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Ariana Grande concert bombing could have been stopped - inquiry

The head of MI5 said he was "profoundly sorry" the security service did not prevent the Manchester Arena attack.

BBC reports a public inquiry found MI5 missed a significant chance to take action that might have stopped the 2017 bombing.

Chairman Sir John Saunders said the intelligence could have led to suicide bomber Salman Abedi being followed to a car where he stored his explosives.

Ariana Grande reflects on Manchester bombing ahead of anniversary

The pop star had just finished playing at the venue on 22 May, 2017, when a terrorist detonated a homemade explosive device, killing 22 people.

Writing on Instagram, Grande shared a message of solidarity with the victims.

"Not a day goes by that this doesn't affect you and all of us still," the 26-year-old wrote.

"I will be thinking of you all week and weekend."

Acknowledging "the sadness and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary", she added: "My heart, thoughts, prayers are with you always."

Ariana Grande kicks off Sweetener world tour in New York

Performing on an innovative stage built around two spherical video screens, the star focused on tracks from her recent albums Sweetener and thank u, next.

But she excluded two songs, Ghostin' and Imagine, that discuss her relationship with Mac Miller, who died of an accidental overdose last year.

Speaking at the soundcheck, Grande said Imagine was "too heavy" to play live.

However, she honoured her ex-boyfriend by playing his music as fans filtered into the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

Ariana Grande attempts to fix botched Japanese tattoo

Remember when the meaning got lost in translation, and it actually ended up reading: 'shichirin', which means 'small charcoal BBQ grill?'

Yeah, me too. It was a great day. It was yesterday.

If you can believe it, things are about to get even better - Ariana tried to correct the mistake, which was gleefully pointed out to her by fans on Twitter, and she actually managed to make it worse.

"Slightly better," she captioned an Instagram video showing off the addition to the ink.

Ariana Grande rings up a record-breaking number one

The song, which riffs on The Sound of Music's My Favourite Things, was played 16.9m times last week, a chart record.

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You was the previous record-holder, with 15.3m plays in a week last month.

7 Rings is also the first single to sell more than 100,000 copies since the Grenfell charity single in June 2017.

Grande's song is a tongue-in-cheek hymn to retail therapy, inspired by a trip to Tiffany's last year, where she bought her friends matching diamond rings.

Ariana Grande pays tribute to ex-boyfriend Mac Miller

In the first public statement since he died of a suspected overdose last week, Grande described him as her "dearest friend" and the "kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved".

In the caption of a video, she said she was "so sorry" she hadn't been able to fix or take his pain away.

Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, was open about his drug abuse.

He was found dead at his home in California. The official cause of death has not yet been announced.

Ariana Grande pulls out of Manchester tribute performance

The singer was due perform in memory of those affected by the attack - which took place at her concert.

Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the Brit Awards, said she was unable to travel "on doctor's orders".

Ariana later posted on her Instagram story a video of Liam Gallagher performing Live Forever in tribute.

Twenty two people died in the bombing at Manchester Arena on 22 May.

Ariana Grande felt 'every name' of the Manchester bombing victims

Scooter Braun said he and the singer met 19 families who had lost loved ones, which was the "hardest two hours of either of our lives".

Ariana suffered from trauma after the attack and questioned whether she could sing her songs ever again, he added.

But she decided to do a tribute concert so the victims didn't "die in vain".

"The terrorist made a mistake... they picked the wrong God damn show," Scooter said of the bombing on 22 May - in which 22 people died.

"Because if they thought we were going to roll over they don't know Ariana and they don't know me."

Ariana Grande calls for greater gun control after Vegas shootings

Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured.

The singer, whose own gig in Manchester in May was attacked in an act of terrorism, killing 22 people, is calling for greater "love, unity, peace & gun control."

She adds that people should "call this what it is = terrorism."

Ariana Grande soars up chart after One Love concert

The track, originally released in 2014, achieved 2.9 million streams and 61,000 downloads.

Most proceeds from the song will go to the We Love Manchester fund for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's Despacito held onto the top spot for a fifth week.

Grande's One Love Manchester concert last weekend was attended by 50,000 music fans and watched by millions worldwide.

Liam Gallagher, who also performed at the event, saw his solo single Wall of Glass enter the chart at number 21.