The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper


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Manchester council plans to build ‘Tower of Light’

The tower will be part of the £18 million Manchester Civic Quarter Heat Network project, aimed to be environmentally friendly energy solution for the city centre

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11 PM booze ban proposed for the Ancoats area

The early curfew for licensed venues is an attempt to make the area more resident friendly

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The Piccadilly wall is coming down

As part of a £10million plan, Piccadilly Gardens will be regenerated and the grey wall surrounding the Gardens will be demolished

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Manchester City Council opens its doors to the homeless

Manchester City Council is putting steps in place as numbers of rough sleepers continues to rise

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Mayor for Manchester

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

Manchester music legend Ian Curtis. But how many of the venues where his band Joy Division use to play are still standing. Image: Patrick Pearse

Manchester’s lost musical heritage

Some of Manchester’s most significant venues have been turned into supermarkets and flats, writes Chloe Glover


Students buck apathetic trend to run in local elections

With local elections on May 3rd a number of students are running. Just don’t expect them to win

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Council plans to cut Sure Start

The future of Sure Start – the government initiative which aims to support families with young children – is under threat following proposals by council…