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Manchester sends its support to Barcelona.

Senior figures across Manchester have sent messages of condolence to Barcelona following the terror incident earlier.

Officials have confirmed 13 people have died and more than 50 have been injured after a van mounted a pavement in Barcelona.

It follows what the country's Department of the Interior described as "a massive trampling on the Ramblas in Barcelona by a person with a van".

Greater Manchester's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has tweeted his support.

And Sue Murphy, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, said: "Our hearts go out to Barcelona in the wake of this sickening incident. Manchester stands in solidarity with that great city. We know from recent experience both how devastating this sort of attack is and how important international solidarity, community spirit and a refusal to give in to terror are in dealing with its aftermath."

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Tony's journey to Coronation Street

Tony Warren, the creator of Coronation Street Credit: pa

The early life and career of Tony Warren, creator of Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running continuing drama, will be remembered in an exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
The exhibition will showcase aspects of Tony’s life, documenting him growing up in Pendlebury, Salford, where he absorbed the streets, people and sounds surrounding him, eventually leading him into a career in script writing. Original scripts and other items from his early writing career will be on show as the exhibition, called ‘Four Miles from Manchester’ tells the story of his journey to creating Coronation Street.

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Inspirational Sean's latest challenge

Sean Gash is currently taking on his latest huge challenge. Sean, who's paraplegic and uses a wheelchair, is currently part of a team heading from Lands End to John O' Groats. The Lancastrian, along with fellow wheelchair user Gavin Levitt is making the challenge even harder by trying to complete the trip in under 20 days.

Gavin, Sean and the support team. Credit: Dawn Gash

In 2016 Sean took on Kilimanjaro using a specially adapted wheelchair. .

Click here to find out more about Sean's challenge.

Man hospitalised after reports of fight

A man is in hospital after being taken to a police station with stab wounds. Officers received a report of a fight on Oldham Road in the Newton Heath area of Manchester. Witnesses say they had seen a gun. The disturbance had stopped by the time officers arrived at the scene.

Police say a number of vehicles were involved in a series of collisions on Oldham Road. Then a man was dragged from a van and repeatedly stabbed in the legs.

The attackers escaped in a white Volkswagen golf. The injured man was taken to Central Park Police Station on Northampton Road where he received treatment by both officers and paramedics before being taken to hospital. He remains in a stable condition.

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VIDEO: Full interview with The Courteeners' Liam Fray

The concert to reopen Manchester Arena will be played in honour of those who lost their lives on May 22. Ticket sales will fund a permanent memorial to them.

The concert will feature an array of artists who call Manchester and the North West home.

The man who wrote Don't Look Back in Anger - Noel Gallagher - a song that came to define Manchester's defiance - will play with his band, High Flying Birds.

The world famous indie rock group Courteeners will play too, likewise Blossoms from Stockport, and the 80s pop star Rick Astley.

On stage too will be the man who found words when there simply were none - the poet Tony Walsh who read "This Is The Place" at the vigil in Albert Square the day after the attack.

  • Watch our full interview with Liam Fray from The Courteeners:
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