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Hillsborough special at GMG

GMG Radio is to broadcast a special commemorative news programme [i]The Return to Hillsborough[/i] on its Real and Smooth stations.

This highly emotive documentary will remember the 96 victims killed in the disaster and tell the tragic story of Hillsborough, and how the worst disaster in British sporting history at Sheffield Wednesday’s football ground unfolded 20 years ago on 15th April 1989.

The feature will run across its Real Radio stations in Yorkshire, the North West, North East, Wales and Smooth Radio in the East Midlands on 15th April from 7-8pm.

During the 60 minute documentary, match referee Ray Lewis, ex-Liverpool players including John Barnes and former Nottingham Forest player Brian Laws (now Sheffield Wednesday's manager), re-live moments from the day.

“This was a tragic and dark day in sporting history and one we should never forget.” Said GMG Radio’s Head of News James Rea said. “For many in the country, life just moved on but for these, and all the families directly involved, the pain and heartache will never go away.”

Coverage from the memorial service at Liverpool's Anfield ground will feature in the programme, alongside tributes from Sheffield and Nottingham as all three cities fall silent to honour the 96 victims.

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