Ariana Grande to play benefit concert in Manchester

Almost two dozen people died and more than 100 others were injured after a suicide bomber triggered an explosion on Monday night as attendees began to leave one of Grande's concerts in Manchester.

As a result, soldiers who have been assisting police, would be withdrawn from Britain's streets from midnight on Monday.

"My request to the public is simple - if this weekend you see something out of place, that causes you concern or raises your suspicions, tell us", he said.

The terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been reduced from critical to severe and soldiers deployed to key sites around the country will begin to be withdrawn from Monday, Theresa May has said.

A bomb disposal vehicle was called to an address in Manchester under investigation on Saturday morning, and residents in the area were evacuated.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, said authorities have dismantled a "large part" of the network around bomber Salman Abedi.

Ariana Grande's return to Manchester is coming together.

The threat assessment was raised to its highest level on Tuesday after Monday night's Manchester suicide bomb attack.

Despite the alert, police have urged people to go out and enjoy themselves over the three-day holiday weekend.

Assistant Commissioner Rowley sought to reassure people planning to head out to events in the United Kingdom this weekend. "So that is what it will continue to do for us".

Political campaigning for the June 8 national election which was suspended after the Manchester attack resumed on Friday with the bombing becoming a central feature.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn plans to use a speech Friday to link Britain's actions overseas to the increased extremist threat at home.

"The way you have handled all of this has been more inspiring and made me more proud than you'll ever know", she wrote.

  • Salvatore Jensen