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Plans for a memorial to those who died in Manchester Arena bombing

There are plans for a permanent memorial to Arena victims Credit: PA

A charitable fund – entirely separate and distinct from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund but complementary to it - will be set up to hold funds to help pay for a memorial, or memorials, for the 22 May attack in Manchester.

Further details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

In addition, an advisory group of civic and business leaders is being set up to advise Manchester Council on all memorial-related matters. They include communication and consultation with the families of those killed in the attack and others affected by it. That, says the council, will be crucial in determining the form and location of any permanent commemorations. The group will meet for the first time early next month when it will discuss and agree its terms of reference.

Again, further details will be announced in due course.

WATCH: Anfield memorial service to mark Heysel disaster

A memorial service for the victims of the Heysel disaster which took place 30 years ago today has been held at Anfield.

In front of the permanent memorial flowers were laid and the names of the victims were read out.

The people who came were asked to remember, to respect and to resolve the Heysel disaster.

(Pictures from Liverpool Football Club)


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