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Prayers offered for murdered teacher Ann Maguire

Prayers have been said at dozens of churches today for murdered school teacher Ann Maguire.

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Hundreds of balloons fly in tribute to slain teacher

Hundreds of pupils and former students of Ann Maguire gathered to launch more than 700 balloons to remember the murdered teacher.

Hundreds of balloons were launched in Leeds Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The community of Halton Moor, in Leeds, came together this afternoon to mark a week since Mrs Maguire, 61, was stabbed to death in her classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College.

Many of the balloons had personal messages written on them Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

More than 500 people gathered on field opposite the huge floral tribute that has accumulated outside the school gates as a tribute to the much-loved teacher.

Current and former pupils took part in a football match Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Current year 11 pupils took on former students in a football match before the neighbouring Corpus Christi Church tolled its bell once to mark the moment when everyone let go of their balloons.

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