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Ariana Grande honoured by Manchester

Press Association logoPress Association 14/06/2017 By Press Association Reporter

US popstar Ariana Grande will become an honorary citizen of Manchester after organising the concert to raise funds for victims of the terrorist attack in the city.

Twenty-two people, including seven children, died when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a bomb as concert-goers were leaving Grande's show at Manchester Arena on May 22.

The 23-year-old will be recognised for her efforts in organising the One Love charity concert at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, featuring Coldplay Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

Manchester City Council wants to recognise those who have made contributions to the city.

Council leader Sir Richard Leese told the BBC it was a fitting moment to recognise those who had made noteworthy contributions to the city.

"We've all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May - with love and courage rather than hatred and fear."

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