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  1. Twenty two killed and 59 injured in Manchester Arena attack
  2. Manchester concert attack emergency number: 0800 096 0095
  3. People from Yorkshire feared missing after Manchester terror attack
  4. Missing Sheffield mother and daughter found unharmed
  5. Bingley mum and daughter describe 'pure chaos'
  6. Archbishop of York John Sentamu condemns Manchester attack
  7. Police and fire services across Yorkshire offer support to Manchester force
  8. Prayers and vigils across Yorkshire for attack victims and survivors
  9. Live updates on Tuesday 23 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Follow our coverage on Wednesday

    Our coverage on Tuesday has now finished.

    But if you would like to follow us on Wednesday for all the news across Yorkshire please click here

  2. Otley family search for mum missing after Manchester attack

    Wendy Fawell was due to pick up her daughter and two friends from Manchester Arena last night, but hasn't been seen since. Her family say they hope she's found soon.

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    Video caption: The children of a West Yorkshire woman missing since last night speak of their hope.
  3. Our key events from today and how you can help

    That's all from us today, updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.

    For the latest on events in Manchester you can click here.

    Here are our key events from today:

    1. People from Yorkshire feared missing after Manchester terror attack
    2. Grandad speaks of 'absolute carnage'
    3. 'Please can we live in peace': Archbishop of York after Manchester bomb
    4. Bingley mum and daughter describe 'pure chaos'
    5. Missing Sheffield mother and daughter found unharmed

    Here's how you can help:

    How to help police

    • If you have any information call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789321.
    • Police are appealing for anyone with footage or photos from the concert that may help them piece together what happened. Upload them to the UK Police Image Appeal website here.
    • Avoid Manchester city centre as emergency services are still working at the scene.

    Should I give blood?

    • The NHS Blood and Transplant Service is asking people not to attend blood banks today unless they have a pre-arranged appointment.
    • But they are urging people to attend any pre-booked appointments over the next few days, particularly if they have blood type 'O Negative'.

    How to help families of missing

    • The #MissingInManchester hashtag is being used on Twitter. Friends and families are asking people to retweet pictures and share them in the hope of finding them.
    • A hotline has been set up for anyone concerned about loved ones who may not have returned home. Families and friends can ring 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.
  4. Listen: Groups want to 'stir up' bad feelings

    A professor of peace studies at the University of Bradford has spoken about Monday night's attacks at Manchester Arena.

    Paul Rogers, who's been studying the field for decades, discussed whether an attacks in the name of Islam strengthen or weaken the faith of ordinary Muslims:

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    Video caption: Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at Bradford University.
  5. Police name Manchester Arena attacker

    Police have named the man responsible for last night's attack on Manchester Arena as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

    Mnchester attack

    The BBC understands that Abedi was born in Manchester in December 1994.

    BBC research indicates he has at least three siblings.

    His family is believed to be of Libyan origin and have lived at a number of addresses in Manchester, including the property at Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield area that was raided by police today.

    Quote Message: Priority is to continue to investigate whether he was acting alone or working as part of a wider network" from Chf Con Ian Hopkins Greater Manchester Police
    Chf Con Ian HopkinsGreater Manchester Police
  6. Schools told they can postpone exams

    Exam boards are telling schools that they can re-arrange GCSE and A-level exams in the wake of the Manchester attack.

    Mother and daughter

    A joint statement from the exam boards says that it will be up to schools to decide whether exams should go ahead.

    The exam boards say no students will be "disadvantaged".

    "Schools and colleges affected by the bombing should contact the relevant exam boards. Students affected should speak to their teachers.‎"

    You can read more here.

  7. Manchester attack: Sheffield vigil's 'loud, clear message'

    A vigil for the victims of last night's Manchester attack will be held in Sheffield city centre later.

    The event is due to take place at 18:00 in the Peace Gardens.

    The Lord Mayor and the leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore, are both scheduled to speak.

    Nasa Raoof, one of the vigil's organisers, says the event is aimed at sending a "loud, clear message" to those behind the attack:

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    Video caption: Nasa Raoof, organising tonight's vigil.

    People are invited to lay flowers as a show of solidarity at the site throughout the evening.

  8. Victoria Station to remain closed for 'at least 24 hours'

    Victoria Station looks likely to be closed for another day at least following the attack last night.

    View more on twitter
  9. York students in arena attack

    York College say they believe two of their students were at Manchester Arena last night.


    They say that one student sustained a head injury, the other is searching for her missing parents.

    In a statement they said: "We will do all we can to help and support those affected by this awful tragedy, and we are shocked and deeply saddened by what has happened."

  10. Manchester attack 'Sickening and cynical' - South Yorkshire police boss

    South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken about last night's suicide attack in Manchester.

    Doctor Alan Billings

    Doctor Alan Billings says the attack was "sickening and cynical and an assault on both the individuals who were there and our way of life".

    He has met with senior officers and has been assured that "everything is being done to provide reassurance and increased security" to the public in South Yorkshire, Doctor Billings added.

    Quote Message: We pray for those who have died, those injured and their families and friends." from Doctor Alan Billings South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner
    Doctor Alan BillingsSouth Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner
  11. BBC's Yorkshire stations to broadcast live from Manchester vigil

    The BBC's local radio stations in Yorkshire are to broadcast a special programme tonight from Manchester following the suicide attack in the city which killed 22 people and left a further 59 injured.

    View more on twitter

    BBC Radio York, Sheffield and Leeds will be live at a vigil being held in the city's Albert Square from 18:00.

    Thousands of people are expected to attend and it's planned to last for at least an hour.

  12. Manchester attack: Vigil to be held in Bradford later this week

    It's just been announced that the South Asian Peoples Forum and the Pakistan Journalist Association will hold a vigil in memory of the victims of the Manchester suicide attack on Thursday at 17:30 in Centenary Square, Bradford.

  13. Manchester attack: York mum speaks about twins' experience

    More reaction from Yorkshire on last night's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, in which 22 people died and 59 others were wounded.

    The attack happened in the foyer area of the arena as people were leaving at the end of the concert by American singer, Ariana Grande.

    Earlier yesterday evening, Sarah, from York, had dropped her 14-year-old twins off at the concert.

    She told me the group her daughters were with made sure they kept hold of each other:

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    Video caption: York mum of 14-year-old twins
  14. Watch: Mum and daughter describe 'pure chaos' after arena attack

    A mother and daughter from Bingley, West Yorkshire, have been speaking to BBC Look North about being caught up in last night's suicide attack in Manchester.

    Hayley and Abigail Lunt are from East Morton and were at the concert at Manchester Arena last night.

    They told Danni Hewson about what they heard and how they dealt with the ensuing chaos:

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    Video caption: BBC Look North's Danni Hewson speaks to a mother and daughter who saw Manchester attack.
  15. Message of defiance from Greater Manchester Police

    In case you were thinking twice about going over to Manchester over the Bank Holiday weekend following the events of the past few hours, take a look at this from Greater Manchester Police:

    View more on twitter
  16. Manchester suicide bomb: Prayers said at Ripon cathedral

    Prayers are being said and candles lit at Ripon Cathedral (pictured) for the victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bomb, which killed 22 people and injured 59.


    In York, City of York Council is flying its flag at half mast and a one-minute silence is to take place at the full council meeting on Thursday.

    Meanwhile, a candlelit vigil for the people killed in the attack is also due to take place in York later.

    York St John Students' Union has organised the vigil for 19:00 following requests from students.

    The union says the young people of York will stand together in solidarity with Manchester.

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J29 for M1 and J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound between J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident involving lorry and a car.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  18. Sheffield Arena sends sympathies to Manchester attack victims

    Staff at Sheffield Arena have passed on their sympathies to all those affected by the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena last night which killed 22 people and injured 59:

    View more on twitter

    A statement on Sheffield Arena's website adds that staff want to reassure the public that safety and security of customers has always been and continues to be the venue's "highest priority".

    They add that this may have an impact on queue times and/or the prohibition of items permitted on the premises in future.

    They also recommend customers check the Sheffield Arena website before they arrive for events for further details.

  19. Watch: People can expect to see 'more armed officers' in Sheffield

    The Assistant Chief Constable of South Yorkshire has given his reaction to the suicide attack in Manchester last night.

    Mark Roberts spoke of what the public can expect to see and wanted to stress there's no intelligence suggesting a threat to South Yorkshire.

    Mr Roberts says he wants to pass on the force's sympathies to those affected:

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    Video caption: Assistant chief constable of South Yorkshire Police.