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Lily Sheehan

Afzal Khan, currently an MEP, will stand for Labour at the Gorton by-election [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Interview: Labour candidate Afzal Khan

In the first of a series of interviews with candidates standing in to be elected on June 8th, we speak with Gorton’s Labour candidate Afzal Khan about his campaign, his background, and why so few young people engage with politics

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Your chance to vote for the Mayor of Manchester

Voters will decide on the first ever elected Mayor of Greater Manchester

Image: Lauren Gorton

Manchester Students’ Union support of BDS could be breaking the law

The Charity Commission is investigating open support of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign by students’ unions across the UK, who may have broken the law

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Magic Bus fare raised to £1.50

The Magic Bus fare, which famously costs just £1, will rise to £1.50 — a move that could see Stagecoach priced out of the lucrative student travel market

Afzal Khan, currently an MEP, will stand for Labour at the Gorton by-election [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Afzal Khan selected as Labour candidate for Gorton

Afzal Khan, the MEP for the North West and former Lord Mayor of Manchester, has been chosen to represent the Labour Party at the Gorton by-election

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Album: Drake — More Life

Drake’s More Life is hardly groundbreaking, but does show us a darker, more mature side of the squeaky clean rapper, writes Lily Sheehan

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Sexual harassment ‘epidemic’ at UK universities

A Guardian investigation has revealed a serious problem with staff-on-student and staff-on-staff sexual harassment at UK universities

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Report rules NUS President should not be punished for anti-Semitism

An internal report found NUS President Malia Bouattia guilty of making anti-Semitic comments — but no further action will be taken, a move the Union of Jewish Students has called ‘deeply troubling’

Jeremy Corbyn may be considering two Manchester MPs as his successor. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Labour tests two Manchester MPs as Corbyn successors

Two Greater Manchester MPs are possibly being considered as the next leader of the Labour Party, polling in Manchester suggests

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Bristol students accused of ‘blacking up’

Two students have been heavily criticised for their fancy dress outfits amidst a growing culture of racism at the University of Bristol

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Two dead in Withington house fire

A Withington house fire has left two dead and has sparked a police investigation

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50,000 nitrous oxide canisters found at Fallowfield house

Over 50,000 laughing gas canisters have been confiscated by Greater Manchester Police at a house in Fallowfield