Manchester bombing victims remembered on first anniversary May 23, 2018 0 202 12345 AFPMACHESTERA MINUTE of silence fell over the city of Manchester on Tuesday as Britain mourned the 22 killed in a bomb attack there a year ago outside a teen pop concert, with flower tributes, songs and a memorial service to honour the dead.Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William joined families of the victims -- seven of whom were under the age of 18 -- for the cathedral ceremony to remember the May 22 Manchester Arena attack during an Ariana Grande performance.Salman Abedi, a British man of Libyan heritage, blew himself up outside the venue and an investigation continues into how the attack happpened."In this service we come together as people of different faiths and none, and to remember with love before God those whose lives were lost and those whose lives have been changed forever,"said Manchester Cathedral dean Rogers Govender.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 (1330 GMT), which was also marked at British government buildings nationwide.Prince William and members of the Sikh, Jewish, Muslim and Humanist communities also made readings, and a youth choir sang"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"-- the same song with which Grande closed the One Love Manchester benefit concert organised two weeks after the bombing."You who were hurt or bereaved 12 months ago today are forever part of Manchester, forever part of us,"said bishop of Manchester David Walker.Pop star Justin Bieber replied to the paper's front page on Twitter with a message of support:"We will never let go of hope. #OneLoveManchester".Grande, who had just finished performing when the bomber struck outside, also shared a message of support for those affected."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.Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford paid tribute to his home city, writing on the club's website about the"unimaginable"attack."Nobody will ever forget what happened but the way Manchester pulled together shows you everything you need to know about the people here. Seeing how everyone reacted made me so proud to be a Mancunian." POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Italy's eurosceptic govt sparks fears of new European crisis May 23, 2018 0 26 Facebook's Zuckerberg offers apology to EU lawmakers over data leak May 23, 2018 0 28 UK pensioner convicted of raping children in Kenya May 23, 2018 0 20 Swedish court blocks plans for new Nobel centre STOCKHOLM A Swedish court on Tuesday blocked the building of a new Nobel centre which is meant to showcase one of the world's most famed prizes. The Nobel Center, which was to be constructed in Stockholm's .. Norway to ban child marriage as it seeks to set a global example LONDON Norway approved a law banning all child marriage on Tuesday, with campaigners saying it would set an example to others ahead of a global 2030 deadline for eradicating the practice. The Nordic country has a minimum .. DJ Avicii's funeral to be 'private': Family STOCKHOLM Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, who died last month aged 28, is to be buried"privately"with only his closest relatives and friends present, his family said on Tuesday. The musician, whose real name was Tim .. French public sector workers strike against Macron's reforms AFP PARIS FROM air traffic controllers and street sweepers to librarians and teachers, French public-sector employees joined rail workers in striking on Tuesday to protest reforms planned by President Emmanuel .. Xenophobia has crept into Europe's mainstream, warns UN rights chief DPA VIENNA HATRED against foreigners is no longer reserved for populists but has seeped into Europe's centrist parties, UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein warned on Tuesday in Vienna. Zeid spoke at a .. Danish party distances itself from minister's Ramadan comments COPENHAGEN Leading members of the Danish Liberal Party distanced themselves on Tuesday from comments by a cabinet member that Muslims who fast during the holy month of Ramadan should take holiday rather than go to work. ..