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Manchester’s Great City Games will go ahead in the city centre today.
Authorities took the decision to let the event go ahead in the wake of the terror attack on Monday. It will take place in a temporary arena in Albert Square, the site of Tuesday’s vigil for those killed and injured.
After such a tragic and heinous event, I think it’s important that everybody comes together and shows it’s not going to stop people leading a normal life.
That seems to be the overriding sense from everybody here. I think it’s wonderful that it’s still going ahead and I hope it will be a lovely tribute to those who lost their lives and those injured in the attack.
The UK government’s emergency Cobra committee will meet again this morning in Whitehall. The home secretary, Amber Rudd, will chair the meeting, as Theresa May is attending the G7 summit in Sicily.