New Year's Honours: Trevor Hicks and Margaret Aspinall, Hillsborough Campaigners, Made CBEs
Two campaigners who were a driving force in the battle to get justice for those killed in the Hillsborough disaster have been made CBEs.
Trevor Hicks lost his daughters Sarah, 19, and Victoria, 15, while Margaret Aspinall lost her 18-year-old son James on April 15, 1989.
Mr Hicks and Mrs Aspinall were key members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG), which has fought for justice in the face of "outrageous provocation and injustice", overturning the original verdicts and leading to new, ongoing inquests.
MP Andy Burnham, a major supporter of the HFSG's campaign, told HuffPost UK: "The dignity and determination of all the Hillsborough families, in the face of outrageous provocation and injustice, has left a deep impression on people here and around the world.
"They embody everything that is best about our country and their fight will in the end change it for the better.
"These awards will be seen as a gesture of apology and reconciliation from a British Establishment which failed these families, and an entire city, so badly."