The sister of a teenager with sickle cell disease has overcome her fear of needles and donated blood for the first time to help others like her brother who lives with the devastating impact of the blood disorder. Zenith Seyi-Abiodun, 18, says she is giving blood to thank the blood donors who are saving her 16 year old brother Charming’s life and to encourage more Black people to help their family and the community by donating to help other sickle cell patients. The siblings, from Gorton, in Manchester, came together for Zenith’s first blood donation in a symbolic reversal of their usual roles.
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Hundreds of messages of solidarity have been left on a mural of Marcus Rashford in Manchester after it was vandalised. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Greater Manchester mayor has continued his criticism of a Scottish travel ban for parts of the north of England, saying he felt people in his region had been “insulted” by the First Minister’s approach and a lack of consultation.On Friday Nicola Sturgeon said that all non-essential travel from Manchester and Salford would be banned due to rising coronavirus cases.
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Loved ones of the 22 people murdered in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing have said they were let down by those entrusted with looking after public safety, after reading the report into security at the venue.
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Lives may have been saved but for a series of “missed opportunities” to spot and stop suicide bomber Salman Abedi before his attack on the Manchester Arena, Sir John Saunders, chairman of the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry, said in his report.
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Figen Murray, the mother of victim Martyn Hett, has been speaking outside Manchester Magistrates’ Court following a report examining security at Manchester Arena where 22 people were murdered and hundreds were injured in a suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017. The report found that lives may have been saved had concerns from members of the public been taken seriously on the night of the attack. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn