Short civic ceremonies will take place outside Blackburn town hall on the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena Attack.

There will be a minute silence and speeches starting at 2.30pm on Tuesday, May 22.

Councillor Mohammed Khan, the leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “We will be joining many places across the country which will observe a minute silence.

“It’s important that people can gather together to pay their respects and show solidarity with Manchester. Many people from our communities were personally affected. We know people from Blackburn and Darwen attended the concert themselves or had family there. Everybody is welcome.”

The main focus of the anniversary is in Manchester. Browse the programme.

For general support and advice visit www.manchesterattacksupport.org.uk

There is also a free Victim Support 24-hour Supportline 0808 16 89 111 or see www.penninecare.nhs.uk/support

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