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The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has spoken out after the death of two York residents in the Manchester bombing.
The Ghana international was on loan from Chelsea last season and has now signed a four-year deal with Newcastle United
The North East has paid its respect to victims of the Manchester bombing, as people and public figures came together and monuments lit up.