SCOTLAND football legend Kenny Dalglish and other stars behind a potential Christmas number one single which aims to raise money for the Hillsborough families have called on Chancellor George Osborne to waive VAT on it.

The version of the Hollies' hit He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Justice Collective was produced by Robbie Williams's long-time collaborator Guy Chambers, with all the proceeds going to cover the legal costs of the families of Liverpool fans killed in the 1989 disaster.

Dalglish, who yesterday helped HMV staff in Liverpool to sell the record, said: "We are trying to get the same for the Hillsborough families. I think it's important the Government does that for us.

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"Every penny that comes in is going to go towards helping with legal costs, and I think that will be substantial.

"I just hope it's getting near the end for the families because they've suffered long enough."

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