Wigan pays tribute to those who died at Arena bombing

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Young women pay their respects in St Annes Square on the 1st anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing in Manchester.

Ariana Grande is remembering the victims of the Manchester bombing, one year after 22 people were killed when a bomb exploded after one of her concerts in the city.

The singalong came after a day of events to mark the first anniversary of the horrific event, including a service at Manchester Cathedral - including a one-minute silence observed across the United Kingdom - and a gathering in the city on Tuesday evening (22.05.18).

Singer Ariana Grande is overcome by emotion at the One Love Manchester tribute concert on June 4, 2017.

Also on the song sheet was One Last Time, a hit for Grande, who had tweeted: 'Thinking of you all today and every day.

"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", she wrote.

Last night's evening of solidarity through music began with a series of video messages from some famous names, including many Mancunians. "My heart is always going to be in Manchester", said Marr, "Always has been and always will be".

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"I stood out in St Ann's Square, with my arms out and a cardboard sign that said 'I'm a Muslim, I trust you. I think if you live here, you all know someone either at the Arena or who was personally affected in some way by it".

Paul also paid tribute to soldier Lee Rigby, who was killed in a terrorist attack near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London, five years ago on May 22, 2013.

The service, attended by first responders, civic leaders and some of the scores injured in the bombing, led the minute of silence at 2.30pm (2330 AEST), which was also marked at British government buildings nationwide.

On the altar behind him were 22 candles - fashioned from the thousands left behind at the memorial in St Ann's Square past year - each representing one of the young victims.

'And to the people of Manchester, my admiration for your display of strength, decency and community in the face of this unparalleled tragedy.

Bells on the city hall and churches rang out at 10:31 p.m., a year since the bomb exploded.

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