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His notes and blog got him labelled an 'industry innovator' after the site attracted thousands of other students

NHS pays out £1m to manager in race case

A former NHS manager has won £1m in compensation after a head nurse subjected him to such racial discrimination that he considered suicide after being dismissed unfairly.

Simon Kelner: The offside rule, and other male-female stereotypes

I have a memory of a comedy sketch in which the impressionists Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona were playing Sven Goran Eriksson (who was then England manager) and his girlfriend Nancy Dell’Olio.

Jailed teenage juror: I was stupid

A teenage juror jailed for halting a trial after pretending he was ill so he could watch a musical admitted today that he had been "stupid".

University students get involved with entrepreneurship

Attempting to establish the largest enterprise society in the UK to promote entrepreneurship from its very foundations is by no means a small feat. Manchester Entrepreneurs, boasting a membership count of 3,200 students, has undertaken the journey to realise this ambition.

Shale threat to carbon target

Widespread exploitation of the huge reserves of shale gas under Lancashire could force the Government to scrap its targets for reducing carbon emissions, a report suggests today.

How It All Began, By Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively's latest novel is an exploration of the chaos theory - how one small, seemingly insignificant, event can begin a series of reactions that quickly spiral beyond any prediction or pattern. The trigger is when Charlotte Rainsford, a retired English teacher, is the victim of a random mugging. Suffering a broken hip, she must go and live with her middle-aged daughter Rose and her detached, predictable husband.

Boys close the gap on girls in key subjects

Boys have dramatically closed the performance gap between them and girls as a result of knuckling down to exams because of the recession, yesterday's A-level results show.

Missing manuscript acquired

Manchester University's John Rylands Library has acquired the missing seventh volume of the Colonna Missal, a service book made for the Sistine Chapel in Rome. It had held the other six volumes in its collection since 1901.

Graphene discovery may lead to faster computers

Electronic devices, from mobile phones to computers, could work much faster if they were made from the thinnest substance in the world, scientists from Manchester University have discovered.

William Clarke: Writer who helped transform financial journalism and was first to stress the importance of 'invisible' exports

Bill Clarke was a key member of a tiny group of financial journalists who in the 1950s and 1960s transformed the craft.

New particle find turns physics upside-down

It is either one of the most astonishing observations in contemporary science – or an experimental artefact that will be quickly forgotten.

Jodrell Bank plans giant telescope

The Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire will be the headquarters for a £1.3bn project to build the world's biggest radio telescope.

Fees plan set to fail as weakest universities charge top rates

Some of the worst universities in the country plan to charge students close to the maximum fee of £9,000 a year and not one of them plans to charge average fees of £6,000 a year or less – the level which ministers said would be the norm when they announced the controversial proposals. Most of the bottom 20 plan to charge more than £7,500 a year.

The man who went nuclear: How Ernest Rutherford ushered in the atomic age

Did the nuclear age begin in 1942, when Chicago Pile-1, a reactor built in a squash court, went "critical" by achieving self-sustaining chain reaction?

'Limitless' microscope to aid virus research

An optical microscope that uses light and is so powerful that it can capture living viruses and be used to view the working biological machinery that keeps human cells alive has been invented by British scientists.

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For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
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Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
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The rise of Lego Clubs

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Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada
Birthplace of Arab Spring in turmoil as angry Tunisians stage massive sit-in over lack of development

They shall not be moved: jobless protesters bring Tunisia to a halt

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