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Jason Manford attends opening of memorial benches for Alison Howe and Lisa Lees

Jason Manford was in Royton today at the opening of memorial benches for Alison Howe and Lisa Lees Credit: Andy Bonner

Jason Manford was in Royton Park today to attend the opening of memorial benches for Alison Howe and Lisa Lees.

Alison and Lisa were two victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack in May.

They had both travelled to the arena to pick up their children from the Ariana Grande concert.

The benches are located in Royton Park where the event took place, crowds gathered to celebrate Alison and Lisa's lives and there were musical performances, including one from Jason Manford himself.

Alison Howe and Lisa Lees Credit: ITV Granada

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Corbyn pulls out of Oldham campaign visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pictured earlier this month at his campaign launch for the Oldham West and Royton by-election. Credit: Press Association.

Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of a planned visit to campaign in the Oldham West by-election amid a shadow cabinet revolt over air strikes on Syria.

A spokeswoman for the Labour leader said: "Regrettably Jeremy Corbyn is not now visiting Oldham because matters to do with Syria mean he must return to London."

Mr Corbyn is at odds with top team after coming out and saying he could not back RAF air strikes against Islamic State in Syria before the shadow cabinet had reached an agreed position on the issue.

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