This latest bulletin goes out in sorrow. We have lived in Manchester for 33 years, moving reluctantly at first from the Midlands but quickly coming to love the city. Our younger daughter was born here and has been to countless gigs at the Arena. Our eldest granddaughter is 8, the same age as Saffie Roussos whose life was cruelly cut short. We all share the pain and the anger of the terrorist attack but we also share the belief that the city will rise again, strengthened by the love and solidarity of its people, just as it did after the Arndale Centre bombing in 1996. Hate will not defeat us. As Manchester performance poet Tony Walsh said in his moving tribute at the Albert Square vigil, we ‘choose love.
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