THE husband and daughter Manchester Arena bomb victim Lisa Lees have paid moving tributes to "the heart and soul of our family" at the public inquiry into the atrocity.

The 43-year-old Royton beauty therapist and mother of two and grandmother was standing only four metres away from Salman Abedi when he detonated the bomb at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017.

Husband of 23 years, Anthony, and 18 daughter India wrote heart-wrenching words about Lisa which were read out yesterday at the hearing yesterday during a session dedicated to hearing pen portraits of the victims.

Anthony wrote: "She was the heart and soul of our family, making sure everything ran smoothly.

"We lived near Tandle Hill (country park) and we spent a lot of time there with our dogs and there is a Japanese blossom tree planted there now so we can remember the times were spent there.

"Lisa was the type of person who would look her best 100 per cent of the time.

"She enjoyed music and her idol was Madonna. Although she did not have a middle name, she called herself Lisa Madonna Lees."

He said that his wife, who ran her own business called Pure Essence, put 100 per cent into her work, her daughters, India and Lauren, 28, and grandson Jayden.

"Sadly, she never to meet her second grandson who was born in December, 2017.

"She was the most caring an loving person, a self-driven person by a passion to always succeed and achieve he goal in life, no mater how hard.

"Lisa was great to be around, funny, exciting, full of laughter, full of life. She was the most positive and beautiful person I have ever met.

"She had so much more to give in life and if she was still here she would have such an impact on many more people's lives.

"She will be missed and always loved by anyone who had the pleasure of meeting such a wonderful, beautiful, caring and special person. I will always love and cherish the memories and the 23 years we had together."

India described her mother as the "most beautiful, selfless and positive person I knew".

"She always helped me with everything, from my school work to helping me with my nails and make up and choosing the best outfits to wear. She was my best friend.

"I know that my mum will always be looking down on us. I loved her so much and I always will and I will think about her lots and lots every day."