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Hillsborough charity single to raise legal funds for families and rival X Factor for Christmas No 1

Robbie Williams leads all-star cast in bid to beat X-Factor to Xmas No1 to raise legal fee funds for families of Hillsborough disaster

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UPDATED:

12:50 GMT, 26 October 2012

An all-star charity single to raise funds for Hillsborough families will take on the X Factor for Christmas No 1.

Robbie Williams, Mel C, Rebecca Ferguson and Paloma Faith are among the stars who have come together to cover The Hollies' 1969 hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.'

All money raised from the single will go towards paying the legal costs of families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

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All-star cast: Pop stars including Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Paloma Faith will record a charity single to raise money for Hillsborough families

All-star cast: Pop stars including Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Paloma Faith will record a charity single to raise money for Hillsborough families

Fundraiser: Proceeds from the single, which could be Christmas No.1, will help the families of the 96 pay their legal costs

Fundraiser: Proceeds from the single, which could be Christmas No.1, will help the families of the 96 pay their legal costs

It comes after a damning report was released last month into the handling of the deaths, at an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's ground.

Other artists involved in the single include Mick Jones from The Clash, Chris Sharrock from Oasis and the Lightning Seeds, and Gerry Marsden, who recorded the Liverpool anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

Steve Rotheram, MP for Walton and long-standing Hillsborough campaigner, said: 'I am proud to announce that a group of some of the biggest UK recording artists are coming together to record 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' to support the Hillsborough families fight for justice.

'Whilst we are confident that the campaign for truth and justice is nearing a conclusion, for 23 years the bereaved Hillsborough families have carried the eternal flame of hope that we would one day see those responsible brought to justice.

Robbie Williams singing on French TV this week

Paloma Faith

Stars: Robbie Williams (left) and Paloma Faith (right) are just two of the stars who will sing The Hollies' 1969 hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'

'All profits from this CD will go towards assisting with any legal costs incurred in that fight. The families have suffered enough.'

Club legend Kenny Dalglish added: 'The families of the 96 should never have been in the position they are now in, of having to fight to get the accidental verdicts of the 1989 inquests overturned.

'I will continue to support their dignified campaign every step of the way.'

Triple Ivor Novello winning songwriter Guy Chambers will produce the single, which will be recorded at his North London studio later this month.

Classic: The single will be The Hollies' 1969 hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'

Classic: The single will be The Hollies' 1969 hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'

He said: 'I am deeply honoured to be asked to produce this record for the 96. If it can help to raise money to support the families' legal battle so that they finally get their time in court then our job will be done.

'I spent my teenage years in Liverpool and feel a deep affection for both its musical heritage and the unique solidarity of its people.'

The song was played during Everton's tribute to the 96 victims before their Barclays Premier League match with Newcastle United last month.

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All-star charity single for Hillsborough families bidding for Christmas number one

All-star charity single for Hillsborough families to challenge X Factor for Christmas No.1

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UPDATED:

10:52 GMT, 26 October 2012

An all-star charity single to raise funds for Hillsborough families will take on the X Factor for Christmas No. 1.

Robbie Williams, Mel C, Rebecca Ferguson and Paloma Faith are among the stars who have come together to cover The Hollies' 1969 hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.'

All money raised from the single will go towards paying the legal costs of families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

All-star cast: Pop stars including Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Paloma Faith will record a charity single to raise money for Hillsborough families

All-star cast: Pop stars including Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Paloma Faith will record a charity single to raise money for Hillsborough families

Fundraiser: Proceeds from the single, which could be Christmas No.1, will help the families of the 96 pay their legal costs

Fundraiser: Proceeds from the single, which could be Christmas No.1, will help the families of the 96 pay their legal costs

It comes after a damning report was released last month into the handling of the deaths, at an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's ground.

Other artists involved in the single include Mick Jones from The Clash, Chris Sharrock from Oasis and the Lightning Seeds, and Gerry Marsden, who recorded the Liverpool anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

Steve Rotheram, MP for Walton and long-standing Hillsborough campaigner, said: 'I am proud to announce that a group of some of the biggest UK recording artists are coming together to record 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' to support the Hillsborough families fight for justice.

'Whilst we are confident that the campaign for truth and justice is nearing a conclusion, for 23 years the bereaved Hillsborough families have carried the eternal flame of hope that we would one day see those responsible brought to justice.

Robbie Williams singing on French TV this week

Paloma Faith

Stars: Robbie Williams (left) and Paloma Faith (right) are just two of the stars who will sing The Hollies' 1969 hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'

'All profits from this CD will go towards assisting with any legal costs incurred in that fight. The families have suffered enough.'

Club legend Kenny Dalglish added: 'The families of the 96 should never have been in the position they are now in, of having to fight to get the accidental verdicts of the 1989 inquests overturned.

'I will continue to support their dignified campaign every step of the way.'

Triple Ivor Novello winning songwriter Guy Chambers will produce the single, which will be recorded at his North London studio later this month.

He said: 'I am deeply honoured to be asked to produce this record for the 96. If it can help to raise money to support the families' legal battle so that they finally get their time in court then our job will be done.

'I spent my teenage years in Liverpool and feel a deep affection for both its musical heritage and the unique solidarity of its people.'

The song was played during Everton's tribute to the 96 victims before their Barclays Premier League match with Newcastle United last month.

R&A lift ban on mobile phones at The Open

Good call from R&A as mobile phone ban is lifted at The Open

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UPDATED:

10:26 GMT, 23 April 2012

Spectators will be able to use mobile phones at this summer's Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

A decision has been taken to remove the ban which has been in place since 2006 in order to enhance the experience for the general public.

Calls will be allowed in designated areas but photography and video recording will not be permitted during the four days of the championship.

Open season: R&A chief Peter Dawson at a media day at Lytham on Monday

Open season: R&A chief Peter Dawson at a media day at Lytham on Monday

'There is no denying the attachment people feel to their mobile phones both in terms of gathering information and staying in touch with family and friends,' said R&A chief executive Peter Dawson.

'We understand this and allowing their use at the championship will enrich the Open experience.

Dawson continued: 'We understand there will be concerns over this change in policy but we will be liaising with spectators around the tented village and food and drink outlets.

Peter Dawson

'Strict rules will be put in place designed to ensure that play is not affected in any way by the change.

'Our spectators are very knowledgeable and understand golf and so we are confident they will respect the players.'

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Defending champion: Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke won The Open in 2011

'They will keep them up to date with essential championship information, including score, tee times, news and an interactive course guide.'

There have been a significant number of physical changes to the course since David Duval won the last time the Open was staged there in 2001.

All but four holes – the first, ninth, 12th and 15th – have undergone redevelopment, with almost 200 yards added to the overall length of the course and a completely new seventh green constructed.

Times have changed: American David Duval won The Open the last time it was at Royal Lytham and St Annes back in 2001

Times have changed: American David Duval won The Open the last time it was at Royal Lytham and St Annes back in 2001

The links will now play 7,086 yards as opposed to the 6,905 it did 11 years ago.

The 492-yard sixth hole has also been downgraded to a par four for this year's Open, making the course a par 70 for the championship.

Dawson admitted they had probably reached their limits at Lytham in terms of adding extra length.

'There is always room to do something but we are very close to the maximum,' he said.