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Lack of faith in police was “sole trigger” for further riots

Report blames police inaction for spread of riots and warns they will happen again


Tributes to Manchester student and friend Rob McCormick

Tributes to student Rob McCormick, beloved brother, son, friend and housemate who tragically passed away on the morning of Sunday 4th December after being struck by a taxi.

Leeds University is considering providing a service to walk people home after a series of violent attacks on students

Spate of violent attacks on Leeds students

A series of violent attacks by masked men in Leeds have left ten hospitalized.

Striking public sector workers in Manchester city centre

25,000 public sector workers strike over pensions dispute

Manchester city centre was filled with over 25,000 striking public sector workers on November 30th, protesting against the planned changes to their pensions.

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Poor Bristol students told to get a job

Bristol students who will no longer be elligible for a bursary under new proposals are being encouraged to support themselves by finding a job.

Is Christmas over-commercialised?

Oliver Harman and Oliver Bruce Taylor debate the age-old controversy of everyone’s favourite festive holiday.

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Christmas Market 2011 most popular ever

But is the Christmas Market a positive or negative force for local businesses?

Fees for postgraduate courses at Manchester starting in 2012 are already substantially higher than last year. Photograph: Nick Whiting.

Dame Nancy criticises fees policy

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester has stated that the coalition government hasn’t thought of the impact of fee rises on postgraduate study

Dame Nancy Rothwell speaking at a meeting with students in the UMSU building. Photograph: Jonathan Whiting

Some staff ‘do not think that students are important’, says VC

Dame Nancy Rothwell has argued that the University of Manchester’s poor performance in league tables measuring student satisfaction is because some staff do not care about students

The Mars500 crew

Mock Mars mission safely ‘lands’

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: six men together locked in isolation for 500 days


App store falls victim to hacker

So you can find a worm in your Apple

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Handheld Projectors for Multiplayer Games

Disney to embark upon a
‘whole new world’ for handheld gaming