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Photo: The University of Manchester

Manchester river has world’s highest level of microplastics

This study is the first of its kind and has left Manchester researchers calling for tighter regulations on urban water waste management

Photo: Terry @ Wikimedia Commons

Greater Manchester Police denies they have ‘lost control’

The force has admitted they are not able to respond to every crime

Image: James Shuttleworth

‘Night Owl’ scheme receives widespread criticism

One student described the proposed ‘Night Owl’ scheme as “almost offensive to anyone that’s been assaulted, threatened, stabbed or mugged”

Photo: Buses2012@Flickr

A Mancunian version of the Oyster Card is now available

Soon, city-dwellers will be able to use it across all public transport in Greater Manchester

Photo: Manchester RAG

55 miles for 55 years: Bogle 2016

Bogle celebrates their 55th triumphant year as the North’s longest-running fundraising event

The halls of residence where Human Biology and Infectious Diseases student Samantha MacDonald took her life: Eddie Coleman Court and John Lester Court, Salford, Greater Manchester. Photo: salford_ian @Flickr

Inquest records suicide at University of Salford over grades

A student at the University of Salford hid her depression and jumped to her death in her halls of residence after obtaining a 2:2 in her second year

Photo: The Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Spending Review: What does it mean for Greater Manchester?

The combined spending review and autumn statement devolves further powers and responsibilities to Greater Manchester

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Devo Manc: One year on

A year on from the beginnings of Devo Manc, Greater Manchester is undergoing a comprehensive boom

China Town is a key part of Manchester and emblematic of our community's tolerant outlook on life. Photo: Gordon Marino @Flickr

Manchester will always be home for anyone

Manchester’s tolerant, accepting, and celebratory attitude is a wonderful thing, and a community in which we all should take part

Thousands have turned up in solidarity with the refugees at marches across the country. Photo: zongo @Flickr

Refugee crisis in Manchester

Reports show Manchester is doing the most to resettle refugees. However many students and public officials are demanding more is done to help those in need

Photo: The University of Manchester

Rare 17th century map found in John Rylands Library

The document, which shows 17th century Manchester, had been resting virtually untouched in the library’s archives for decades

Photo: Ian Carroll @Flickr

Mayor for Manchester

Greater Manchester is to have the UK’s first directly elected metro-wide Mayor outside of London