ve had a rummage through the archives to check out the days of the Five Nations and the Home Nations Championship
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Beatles lyrics and 96 balloons but fight for Hillsborough justice goes on

Beatles lyrics and 96 balloons but fight for Hillsborough justice goes on | British Isles | Scoop.it
The Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall, speaking at the 26th anniversary of the disaster, pledged to continue battling for the 96 victims
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One city, two cultures: Bradford's communities lead parallel lives

One city, two cultures: Bradford's communities lead parallel lives | British Isles | Scoop.it
Bradford’s British Asians fear being blamed for the disappearance of three sisters from city who are believed to have taken their nine children to Syria
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Andy Burnham calls for Hillsborough-style inquiry into 'battle of Orgreave'

Andy Burnham calls for Hillsborough-style inquiry into 'battle of Orgreave' | British Isles | Scoop.it
Labour leadership contender tells PM there should be further investigation of confrontation between striking miners and police in 1984 after watchdog’s report
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MP calls for Hillsborough-style panel inquiry into the 'battle of Orgreave'

MP calls for Hillsborough-style panel inquiry into the 'battle of Orgreave' | British Isles | Scoop.it
South Yorkshire Police officers accused of framing miners on riot charges
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Twist and shout: Swinging Sixties London – in pictures

Twist and shout: Swinging Sixties London – in pictures | British Isles | Scoop.it
In black, white and red, the icons of the 60s strut their stuff and throw the coolest shapes
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Feeble, callow, moronic: Fighting History at Tate Britain

Feeble, callow, moronic: Fighting History at Tate Britain | British Isles | Scoop.it
This exhibition should have been a fascinating look at the way we depict significant historical events. Instead it’s a glib cliche
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Soho stories: celebrating six decades of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll

Soho stories: celebrating six decades of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll | British Isles | Scoop.it
London’s once sleazy yet exhilarating district of bars, cafes, clubs and cabaret is rapidly being transformed by the relentless tide of gentrification and globalisation.
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Top 10 craft beer pubs in Cambridge, UK

Top 10 craft beer pubs in Cambridge, UK | British Isles | Scoop.it
Cambridge has history, green spaces and impressive architecture to spare, but how far has the craft beer revolution penetrated its quads and cloisters?
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Manchester's Trafford Park, the world's first industrial estate – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 26

Manchester's Trafford Park, the world's first industrial estate – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 26 | British Isles | Scoop.it
This five square mile stretch of meadow and deer park became the great arsenal of the second world war effort, and the brains and guts of industrialised Britain
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Disappearing Glasgow: documenting the demolition of a city's troubled past

Disappearing Glasgow: documenting the demolition of a city's troubled past | British Isles | Scoop.it
A quarter of Glasgow’s high-rises have been demolished in less than 10 years.
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Senior police chief admits Hillsborough report flattered police efforts

Senior police chief admits Hillsborough report flattered police efforts | British Isles | Scoop.it
Terry Wain, who produced the South Yorkshire Police report on the football disaster in 1989, tells inquest that he may have got certain details wrong
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Soapbox superstars: 35 years at Speakers' Corner – in pictures

Soapbox superstars: 35 years at Speakers' Corner – in pictures | British Isles | Scoop.it
They rant and rave about how to rob banks, how to find God, why men are better than women – and the ‘noise poison’ the government has stored under London.
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Direct action! Seventy years of strikes in pictures from the GNM Archive

Direct action! Seventy years of strikes in pictures from the GNM Archive | British Isles | Scoop.it
It is 30 years today since The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) voted to return to work on 3 March 1985 following one of the most fiercely fought industrial disputes of the century.
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