London - A charity single devoted to the victims of Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster has topped the UK singles chart to become a Christmas No 1.
The Official Charts Company said Sunday that The Justice Collective's version of He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, sold nearly 270 000 copies, beating out a debut single by music talent show winner James Arthur.
Members of the collective, who include ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and former Spice Girl Mel C, are raising money for the families of those who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which saw 96 Liverpool fans crushed to death at Sheffield Wednesday's ground.
Many authorities blamed the fans for the crush, but years of campaigning from the families eventually led to an inquiry which held police and emergency services responsible.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Prince William and his wife, Kate, are set to visit Canada this fall. Read More »
South African novelist JM Coetzee and US Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among contenders for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Read More »
Local music videos.
Acts to watch in 2016.
South AfricaCity Press
Cape TownCity Press
TownhousesR 2 795 000
HousesR 840 000
TownhousesR 650 000