A new road is to be named after Alan Henning who was killed after being captured by so-called Islamic StateRead the full story ›
Two men linked to the gang that killed a man from Salford while he was on an aid mission in Syria have been captured. Alan Henning was 47.Read the full story ›
A memorial garden in honour of Alan Henning will be opened is set to be officially opened in his home town. A special ceremony will be held at Eccles Recreation on Tuesday 17 May at 6pm. Alan's wife Barbara will say a few words and there will be prayers.
The aid worker from Salford was killed in Syria in 2014 by ISIS.
The Alan Henning Memorial Garden design is based upon a clock face. The colour yellow was chosen to show the love, support to Alan Henning and his family that emerged in and around the communities of Eccles and Salford.
This is an open invitation to the community to join Alan’s family in the official opening of the Memorial Garden.
“It is a place where people can reflect and think about him and a fitting tribute to a true son of Salford”.
The White House have said the families of hostages killed in Syria were contacted about the strike which is believed to have killed Mohammed Emwazi before reports of it were made public.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said:
I can confirm that a number of families of hostages who have been killed in Syria were contacted in advance of public reports to let them know that this operation had taken place.
The IS militant known as "Jihadi John" always "knew he would die", a journalist who met the British terrorist said.Read the full story ›
Lucy Henning, the daughter of murdered Salford aid worker Alan, has been telling how she found out about her father's death on the internet.
Lucy, who's 18, gave an exclusive interview to ITV's Jeremy Kyle show. It was the first time she's spoken of her dad's murder.
This report from Sarah Rogers:
Friends and family of the murdered aid worker Alan Henning have been reacting to reports that the man believed to have killed him - the Isis fighter known as Jihadi John - has died in an American air strike.
A video showing Alan's murder appeared on the internet just over a year ago.
But other people who knew Alan said they would have preferred Jihadi John, otherwise known as Mohammed Emwazi, to have been taken alive.
From Alan Henning's home town of Eccles in Salford, our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue reports:
The parents of beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff have said the reported death of their son's killer Mohammed Emwazi "doesn’t change anything".
Art and Shirley Sotloff said in a statement that action against the Islamic State militant was "too little too late" as their son was "never coming back".
This development doesn’t change anything for us; it’s too little too late. Our son is never coming back.
More importantly, today, we remember Steven’s remarkable life, his contributions and those of James Foley, Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig, Kayla Mueller, David Haines, Alan Henning, Kenji Goto, and everyone else who has suffered at the hands of ISIS.
The family of 'Jihadi John' victim James Foley have said news that their son's killer is believed to have died in a US-led drone attack brings them "very small solace" as "his death does not bring Jim back".
The murdered journalist's parents John and Diane Foley said:
It is a very small solace to learn that Jihadi John may have been killed by the U.S. government.
His death does not bring Jim back. If only so much effort had been given to finding and rescuing Jim and the other hostages who were subsequently murdered by ISIS, they might be alive today.
Our focus is on Jim’s life and all the good that he did in the world. We remain humble and proud of his unwavering commitment to give voice to the voiceless as a journalist, a teacher and a friend.
The Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who is believed to have been killed in a US-led airstrike, was targeted as he traveled in a car with his driver, a military official has confirmed.
Colonel Steve Warren told a press conference "they were in a car".