It is a tragedy for the city and for the journalists that such an iconic title of such long standing has been closed down.
"It seems unbelievable that Liverpool cannot sustain a daily as well as weekly. It also sends alarm bells ringing for the consequences of the trend at Trinity Mirror and other newspaper groups to convert dailies to weekly production."
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The threat level has been raised to critical by MI5's Counter-Terrorism Analysis Centre.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced the decision from Downing Street.
In her message Theresa May praised the "inspirational bravery" and "unbreakable spirit" of Mancunians in the wake of the blast.