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Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was a former "subject of interest" and it is "conceivable" the attack "might have been averted had the cards fallen differently", an official review has confirmed.
The Government's facing questions over the cost of the response to the Manchester bomb.
Ministers today pledged 12 million pounds to the city that asked for 17 million to pay for the emergency response to the attack at the Arena six months ago.
Earlier this week Theresa May responded to a question from Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell during PMQs, to say that she expected the majority of the money to be made available to city authorities by the end of this week.
A pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing will be held later. The hearing will take place at Manchester Town Hall.,
The inquests were opened and adjourned by HM Senior Coroner Nigel Meadows at Manchester Civil Justice Centre in June as brief summaries to the background circumstances of each of the fatalities from the May 22 atrocity were outlined.
None of the families of the deceased attended the opening which lasted just short of an hour and was preceded by a minute's silence.
A separate inquest is taking place into the death of bomber Salman Abedi, 22, which was also opened and adjourned in June. A further preliminary hearing of his inquest will take place at Manchester Town Hall on December 1.
Now after the attack on the Arena few moments were as moving as when the children of Parrs Wood School sang on stage with Ariana Grande.
And they made such an impact on those who heard their young voices that they've now been invited to join other choirs on a new album.
- They're also preparing to release a new charity single - Paul McCartney's 'We all Stand Together" Sarah Rogers went to meet them.
- We spoke to James Hawkins who's produced the album to find out what what behind the idea.
A school choir, who caught everyone's imagination after singing with pop star Ariana Grande following the Manchester Arena terror attack, are preparing to release a charity single. Pupils from Parrs Wood High, in Didsbury, will perform Paul McCartney's 'We all Stand Together" with choirs from across the country. The track has been produced by James Hawkins from Choirs With Purpose .
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The Manchester bombing could have been stopped "had the cards fallen differently", an official assessment has found.
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