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Daily Archives: 4th November 2011

Romeo and The Nurse

Mercurial Muppets

Three different perspectives on the Contact Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet.

UCAS application changes could see predicted grades and conditional offers become redundant

‘University application process is unfair’ say UCAS

The admissions body argues changes would be ‘fairer to all applicants’, but concerns have been raised over the earlier scheduling of exams

Hong Kong University receives 60 percent of its funding from the government. Photo: Morethanreal

Are we starving UK education?

Feature: Gareth Lewis shares his view of higher education in the UK and in Hong Kong

Philip Burgess was sentenced to three years in prison for using Facebook to encourage rioting in Manchester this summer

Facebook ‘rioter’ jailed

A man who encouraged rioting in Manchester using Facebook has been sentenced to three years in prison

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped behind the Didsbury Library. Photo: Jana Liggett-Wright

Witnesses urged to come forward after rape in Didsbury village

Police appeal for information regarding a rape in Didsbury on October 30

Professor Michael Worboys (left) and Professor Matthew Cobb, pictured with Meesha the Catalan sheepdog, are to study the influence of humans on the characteristics of domestics dogs. Photo: Russell Hart

£500k to research the ‘history of dogs’

Academics at Manchester University have been given £500k to study the relationship between man and his best friend

Cheap vodka has been labelled a health hazard by the Trading Standards Agency Photo: Jonathan Whiting

Cheap vodka a ‘health hazard’

Students are being warned against purchasing the cheap vodka brand Drop Vodka. The brand is toxic containing chemicals such as Chloroform and the Trading Standards Agency warned that excessive consumption is a health hazard and could cause cancer.

Up to 2,000 cannabis plants were found in a disused pub in Salford Photo: Ryan Van Lenning

2,000 cannabis plants found in Salford pub

Greater Manchester Police have discovered 2,000 cannabis plants