Kate McCoubrey

Manchester News Editor at The Tab

Kate McCoubrey
Manchester University


The Tab's journalism is brought to you by young reporters who like being first. On university campuses, our writers deliver local news you care about. At The Tab HQ, our experienced journalists write about everything from breaking news to politics to pop culture to TikTok trends to the latest entertainment and celeb gossip. Our aim is to deliver sharp, original, and agenda-setting journalism to young people. All our stories are fact checked and sources verified. Further information on our editorial policies and processes can be found here.


Image may contain: Human, Person, People

People are raising money for this MMU third year’s prosthetic leg as he’s set to lose his to rare cancer

He needs a special prosthetic to continue playing hockey

Gemma Collins is coming to Canal Street

She’s doing a meet and greet at Kiki

After last night’s attacks, Manchester’s kindness and generosity proves how united our city is

‘The city is grieving today, but we are strong’ – Andy Burnham

We spoke to UoM Student Support about how to ace exam season

“We’re all in this together” – Troy Bolton

‘I interviewed my 20-year-old self a decade after graduating’

‘Be kind, be honest and be ambitious and you’ll do fine’

‘When he put the child-lock on, I knew I was in trouble’: We spoke to a girl sexually assaulted by a taxi driver

When she couldn’t pay £60 he said ‘you’ll have to pay me somehow’

Fallowfield taxi driver attempts to sexually assault passenger

He told her, ‘you cannot pay me for this ride, so what are you going to do for me instead?’

Weed festival returning to Platt Fields Park next month

Fo’ twenny blaze it

Man arrested in Manchester in connection with London terror attack

He was arrested in West Didsbury

Drake has released a song about Manchester girls

He’s probs talking about Manchester in America but we’ll take it

J.K Rowling confirms Manchester invented Quidditch

UoM is basically hogwarts

Things you know if you attended an all-girls Catholic school

Cheetah gals cheetah sistas

UoM and Man Met study concludes that pensioners are highly sexually active

Prepare to look at your grandparents in a whole new light

British Quidditch Championship to be held in Manchester this weekend

Finding my Nimbus 2000 as I speak

The best of Fallowfield buy and sell

This is how we live now

Manchester deemed one of the top employers for LGBT people

Stonewall has compiled a list of the top 100, in which both UoM and Man Met made the cut

Wearing a short skirt should not provoke rape: An open letter to Sky News

Sky News’ Stephen Dixon said ‘I’d be responsible if I was out provoking someone’

Three students organise a group crying sesh in the Ali G

‘There’s no pre-crying allowed, we’re all in this together’

Teen with 116 bags of Spice arrested in Piccadilly Gardens

The overwhelming haul of the psychoactive drug was found on a teen around lunchtime yesterday

Manchester is the most instagrammable city in the UK


Manchester students awarded a Junior Nobel Prize

The award is recognised globally

Why Trump’s presidency proves we need to pay attention to our History

Cicero once said, ‘to remain ignorant of the past is to remain a child’

Over half of Manchester students believe consent classes should be compulsory

Let’s talk about consent

Young man raped and robbed in Manchester city centre

It happened around 4:30am on Wednesday

A girl was raped next to John Rylands Library on Sunday night, but you probably haven’t heard about it

This is a massive crisis, but sadly it’s not shocking anymore

Why do you care when we’re having house parties, but not when we’re being raped?

You said there was ‘nothing you could do’

Manchester would be 4th on the Olympic medal table if it were a country

We’d be beating the likes of Germany, France and Australia

Two men have been charged for raping a 18-year-old woman in Piccadilly

It happened at 7am

Thousands gather in Manchester for Black Lives Matter solidarity march

‘Martin Luther King made his speech in 1963… where is that dream people talk about? Is it some sort of fairytale?’

Manchester introduces its first ever openly gay Lord Mayor

He’s the former Mr Gay UK, and he’s here to stay

Fake suicide bomber blows himself up in Trafford Centre training exercise

800 volunteers helped to make the fake attack authentic

Dame Vivienne Westwood is coming to Manchester Museum

She’s coming to raise awareness for climate control

Manchester has gone up three places in the Complete Uni Guide rankings

We beat Newcastle, Sheffield and Liverpool

Manchester Airport sniffer dogs are finding cheese and sausages but no Class A drugs

The airport has recently spent over £1m on the dogs

Opening details and location revealed for Manchester’s first cat cafe

‘We’re ready to go, we’ve got all the cats – all we need now is the keys’

The case for Manchester sex worker’s rights has fallen through

It collapsed after five years due to refusal of evidence

Man on trial for attempted rape of students in university accommodation

He ‘broke into halls of residence looking for drunk students to rape’

Leaked email revealing plans to make over 40 redundancies at UoM

The university claimed to be planning to make 48 staff redundant and cutting salaries by up to a third

Manchester is officially more expensive to live in than Barcelona, Milan and Stockholm

It’s the 11th most expensive city in Europe

UoM’s beloved Whitworth gallery takes the gold at VisitEngland Awards

It came first for excellence in the large visitor attraction cattegory

Blind woman hit by two cyclists in Fallowfield

She’s now scared to leave the house

Man Met student Jamie Webb named British indoor 800m champion

He took the gold

Meg Taylor’s gen sec Eminem parody is killing it

Two Owens park girls go round the outside

Petition launched as Pizza Co display ‘creepy’ photo of naked baby in takeaway

They said “some people find it funny, some people find it attractive”

Footballer gruesomely bitten by UK’s most venomous spider in Manchester home

His right arm began to swell up after he was bitten in his sleep

The Junior Doctors on the front line told us how it really is

‘We have been backed into a corner and this is the only way’

Why Manchester needs Reclaim the Night more than ever

We don’t want to be scared anymore

When will Manchester promoters learn to stop judging women only on their appearance?

It’s become so normal

We went to the Manchester Youth Stop AIDS event and interviewed their speakers

Two of them were HIV positive

It’s not a competition, Arts and Sciences are both hard

No need for civil war

What are you giving up for lent?

Don’t even bother saying cigs

Manchester students will be delivering free tampons to homeless women

‘Everyone who’s ever experienced a period knows the grim reality of them’

Armed thugs attack man during Fallowfield robbery

It happened at a social club on Wilbraham Road

Three jailed for gang rape of schoolgirl in Rusholme Hotel room

It was set up like a sadistic game of hide and seek

Manchester is getting its first statue of a woman in 100 years

Sistas are doin’ it for themselves

People who got free money from the faulty Tesco ATM won’t have to pay it back

Make it rain

Man Met set to offer a degree in Pizza Studies

Surely more useful than Golf Studies

Withington charity shop launch appeal after mascot toy goat stolen

He was stolen from their nativity

Police confiscate music equipment from Victoria Road house

It’s all kicking off

I don’t get the Antwerp Mansion hype

It’s like a house party, but more expensive and less fun