Choirs gather for Manchester celebration on the anniversary of bomb blast

Ariana Grande – “I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day”

The singer returned to Manchester two weeks later to perform at an all-star fundraising concert.

Some of the hundreds of those injured in the explosion, and the families of those killed, attended a remembrance service at Manchester Cathedral alongside the Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May.

On May 22, 2017, during Grande's concert in Manchester, England, suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a homemade shrapnel device, killing 22 people and wounding more than 800, many of whom were children who suffered physical and psychological injuries.

Tony Walsh's poem This is the Place, which he memorably read aloud outside Manchester Albert Square a year ago, was then recited by Louise Sharrock Sivill.

Take That's Never Forget followed as members of the crowd embraced and held their hands in the air - before The Beatles' All You Need Is Love rounded things off.

"The resilience and determination shown by this city in the 12 months since is testament to that".

A minute's silence - observed nationwide - was held at 2.30pm with tears inside the cathedral, where photographs of those killed were displayed on screens, and outside, where thousands watched in Cathedral Gardens.

NC teachers want better salaries; prepare for May 16 rally
According to the Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina teachers with 10 years experience make around $40,555 per year. Teachers say that they intend to mobilize and keep a focus on legislators now backtracking on their promises.

Around an hour and a half later, at 10.31pm, bells on Manchester Town Hall, St Ann's Church, and St Mary's RC Church rang to mark the time the bomb went off one year ago.

Prince Harry, carrying out his first public engagement as a married man, also remembered the victims during a speech in London.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Joan Hitchen, thanked the emergency responders who helped "bring our Manchester together again".

Prayers of goodwill were also read out by school pupils on the night and people were able to add their thoughts to a memory tree near the park cafe.

People laid flowers and cards in St Ann's Square, which became a focal point for mourners after the attack.

Ariana had previously taken to social media earlier in the day to voice her support for her fans in Manchester.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Probably No Doubt' FBI Had Snitch in Trump Campaign
May 18, 2018 - 15:56
The F.B.I. obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters - a secret type of subpoena - officials said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta
May 18, 2018 - 15:54
By training, Adams is an anaesthesiologist and was earlier a health commissioner in IN, before becoming the US Surgeon General. Adams was on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta to catch a connecting flight to Mississippi's capital city.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Royal wedding: Meghan Markle's bridesmaids and pageboys announced
May 18, 2018 - 15:52
Staging the photos was meant to counter the way he had been "so unfairly presented in the media as being sort of shabby". So, as of publication time Tuesday afternoon, Thomas Markle still reportedly plans to walk his daughter down the aisle .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ethics Office Refers Trump's Porn-Star Hush Money To US Prosecutors
May 18, 2018 - 15:49
Neither attended the closed-door session, and "I stood outside in the hall", Rumaihi said, as the delegation went in. A prior disclosure made past year covered a 16-month period and showed $37.3 million in revenues for Mar-a-Lago.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Explosion Geologists Feared From Hawaii's Volcano Has Just Happened
May 18, 2018 - 15:45
Mount Pinatubo last erupted in 1991, killing more than 350 people in what became the second-largest eruption of the 20th century. Meanwhile, stormy weather caused the ash to mix with rain, creating a dark paste that coated rooftops and vehicle windshields.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NY man threatens to report Spanish-speaking staff to authorities
May 18, 2018 - 15:45
Reporters from the New York Post and others have been trying to get more comments from Schlossberg, but he has thus far refused. If he does not, I think the most serious discipline he could face would be a private admonition if he has a clean record.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top It's confirmed: Ramadan will begin on May 17 in the UAE
May 17, 2018 - 01:36
The Arab states did not sight the moon after which the Arab media had said that the Holy month would commence from 17th of May. This year, Ramadan will begin on Wednesday, the evening of May 16, and will go on till Thursday, the evening of June 14.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Battlefield V name confirmed as EA sets May 23 reveal
May 17, 2018 - 01:36
Actually, it wasn't EA but Trevor Noah, known to many as the host of The Daily Show , who let the cat out of the bag. As for why Noah got the job of hosting the reveal, "gamer", he says in the video , is his "main job".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Another country opened an Embassy in Jerusalem
May 17, 2018 - 01:35
Paraguay is expected to follow the U.S and Guatemala's lead, and plans to relocate their embassy to Jerusalem in the coming weeks. At least 61 Palestinians were killed on Monday in the deadliest day in the besieged territory since 2014 war.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Powerful Northeast Storms Kill Two, Snarl Commutes, Knock Out Power to Thousands
May 17, 2018 - 01:34
Falling trees also killed two people in CT in separate incidents, as well as a person in Pennsylvania, local media reported . A teenager also suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the roof of a dugout on a baseball field, Boughton said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top TI arrested for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness
May 17, 2018 - 01:33
The statement continued, "Tip was in contact with "Tiny" by phone and "Tiny" confirmed that Tip should be let in immediately". In fact, T.I. says the guard even refused to provide his name, so he is planning to sue for the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Iran Deal Exposes Europe's Weaknesses as a Global Power
May 17, 2018 - 01:32
Juncker is set to jet off to Sofia , Bulgaria, for a working dinner with EU leaders on the eve of the EU-Western Balkan summit. Trump also announced that the USA re-imposes the "highest level of economic sanctions" on the Islamic Republic.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?'
May 17, 2018 - 01:31
The blocking statute was developed in 1996 to counter U.S. sanctions on Cuba, Iran and Libya, but has not been tested yet. The senior official said that European Union should be grateful to Trump as he helped the bloc get rid of its illusions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top National Basketball Association won't discipline JR Smith Game 2 flagrant foul in ECF
May 17, 2018 - 01:27
Sometimes they focus on things that don't matter, and the other times they focus on that he impacts winning. JR Smith has never been a fan favorite in Boston . "They're aggressive, and we've got to match that".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yanny or Laurel? The audio clip which has the internet divided
May 16, 2018 - 12:47
And then there are some people who claim to hear differently depending on the device we're using. The whole debate is a reminder that the internet is an fantastic place.