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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Photo: Dot to Dot Festival

Festival review: Dot to Dot 2016

Run-of-the-mill guitar bands are the order of the day at this year’s Dot to Dot, but minor indie gems and slap-bass soul provide some much-needed respite

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EP: The Strokes – Future Present Past

The Strokes’ musical return is packed with everything fans came to love about the band

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Festival Preview – Parklife

Grab your ticket now and don your waviest garms for Manchester’s biggest music festival—it’s set to be big!

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Festival Preview – Field Day

Field Day’s line up is so forward-looking, you will weep over the acts you missed for years to come

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Manchester drops out of top 30 in Guardian rankings

The Guardian’s 2017 league tables saw all three satisfaction rankings rise for Manchester, though it dropped two places to number 31

Photo: Global Development Institute

Justine Greening speaks to staff & students at Global Development Institute

The Secretary of State for International Development visited the university last week to consult with experts on how to tackle economic gender inequality across the world

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Review: Jessy Lanza – Oh No

Never one to be ostentatious, Jessy Lanza’s subtle second album flirts with R&B and Chicago house on a brilliant pop album that leans towards the dancefloor

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United victorious in the FA Cup Final

Manchester United were victorious in Saturday’s FA Cup Final—bringing home the trophy for the first time in twelve years

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Academics to walk out over “insulting” pay levels

Staff will stage a strike next Thursday and Friday as well as refusing to work overtime or set extra work from the 25th onwards

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Results of Royall anti-Semitism inquiry released

The recommendations following an inquiry into allegations of anti-Semitism within the Oxford University Labour Club have been released

Junior doctors Kate and Alex. Photo: The Mancunion

Deal reached in Junior Doctors dispute subject to membership ballot

Following months of disagreement which saw the first-ever strike by doctors, an agreement has been reached on Junior Doctor contracts

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Q&A: Bontan

We spoke to Tech House star, Bontan, about his monthly Sankeys residency, touring with Chic and Nile Rodgers and about the state of house music