Great Yarmouth Borough Council to pay respects to those who died in Manchester bombing with minute’s silence
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A minute’s silence was held today in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the Manchester concert bombing.
The silence will also mark the nation’s solidarity with those who were injured in the blast as well as others affected by the atrocity.
In Great Yarmouth, the borough council held a one-minute’s silence.
Town hall chaplain The Rev Peter Paine said Great Yarmouth stood with Manchester.
He said the borough’s thoughts were with the people of the city, adding: “We are thinking of those who are grieving and those who have still not been found. To the children the who lost both parents.
“For all the emergency services and what they did. To the people of Manchester for their tremendous bravery at the time and now.”
After the minute’s silence he said a prayer calling for an end to hostility and violence and for reconciliation.
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Flags will remain at half-mast on government buildings until the evening of May 25, said a statement released jointly by 10 Downing Street, the Foreign Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
It is understood that the silence will be followed by the resumption of local campaigning by most political parties, with the General Election contest restarting in full on Friday.
Officials said there was no national event planned for the silence but that individuals and organisations across the country are expected to decide for themselves how to mark the moment.
Staff in all government buildings are expected to observe the silence.