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- Updates on Friday 15 April
The final memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster has been held in Liverpool.
The annual event has been held at Anfield since the tragedy in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.Copyright: EPA
In January, relatives of the victims said they had "unanimously agreed" this year's service would be the last.
A minute's silence was held across Liverpool at 15:06 BST - the time when the FA Cup semi-final was abandoned following a terrace crush.Copyright: other
Rain will gradually clear away south-eastwards, with clear spells following from the north.
This will allow temperatures to fall away, leading to frost and ice in places, especially inland and in rural parts.Copyright: BBC
After a chilly start to Saturday, most places will be largely dry with occasional sunny intervals and perhaps a few wintry showers.
It will feel cold in the northerly wind, especially along the coast towards Formby and Southport.
Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:
- The final memorial service for the Hillsborough disaster has been held at Anfield
- Police are investigating after shots were fired at a house in Dingle last night in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity
- Police in Merseyside and Cheshire say that their annual crackdown on rogue traders, loan sharks and distraction burglars has been a success
A semi-professional footballer, who was caught tweeting about playing football just 24 hours after making an insurance claim for whiplash, has admitted contempt of court.Copyright: Northwich Victoria
Gary Burnett, who used to play for Northwich Victoria, made the claim after an accident at a drive-through restaurant in Birkenhead. The following day, he tweeted "nice little trek to Kendal later for footy."
The 24-year-old from Wigan has been given a four month suspended prison sentence.
The 27th - and final - memorial service at Hillsborough concludes with a song of strength and unity - 'You’ll Never Walk Alone'.Copyright: Reut
To the song ‘Wind Beneath my Wings', 96 white doves are released by members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group in memory of those who died at Hillsborough.
Margaret Aspinall of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, is the last to address the memorial.Copyright: EPA
Mrs Aspinall, whose son James died in the 1989 disaster, said "our last service at Anfield" was an "emotional" occasion.
Bishop James Jones addresses the crowd followed by Trevor Hicks, President of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.Copyright: EPA
Mr Hicks, whose two daughters died, said the way Liverpool FC looked after the families in the weeks after the disaster 'was unbelievable'.
There were cheers and a standing ovation for former Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish before he even began his Bible reading.Copyright: Getty Images
He read from The Gospel of John - "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled".
Former Everton striker Graeme Sharp also read Psalm 23 from the Bible - "The Lord Is My Shepherd".
The names of the 96 are lit upon a structure during the final annual memorial service at Anfield.Copyright: Reuters
The sculpture was commissioned by Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, in cooperation with the Hillsborough Family Support Group in 2014 to mark the 25th Anniversary of Hillsborough.
The art sculpture is a simple band representing the bond between the families, friends, survivors and fans and was designed by Julian J Taylor, working from Bridewell Studios, Liverpool.
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, has addressed the crowds at Anfield.
He spoke about how he queued for hours to lay a scarf and flowers at the stadium 27 years ago.
"Although it's the final Hillsborough Memorial it's not the last time Liverpool will remember," he said.
There was a standing ovation at Anfield this afternoon for Hillsborough expert and author Phil Scraton, who read out a poem he had written for the service.
He became emotional and embraced families after his reading.
The crowds gathered for the memorial service at Anfield held a minute's silence at 15:06, the exact time when the FA Cup semi-final was abandoned in 1989.Copyright: BBC/Andy Gill
The final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster is taking place at Anfield.Copyright: BBC
The annual event has been held at Liverpool's stadium since the tragedy in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.
Reverend Kelvin Bolton says 27th anniversary of disaster is "yet another milestone in your long journey".Copyright: BBC
He repeats that bereaved families and their supporters "will never walk alone" and the crowd applauds.
He says he doesn't need to sing You'll Never Walk Alone because it's still echoing around Anfield from last night.
The names of each of the 96 who died after the 1989 disaster are being read out, intercepted by the singing of Abide With Me.Copyright: BBC