BBC Radio stations have ripped up their usual schedules to provide unbroken coverage of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Radio 5 live, which is based just three miles from the arena at MediaCityUK, switched to continuous coverage of the incident shortly before 11pm.

Presenter Phil Williams, whose late night show usually finishes at 1am, stayed on air until 3am with regular updates from BBC North West political editor Nina Warhurst, who had been in the studio for an election special.

5 live carried regular reports from Colin Paterson, who lives in Manchester city centre and had been quickly on the scene.

On BBC Radio Manchester, Allan Beswick began broadcasting at 10pm as normal but stayed on air until 5am, four hours beyond his usual finishing time.

Throughout the night, Beswick and a team of BBC reporters brought listeners the latest information. Radio Manchester had three reporters in the city centre overnight.

At 5am, the Breakfast Show, presented by Alison Butterworth and Phil Trow, began an hour earlier than normal with updates for those listeners waking up to the news.

Today the station has torn up its regular schedule and is providing continuing coverage. Mike Sweeney has been broadcasting his mid-morning programme from the city centre. He has interviewed live the new Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and lots of people affected by the incident.