Noel Gallagher has attracted criticism in recent days - largely from his brother Liam, in fairness - for not taking part in Sunday's One Love Manchester concert.

Liam berated his older brother on Twitter for not turning up - even though he was never billed on the line-up - calling him a 'sad f**k' and saying he was 'very disappointed' in him. Some reports suggested that Noel was not in Manchester because of a 'longstanding family trip' that had been planned before the concert.

However, it seems that Noel has redeemed himself for any perceived slight by doing something really nice and donating any recent royalties from 'Don't Look Back in Anger' to the victims' fund.

The song, written by Noel, has been adapted as an anthem for the city of Manchester in recent weeks, ever since the crowd at a vigil began singing the chorus - but showbiz journalist Gordon Smart of Radio X has revealed Noel's good deed.

He said: "I've seen some unpleasant headlines about Noel and why he never played the gig in Manchester at the weekend. It's only right to point out, and I don't think this is public knowledge because I'm sure he would never mention it, but I found out today that as soon as 'Don't Look Back in Anger' started to appear spontaneously at the vigils, he made sure all the royalties went back to the families. That was before any gig was mentioned."

He added: "It seems wrong to me that Noel's getting a hard time for a reunion he was never part of. It's a shame any attention at all has been taken away from a really special occasion at Old Trafford. But there you go, true fact. He gave his blessing for the songs without any drama at all.

"Loads of amazing musicians from Manchester couldn't play the gig, but none of them have been dug out. All that has come from that night is good will from most people."