Manchester attack minute’s silence – what time is it being held today and how is the anniversary being marked?


A MINUTE'S silence will be held today to remember all those who died in the Manchester terror attack last year.

In one of the worst terrorist attacks to ever take place in this country, 22 people lost their lives.

 Flowers left close to the Manchester Arena, the morning after a suicide bomber killed 22 peoplePA:Press Association Flowers left close to the Manchester Arena, the morning after a suicide bomber killed 22 people

What time is the minute's silence?

A minute's silence will take place at 2.30pm on May 22, 2018, (TODAY) for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing attack.

The national silence will be marked across the country on the first anniversary of the bombing.

Twenty-two people died in the attack after an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

A minute's silence was also held on Sunday, May 20, at the Great Manchester Run in tribute to those killed.

 A man carrying a floral tribute walks past a 'We Love MCR' signGetty Images A man carrying a floral tribute walks past a 'We Love MCR' sign

What else is happening to mark the one-year anniversary?

The Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May will be among those attending a service of remembrance at Manchester Cathedral.

They will join families of the victims of the suicide bombing, the injured, the first responders to the scene as well as civic leaders and other national figures.

The May 22 invitation-only service, held between 2pm and 3pm, will include the national silence at 2.30pm, which will also be marked across the country.

From 7pm-9.30pm the day of remembrance will continue Manchester Together – With One Voice.

The free event held in Manchester's Albert Square will include a mass singalong from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

The songs for the finale have been confirmed as Ariana Grande’s One Last Time, One Day Like This by Elbow, Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis and Never Forget by Take That.

The terror attack was also remembered over the weekend with the Great Manchester Run, won by Sir Mo Farah.

Some of those injured in the attack, including Freya Lewis and Martin Hibbert, took part in the race.

Who are the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack?

Among the 22 who died was an off-duty police officer, a brave aunt who shielded her 11-year-old niece from the nail-bomb blast, a number of innocent teens, several parents who were waiting in the foyer of the venue, and an eight-year-old girl.

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  • Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, was the youngest victim. She was killed after becoming separated from her mum and sister at the venue.
  • Martyn Hett, 29, a Coronation Street superfan with a tattoo of Deirdre Barlow, was due to go on a two month “trip of a lifetime” to America.
  • Georgina Callander, 18, met Ariana Grande backstage at a previous gig and was the first young person to be confirmed dead – she died in hospital with her mum by her side and was described as a girl who “lit up the room”.

 Georgina Callander was pictured with Ariana Grande almost two years agoInstagram Georgina Callander was pictured with Ariana Grande almost two years ago

  • Olivia Campbell, 15, brought Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid to tears when her mum Charlotte appealed for information on her whereabouts.
  • Elaine McIver, 43, an off-duty police officer, lost her life in the terror attack – her husband and children sustained injuries from the blast.
  • John Atkinson, 26, from Radcliffe, was the third person to be formally confirmed as dead. He was described as an "amazing young man" with a "beautiful soul".
  • Kelly Brewster, 32, from Sheffield, died trying to shield her 11-year-old niece. A pal said: “She ran to shield Hollie from the blast as best she could. She threw ­herself in front of her."
  • Alison Lowe, 44, and friend Lisa Lees, 43, were killed when they arrived to pick up their teenage daughters – who were later found safe.
  • Marcin Kils, 42, and Angelika Kils, 39, were killed as they waited for their daughters Patricia and Alex who were not hurt in the attack.

 Martyn Hett, 29, has been confirmed as one of the victims of the terror attack in ManchesterTwitter Martyn Hett, 29, has been confirmed as one of the victims of the terror attack in Manchester

  • Nell Jones, 14, was confirmed as dead after her family spent 36 hours searching the city's hospitals for her.
  • Jane Tweedle-Taylor, 50, from Blackpool, was killed as she arrived to collect a friend's daughter from the concert.
  • Michelle Kiss, 45, from Blackburn, attended the concert with her daughter.
  • Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, died with her mum and grandmother at her side.
  • Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, a couple from South Shields, were remembered in a heartbreaking joint tribute from their families after being named: "They were perfect in every way for each other and were meant to be."
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