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Manchester Arena attack: programme of events to mark two year anniversary

Manchester is marking two years since a terror attack at the city's Arena which killed 22 people.

It will be a more intimate programme of events compared with last year - here's what's taking place:

14:00
Private memorial service for families and first responders

A private civic memorial service is being held at St Ann’s church. The families of those killed, people who were injured, and representatives from first responders are being invited to attend.

14:30
A minute's silence

Many public services across Manchester are planning to take part in a minute's silence, including Manchester Piccadilly station.

22:31
Bells will ring out across the city

Bells will ring out from Manchester Town Hall, Manchester Cathedral, The Hidden Gem Church and St Ann’s Church for one minute.

All day
Cathedral open

Manchester Cathedral will also be open throughout the day for people to "spend some time in quiet reflection and prayer" - the city council said.

There will be opportunities to light a candle and spend time remembering those who died, those still suffering physically and mentally and everyone affected by the attack.

The 22 people who lost their lives on 22 May 2017.

Plans are also underway for a permanent memorial in the city centre, close to the Arena and the Cathedral.

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