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Thousands flock to first ever Festival of Manchester

What a day! The first ever Festival of Manchester had the crowds buzzing with laughter, excitement, and wonder during a day that saw more than 10,000 flock to Platt Fields Park for a late summer fiesta to showcase the very best of Manchester.

Update on homelessness challenge

An update report on the extensive work taking place to tackle homelessness in Manchester will be considered by a council scrutiny committee on Wednesday 5 September.

Festival of Manchester - countdown now on

The countdown is on to a fantastic free fiesta for all the family to round off this year's sizzling summer and celebrate everything that makes Manchester buzz.

Festival of Manchester celebrates city's communities

A fantastic free fiesta to finish off this year’s spectacular summer and celebrate everything that makes Manchester buzz will take over Platt Fields Park just before the end of the summer holidays.

Apply now for September 2019 secondary school places

It might be the summer holidays but parents are urged to turn their thoughts to school now to ensure they don't miss the deadline for applying for their child's secondary school place for next autumn.

All systems go for The Factory

The Factory – a nationally important cultural venue in the heart of Manchester – has today, Thursday 26 July, been given final approval by Manchester City Council’s planning committee.

Manchester children set to catch the reading buzz this summer

Children across Manchester will be inspired to fall in love with reading and writing this summer, thanks to a literacy-focused challenge and creative writing competition from the Read Manchester campaign and Bee in the City.

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