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The ‘Before I Die’ blackboard: Iterations and implications

Elliott Mills illustrates how the ‘Before I Die’ blackboard, as well as other everyday features of Oxford Road, is a symbol for the cycle of life and death

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Top 5: Songs About Death

With the death of Leonard Cohen, Jack Ashworth shows us the songs that have looked at the passage into ‘that great gig in the sky’ with more nuance

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Why we love terrorism

Terrorism plays into our passions for a good story, simplistic explanations, and dark fantasies

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With A Little Help From My Friends: A Tribute To George Martin (1926-2016)

A reflection on the legacy of Beatles producer George Martin

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Cambridge student found murdered in Cairo

Visiting scholar and Cambridge Ph.D. student Giulio Regeni was found murdered in Cairo

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Classic Review: The Seventh Seal

Despite being the subject of endless parodies, Ingmar Bergman’s early masterpiece, The Seventh Seal, remains a bleak and thought-provoking work of cinema

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One death is a tragedy, 173 deaths is a statistic

The glorification of violence and killing on the battle field is as abhorrent and disgraceful as celebrating it anywhere else

Wilmslow Road was cordoned-off to vehicles and pedestrians for several hours Photo: McrCurryMile

Cyclists face danger on Oxford Road corridor

Ben Flanagan looks at the risks student cyclists face and asks who is to blame for so many accidents – cyclists or motorists?

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Man dies of suspected overdose at Academy indoor festival

It is believed the man took a quantity of MDMA inside Academy 2

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Master (1967-2014)

Angus shares his own personal reflections on the tragic passing of the brilliant Philip Seymour Hoffman

Any information about his last whereabouts contact the police on: 0161 856 3221

Man arrested after body found dead in city centre canal

Body found in Rochdale Canal with the cause of death unknown

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The Bell Jar’s new cover: a necessary facelift?

The new ‘chick-lit’ image undermines the novel’s integrity, but can all be forgiven if it reaches a wider readership?