Ben Townsend

Ben Townsend
Manchester University


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In pictures: Manchester’s uni ‘ghost towns’ as campuses empty amid COVID-19 pandemic

These haunting photographs show just how quickly student life has come to a halt

Manchester Arena bombing trial: Hashem Abedi found guilty of murder

The attacker’s brother helped to build the bomb which murdered 22 people in 2017

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber ‘just as responsible’ for attack, court hears

Hashem Abedi said he had ‘no inkling’ his brother was radicalised

Man Met grad runs 40-miles to map out the shape of UK ‘running’ from the EU

He finished the route in eight hours through rain and snow

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber to appear in court accused of 22 murders

He is suspected to have helped his brother carry out the attack

Brian Cox cancels lecture at University of Manchester after pressure from UCU protesters

Academics hope for a public statement of support

Bolton Cube didn’t have fire-resistant cladding because it was 16cm too short

Firefighters have described it as ‘sickening’

20 of the most hilarious fake ‘factcheckUK’ tweets from the election debate last night

“Swinson nukes squirrels.”

UoM student vows to finish degree despite terminal brain cancer diagnosis

‘I want to do as much as I can just in case’