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Squatter hell for Salford students

Refusal of previous tenant to leave the property has split up a group of five friends

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Manchester International Festival enjoys record-breaking success

Biennial festival brings more money into local economy than ever before

Photo: Mussi Katz@Flickr View from the street Burnham homelessness

Burnham announces £1.8 million homelessness plan

The City Council is investing £1.8 million in “real solutions” for the city’s homeless as fire stations and hostels open their doors to rough sleepers

Cornelia Parker, Verso, 2016. Copyright the artist

Looking beyond the façade: Cornelia Parker’s ‘Verso’

The Whitworth welcomes back Cornelia Parker, in an installation which looks behind the boundaries of artistic discourse

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Finally free from freshers’ flu?

Also known as the common cold. Why hasn’t science found a cure yet?

LGBTQ+ people are more likely to have depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Photo: RyanMelaugh @Flickr

Unhappy Manny?

A recent report by the Office of National Statistics has found Manchester to be one of the saddest and most anxious places in the UK — is there anything that can be done?

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‘Terrified’ students rely on Facebook for safety advice

Students feel there is not enough done to protect them in and around South Manchester, an investigation by The Mancunion has revealed

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George Osborne makes a quiet first trip to Manchester

Mr Osborne’s first lecture was a thing of secrecy until a video of himself was posted immediately afterwards

photo, Rosa Simonet

Petition calls for a safer Fallowfield

Nearly 6000 have signed the petition calling upon Greater Manchester Police and Andy Burnham to make Fallowfield safer for students

Photo: RAG, Action Against Hunger

Take part in RAG’s Raid for Action Against Hunger

“Get in fancy dress with us and make a difference by raising vital funds for an incredible cause!”

Northern Powerhouse Chatham House Phillip Hammond. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett @Flickr

Chancellor announces extra £400m investment in the ‘Northern Powerhouse’

Chancellor announces an extra £400m for the Northern Powerhouse aims to invigorate the Northern economy and improve infrastructure and transport links

Anna Soubry official portrait Photo: Chris McAndrew @Wikimedia Commons

Soubry: We need “intelligent discussion” on international students post-Brexit

Anna Soubry insists the UK needs to open up its borders to international students after Brexit to avoid losing EU students