Tackling obesity will be at the centre of a new public health campaign in Manchester led by Manchester City Council.
Imams confirm Covid-19 vaccine does not invalidate the fast as Mancunians prepare to observe Ramadan
As Ramadan approaches thousands of practising Muslims in Manchester are being reminded that they can get the Covid-19 jab without breaking their fast.
More than 100 Manchester people who had previously not taken up their Covid vaccination, had the jab recently thanks to personal telephone calls and support from multilingual volunteers.
Manchester’s public health chief David Regan gives the lowdown on Covid testing in the city- for people with and without symptoms.
Properties in Fallowfield and Wythenshawe have been closed down following Magistrates Court Orders after large gatherings during lockdown were reported to the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team.
Enhanced community testing will begin in parts of Hulme, Moss Side, Whalley Range and Fallowfield after a small number of cases of a mutated form of COVID-19 were detected in the city.
The Council has paid out £151m against more than 15,000 grant applications since March 2020 and has now announced an extended scheme to support organisations not eligible for previous financial help.
Manchester City Council's executive member for Children and Schools, Cllr Garry Bridges' statement about the reopening of schools in Tier 4.
The first Covid-19 vaccinations in the community have been administered this morning (Weds 16 December) in Manchester.
The first vaccines will be administered from tomorrow (Weds 16 December) at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre in Wythenshawe.
One of Manchester’s public health team has made a special festive film for youngsters – aimed at keeping the magic of Christmas and allaying any fears related to the Covid pandemic.
The City Council asks Manchester to continue to adhere to Covid-19 regulations as the city reopens following lockdown in Tier 3 – or Very High Covid Alert Level.
The way in which carers can access information, help and support has been brought together under the umbrella of Manchester Carers Pathway.
England gone back into full national lockdown today (00:01 Thursday 5 November) and a range of support is available to Manchester people who need help.
A draft strategic regeneration framework (SRF) for the North Manchester Health Campus will be heard by the Council’s economy scrutiny committee next week (Weds 5 November – and Exec 11 November)
Dr Manisha Kumar is Medical Director of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, which is a partnership with Manchester City Council.
Greater Manchester will be placed in the Very High Risk tier of Covid-19 restrictions from Friday.
Sir Richard Leese responds to the potential change to restrictions in Greater Manchester.
From Sir Richard Leese, Leader of the Council:
NHS frontline workers will help mark the beginning of the festive season in Manchester and turn on the city’s Christmas lights.
Guided by public health advice, Manchester’s universities are set to move to online learning only for most courses to help fight the rising rate of Covid infection in the city.
A payment scheme has been set up to support residents whose income has been affected because they have been asked to self-isolate at home to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Manchester City Council has praised the extensive plans which have been put in place to manage the safe return of students to the city in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The bar will be allowed to reopen from 3pm today (Saturday, 15 August) after working with Council officers to ensure Covid 19 safety measures are in place at the venue.
A Manchester Balti house has become the second premises in the city centre - and the first restaurant - to be closed under new powers for breaching coronavirus regulations.
Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, today endorsed a joint Greater Manchester statement along with the region's other leaders about Government changes to the rules on gatherings.
Sir Richard Leese's statement in response to Government announcement last night to introduce changes to local Covid-19 rules.
Crematoriums and cemeteries across Manchester will see an increase in the number of mourners allowed to attend funeral services
Following changes to national guidance, Manchester City Council has eased the restrictions for mourners attending funeral services.
We’re all used to the concept of a diary as a record – but adding in extra details of where you have been or who you may have come into contact with - could help the NHS track and trace effort.
The Council is urging people to remain vigilant against Covid-19 as more businesses in the hospitality industry plan to reopen this week.
As pubs, bars and restaurants prepare to reopen on Saturday 4 July, people looking forward to the relaxation of lockdown are reminded to remain cautious against the spread of Covid-19.
This week Manchester has seen the gradual re-opening of some non-essential shops and the return to work for those who can't work from home.
Faces from the world of entertainment have added their support to Together In One Voice, a mass doorstep singalong taking place tonight (28 May), ahead of what is likely the last clap for carers.
More than 100 Council staff, along with an army of volunteers, charitable organisations and businesses have worked tirelessly to deliver food support packs, now totalling more than 30,000 deliveries.
Sir Richard Leese's statement following the announcement last night that lockdown restrictions will be changed this week.
The City Council’s community response team is currently distributing more than 2,000 support packages to Manchester homes EVERY DAY - but more supplies will be needed to meet demand.
Businesses across the city are playing a vital role in distributing food to vulnerable people, self-isolating households and key workers as part of the fight against Covid-19.
Details of an almost £7.5 million package of measures to support people in the city facing financial struggles during the coronavirus outbreak have been outlined by Manchester City Council.
A statement from Leader of the Council Sir Richard Leese following the announcement of a temporary hospital at Manchester Central Convention Centre.
The Council will be sending regular updates to ensure residents have up to date information, detail around any closures, and how to access vital services.
Covid-19 will be the challenge of our generation as we work through what is an unprecedented, once in a century outbreak of Coronavirus.
Two years ago Manchester embarked on plans that connect better health with all the other factors that affect wellbeing like work, housing, social conditions and where we live
Care support services in the city are to receive a major boost with an enhanced advice and support service being set up to help carers in Manchester, the city's unsung heroes.
Local people are being asked for their input on Manchester’s first multi-service health and community hub planned for Gorton.
A major new campaign to encourage smokers in Greater Manchester to quit is to be launched on National No Smoking Day (13 March).
A campaign to raise awareness of the dangers and legality of smoking shisha has been launched to tackle common misconceptions surrounding smoking shisha or hookah - as it is commonly known.
He’s a pharma-charmer: Meet the Chorlton chemist who says talk is a tonic as he sees at least ten lonely people a day
Manchester chemist Maneet Kapoor is leading a call for more awareness of loneliness and its effects – as he estimates that he sees at least ten people a day through his work who are isolated.
Showing that there's nothing better than leading by example, Manchester Council's top bosses have rolled up their sleeves to back the city's flu vaccination campaign.
Comedy duo back serious message around flu jab
Funds now available for Manchester Arena survivors suffering psychological injuries as a result of being in the foyer during or immediately after the attack
A further round of payments totalling almost £3m has been released from the charity set up to help victims of the Manchester Arena attack.
Councillor Bev Craig is the latest person to get on board with a dedicated campaign in a bid to drive more people in Greater Manchester to beat some of the winter blues with a single vaccination.
How a Manchester practice has led pioneering work over the last 20 years to help more homeless people have access to a GP
How new 'Home from home' short-stay flats are set to help city's patients leave wards quicker and boost recovery
An extra care housing scheme which provides a temporary home for people who are fit to leave hospital but aren’t ready for full independence in their own homes is being launched in Wythenshawe.
Plans have been announced to transform an empty former residential care home in Manchester into a 38-bed homelessness prevention centre.
Coronation Street actress and restaurant owner Jennie McAlpine welcomed a group of breastfeeding mums to her city centre restaurant Annies for the launch of a brand new Breast Feeding Friendly mark.
The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.
An open event at Manchester Town Hall will give attendees the opportunity to become involved in a Question Time style debate on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues.
Now Brownies have a new badge of honour – with special Manchester Medal to help older people to beat loneliness
Any aspiring Brownie will tell you that part of her Promise is to think of others before herself and do a good turn every day.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester - and his mum, Vera – are calling for people in key risk groups to come forward for their annual flu vaccination.
Manchester is to mark World AIDS Day (WAD) with a number of events being held across the city.
Proposals announced to boost financial assistance to improve housing conditions of elderly and vulnerable
Plans designed to improve support available to vulnerable and disabled residents and assist independent living are being examined at a meeting of the executive next week.
Five months on from the launch of Manchester’s Homelessness Charter, organisers marked World Homeless Day (10 October) by highlighting what they have achieved since May and to appeal for more people and organisations to get involved.
After Saturday's derby success it's no wonder City manager Pep Guardiola recently admitted that he’s so obsessed with midfielders he’d like to sign a thousand of them.
A plan to provide every child in Greater Manchester with the best start in life has been unveiled today (Thurs, June 30) by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Strategic Partnership, the bod
The Homelessness Charter, developed by groups working alongside people affected by homelessness, with their voices at its core, is the city’s new approach to tackling homelessness.
Devo Diary: What's happened one year on since the historic health and care agreement for Greater Manchester
One year on from the historic deal that saw the start of Greater Manchester’s journey within health and social care devolution – and one of its key figures has described the last twelve months ‘as revolutionary for the region’.
Council and NHS chiefs are asking the people of Manchester for their ideas on how health and social care services could be improved and more cost-effective.
People across Greater Manchester are being asked to share their struggles and successes in making healthy lifestyle choices.
Two local authorities are the first in the UK to map people at risk of gambling-related harm in their communities.
Manchester’s Lord Mayor is leading a call for people to come forward for their annual flu jab.
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Manchester will once again mark World AIDS Day by showing solidarity with all those living with HIV and remembering everyone who has lost their life to the virus.
Manchester City Council’s executive is set to approve an additional four sites for the development of Extra Care Retirement Housing across the city at a meeting next week.
A GP practice in Moss Side had come up with a new way to meet demand for same-day appointments.
We agree to do all in our power to reduce smoking rates among our communities and highlight the harm that smoking causes.