Manchester attack

  • 14 Jun 2018

    With his jangly guitar and unique way of playing it, Johnny Marr created the sound of The Smiths. He made the music to Morrissey’s lyrics in a band that defined indie music in the 80s. Since their split, Marr worked with giants from Paul McCartney to Noel Gallagher. But now he’s a solo act releasing…

  • 6 Jul 2017

    It is now thought Abedi made the bomb alone and carried the device through the city centre for several hours before the attack that killed 22 on May the 22nd.

  • 4 Jun 2017

    In the midst of this latest tragedy, it’s important to remember that less than two weeks ago, 22 people lost their lives in the Manchester suicide bombing. Tonight the US star Ariana Grande will be back in the city for the One Love Manchester concert. Her manager says it now has a “greater purpose”, and…

  • 1 Jun 2017

    Greater Manchester police have said 10 men, aged between 18 and 44, remain in custody on suspicion of terrorism offences after last weeks suicide bomb attack. Meanwhile more is emerging about the lifestyle of the terrorist Salman Abedi. Two of his cousins have described his actions as “disgusting”.

  • 31 May 2017

    In Manchester, police have said that Salman Abedi bought most of the components for his suicide bomb himself. But they’re keeping an open mind on whether he was acting alone or was part of a wider network.

  • 30 May 2017

    An audience of under-30s and over-60s debate security and terrorism following the Manchester attack.

  • 30 May 2017

    The US singer Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for a tribute concert on Sunday, joined by a host of global stars. Proceeds will go to the emergency fund for the victims of last Monday’s bomb attack at the end of Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena. News of the concert comes as the police…

  • 29 May 2017

    MI5 is carrying out a review of its procedures after concerns over security and reported intelligence blunders surrounding the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. In the campaign against terrorism it is one of the most difficult questions: when do the authorities act on the flood of information about potential extremists. We now know that members of…

  • 29 May 2017

    The search for forensic evidence continues as it emerges the security services may have received as many as three tip offs into Salman Abedi’s extremist views. MI5 reviews how it uses information.

  • 26 May 2017

    In the last hour, the American singer Ariana Grande, who was performing at the Manchester Arena on the night of the bomb attack, has said she will perform for a benefit concert in the city to raise money for the attack victims. No date has yet been set. Tonight thousands have attended a vigil in…

  • 26 May 2017

    Mohamed Abdul Malek, acting imam of the Muslim Youth Foundation in Manchester, who was born in Libya but has lived in the UK for 34 years, and Mohamed Fadil, who is also Libyan and speaks for the Libyan community in South Manchester, discuss the terror attack and bomber Salman Abedi.

  • 26 May 2017

    Closing in on the terrorist network. After raids in Manchester and beyond, police say they’ve made “immense” progress, arresting key players.

  • 26 May 2017

    The police have searched 12 locations so far and will continue their operations over the weekend. They say they’ve made ‘immense progress’ in their investigation and eight men are in custody, held on suspicion of terror offences. More is emerging about the bomber, his lifestyle and his movements in the last few months.

  • 26 May 2017

    The police have identified a “large part of the network” linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. They said some of their arrests – eight since Monday – are significant, as are the materials that have been found in their searches. But the UK terror threat is to remain at critical for the time being,…

  • 25 May 2017

    Of the 116 people hospitalised after the Manchester attack, 75 are being treated in hospitals around Greater Manchester. Twenty-three of those are in critical care, including five children. A large proportion are being treated at the Royal Manchester Infirmary. I went along to join staff as they observed this morning’s silence and to speak with…