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Monthly Archives: February 2012


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By Tithi Singh

fred goodwin

It’s a Goodwin for everybody

As has been prominently reported by every single news outlet in the country, Sir Fred Goodwin is now simply Mr Fred. He was stripped of…


Smack My Kid Up

Smacking is back! Or at least it’s back in the news. For those not in the know, smacking was banned in the ’90s, but the…

No U Turn Road Sign

Agree with us at your peril

Comment & Debate Editor Ben Green explains why the term ‘U-turn’ needs to be banished forever.   It is virtually guaranteed that if you pick…


Vive le Cabaret

Vive Le Cabaret’s dazzling Valentine’s Day special promised a night to remember and it certainly did not disappoint. The venue and soundtrack at The Lowry…

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Chinese State Circus

This unique performance from The Chinese State Circus was exhilarating and undeniably gripping throughout. It showcased a traditional Chinese art form which ranged from balancing…

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Elektro Kif

Elektro Kif are a French Elektro dance troop consisting of some shockingly youthful dancers for their abilities. Their performance was choreographed elegantly considering the music…

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A cheering thought

Has exam stress got you down? Have you returned from your immaculate, well-stocked home over Christmas to find yourself once again afflicted by empty cupboards…


Depression: silent killer

Gary Speed’s recent, tragic, passing at the age of 42 has pushed one of the more delicate topics into the public domain, depression. Depression is…


Crime and retribution: there is one less bicycle in Beijing.

 This, if you happen to be reading, bicycle thief, is all about you. Why do we try to rehabilitate offenders? We do it because the…


America – who needs them?

When it comes to America, the entire world seems to suffer from an inferiority complex. What makes America better than any other nation? And why…


A farewell tribute to the Mancunion

The Union’s ‘monster referendum’ is here and they’re casing for your votes on a great variety of matters. Many of the planned measures would undoubtedly…