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A look back at how Manchester commemorated the Arena attack

Well wishers are continuing to lay flowers in St. Ann's Square in Manchester following the city's commemorations of the anniversary of the Arena bomb attack.

A moving silence was observed by a crowd that wanted to show how much it cares for those who died at the Arena and those they left behind.

Elaine Willcox looks back on the events of last night, both uplifting and emotional.

Arena family's solicitor says delays in inquests could hamper response to similar attacks

A law firm says the families of the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb are being marginalised by delays to inquests into their deaths.

A senior coroner has said a full inquest can't take place while criminal investigations are ongoing into the attack.

A solicitor for one of the families affected says that delays could hamper the response to future attacks.

Ariana Grande tells fans in Manchester she misses them

Ariana Grande told fans in Manchester that she missed them yesterday in Tweets sent out during the remembrance events that took place across the city.


Arena anniversary: Final preparations underway for choir event

Final preparations are underway for the anniversary event Credit: ITV Granada

The world‘s media has descended on Albert Square in Manchester as final preparations are underway to mark one year since the terror attack which killed 22 people.

Albert Square, the scene of remembrance on the day after the attack, will host a public event at 19:30 giving people the chance to come together again and stand in solidarity.

Media from across the globe has come to Manchester to capture the anniversary commemoration Credit: ITV Granada

The event is open to anyone, and features a mass-singalong "in a united act of remembrance".

The event will be supported by choirs from across the region, and will include a selection of songs that evoke pride and solidarity.

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