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John Rylands Library been named Manchester’s ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.' Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

News in brief – 12th November

A top tourism award, buses fuelled by household waste and 500 calls to the fire brigade on Bonfire Night

Burns: 'You want public sympathy on your side; violence is not going to engender public sympathy.'

NUS President fears repeat of 2010 violence

– Liam Burns concerned that violence may hamper #Demo2012
– Millbank protest left ‘a cloud over the organisation’

NUS officer Aaron Kiely has demanded Leeds Student retract their interview with BNP leader Nick Griffin  Photo: Joe Mott @Flickr

NUS officer demands Nick Griffin interview retracted

University of Leeds student newspaper published an interview with BNP leader

Students tried to get as far away from Manchester without spending any money for Jailbreak 2012. Lisa Williams, of team Destination Unknown holds up a sign to get to Dover  Photo: Lisa Williams

Students reach Poland in RAG charity hitch

Teams made it to Germany, Switzerland and Poland in Jailbreak 2012

The iconic building has been part of Manchester's landscape for 52 years. Photo: Anthony Wilkins

End in sight for ‘Toast Rack’

MMU’s famous Hollings Faculty will cease to be used from next year

Almost every position was filled in the student rep elections. Photo: Hafsah Saadiqah

Thousands vote to elect new student reps

4,215 students voted to elect 21 new student representatives

benefits of US shale gas production are overstated say University of Manchester researchers  Photo: Sean_Marshall @Flickr

‘Benefits of US shale gas production overstated,’ say UoM researchers

excess US coal from switching to shale gas exported to UK, Europe and Asia

Photo - Wikimedia commons

Sweden’s showing us the way with paternity leave

Whilst British women bear the brunt of childcare, in Sweden they have found a more equal system

Ben McNeely in blackface

University Christian Union leader resigns after ‘blacking up’

“Foolish mistake” costs leader his position and causes “damage to anti-racism movements”

4G network went live in Manchester last week, one of 11 cities in the country to get the new service  Photo: David Jones @Flickr

4G goes live in Manchester

UK’s largest mobile network provider launches next generation of service

Public sector workers would have pay adjusted based on the region they live in. Photo: Alena Eis

Academics condemn regional pay proposals

60 academics signed a letter calling on the government to drop the plans

Manchester Museum unveils a new exhibition to mark 100 years since its opening. Photo: Adam Rossano

News in brief – 5th November

Mancunian zombies, a million pound exhibition and a WWI bomb found in Didsbury