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Most-feared Fallowfield streets undergo crime inspection

“What is more crippling than crime is the fear of crime”, Councillor tells The Mancunion as authorities carry out a ‘Street MOT’ on the five streets most-feared by students

Photo: Emefa Setranah

Protect your home from burglary over Christmas

Student burglary victims and estate agents share their advice and experiences

Photo: Matt Harvison

Safety petition to be reviewed by Manchester Council

Matt Harvison presented the infamous petition to the Deputy Mayor

Photo: Rosa Simonet

Fallowfield safety petition to be presented to Deputy Mayor

The creator of the petition is to meet the Deputy Mayor on Tuesday to present it

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”

Image: James Shuttleworth

Safety ‘Night Owl’ scheme to launch in new year

Amidst a reported climate of fear in Fallowfield, the ‘Night Owl’ scheme will aim to make streets feel safer for students

Image: James Shuttleworth

‘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

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

Platt Lane, Rusholme (Image: Rusholmeruffian @ Commons Wikimedia)

Muggings on the rise in Fallowfield

Criminals reportedly target students as they return to Fallowfield and Withington from University or nights out this week

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Preview: LightUp Fallowfield

The LightUp Fallowfield protest art installation aims to highlight key problems about safety and the dark

Photo: Stanley Zimny @ Flickr

Flat fire prompts warning for students to test smoke alarms

A recent flat fire has prompted a life saving request from Manchester’s Fire service

Photo: anabidili @Flickr

Universities attempting to ensure student safety

Cardiff University have launched a scheme to keep students safe at night during Freshers