Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall
Manchester University


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Five arrested over Canal Street phone thefts

Police stand for no nosense after two thefts at city centre club

Exam marking boycott called off… for now

You’ll be able to graduate after all!

Kung poo? Manc Nan does a poo into food at Chinese buffet

Gran banned from Manchester restaurant after taking a shit in the seaweed

Uni staff member robbed at GUNPOINT

Two thugs nick worker’s phone and cash near Upper Brook Street

Fallowfield locals lash out at new OP plans

Fallowfielders have complained of all night parties, banging on bins… and dead guinea pigs in a hedge

UoM Vice Chancellor racks up more in expenses than support staff earn in a year

Is this what our £9,000 is being spent on? While lecturers strike for fair pay, VC Nancy Rothwell claims over £35K in expenses

Big brains on campus: Manchester named as one of the brainiest cities

Who’s a clever Manc then? Manchester appears in guide of world’s brainiest cities

Owens Park tower to be demolished

Our favourite building faces the axe – meaning the end of the Tower Challenge too

Laptop looters strike library

Students’ laptops stolen from Green Ground, JRUL

Seven arrested over brutal campus attack on Manchester student

Female student followed for over a mile before being mugged by a gang near Uni Place

The election candidate who applied for seven exec positions – and didn’t get any of them

Was this the weirdest campaign ever? Meet the student who promised to turn North Campus into an egg museum and train an army of badgers

Student witnesses urged to come forward after man killed following incident outside South

Were you a witness of this horrific assault?

Withington sex attacker strikes again

Women warned after pervert attacks three females in same night

Manc student caught with CROSSBOW in Grosvenor Halls

Police called to Grosvenor Place after female student reported to be pointing the weapon at fellow students

Manchester on for uni challenge hat trick

UoM cruises to semis after thrashing Southampton

What the fish is that? Seafood stench invades Manchester

It’s getting a bit fishy around Manc, as a rather codd smell hits the air…

Student fights off wannabe-mugger

Knife attacker knocked to the ground at Oxford Road cash machine

Revealed: The library earns almost half a million in fines

Uni raking it in from student charges

And the winner is… Ali G! Our fave building crowned in Guardian awards

Glory for learning commons as it bags national award

Women beaten up outside Fallowfield Baa Bar

Thugs shatter females’ jaws and knock one unconscious

Return of the Kebab King

Paz finally reopens takeaway after four day closure

A royal price tag: Prince Academy tickets going for a grand

Students will be left in the cold thanks to soaring ticket prices

Man calls 999 after falling asleep in Sackville Street toilet overnight

Man finds himself trapped in Sackville loos – and calls for emergency help

Chem Eng cock-up: students and luggage go missing during Glasgow trip

Strathclyde uni messes up annual sports trip

Video: Shocking CCTV shows Manchester student attacked by gunman

This is the terrifying moment a madman attempts to rob a student at gun point – just outside uni

Tesco torched: Oxford Road store goes up in flames

Popular student supermarket in arson attack

Uni on strike again… and it’s not over yet

Lecturers plan to start exam marking boycott if no pay deal is reached

Thank you peri much: Adnan Januzaj bags fifty quid Nando’s voucher

Nando’s present Man United player with £50 voucher for second date, after failed evening with Manchester student

“I didn’t know what freedom was anymore”: Manchester student cleared of rape charges tells all

Heartbreaking words of the Manchester student wrongly arrested for rape and recently freed of all charges. Now he tells The Tab the full story.

Multiple exam cock-ups spark fury among students

Missing papers, computer failure and pesky invigilators’ phones among exam gaffs

Manchester student cleared of rape charges

Police drop charges against student famously arrested last year

New cannabis joint smoking into town

Ex-drug trafficker to open hash hangout in Northern Quarter

The 12 Days of Manchester

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Manc love gave to me…

Flight Outbursts Land MMU Student in Jail

He swore at passengers and swung from the seats.

Strike Two: Lecturers to Walk Out Again

Prepare for another day off as profs prepare to strike again.

Killer of MMU Professor Jailed

Axiang Du guilty of killing Professor and his family

Idiot passenger causes airport panic

Blundering traveller breaks fire alarm, causing Manchester airport to evacuate

Almost-Famous Burger Sizzles Back

Manchester’s best pig-out spot opens new branch

Which Facebook profile pic are you?

The Tab exposes the cringiest types of profile picture.

Manchestar wars – auditions strike back

I auditioned for Star Wars and it turns out the force wasn’t with me.

10 things you’ll only get if you’re a Chemistry student at Manchester

Just for the uni’s proper scientists…

Coke fizzles back

Student Union starts selling Coca-Cola again.

May the force be with you Manchester

Star Wars open auditions coming to Manchester

It’s wheely coming back

Manchester’s big wheel to spin back into town.

School’s out on strike day

Uni staff take action in Manchester

We’re employable!

Manchester in top 50 world unis for employability

Raise a glass to Manchester’s ‘Sober Society’

Meet the ‘Pub-Preferring People’.

Fallowfield Sainsbury’s – really the UK’s most expensive?

We finally answer the age old question.

Campus groping suspects arrested

Teens held after sexual assaults at UoM

Student critical after Withington takeaway assault

20 year old hospitalised after assault in early-hours

We honour you, Sir Bobby

Bobby Charlton to receive honorary degree

Mancunians smoked out in Silk Road arrests

Men arrested for online drug selling.

Body Found in Canal Street Water Identified

39 year old man named as victim.

Body found on Canal Street

Body in bag found in gay village canal

Hall of residence fire forces evacuation

Nearly 1000 evacuated after sixth floor blaze

The Sun won’t come out tomorrow

Student Union votes to boycott the tabloid in its shops

Manchester the scene of mass protests against government cuts

Over 50,000 people rallied outside the Conservative Party Conference

Holocaust joke sparks fury

‘Gold teeth’ makes controversial reference in Facebook advert

Call 999, my wine’s off

Emergency services were called to Bluu bar after a man was served corked wine

Manchester Shoots Up in University Rankings

Our university closes in on the premiership

Students’ brains blown by impossible exam questions

Psychology students confronted with unanswerable questions in last week’s exam.

A night with a cabby

The Tab joins Manchester Cars for a voyage of vomit and violence.

Manchester among top universities for super-rich graduates

Today you buy a McDonald’s, tomorrow, you buy McDonald’s.

Posher and Becks

Manchester academics say David Beckham is getting posher

All hail Paz, the Kebab King

Meet Fallowfield’s favourite man