Ariana Grande To Be Made Honorary Citizen Of Manchester
Ariana Grande is reportedly set to become an honorary citizen of Manchester, in respect of her efforts following the Manchester terror attack.
The pop singer's concert at Manchester Arena on 22 May ended in horrific fashion when a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens more. In the aftermath she returned to the city less than a fortnight later to put on the One Love charity concert, raising money for the families affected by the attack.
The Daily Mail reports that councillors are expected to meet on Wednesday to agree to award her with the accolade because of her efforts.
"This council recognises that the loss of so many innocent lives cruelly murdered on the night of May 22 at Manchester is something that will always stay in our hearts and minds," the meeting agenda says.
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"We recognise too the magnificent response to this tragedy from people already at the scene, from first responders, from the vast range of public service workers, and from many ordinary members of the public.
"We further recognise the exceptional way in which Manchester people from all parts and from all communities that make up this great city, came together in sympathy, in defiance and in unity.
"The events of May 22 and the days after have made us aware that though the city has many award ceremonies, other than Freedom of the City, we have nothing to recognise outstanding and exceptional contributions."
It concludes: "The council further resolves that Ariana Grande should be the first to be made an honorary citizen of the city of Manchester."
Grande returned to Manchester on 4 June to host the benefit concert at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, bringing with her a star-studded line up, including acts like Black Eyed Peas, Take That, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Little Mix and Liam Gallagher.
The council meeting will take place this morning.
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