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One year on: Teenager relives terror of Manchester bombing

A teenager from Northamptonshire has been speaking about how she survived the Manchester bombing - a year on from the terror attack.

Brook Page was at the Manchester Arena with her 11-year-old sister for the Ariana Grande concert last year.

She was on the opposite side of the arena to where a suicide bomber struck, killing 22 people.

She managed to escape and says she feels lucky to be alive.

The explosion happened and there was a massive bang. For a split second it was quiet and nobody knew what was going on. That felt like forever, but it was literally a split second.

You see it on TV and think that would never happen to me. It isn't until you're in that situation that you know what you would do. It's scary to be so close.

– Brook Page
Emergency services at the scene of the Manchester terror attack. Credit: ITV News

A minute's silence will be held across the country today to mark the first anniversary and remember those who died in the attack.

Colchester Town Hall will be among the places to hold a ceremony at 2.30pm.

The silence will be led by Colchester Mayor, Cllr Gerard Oxford, on the steps of the town hall and observed by staff in other council offices.

Tributes to the 22 people killed in the Manchester bombing. Credit: ITV