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Manchester terror attack suicide bomb hits Ariana Grande arena gig as police confirm kids among 22 dead

Helpers attend to people inside the Manchester Arena after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device

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Among the many dead is Ariana Grande fan Georgina Callander who has today been described as a girl who “lit up the room”.

She had tragically written to her pop hero yesterday, telling the pop star: “SO EXCITED TO SEE U TOMORROW”.

A close friend told the Evening Standard she died with her mother at her hospital bedside.

Thousands of adults, teenagers and children screamed and fled in panic as a terrorist detonated a huge bomb – thought to be packed with nails and bolts - as Ariana’s concert ended at the Manchester Arena.

Witnesses told of seeing shards of metal tearing into concert-goers in the foyer area of the world-famous concert venue – leaving dozens lying in pools of blood.

The horrific blast could he heard echoing through the packed arena as families tried to make their way home as the concert came to an end just after 10.40pm.

Theresa May said this morning the attack "stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice."

The PM sadded the "cowardice of the attacker was met by the bravery of the emergency services and the people of Manchester."

She also revealed police and security staff believe they know identity of attacker but won't reveal it now.

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Newcastle residents rally to assist Somalia at successful market day


Somalia is in the grip of a severe drought and Somalis are suffering the bitter effects.

Shahia Hoosen.

NEWCASTLE CBD – A market day was held in the parking lot outside Imphupu Wholesalers last Saturday to raise funds for Somalia.

Somalia is in the grip of a severe drought and Somalis are suffering the bitter effects.

This has prompted three organisations to unite for a common cause – raising vital funding for the country of Somalia.

Gift of the Givers, the Al-Imdaad Foundation and the Africa Muslim Agency have stepped up to the plate.

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Birmingham woman Halema Muhamad travelled to her home country Somalia more than a decade ago and decided to marry a man who already had 3 wives

BIRMINGHAM- Halima Mohamad  travelled to her home country Somalia more than a decade ago and decided to marry a man who already had 3 wives

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Bizarre row erupts in north London election race as Women's Equality candidate labelled 'anti-feminist

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Women's Equality Party candidate Nimco Ali Getty

A bizarre row has erupted after an election candidate for the Women's Equality Party was accused of being "anti-feminist" for standing against Labour.

FGM survivor Nimco Ali is running in the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency, a seat won by Labour’s Catherine West in the 2015 General Election.

Born in Somalia, Ms Ali arrived in the UK aged four. Three years late she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was on a family holiday in Djibouti, east Africa.

She has campaigned against FGM throughout her life and co-founded the charity Daughters for Eve which works to protect girls and young women who are at risk.

But Ms Ali, who is only the second British-Somali to ever run for Westminster, said that since her candidacy was announced she has been on the receiving end of “misplaced anger” from Labour-supporting men and women.
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