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Protesters against NHS cutbacks and privatisation gathered outside the Labour conference last Sunday. Photo: Claire Pegoire

Students lobby Labour over plans for NHS

Students, trade unionists and activists lobbied outside the Labour Party Conference against NHS cutbacks

A man was seriously assaulted in nearby Whitworth Park. Photo: yun@Flickr

Appeal after Whitworth Park assault

Police are appealing for information about an assault on a homeless man in Whitworth Park last month

A CT scanning image of a 300-million-year-old fossil encased in rock that has been visualised for the first time by the University of Manchester. Photo: UoM

300-million-year-old insects seen for first time

300-million-year-old insects have been visualised from inside rock for the first time.

Model Laura Pahomova died at a hotel in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Photo: Lisa Murgatroyd

News in Brief – 8th October

A fire caused by sausages, the death of a model and an attack in Rochdale

A computer-generated image of DNA, a DNA blunder led to a man being held for five months on rape charges  Photo:

Man arrested for rape after DNA blunder

A man was remanded in prison for five months on a charge of rape after a mistake was made processing his DNA for an unrelated incident

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Politics on Campus: Manchester Conservative Future

Jamie Williams talks to The Mancunion about getting involved with Manchester Conservative Future

Ben Kingsley attended MGS and went on to study at the University of Salford

University admissions attacked for shunning private schools

The High Master of The Manchester Grammar School claims that ‘positive discrimination’ acts against privately educated pupils

Harrison Woods won a £60,00 investment from Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones

Manchester student tames dragons to win investment

Geography student wows dragons with parking app

Sebastian (left) and Ashley (right) ran 180 miles over seven days.

Seven marathons in seven days raises over £14,000

The 180 run raised money for a Trust set up in memory of a former university of Manchester student

The University of Salford

University of Salford launches ‘comedy degree’

20 students enrol on £8,500 a year ‘Comedy Practices’ course

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures admits that changes have been and need to be made to improve student satisfaction. Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

Manchester English Language bottom of Russell Group for satisfaction

Head of School acknowledges that “we weren’t surprised” with results

The gap between rich university's like Cambridge and less well off universities is growing, a study has revealed. Photo: Mark Fosh @Flickr

Increasing gap between rich and poor universities, study reveals

New figures show there is a wide and increasing gap between the finances of UK universities. In 2010-11, gross income per full-time equivalent student income…