Manchester Arena blast: what we know so far

Here is what we know so far about the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena that targeted young concert-goers.

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Pair held for ‘acting suspiciously’ outside barracks

Two men have been arrested after “acting suspiciously” outside a barracks.

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Manchester terror attack police investigating ‘network’ over concert bombing

Counter-terrorism agencies are investigating a “network” in connection with the Manchester bombing, police have confirmed for the first time, as it emerged an off-duty female officer was killed in the atrocity.

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Theresa May urging Nato partners to do more in fight against terror

Theresa May is to urge Nato allies to take on a greater role in the fight against terrorism after the Manchester bombing.

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Police officer among victims of Manchester Arena bomb attack

An off-duty policewoman was among the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena terrorist atrocity.

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Police ‘stop sharing Manchester bomb intelligence’ after series of leaks

Police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing have stopped passing information to the US on the investigation as a major transatlantic row erupted over leaks of key evidence in the US, according to a report.

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188,000 abusive tweets sent to MPs over three-month period, research shows

MPs received almost 190,000 abusive tweets over a three-month period, new research has shown.

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Ukip more important than ever, says Paul Nuttall ahead of manifesto launch

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has insisted his party is “more important than it has ever been” despite concerns that it could be heading for disaster in the polls.

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Lorry driver arrested after five killed in M6 crash between Stoke and Stafford

The driver of a lorry involved in a crash on the M6 which left five people dead has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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National General Election campaigning to resume on Friday

General Election campaigning will get back under way nationally on Friday after a three-day pause in respect for the victims of the Manchester bomb.

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Pledge of free breakfasts for pupils could cost more than £60m, Tories admit

A Conservative pledge to offer all primary school children a free breakfast could cost more than £60 million, the party has acknowledged.

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Twenty being treated for ‘horrific injuries’ following Manchester attack

Some 20 people are being treated for “horrific injuries” in critical care following the Manchester attack, a senior NHS official has said.

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Intelligence leaked to US media ‘undermines’ Manchester attack probe

Leaked intelligence about the Manchester bomb attack to the US media “undermines” the UK investigation, counter-terrorism officers said.

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Theresa May set to raise UK concerns about bomb probe leaks with Donald Trump

Theresa May is expected to raise UK concerns about the leaking of intelligence on the Manchester bomb attack to the US press when she meets Donald Trump on Thursday.


United players dedicate Europa League success to victims of Manchester attack

Manchester United players dedicated their Europa League success to the victims of Monday’s terror attack.

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Manchester bomber’s brother aware of attack plans, says Libyan security force

The brother of the alleged Manchester bomber had links to the Islamic State group and was aware of his brother’s plans, a Libyan security force said.

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Queen swaps regal robes for silk dress and coat at St Paul’s Cathedral service

The Queen dispensed with her regal robes when she attended a national service celebrating the Order of the British Empire – but the Duke of Edinburgh did not.

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Network Rail renewals cutbacks threaten jobs and safety, RMT warns

A rail union is warning of cuts to renewals work for Network Rail which it says threatens jobs and safety.

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Soldiers at key sites to free up armed police in terror response, MSPs told

Troops will be deployed at Ministry of Defence and civil nuclear sites across Scotland to free up armed officers in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

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RAF graduates wished ‘best of British luck’ by Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall wished new RAF graduates the “very best of British luck” as she highlighted the Air Force’s “vital role in protecting our nation” during “troubled times”.

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