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Prof Cooper was unable to attend the performance of the reconstructed movement

Lost Beethoven music performed for first time in 200 years

Manchester professor reconstructed composer’s movement from sketches, but missed the performance

Stories from the West Bank: A Curfew Day in the Camp

Last year the University of Manchester Students’ Union mandated The Mancunion to feature the stories of students at Al-Najah University, which our students’ union is twinned with. Al-Najah is based in Nablus, in the West Bank. The aim of this is to show the everyday experiences of students in the Palestinian territories. Here is an account given by student Sa’ed Abu Ayash.

Manchester Royal Infirmary, one hospital where medical students are trained.

Manchester medics to get free iPads

Exclusive: Medical students will get the tablets as part of a pilot scheme, the first of its kind in the UK. Ruth Wildman, Khalil Secker and Emily Cant report.

Rusholme's Curry Mile: reported sex offences have doubled around the area over three years. Photo: Joe Sheffer

Sex attacks on the rise in Manchester’s student areas

Reports of attacks have doubled in three years, more victims having the confidence to come forward may be a factor

The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

Boy hit by police van – force are ‘devastated’

Police are investigating the collision which left a 13-year-old in hospital

Protesters in Albert Square, Manchester. Photo: Stevie Spiegl

‘They told me they would beat me if we didn’t leave’

Oxfam activists converged on Albert Square this week to protest against landgrabbing in developing countries

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man fell from a moving car

Man falls out of moving car during ‘assault’

Details of the incident are not clear but two women have been charged with assault

Only a quarter of students at some of the best universities are eligible for bursaries

Higher bursaries fail to attract poorer applicants

More than 20 universities failed to reach target levels for attracting poor students, despite the offer of means-tested awards

A man has been arrested for theft after David Schofield died chasing the thief who stole his mobile phone. Photo credit: Jonathan Whiting

Man who died chasing thief: suspect found

A man has been arrested for theft after David Schofield died chasing the thief who stole his mobile phone

Engineers at Southampton are to study how to design drones. Photo credit: US Navy

Engineers first to study drone design

Students on the masters course at Southampton are the first to be taught how to design unmanned aerial vehicles

Saint Mary’s hospital has stopped offering free formula milk in a bid to encourage new mothers to breastfeed.

Formula milk banned in Manchester hospital

A Manchester hospital is to stop giving out formula milk to encourage new mothers to breastfeed

Plans would be paid for by reversing tax cuts for banks and asking higher earning students to pay more.

Labour would cut tuition fees by a third, says Miliband

The universities minister and the NUS say the policy will not encourage poorer students to enrol