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In Manchester and Leeds, are austerity measures leading to rising crime rates?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Police cuts across the UK have been an increasingly discussed issue across the last year. It is one that has also become increasingly politicised with the Labour Party frequently attacking Tory austerity policies that have led to a 20% cut in funding between 2010 and 2017. Rising crime rates alongside … Read More

Sonia Boyce’s Explorations of Identity, Britishness and Race

4 months ago / 0 comments

Until July 22nd 2018, Manchester Art Gallery presents the long overdue and first retrospective exhibition of the Black British artist Sonia Boyce and indeed through its thoughtful curation, it is worth the much-anticipated wait. From the early art of Boyce, to work commissioned solely for the exhibition, the curation of … Read More

Pep Guardiola is building a dynasty on one half of Manchester; the other half can merely stand by and hark back to glories of the past

6 months ago / 0 comments

One moment, in Manchester City’s decisive 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday evening, encapsulated – more than any other – what this seasons’ champions-in-waiting are all about. And what their neighbours are so distant from. A stray long ball from Wayne Rooney found itself at the feet of Ederson Moraes, … Read More

Parklife Launch Petition to Make the Festival a Bank Holiday Weekend

6 months ago / 0 comments

The boss of Parklife Festival in Manchester is calling for the festival weekend to be a bank holiday. He argues that it would be better for the economy to spread out the May bank holidays, so that the late-May holiday could be moved to June. Changing the date would mean … Read More

10 ways to de-stress now that exams are done.

8 months ago / 0 comments

There’s no two ways about it, exams are stressful. But now, thankfully, for most of us they’re over. So here are 10 ways to de-stress now that you’re free. Meet your friends for a coffee and a chat. Meeting friends is a great way to take your mind off your … Read More

Drumcode Does Not Disappoint

10 months ago / 0 comments

Adam Beyer’s incredible career is an unapologetic testament to the power of sticking to your guns and ignoring trends elsewhere. Whether he’s playing his renowned blend of militant, stripped down underground techno or catering for a bigger crowd as a festival headliner, putting his own spin on famous tracks guaranteed … Read More

Campus Watch

12 months ago / 0 comments

University of St Andrews, Scotland: One student suspended and six disciplined after ‘acid attack threat’ One student has been suspended and six disciplined after indirect threats made through a Facebook group chat.  These threats were made to third-year female undergraduates at St Andrews University. Not only did they include threats about … Read More

Left and Right: a binary reaction to terrorism

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Manchester attack on Monday, which killed 22 people and injured many more, has once again reignited the binary reaction to terrorist atrocities that is intensely problematic when assessing such events. Across the political spectrum, on the right and left, there is a tendency to assign sole responsibility on one … Read More

Police confirm Leeds Beckett student died in Manchester bombing

1 year ago / 0 comments

Police have confirmed that Courtney Boyle, 19, died in the terror attack on Manchester Arena. The Leeds Beckett University student was reported missing following the bomb blast at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Miss Boyle attended the concert with her mother’s partner, 32-year-old Phil Tron. His death has … Read More

Manchester Arena attack: a dark day for journalism

1 year ago / 0 comments

‘Terror carnage’, ‘massacre’ – some of the headlines splashed across Britain’s front pages today after an explosion last night killed at least 22 people at Manchester Arena. Several newspapers featured the photograph of an injured young woman being helped from the arena by police officers. Another told of ‘desperate parents’ … Read More