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27th September 2012

News in brief – 1st October

A library lottery win, app-ordering drinks in Deansgate and a vigil held in memory of police officers


Vigil held for two dead police officers

Mourners gathered on Tuesday, exactly a week after the incident, to pay tribute to the two female police officers who were shot on duty.

Addressing the mourners, including hundreds of members of the public, Chief Constable Fahy said: “Greater Manchester Police is one big family.

“We know what a great community it is and we are determined to continue that work.”


New frozen yogurt shop gets “appy”

A new frozen yogurt and smoothie outlet has opened in Deansgate which allows customers to personalise their beverage choices and then order them on an iPad.

In the future, customers at The Fruit Exchange will also be able to personalise, order and pay, all via an app on their own iPad or iPhone.

“It saves our staff time and is a brilliant and innovative device,” said Thomas Osbourne, owner of The Fruit Exchange.


£1.5 million lottery win funds new archive centre

A new archive centre will be created in Manchester’s central library after winning £1.5 million lottery money.

The new service will improve access to the city’s archive and family history collections and fund viewing stations for film archives.

Sara Hilton, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West said: “Every aspect of Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city is captured here in these collections, and thanks to this project visitors from near and far will be able to learn about the city’s history.”


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Manchester Camp of Resistance disruption spreads across campus

An instagram post by MLA shows protestors occupying University Place, the same day that the encampment spread onto the Alan Gilbert square

Students and public display solidarity with student occupation in face of police presence

Protesters and police gathered outside the building on May 27, but the occupation remains on-going

65% of UoM’s electricity demand to be supplied by new solar farm deal

As part of the University of Manchester’s goal of zero carbon emissions by 2038, a new contract has been signed which meets 65% of the University’s electricity demand with clean, renewable electricity

Tickets for ‘Alive! Festival: Solstice’ out now

The student-run event will be “taking over the SU” on June 6, with 5 stages and 30 student artists