Manchester Airport pipe bomb plot: Nadeem Muhammad guilty

Manchester Airport pipe bomb plot: Nadeem Muhammad guilty

A man has been found guilty of trying to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a plane at Manchester Airport. The “crude improvised explosive device” was found in Nadeem Muhammad’s luggage as he passed security on 30 January. There have been calls for an inquiry after police initially failed to detect the device was “potentially viable” and he was allowed to board a plane. Muhammad was found guilty of possessing explosives with intent to endanger…

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Ariana Grande made an honorary citizen of Manchester

Ariana Grande made an honorary citizen of Manchester

Ariana Grande is being made an honorary citizen of Manchester as a thank you from the city for the way she responded to the arena attack in May. The city council passed the motion unanimously at a special meeting. The singer was praised for returning to stage the One Love Manchester concert less than two weeks after the attack on her arena gig, which killed 22 people. Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said…

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Shaun Ryder voices trams in Manchester for BBC Music Day

Shaun Ryder voices trams in Manchester for BBC Music Day

Media playback is unsupported on your device Step On! Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder is voicing announcements on MetroLink trams in Manchester for BBC Music Day. The singer riffs on some of his biggest hits, including the Gorillaz’ single DARE, telling commuters: “It’s coming up, it’s coming up, it’s… Anchorage!” “I enjoyed doing it,” he told 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins, “but I’ll never listen to it. I hate hearing my own voice.” Ozzy Osbourne, Alfie…

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One Love Manchester: The most emotional moments

One Love Manchester: The most emotional moments

There were high emotions at a benefit concert staged by Ariana Grande in Manchester less than two weeks after the terror attack following her gig in the city. But the show also demonstrated the power of pop music to bring people together. Here are some of the night’s most powerful moments. Strong – Robbie Williams “Manchester, we’re strong, we’re strong, we’re strong/We’re still singing our song, our song, our song.” – Robbie Williams, Strong (2017…

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Joy shines through pain at Manchester benefit gig

Joy shines through pain at Manchester benefit gig

Media playback is unsupported on your device The benefit concert held in the wake of the Manchester attack turned into a night of unity, healing and joy for 50,000 music fans. The all-star show was held to remember the victims of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May. Despite the circumstances, a celebratory atmosphere prevailed as Grande herself returned to the stage. She told the crowd: “I want to thank you…

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One Love Manchester: 'Greater purpose' after London attack

One Love Manchester: 'Greater purpose' after London attack

Ariana Grande’s manager has said the One Love Manchester concert will “go ahead with greater purpose” following the London attack. Scooter Braun tweeted that “all artists involved have been unwavering in their support this morning and are determined to carry on with the show”. Gates opened at 16:00 BST, with thousands due to remember the lives lost in the 22 May attack. Police said there would be additional security in place. One Love Manchester: What…

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One Love Manchester: Fans gather for tribute concert

One Love Manchester: Fans gather for tribute concert

Thousands of people are heading to Manchester for a tribute concert remembering the lives lost in the 22 May attack. One Love Manchester is raising money for those affected by the suicide bombing at the end of Ariana Grande’s performance at the Manchester Arena. She is returning to the city, joined by stars including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Take That. It is not yet known how the unfolding London attack might affect the…

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Manchester attack: Ariana Grande visits injured fans

Manchester attack: Ariana Grande visits injured fans

US singer Ariana Grande has visited fans injured in last month’s terror attack at her Manchester concert. The star spent time with youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in a surprise appearance ahead of a benefit concert on Sunday. Following the singer’s visit, the father of one of the injured said he had never seen his daughter so happy. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured dozens more at Grande’s 22 May…

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