Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on 18 February.

Read our tribute.

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Everyone has a way of escaping. For me, Manchester Arena has been my form of escape with the countless concerts I have been to. The Arena is one of my favourite places, based in a city I love to call home. My thoughts go out to all affected by the attack

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    Stephanie Chungu

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    Everyone has a way of escaping. For me, Manchester Arena has been my form of escape with the countless concerts I have been to. The Arena is one of my favourite places, based in a city I love to call home.

    My thoughts go out to all affected by the attack at the arena last night - someone took the fun and enjoyment and turned it into a nightmare.

    The people who attacked last night used a place of fun and turned it into fear.

    A concert venue should never be shrouded in fear. Concert goers go there, leaving their judgement and worries behind to hand fun. No politics or other issues come into play when you're there, surrounded by others just to live in the moment.

    I wish I was home to provide some support but the only thing I could say is to not live in fear. Don't cancel your gig tickets. Go to a gig, stand with your friends or whoever and stand in solidarity. Enjoy yourself, have fun. No hate.

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