With Greater Manchester set to head to the polls on May 4, Labour Party candidate and former Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham is the clear favourite to become the region’s first ever elected mayor.
The time has come for safe standing at football matches, according to Liberal Democrats councillor John Leech.
The Nine Lives Fund, a partnership between Forever Manchester and the Chambers of 9 St. John’s Street, made possible a tour for Denton Girls Football Club which involved a visit to the Hillsborough Memorial that displays the names of the 96 fans that died in the 1989 disaster.
At a meeting with Manchester City’s 1894 fan group to discuss rail seating, the safest standing system, Lib Dem MP for Withington John Leech questioned whether clubs would be vilified for introducing them.
Malky Mackay’s side lost 2-1 at Hillsborough where Sheffield Wednesday ended their 11-game winless streak while Wigan are now without a victory since the end of October.
On the trot: Bolton hero Tony Kelly walks to raise money for charities including Hillsborough families
The club’s Community Ambassador will walk 50 miles from his Merseyside hometown of Huyton to the ground via Anfield, Goodison Park and the Trotters’ former home Burnden Park
‘Safe’ standing campaign: Manchester United Supporters’ Trust join calls for rail seating in English football grounds
Standing has been banned in top two divisions
Keith Hill keen to add much-needed experience to Rochdale ranks ahead of ‘successful season’ at Spotland
The Dale recently announced a triple signing
‘Hatred got the better of me’: Liverpool fan boasts tattoo on buttocks mocking Manchester United Munich crash
‘Fan’ posts image of Munich ’58 tramp stamp.
Malicious taunting still present at Manchester United and Liverpool games.
Manchester United Supporters’ Trust: ‘Safe standing would improve match day atmosphere with no risk of danger’
MUST CEO Duncan Drasdo believes Hillsborough report reveals standing possibility.