Manchester Arena Attack: one year on

A series of events and memorials are taking place to mark one year since the Manchester Arena terror attack.

22 people were killed in the atrocity on 22 May, 2017.

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Beckhams raise money for Manchester bomb fund

The Beckhams are offering up their royal wedding outfits to support the victims of the Manchester arena bombing.

Money raised from a raffle style competition will go to the We Love Manchester Emergengy Fund.

The former Manchester United star David Beckham wore a Dior suit for the big day and is embroidered with Beck's initials. Ex SPice Girl Victoria wore a dress from her own collection.

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Sister's film about Arena bomb attack survivor to be shown

'In Bloom' charts the recovery of a survivor of the Arena attack Credit: Manchester Metropolitan University

A film made by the sister of a survivor of the Manchester Arena bomb attack will be shown at a special screening at Home this evening.

The film follows the recovery of Hannah Mone from Bramhall from horrific injuries.

Her sister Jess, who is a Filmmaking student at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, recorded her treatment and rehabilitation over the last year.

They were just fifteen feet away from the explosion at an Arian Grande concert last May.

Jess worked on the film with fellow students Hannah Vigus and Angus Graham as Editor and Cinematographer respectively.

'In Bloom' is a personal portrait of my sister's recovery and also explores the close relationship between the two of us.

I am so proud of how courageous and brave she has been through such a difficult period and I believe everyone should have a chance to hear her story.

Afterwards I realised you only get one shot at life, and that’s why I made the film. When you get so close to losing it, you realise you need to get on with your life.

We do more things together now. Time is precious and we know we need to make the most of it.

The main thing I want from the film is that people don’t come away from it crying. I want them to come away thinking – look at this brave young girl. This terrible tragedy does not define who Hannah is.

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– Jess Mone

A look back at how Manchester commemorated the Arena attack

Well wishers are continuing to lay flowers in St. Ann's Square in Manchester following the city's commemorations of the anniversary of the Arena bomb attack.

A moving silence was observed by a crowd that wanted to show how much it cares for those who died at the Arena and those they left behind.

Elaine Willcox looks back on the events of last night, both uplifting and emotional.

Arena family's solicitor says delays in inquests could hamper response to similar attacks

A law firm says the families of the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb are being marginalised by delays to inquests into their deaths.

A senior coroner has said a full inquest can't take place while criminal investigations are ongoing into the attack.

A solicitor for one of the families affected says that delays could hamper the response to future attacks.

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Arena anniversary: Final preparations underway for choir event

Final preparations are underway for the anniversary event Credit: ITV Granada

The world‘s media has descended on Albert Square in Manchester as final preparations are underway to mark one year since the terror attack which killed 22 people.

Albert Square, the scene of remembrance on the day after the attack, will host a public event at 19:30 giving people the chance to come together again and stand in solidarity.

Media from across the globe has come to Manchester to capture the anniversary commemoration Credit: ITV Granada

The event is open to anyone, and features a mass-singalong "in a united act of remembrance".

The event will be supported by choirs from across the region, and will include a selection of songs that evoke pride and solidarity.

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