BELLS will ring out across Merseyside today in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans, including four from Warrington, who were killed during the Hillsborough disaster.

The bells of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool Town Hall and churches in Merseyside will be rung 96 times at 3.06pm during a one-minute silence to mark the moment Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final at the Sheffield ground was halted on 15 April 1989.

A service to mark the 25th anniversary will also be held at Anfield stadium from 2.45pm.

In Warrington, the flag at the Town Hall will be flying at half mast as a mark of respect for the Warrington's victims including 19-year-old Ian ‘Ronnie’ Whelan, of Duckworth Grove, Padgate, David Benson, aged 22, of Hall Nook, Penketh, 19-year-old Colin Ashcroft, of Strawberry Close, Locking Stumps and Eric Hughes, aged 42, of Barmouth Close, Callands.