Twenty-two men, women and children lost their lives in the suicide bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in May 2017.
Bomber Salman Abedi’s device injured hundreds more.
The inquiry into the 2017 terror attack will publish its first report later into the security operation at the Ariana Grande concert.
Here, the families of those who died remember their loved ones.
Eight-year-old Saffie never wanted anyone to be sad and smiled her “big” and “infectious” smile at everyone she met.
Saffie was always active. She enjoyed gymnastics and dancing and was often found riding her bike or scooter or seeing how many jumps she could do on her pogo stick.
Her mum, Lisa, told the inquiry she found joy in everything she did and had so much to offer the world, describing Saffie as a “beautiful soul who touched people’s hearts with her kindness”.
Her dad, Andrew, said he’s never going to accept life without Saffie, adding: “She is my star, my admiration, my perfect daughter”.
Olivia Page Campbell-Hardy
Music and singing were Olivia’s passions, passions she had dreamed would turn into a career.
The 15-year-old, from Bury, sang in a choir, performed at Manchester Arena and auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent. She loved to sing at family parties.
Her mum, Charlotte, told the inquiry she had wanted to sing on stage in London’s West End or become a music teacher one day.
Olivia’s dad, Andrew, said his “loving” daughter was “born with a twinkle in her eye”.
After her death, her family set up Liv’s Trust in her memory, to help under-25s in Greater Manchester with music and dance lessons.
Marcin Klis and Angelika Klis
Marcin and Angelika Klis were “soulmates” who fell in love and married in Poland before the family moved to York in 2007.
They loved to travel together and regularly planned family days, where they would visit theme parks, go hiking or out for meals with their two daughters, Aleksandra and Patrycja.
Marcin enjoyed photography and rock music, and Angelika liked watching films and sunbathing.
Their daughters told the inquiry the couple were “so in love, as if they were teenagers without a care in the world”.
They said: “We haven’t just lost our parents, but we have lost our best friends and protectors.”
Georgina’s bedroom walls were covered in concert tickets and pictures of places she’d visited. Her brothers described it as an “amazing timeline of her life”.
The 18 year-old student from Hesketh Bank in Lancashire was an Ariana Grande superfan. She’d previously met the star and tweeted a photograph of them together the day before the arena was bombed.
Georgina’s mum Lesley told the Inquiry: “She was like a beautiful melody who lit up the room with her famous smile” and that she’d been looking forward to studying paediatric nursing at university.
Mum-of-three Michelle was described as the “hub” of her family who had “a natural ability to bring people together”.
The 45-year-old spent hours driving thousands of miles to take her children to sporting activities, auditions and rehearsals.
Her family said she would have been proud when her youngest got a part in a Hollywood movie a year after Michelle was killed in the bombing.
She met her husband Tony when she was 15 and they were married in Barbados in 1995.
Michelle had visited Manchester Arena many times, including seeing her favourite band, Take That, six times.
Tony said: “How sad to think that a place that brought so much joy to my family would be the place forever to take away that joy.”
Courtney Boyle was a huge fan of WWE, but preferred to be out of the spotlight herself. Her worst nightmare, her mother Deborah Hutchinson said, was school prom.
“She hated being a girly-girl. She hated getting photographed as it made her feel very uncomfortable.”
The 19-year-old university student had dreams of becoming a criminal psychologist and was nervous about receiving her end-of-year results when she was killed.
Her stepfather Philip Tron also died in the atrocity.
A week after her funeral, she was awarded an honorary degree by Leeds Beckett University.
Her family and friends describe her as a “friendly character, always giggling” who loved music festivals and saved hard to attend them. “She wasn’t finished. She was on her way to being truly happy.”
A family-loving man with a huge personality, Philip Tron was the one at parties who could get older relatives on to the dance floor.
His family remember how helpful he always was.
“Philip was a jack of all trades and a master of none. He would give anything a go.
“This is probably one of the ways where he’s most missed. Now there’s not that friendly voice at the end of a phone who would agree to come and see you, see what the problem was and see what he could do to resolve it.”
The 32-year-old water conservation engineer was killed as he waited to meet his daughter, Nicole, who was at the concert at the Manchester Arena the night it was bombed.
His stepdaughter, Courtney Boyle, who was with him, was also killed.
Teachers wanted all students to be like her, dentists wanted every patient to have teeth like hers and neighbours wanted their daughters to grow up to become her.
Megan, 15, was described as having a “gentle, quiet nature that everyone was endeared by”. She loved helping others, often breaking into her birthday money to help out friends.
Her brother Bradley, who had nicknamed her “Megatron”, said they were best friends.
“This was the case up until our very last night together at the concert. We were sat in the bar instead of watching the support acts, where we chatted, laughed and shared stories.”
Coronation Street superfan Martyn Hett had an extraordinary energy that family and friends described as infectious.
The 29-year-old PR manager from Stockport was just about to go on the trip of a lifetime around America when he was killed in the Arena bombing.
Since the atrocity his mother, Figen Murray, has been campaigning for “Martyn’s Law” calling for better security arrangements at venues.
She said her son “had such a hunger for life that he lived it at 100 miles an hour, hardly any of us could keep up.”
His father Paul told the inquiry: “We get asked many times is Martyn Hett your son?
“We reply with all the pride in the world: ‘Yes, Martyn’s our son.'”
Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, from Leeds was a creative, talented, and ambitious schoolgirl who dreamed of studying architecture in New York.
She was at the Ariana Grande concert with her mother Samantha and grandmother Pauline who were both injured in the explosion.
Her mum told the inquiry: “I have no life without Sorrell, I don’t care that my leg doesn’t work properly, I don’t care that I’m constantly in pain from it because the pain in my heart is the worst pain I have ever had and it won’t go away.
“I want her home. I want us to all be together again. The four of us could conquer the world together and now a family is left broken.”
Alison, 45, from Royton near Oldham, was devoted to her family. She was waiting to pick up her two daughters when she was killed in the explosion. She also had four stepsons – collectively they were known as her “super six”.
Her husband, Steve, told the inquiry how their paths had crossed a couple of times but then one evening when he’d hurt himself, Alison, a trained nurse, looked after him.
“When I regained consciousness, I think I told her I loved her and one day we’d be married, and that’ s pretty much what happened.
“I can’t believe there’s anybody I’ve ever met who was as caring and as well-liked in her circle of friends.”
Her mother, Sue, told the inquiry: “You could never be sad or feel depressed when Alison was with you because she would always know the right things to say and do to snap you out of it.”
Cheshire schoolgirl Nell Jones, 14, was a creative, hard-working, and charismatic student.
Her family have since established the Remembering Nell Foundation to improve the lives of children throughout northwest England.
Her eldest brother, Sam, told the inquiry: “If you were a friend of Nell’s, you were in good hands. She hated any form of unkindness and she would protect her friends to the hilt.
“She lit up our days with her youthful energy and her passion for life. Every day was an adventure for Nell, and we were all carried along with her.”
The 28-year-old’s parents told the inquiry that he was “the centre of our world”.
As a youngster he was extremely clever and had a Mensa IQ of 137 at the age of eight.
He worked as a healthcare assistant and loved sessions in the gym and swimming pool near his home in Radcliffe, Bury.
His older sister Laura told the inquiry: “When we were growing up, he was like a whirlwind, never a dull moment. As he grew up, John became the most thoughtful, loving, caring young man I have ever come across.”
Schoolgirl Eilidh MacLeod, from the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, was described as a “friend for life” by her mum, Marion.
The 14-year-old loved music and played the bagpipes. Her tutor told the inquiry in a video tribute: “As we say on the islands: ‘She had the music.'”
One of Eilidh’s primary school teachers remembered a girl full of potential.
She said: “You are taught not to have favourites, but some children just stick with you, and Eilidh was one of the girls that stuck with me.”
“She had a special sparkle in her eyes. She was such a loving young girl. She loved, she laughed, she smiled.”
Described as having “gusto and gung-ho,” Elaine McIver’s sister Lynda remembers her as a cheeky little girl from the moment she was born.
But she was a private individual and her family say she would hate to be remembered as a victim.
Elaine was a police officer, joining Cheshire Constabulary as a special before becoming a regular officer in 1998.
She met her partner Paul Price in 2014 through their shared love of music.
Mr Price was seriously injured in the arena attack which killed Elaine.
“If I took the loss of Elaine out of the equation and it was just me, with the life-changing injuries I have, that alone would be all-consuming,” he said.
A true feeder, Wendy Fawell’s family have fond memories of her Christmas dinners.
The 50-year-old mother-of-two from Otley, loved children and spent much of her life working in primary schools – at a before and after school club, and as a dinner lady too.
“Children warmed to her and enjoyed spending time with her,” her family remember. “She worked in this job until the time of her death. Her death left all the 15 children she cared for bewildered.”
Wendy’s father never got over her death when he passed away 11 months later. “We have never felt such grief,” her family said.
Her mother Julia remembers the barbecues in Wendy’s back garden. “There was enough food to feed an army. This was Wendy at her best, looking after everyone.”
“A funny, intelligent, opinionated woman who had a thirst for life”, is how the family of Kelly Brewster described her.
Known to her friends as “Brucey”, they describe her as the “life and soul of the party” who had a “contagious” laugh.
The 32-year-old from Sheffield had a passion for travel, music and was “always seen on the dance floor.”
Her family said she was trying for a baby with her “soulmate” and had accepted an offer on a new house on the morning of the bombing.
Lisa, 43, was killed six months before the birth of her second grandchild.
Her husband said she had a “passion to succeed” and still had “so much more to give”.
Lisa was a beauty tutor who had set up an organisation treating and comforting young people who were dying.
Her husband described her as “a true angel, caring and beautiful, both inside and out”.
She left behind two daughters, India and Lauren who she told “could achieve anything in life”.
India said her mum was “the most beautiful, selfless and positive person I knew”.
Cricket fanatic Liam Curry was at the Ariana Grande concert with his girlfriend Chloe Rutherford, who was also killed.
The couple were from South Shields and had a relationship described as a “love story”.
The 19-year-old was described as a “fine cricket player” by his father, and also as someone who loved to cycle and ski.
His mother said Liam “took everything in his stride and was laid back as ever”, but that he had dreams of working as a police officer.
The teenager’s parents said “Chloe and Liam were made for each other – just completely at their best when they were together.”
Chloe, 17, had “a musical ear” and a “secret passion” for writing songs.
The teenager, who was at the concert with her boyfriend Liam Curry, was described by her father as a “gorgeous young lady”, with “her life ahead of her”.
Her mum described her grief as “a searing pain that won’t ever recover”. Liam and Chloe “brought so much joy to our lives,” she added.
Chloe had started a travel and tourism apprenticeship, but it was her creativity that shone through. Her father said, “No doubt Liam was at the forefront of her mind when she was being creative.”
The daughters of 51-year-old Jane Tweddle described their mum as a “warrior” who treated “everyone with kindness, decency and respect”.
Jane, from Blackpool was also a “loyal sister” and a “loving auntie”, her family said.
Her daughters said “our house was always full of love and laughter. You never failed to make us smile.”
They said the secondary school receptionist was “made for the job – friendly and full of life” as well as being a “shoulder to cry on and a source of support for many”.