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Ann Maguire's sisters speak of their loss

Ann Maguire was very close to her family and spoke to her sisters Denise and Shelagh virtually every day - despite the fact they all live in different parts of the country.

Today they spoke for the first time about the huge hole her loss has left in their lives, and how the support of the Yorkshire community had helped them.

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Remembering Ann Maguire - memorial service in pictures

Ann Maguire's husband Don and two daughters Emma and Kerry look on as tributes are read Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Hundreds of people pack Leeds Town Hall to celebrate the life of Ann Maguire Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Pupils from across the city sing hyms including the choir from Corpus Christi where Mrs Maguire taught Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Leeds City Council leader, Keith Wakefield, pays tribute to Mrs Maguire Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Monsignor John Wilson reads prayers in memory of the Leeds teacher Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Candles are lit during the service Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of Ann Maguire

Hundreds of people have gathered in Leeds at a celebration of the life of Ann Maguire - the teacher who was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi School earlier this year.

Hundreds gather outside Leeds Town Hall to remembers Ann Maguire

The special memorial service is taking place at at Leeds Town which will be followed by a family statement.

Hundreds queue for Ann Maguire memorial

Hundreds of people have started gathering in Leeds city centre for a special public memorial service for stabbed teacher Ann Maguire.

The Headrow at Leeds Town Hall is closed in both directions, as people and media start arriving.

Queues of people gathering in Leeds City Centre for memorial service
Crowds line the street waiting for the service to start Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The service is due to start at midday, which will include prayers, tributes and hymns performed by school choirs across the city including Corpus Christi catholic school where Mrs Maguire taught for 40 years.

Memorial service for Ann Maguire Order of Service Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Preparations underway for Ann Maguire memorial

Preparations are underway for the memorial service for Leeds teacher Ann Maguire.

Preparations underway for Ann Maguire memorial at Leeds Town Hall Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Mrs Maguire was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi school where she had worked for more than 40 years.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the memorial event which is being held at Leeds Town Hall.

For those who cannot get inside the venue, big screens are being put up outside to relay the service which starts at midday.

Big screens being put up outside Leeds Town Hall for the memorial service Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Memorial service to be held for Ann Mguire

A memorial service is being held today for Leeds teacher, Ann Maguire.

Mrs Maguire was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi school, where she'd worked for more than 40 years.

Today at Leeds town Hall, her family will be joined by hundreds of people whose lives she touched, one of whom is former pupil Andrew Brown:

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