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As Liam Gallagher swaggered on to the stage at the One Love Manchester concert on Sunday, gathered crowds held their breath in anticipation of the appearance of his older brother, Noel.

But as Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, joined Liam on stage for a rendition of Live Forever, the audience and viewing public were forced to conclude that the reunion millions so desperately wanted would not take place at the Old Trafford arena on this occasion.

And with Liam taking to Twitter to criticise his brother's non-appearance at a gig which will undoubtedly go down in British history, a source close to Noel has felt compelled to speak out in Noel's defence.

While Noel may not have been present at a concert organised to honour the dozens killed and injured at an Ariana Grande concert last month, the 50-year-old rockstar has been secretly doing his bit for those affected.

With Mancunians using Don't Look Back in Anger as their anthem in the weeks that followed the terrorist atrocity at the Manchester Arena, Noel has made sure to donate all royalties from the song to the victims and their families.

Commenting on the remarks and Twitter backlash which followed Noel's non-appearance, Radio X host, Gordon Smart, shared Noel's endeavours with the public.

"Loads of amazing musicians from Manchester couldn't play the gig, but none of them have been dug out. All that has come from that night is good will from most people."

"I've seen some unpleasant headlines about Noel and why he never played the gig in Manchester at the weekend," Gordan said. 

"It's only right to point out, and I don't think this is public knowledge because I'm sure he would never mention it, but I found out today that as soon as Don't Look Back in Anger started to appear spontaneously at the vigils, he made sure all the royalties went back to the families."

"That was before any gig was mentioned," he added.

"It seems wrong to me that Noel's getting a hard time for a reunion he was never part of," Gordan asserted.

"It's a shame any attention at all has been taken away from a really special occasion at Old Trafford. But there you go, true fact. He gave his blessing for the songs without any drama at all."

We wonder if Liam has any idea…

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It was only in the aftermath of the One Love concert when people began to question, 'Where was Usher'?

The singer was on the line up to play along side Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Laim Gallagher, Coldplay and Take That.

However, he was a no-show at the gig and Twitter was quite confused as to where he was.

Well, Usher took to social media last night to explain his reason, and it's pretty legit.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: "So happy to see that last night's concert in Manchester proved that love always prevails.

"I would have loved to be there but it was my son's first day at Camp Kudzu, one of the few summer camps for kids living with diabetes.

"This was an important day for him and for myself as a proud father. Stay strong UK."

The concert raised more than 9 million in the space of a few hours. Over 10.9 million people tuned in on BBC1 alone, however it was also streaming on Twitter and numerous other sites, with reports suggesting it was the most-watched concert ever to take place.

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Tickets for Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert, One Love Manchester, went on sale this morning but sold out in just six minutes.

General admission tickets cost £40 each, with much of the proceeds going toward the We Love Manchester Fund.

However, people were outraged to find tickets being sold on eBay for up to £200 mere hours after tickets had gone on sale.

According to reports, eBay have denied that they allow the sale of any tickets on the site, and promised that all tickets for the event will be automatically removed.

"We don’t allow the sale of any type of ticket on eBay so these will be removed automatically. All tickets for this event will most certainly be removed by the team who are doing manual sweeps to pick up any that slip through.

"We also aren’t allowing the sale of ANY item which profits in any way from the tragedy in Manchester. All of these items are being removed if they appear. Customers can give at checkout to the Manchester fund via the Red Cross."

Ticketmaster have also come out to say they are ''cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible.''

The three-hour long concert will be held at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday, June 4, almost two weeks after the attack at the Manchester Arena took place.

Coldplay, Take That, Niall Horan, Usher, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Pharell William will all join Ariana on stage in an effort to to raise much needed proceeds and pay tribute to victims and their families.

For those of us not lucky enough to be there, the three-hour long show will air on BBC on Sunday night from 7:15pm, and donations can be mage through the We Love Manchester JustGiving page.

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Please say it's true! 

The rumour mill is in overdrive today after Taboo, a member of the Black Eyed Peas, listed Oasis in the line-up for Sunday night's Manchester attack benefit concert.

Of course, fans went wild at the thoughts of a reunion with one even exclaiming: ''If oasis are playing at one love Manchester im selling my family to go.'' 

While another wrote, ''Have -£0 to my name but watch me go to Manchester for Oasis.''

 

Rumours of a possibly Gallagher brother reunion have been doing the rounds for the last few weeks, with may fans believing their relationship may be on the mend after Liam sent out a tweet wishing Noel a happy birthday.

If the rumours are true, it will be the first time the feuding brothers have performed together since the band's split on 2009 – and what better time to do it?

However, the speculation looks set to continue as Taboo later deleted the tweet and apologised for any confusion.  

The three-hour long concert will be held at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground almost two weeks after the attack at the Manchester Arena took place.

Coldplay, Take That, Niall Horan, Usher, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Pharell William will all join Ariana on stage in an effort to to raise much needed proceeds and pay tribute to victims and their families.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday June 1 at 10am, with proceeds from the event going towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

For those of us not lucky enough to be there, the three-hour long show will air on BBC on Sunday night from 7:15pm, and donations can be mage through the We Love Manchester JustGiving page.  

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The star-studded line-up for Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert was announced yesterday and now ITV have confirmed they will move the Britain's Got Talent final.

A clash of schedules meant that the benefit concert, which will raise funds for the victims of last week's devastating attack, would air on Sunday night on BBC at the same time the ITV were due to broadcast the BGT finale.

Finalists will now battle it out live on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30pm.

The British Soap Awards have also been rescheduled and will now air on Tuesday, June 6 at 8:00pm.

An ITV spokesperson said: “Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert is bringing artists and the public together, and will raise funds for the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund.

ITV and Britain’s Got Talent have no desire to distract from this important cause, so we have taken the decision to move the Britain’s Got Talent final from Sunday night."

The massive concert will be held at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground almost two weeks after the attack at the Manchester Arena took place.

Coldplay, Take That, Niall Horan, Usher, Kety Perry, Miley Cyrus and Pharell William will all join Ariana on stage in an effort to to raise much needed proceeds and pay tribute to victims and their families.

It was originally thought that Justin Bieber would appear on stage, but according to The Sun Online, the Despacito singer will not be performing on the night.

However, the line-up is still an ongoing process so we could be in for a few surprises on the night.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday June 1 at 10am, with proceeds from the event going towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

For those of us not lucky enough to be there, the three-hour long show will air on BBC on Sunday night from 7:15pm, and donations can be mage through the We Love Manchester JustGiving page.  

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Ariana Grande just announced the line-up for 'One Love Manchester' – the benefit concert for the victims and families who were affected by the Manchester attack.

22 people died, and dozens more were injured after a suicide bomber let off an explosive device in the Manchester Arena. 

The singer, whose concert was targeted last week, has called on some of the best in the business to join her on stage in an effort to raise money for the 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund'.

Justin Beiber, Katy Perry, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell and Take That will all perform alongside Ariana at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on June 4.

The concert will be broadcast to audiences across the globe on BBC Television and will be available to be streamed via a digital partner, soon to be announced.

According to reports, Ariana has offered free tickets to any fans who were at her show in Manchester last Monday.  

Fans have taken to Twitter to show their support for the concert, and what it stands for. 

Tickets for the concert will be on sale from Ticketmaster on June 1 at 10:00am. 

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Katie Hopkins has been sacked by LBC radio with immediate effect.

The announcement comes after the journalist posted a tweet saying that a ''final solution'' is needed following the tragic Manchester terror attack. 

The wording of the tweet proved to be highly controversial with many suggesting she was referring to the Nazis' plan to for the extermination of the Jews during the second World War. 

It read: "22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester."

Katie said she stood by the comment even after complaints were made to the Metropolitan Police Service.

LBC (Leading Britain's Conversation) is known for it's right-wing discussions, so their decision to let the presenter proves just how insensitive the comment was.

As we know, this isn't the first time Katie has found herself in hot water.

Just last year, The Mail Online was forced to pay  £150,000 to a Muslim family, after she falsely accused them of having extremist links. 

Katie has not yet commented on her dismissal. 

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Katy Perry is the latest start to pay tribute to the victims of Monday's terror attack in Manchester.

During an intimate one-off gig in London's The Water Rats pub, the singer dedicated her song, Part of Me, to the 22 people who lost their lives following the tragic event. 

A visibly emotional Katy told the crowd: "This week has been really hard. It sucked. It was hard for you guys and it was hard for me because we all love music.''

''We all listen to the same music. And you think about it and think, 'That's my friend, that's my sister, that's my cousin, that's my brother.'"

''I'm going to sing this next song [Part of Me] for them. They can never take that part away from us ever. Ever."

The moving tribute comes after Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles both dedicated performances to the Manchester victims. 

During a heartfelt rendition of Malibu, on The Voice US, Miley said: "I want to dedicate this song to my good friend Ariana Grande and everyone who experienced that horrific attack yesterday. Our hearts are with you."

Meanwhile, Harry spoke about the attack during a small gig in Mexico saying, ''Tonight doesn't feel like a night to celebrate.''

''Last night there was a tragedy in my hometown of Manchester. And I am left with a hole in my heart. I went to my first show in the arena and I've had some of my best experiences in Manchester.''

He added, ''I ask you to please choose love every single day.''

The Sign of The Times singer then held a minutes silence for the victims and their families.

 

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As Manchester struggles to come to terms with the horror that played out on Monday night, the spirit for which the city is known has been documented far and wide in recent days.

With a distinct sense of community, an unbridled sense of determination and prevailing sense of hope, Mancunians have united together in the wake of a terrorist attack which killed and maimed dozen of its citizens at the beginning of the week.

And as hundreds gathered to remember the dead and injured today, a lone voice rang out in the moments that followed a minute's silence, and it carried the lyrics of a song written by one of Manchester's best known bands.

Those gathered swayed quietly to Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis before, one by one, people began to chime in and another voice demanded 'Come on, sing up!"

Various recordings of the poignant moment have made their way online, and no matter which vantage point the footage was taken from, there's no denying the sense of solidarity that prevails in the northern city right now.

Take a look at this.

Image credit; Getty

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Tom Hardy has started a fundraising page to raise money for victims of Monday night's terror attack in Manchester.

The actor described the events as an “inconceivable atrocity” and has now set up a Just Giving page in order to gather donations for the British Red Cross Society's 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund'. 

On the page he writes: “There is no bringing back those who have been lost, pointlessly, in such a cowardly and brutal fashion.''

“I am truly saddened by what I have witnessed and there is no doubt that terrorism is an evil thing.''

“There will be much to do and for many the beginning of a new life without those that they love and also a new life damaged irrevocably by the actions of a crime which has no reason, no heartfelt purpose but was simply a cruel cowardly and barbaric, meaningless act of violence.''

“And it is with those, the innocent victims and the witnesses of this atrocity that my heartfelt concern and deepest sympathy lies.”

The star set out to raise £15,000, but that total has since been surpassed with £17,147 raised so far. 

Meanwhile, organisations, individuals and community groups have donated over £2 million in just 24 hours to the Manchester Evening News' fundraising campaign. 

 

 

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As a mark of respect to the hundreds affected by the Monday night's atrocity in Manchester, it has been reported that much-loved fashion brand, Boohoo, donated £100,000 to a fund established to support victims of the terrorist attack.

Upon learning of the carnage which unfolded in the wake of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22, the brand took to Twitter to express their heartache over events.

"Today we wake up to news we never imagined we would hear," they wrote referring to the death of dozens of innocent concert-goers.

"Boohoo was born and bred in Manchester – it is the place we call home. Our thoughts are with all those affected. As a sign for all those involved, our channels will remain silent for 24 hours."

Following the brand's decision to remain silent, they then responded to a crowd funding appeal put forward by the Manchester Evening News.

With the publication calling for donations, it has been revealed that the fashion line donated a staggering £100,000.

While the brand decided not to highlight their altruism, the Manchester Evening News paid tribute to their generosity in a Twitter post.

"They didn't want a big fuss but @boohoo made a £100,000 donation to #Manchester! Thank you." read the post.

Meanwhile, British food retailer, Morrisons, donated £250,000 bringing the fund to just over £1,000,000.

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According to emerging reports, a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with last night's terror attack in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that the individual was arrested in the city this morning.

"With regards to the ongoing investigation into last night’s horrific attack at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester," they said in a statement released to the press.

Earlier reports suggested that the individual responsible for the attack on Ariana Grande concert-goers at the Manchester Arena died by suicide at the scene, however, confirmation that he had been working alone had not been offered.

Speaking out about last night's atrocity, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, condemned the actions of those responsible and insisted that terrorism will not win.

"The terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail," she said outside Downing Street following a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee.

The current death toll stands at 22.
 

 

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