• Published on 29 Jun 2017 Sections UK

    In celebration of a beautiful city and the people who make it special: Manchester’s International Festival has just opened tonight – kicking off with a live performance show featuring taxi drivers who rushed to help on the night of the Manchester terror attack.

  • Published on 4 Jun 2017 Sections UK

    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…

  • Published on 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…

  • Published on 29 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    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…

  • Published on 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.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    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…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    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.

  • Published on 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.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    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.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    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,…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections UK

    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…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK, United States

    The police themselves have been angered by the behaviour of their US colleagues after yet more information from the Manchester investigation was leaked to the American media. Speaking at the Nato summit in Brussels, President Trump promised to prosecute whoever was responsible. That’s before he chastised an assembled group of Nato leaders for not paying…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    With the UK threat level still set at critical, British Transport Police say for the first time they will put armed officers on trains, while NHS emergency departments have been told to prepare to deal with possible further terrorist attacks.

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections UK

    Armed police on trains: Hospitals warned to prepare for another attack; anger over leaks of British intelligence by America as the Manchester bomb investigation intensifies.

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections UK

    One of the 22 people who were killed at the Manchester Arena on Monday night was 45-year-old mother Alison Howe. We spoke with Alison’s husband, Steve about that terrible night, when – he says – he was failed by the arrangements made by police to keep loved ones informed.