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The latest Inquiry news will be posted here.

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02/10/2020

Chapter 6: Overview Evidence has concluded

Inquiry hearings continue on Monday 5 October at 09:30 with Chapter 7: Evidence related to the Manchester Arena complex and security arrangements. This phase of evidence is scheduled to last until mid-November.

A schedule for next week’s hearings is available here.

Unless marked as restricted on the schedule, hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 10-minute delay.

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02/10/2020

Inquiry hearings continue 1 October 2020

The Inquiry hearings continue on Thursday 1 October at 09:30 with Chapter 6: Overview Evidence, which will set out the chronology of important events. A preliminary hearing dealing with protocol and legal matters related to the Inquiry main hearings will follow.

These hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel. The stream will be operating on a 5-10 minute delay.

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30/09/2020

Chapter 5: Opening Statements on behalf of Core Participants has concluded

Inquiry hearings continue on Thursday 1 October at 09:30 with Chapter 6: Overview Evidence, which will set out the chronology of important events, scheduled for the morning. A preliminary hearing dealing with protocol and legal matters related to the Inquiry main hearings will follow later the same morning.

These hearings will be streamed to the Inquiry YouTube Channel. The stream will be operating on a 5-10 minute delay.

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28/09/2020
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23/09/2020
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18/09/2020

Commemorative Hearings continue 21 September

Commemorative Hearings are an opportunity for families of the 22 victims to pay tribute to their loved ones. Hearings continue on Monday 21 September 2020 at 09:30. Each tribute, or pen portrait, will take place over the next three days with a schedule available here.

Hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel.

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10/09/2020

Commemorative Hearings started 14 September 2020

Commemorative Hearings began on Monday 14 September 2020 at 09:30. Commemorative hearings are an opportunity for families of the 22 victims to pay tribute to their loved ones. Each tribute, or pen portrait, will take place over the next two weeks, with a schedule available here.

Hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel

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26/08/2020

Manchester Arena Inquiry started 7 September 2020

Manchester Arena Inquiry oral evidence hearings began on 7 September 2020 at Manchester Magistrates Court. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it is not possible for members of the public to attend Inquiry hearings. As a result, hearings will be live-streamed to the Inquiry YouTube channel.

The oral evidence hearing chapter structure and outline timetable can be found here.

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06/08/2020
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03/08/2020
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23/07/2020
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17/07/2020

A ruling from the Chair on Core Participant status and the disclosure of Security Experts’ report to the Health and Safety Executive

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Sir John Saunders, has made a ruling on the application for Core Participant status by Kyle Lawler, and a ruling on the disclosure of the Security Experts’ report to the Health and Safety Executive. These rulings follow the submissions via video link on Monday 13 July. Read the rulings in full here (see Directions, orders, responses and rulings section).