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Ariana Grande to get honorary citizenship of Manchester

Singer Ariana Grande will be getting honorary citizenship of Manchester under plans put forward by the city council. The council is proposing a system to recognise outstanding contributions to the city, reported BBC.

The 23-year-old singer is in line to be the first recipient for organising the 'One Love Manchester concert' in aid of victims of the bomb attack at her gig, in which 22 people died. Council leader Richard Leese, said many people would already consider Grande to be "an honorary Mancunian".

"This seems a fitting moment to update the way we recognise those who make noteworthy contributions to the life and success of our city.

"We've all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the terrible events of 22 May - with love and courage rather than hatred and fear," he said.

Under the proposals for, honorary citizenship of Manchester could be granted to those from outside Greater Manchester. The plans will go before the council on July 12.

Some 50,000 people went to the One Love Manchester concert at Old Trafford on 4 June, which raised almost £3m for victims of the Manchester Arena attack.
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