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Manchester Arena Attack: one year on

24 May 2018

She wrote: 'So wish i were there with u all today. u have no idea. love you so v much'.

The school choir which accompanied Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit last summer (Jun17) were part of a massive city celebration on Tuesday (22May18).

The 24-year-old singer took to social media to send her love and warmth to the people in London through a series of tweets.

"Today my thoughts and prayers are with those who were lost on that bad night, their loved ones who have so bravely battled to rebuild their lives; those who have courageously fought to overcome physical injury or mental scars; our first responders and emergency services and those volunteers and professionals who are continuing to help this community heal", May wrote.

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford paid tribute to his home city, writing on the club's website about the "unimaginable" attack.

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Her tribute came ahead of a service of remembrance for the victims to mark the first anniversary.

A minute's silence took place at 2.30pm and was marked across the country.

The prime minister said that "such appalling acts of wickedness" would strengthen Britain's resolve "to defeat such twisted ideologies and beliefs".

People sang the anthemic chorus at the top of their voices as the city showed the same spirit and resilience that it displayed in the aftermath of the bombing.

In case you forgot, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device just as thousands were leaving an Ariana concert on May 22, 2017.

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Next on stage was 11-year-old Molly Catterall with a performance of Somewhere Only We Know in the style of the John Lewis TV advert, and then Hallelujah.

Albert Square hosted the Manchester Together - With One Voice event, which featured songs by Elbow and Oasis and as well as by American singer Ariana Grande, reported Sky News.

Some of those who were at the concert will be performing at a special event on Tuesday evening as part of the Manchester Survivors Choir.

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.

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Manchester Arena Attack: one year on