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Barney Weston

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Manchester Metropolitan University Union hosts second GM Mayor election hustings

Barney Weston reports on the second hustings in the build-up to the Greater Manchester Mayoral Election

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Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP for Manchester Gorton dies aged 86

The death of Sir Gerald Kaufman, veteran MP for Manchester Gorton, will trigger a by-election. Most likely on the same date as the GM Mayoral election

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Feature: Interview with filmmaker Josh Appignanesi

The New Man is now available in cinemas and on iTunes

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Andy Burnham and the Mayoral election’s historical significance

As Andy Burnham prepares for the Mayoral Election, we take a look at its potentially huge importance

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Thousands march against Trump

On Monday 30th of January, thousands of people took to the streets of Manchester to protest against Trump’s executive orders

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An outsider’s view of Manchester

Ever wondered what an Aussie thinks of Manchester? Look no further than this article: we get his opinions on the Curry Mile, the Northern Quarter, and more

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What it’s like to go to a Snooker tournament

Barney Weston visited the first English Open, and this is how he got on

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Feature: What it’s like to go to the Venice Film Festival

On location at Mostra Internazionale D’Arte Cinematografica, la Biennale Venezia 2016

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“Wait and See” if Erasmus+ will last

Education Secretary Justine Greening was unable to confirm whether the Erasmus+ programme will remain a possibility for students in the UK post-Brexit

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Will there be a General Election before 2020?

I asked members at the Conservative Party Conference what they thought of the PM, Brexit, and the next election

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Labour Party conference report

Corbyn expects to win general election with ‘21st century socialism’

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Can Labour sell ‘21st Century Socialism’?

As Jeremy Corbyn remains triumphant as Labour leader, Barney Weston ponders why socialism is such a dirty word