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Standing with Manchester: How the regional press covered atrocity

Most of the UK’s regional newspapers have this morning dedicated their front pages to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

The Manchester Evening News, which published a 9am special edition yesterday containing 34 pages of coverage of the incident and has since raised more than £770,000 for the families of the victims, today gave over its front page to pictures of some of those who lost their lives.

But most other UK regional dailies and some weeklies with Wednesday publication dates have also splashed on the atrocity today.

Some, such as the Cambridge News and Bristol Post, simply chose to stress their solidarity with the people of Manchester.  Others, such as the Glasgow Evening Times and Derby Telegraph, focused on local angles involving people caught up in the tragedy.

The Lancashire Post ran photographs of the first two named victims, who were both from its patch, on a black background, while many newspapers changed their mastheads in tribute to the victims .

Some chose to show how landmarks on their patches had been used to honour the victims – including Blackpool daily The Gazette and the Sunderland Echo.  Others told of eyewitness accounts by people with links to their area.

Here is a selection of more than 40 regional front pages published this morning:

Manc MEN

Manc Lanc

Manc Blackpool

Manc Sunderland

MAnc Argus

Manc Bolton

MAnc Bradford

MAnc Bristol

Manc Brum

Manc Cambs

Manc Chorley

Manc Chronicle

Manc Derby

MAnc Dorset

Manc EEN

Manc ET

Manc Gloucester

Manc Grimsby

Manc Hartlepool

Manc HullManc Journal

Manc Leicester

Manc Liverpool

Manc LT

Manc Newport

Manc Northern

Manc Notts

Manc Oxford

Manc PJ

Manc Portsmouth

Manc Shields

MAnc Shrops

Manc Soton

Manc Star

MAnc Swindon

Manc Tees

Manc Wigan

Manc WMN

Manc YEP

Manc York

Manc YP


Guernsey Manc




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  • May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Thank you for putting this together, HTFP. Deeply moving, and a reminder of the enduring power of the newspaper front page.

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  • May 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    All very good, and interesting to see the local angles and headlines around the country. Don’t like the Birmingham Mail photo though.

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