Following two weeks of Enhanced Testing throughout communities in South Manchester, this weekend the programme will draw to a close.
In January a call went out to ordinary Mancunians, asking them to step forward and volunteer to help successfully roll out the city’s Covid-19 mass vaccination programme.
Enhanced Testing in Moston and Harpurhey to expand; Work continues in Moss Side as 3,000 people get tested.
Statement on the judicial review judgement re: the former Central Retail Park temporary planning permission
Fraudster who cost the Council more than £170,000 through illegal subletting handed suspended sentence
A man has been jailed for 23 months, suspended for two years after he illegally sublet numerous properties set aside to support people who have been homeless, or in genuine need of housing.
A pilot scheme vaccinating people who are homeless in Manchester against Covid-19 is set to expand after the success of its first phase.
Enhanced community testing will begin in parts of Moston and Harpurhey after a case of a mutated form of Covid-19 was detected in the city.
A café in Burnage which repeatedly ignored pleas to trade safely due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been closed.
Almost a year since Manchester City Council adopted its ambitious Climate Change Action Plan, councillors will examine the significant progress which has been made to deliver it.
A Strangeways business has been fined almost £40,000 after being caught selling hundreds of fake designer handbags.
Members of the public are being invited to have their say on how Manchester's history and the people who made it should be reflected in its public spaces across the city, and in so doing help shape future policy on this.
Manchester City Council has pledged its full support to the campaign to end food poverty and enshrine in law a person’s right to access food.
The historic Manchester Rates Hall will this week be transformed into the city’s latest Covid-19 asymptomatic testing site.
“This is the protection we’ve been waiting for” - vaccinations completed across Manchester’s care homes
All of the residents in Manchester’s care homes for older people have received their Covid-19 vaccinations following a huge effort to protect some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
A brand new hardship fund aimed specifically at freelancers who work in the creative and culture sector in Manchester and who have been adversely affected by Covid-19 has been announced.
TV regular Dr Chris Steele took his own advice recently -and had his Covid vaccination in Fallowfield, Manchester.
Planning approval has been granted for the memorial to those who lost their lives in the 22 May 2017 Manchester terror attack.
One of the most poignant vaccinations in Manchester has taken place after a Whalley Range pharmacist gave his 79-year-old dad the Covid-19 vaccine.
Mancunians encouraged to “be the light in the darkness” in this year’s moving Holocaust Memorial Day
This year's Holocaust Memorial Day is the 20th time the city has marked the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Manchester City Council are asking people in the city to give their views on options for how it will save around £50m in 2021/22.
More than 1,000 people have come forward to support efforts in Manchester to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of patients.
Parents and carers of children who are due to start school for the first time this Autumn are being urged to make sure they get their applications in for a school place before the fast-approaching deadline of 5 pm this Friday 15 January.
Regular rapid testing for key worker groups without coronavirus symptoms is available across Manchester from today (Tuesday 12 January) for the next six weeks.
The first of six new vaccination centres in Manchester will open on Saturday as the city’s immunisation programme begins in earnest.
Following the announcement that England has gone back into lockdown, Manchester people are reminded of the help and support available to them.
Statements from Manchester City Council leaders reacting to the announcement that Manchester is to be placed into Tier 4:
Emotional times as visitors set to see loved ones in city’s care homes after 2-step testing process
Today's announcement that Manchester is to remain in Tier 3 has prompted a renewed call from the council's culture lead for more support for the culture sector and for a clear roadmap for venues on when they can safely re-open.
This morning (Thursday 17 December) the Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that Greater Manchester would remain under Tier 3 Covid restrictions.
City leaders have welcomed the award announced today by DCMS and Arts Council England of £21m to The Factory, the iconic world-class new cultural venue currently under construction in the heart of Manchester city centre.
The final preparations are being made in anticipation of Manchester’s first cohort of patients being given the Covid-19 vaccine.
Around 43,000 children and their families in Manchester are set to benefit from a helping hand with their food shopping to make sure they don't go hungry over the school Christmas holidays and February half term next year.
A section of Deansgate which has been closed to traffic since May will have to be temporarily re-opened one way to buses.
A £1 million project to plant thousands of new trees across Manchester gets underway next week (week commencing Monday 7 December 2020)
International Day of Disabled People on 3 December 2020: We've Got Each Other
Cultural leaders in Manchester are calling for a cultural venue re-think by government to allow venues to safely re-open when the city is put into Tier 3 next week.
Statement from Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council
A plan setting out how Manchester will emerge reinvigorated from the economic shock of the Covid-19 pandemic – and other challenges such as the uncertainties of Brexit – is published today (Wednesday
The campaign to protect Mancunians from seasonal flu this winter is making significant progress with more than 80,000 people vaccinated so far.
Gardening Great Granny Dena Murphy is certainly no stranger to making things bloom on her north Manchester allotment.
In March this year Manchester City Council along with the private and third sector joined together to fight hunger and provide access to basic essentials for residents in Manchester.
Manchester’s annual Remembrance Sunday will look very different this year, due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Manchester City Council have today appointed a new Lord Mayor for the City, Cllr Tommy Judge. Cllr Judge was first elected in 2001 to serve the people of Sharston, Wythenshawe.
All school children in Manchester who are eligible for a free school meal will continue to be supported through next week's half term holiday to make sure that no child in the city goes hungry.
Heaton Park and Alexandra Park have both won Green Flag Awards, an internationally recognised standard for parks and green spaces.
Read Manchester and Manchester Art Gallery have launched a brand new digital campaign to help parents in Manchester turn the everyday activities they are already doing with their child into new opportunities to build their child’s language skills.
The latest on the challenging budget position facing Manchester City Council next year and beyond is set out in a report to the Council’s Executive which meets on 14 October 2020.
Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Skills has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Honours.
Reading is like a journey - where will you go? This, the latest initiative from Read Manchester to promote reading across the city.
Primary schools across Manchester will be holding "School Street" road closures this Thursday ( 8 October), in celebration of national Clean Air Day
Director of Public Health for Manchester David Regan explains the rise in Covid-19 cases in the city.
Manchester Libraries will be joining libraries up and down the country to celebrate Libraries Week from 5 - 10 October - an annual event showcasing what libraries have to offer and the vital role they play in local communities.
The campaign for the most ambitious flu vaccination programme to date will begin today (Monday October 5) in Manchester.
Open evenings will look a bit different this year at some high schools as they move their all-important open evenings for prospective pupils and parents on-line, with virtual tours and zoom-style q&a sessions.
Lockdown measures are in place at two Manchester Metropolitan University residential halls.
Action has been taken against two Manchester venues which failed to uphold proper practices to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Proposals adding up to more than £1 billion of investment in Manchester will be considered by the Council’s planning committee when it meets this Thursday, 24 September 2020.
Work to resurface Ashton Old Road is set to start on Monday, as part of a major project to improve the standard of three key routes into Manchester city centre.
Manchester, here’s how you can help: city’s public health lead on Covid testing and transmission rates
In a week where the national booking system for Covid tests has been overwhelmed by demand, it’s now even more important to reserve a slot only if you have symptoms of the virus, or you’ve been asked
A brand new free school due to be built on Hyde Road in Belle Vue Manchester will be run by Co-op.
The city council has sent a direct invitation to Culture Minister Caroline Dineage to come to Manchester and meet with culture leaders in the city to see for herself the scale of the problems still facing the sector, six months on from when they were forced to close their doors back in March.
A national litter-picking campaign is under way this month and there are plenty of ways to join in across Manchester.
The Great British September Clean - organised nationally by Keep Britain Tidy - is running until the end of the month, in place of this year's Great British Spring Clean.
Mancunians are once again being asked to do the right thing as efforts continue to bring the number of Covid-19 cases in the city down.
In a touching gesture to children who have recently lost loved ones, community group Friends of Phillips Park Cemetery have set up a permanent feature where children can visit to grieve.
In a monumental effort, more than 20,000 books have been gifted to help keep children reading during the summer.
Manchester Art Gallery to open more days each week after fantastic visitor response to its re-opening
Manchester Art Gallery is set to increase the number of days it will open in order to meet visitor demand after welcoming more than a thousand people through its doors in its first week of re-opening.
A brand new Shadow Executive made up entirely of young people has been appointed in Manchester to help shape and challenge the decisions and policies of city leaders.
Thousands of pupils across Manchester have picked up their GCSE results today in an academic year like no other that has seen pupils out of school since March and no exams sat.
The restaurant on Liverpool Road in the city centre has been given permission to reopen.
Today has been an A level results day like no other as pupils at schools across Manchester have found out the grades they have been awarded through the national desktop exercise that was put in place instead of examinations this year.
A city centre bar has become the first in Manchester to be closed under new powers to stop the spread of coronavirus.
A teenage free climber described by a judge as “stupid” and “greedy” has been handed a suspended sentence after continuing to risk his life scaling tall buildings.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
Behind the scenes with the virus detectives from Manchester’s Covid test and trace hub. Team leader Sue Brown talks about the detail needed to contain - or keep outbreaks at bay - and debunk myths
Manchester's iconic Central Library, a building that dominates the city's St Peter's Square, will be lit up red tonight in support of the thousands of freelancers nationally who work in the live event industry.
Pop-up seating brought in to support Manchester businesses get back on their feet following the nationwide lockdown will be made smoke-free zones.
People local to Ardwick Green are urged to give their ideas about what the future of the area should look like.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Manchester will pay tribute to the lives lost and the lasting impact it has had.
City cultural leaders have given a cautious welcome to today's national announcement on the early release of funds to help support music venues that would otherwise be facing closure by September, but say more still needs to be done.
Manchester has asked culture secretary Oliver Dowden and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak for £16.4m over the next two years to directly support fifty city music venues and organisations.
The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest reading event for 4 to 11 year olds and for the first time, it is going digital, making it even easier to get involved.
After closing to all but virtual visitors back in March, Manchester Art Gallery is set to re-open its doors and welcome people back inside from 20 August.
A bumper programme of post-lockdown summer fun activities for children and young people of all ages kicks off this week at venues across the city.
As schools across Manchester close their books and shut their doors today on an academic year like no other, councillors have released a heartfelt letter addressed to all the city's children and young people.
David Regan, Manchester’s Director of Public Health explains the role of Covid testing data and postcode analysis, early warning systems and the approach to preventing outbreaks of the virus.
An operator is being sought to run a new cybersecurity hub which will put Manchester in the forefront of the response to digital threats.
For the first time in the history of the census there will be a question on service in the Armed Forces following a campaign led by The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland, and supported by Manches
The last chance is fast approaching for parents to register for free school meal vouchers for the summer holidays through the national government scheme.
Manchester has written an open letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak asking for an immediate life-line of £71.8m to help the city repair, restart, and rethink cultural life as the sector emerges from lockdown.
A brand new three year plan has been launched that sets out how the council will work with other organisations in Manchester to ensure all children and young people are happy, fulfilled and achieve their potential.
So, who would YOU want to keep safe? City’s health chiefs talk friends, family and personal plea behind 14-day isolation rules for Covid contact tracing
Manchester’s top health chiefs have come together with personal messages of solidarity to the people of Manchester for their help with Covid test and trace work.
A free book is to be given to every child leaving primary school in Manchester this July as part of a city-wide first to help prepare them for starting high school in September.
Solutions are being found to honour a pledge that people who were given emergency hotel-type accommodation during the coronavirus lockdown will not have to return to the streets.
Two weeks on from its first letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, asking for urgent support for the cultural sector, and for a place at the task-force table to help shape a way forward for the cultural industry, Manchester has repeated its pleas for help.
A simplified online application process and fee waiver has been put in place to allow businesses throughout Manchester to apply for outdoor seating space to help them reopen safely.
A member of staff at Manchester Libraries has written and illustrated her own children’s story, as part of the service’s bid to keep residents engaged and entertained while libraries are closed.
The Safety Advisory Group for Manchester City Council has made no objections for an upcoming fixture at the Etihad Stadium.
The remediation work to replace the cladding system on the Council-owned Whitebeck Court in north Manchester is now finished.
An open letter from Manchester has been sent to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, calling for more support for the cultural sector, and for a place at the task-force table to help shape a way forward for the cultural industry - an industry that has been massively hit by the corona crisis and is now struggling for its very survival.
Manchester's education bosses have today sent a letter to all Year 11 pupils across the city as a message of support to mark what has been an unprecedented final year at high school for them.
Manchester to provide 'game-changing' post-lockdown summer activities for all children and young people
After months now in lockdown, children and young people in Manchester are set to benefit from a summer-long programme of activities to help get them out and about, reconnect with their friends, and to re-build their skills.
Manchester City Council's new lead member for homelessness has issued a call for donations to the city's Big Change fund ahead of a challenging period.
Social distancing is here to stay - and that 2m metre rule is more important than ever.
Manchester City Council will set an 'emergency' budget next month detailing how it intends to deal with the huge impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its finances this year.
Members of Manchester City Council's Executive are to be updated on progress with the council's two major construction-type projects.
Exclusive new star-studded footage to be broadcast Sunday 31 May 6:00 pm on MIF LIVE
Thousands of residents from across the city-region threw open their windows and took to their doorsteps and balconies to join Together in One Voice, a joyous mass singalong on Thursday 28 May at 7.30pm, supported by a host of top musical talent.
Liam Gallagher, Take That, James, Emeli Sande, Mike Pickering, Tom Walker, The Courteeners, Denise Johnson, Aitch amongst stars supporting Together In One Voice
This year's Foster Care Fortnight might be nearly over but the year round search to find new foster carers to look after some of Manchester's most vulnerable children and young people is still very much on.
Further details have been released about the proposed memorial commemorating the 22 May 2017 terror attack ahead of the third anniversary of the event being marked.
Greater Manchester residents invited to join mass sing-a-long from their doorsteps for ‘Together in One Voice'
On 28 May the streets of Greater Manchester will be full of song as residents join together to create one of the largest community led choirs in the world - broadcast live to audiences via YouTube.
A fund of £200,000 is being made available to carers in Manchester who need additional support as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To mark 75 years since the end of The Second World War in Europe, people across Manchester will be asked to come together to raise a glass to celebrate peace in Europe.
As well as staying open to look after the children of key-workers, and keeping in touch with the rest of their pupils through on-line classes and learning, schools have added another subject to the daily curriculum - making PPE.
A report to Manchester City Council's Executive (which meets on Weds 6 May) sets out the next steps which will guide the city's recovery from impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
The city-wide crisis response to the coronavirus outbreak has been detailed in a report going to the Council’s executive next week (Weds 6 May).
As thousands of care staff in Manchester work tirelessly to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, tonight Manchester’s Councillor Bev Craig will ask the city to say a special thank you
'We're still here for you' - that's the message from Manchester's medics who are calling on the city's residents not to ignore any signs of illness - especially around heart, cancer, stroke or concern
Take the 10-week challenge, get creative, and celebrate the spirit of Manchester libraries at home
Home-schooling might be the order of the day right now, but parents of youngsters across the city who are due to start school for the first time this September are being reminded not to forget to formally accept their offer of a school place.
A huge milestone has been passed as Manchester and Trafford continue to support their most vulnerable residents throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHS leaders across Greater Manchester are speaking out to reassure residents that local health services are still ‘open for business’ during the coronavirus pandemic.
The holy month of Ramadan will begin today (Thursday 23 April) and the Council is urging those taking part in the festival to continue to adhere to Government guidelines regarding social distancing to
As millions of people up and down the country take to their doorsteps and balconies tonight to join in the weekly #ClapForCarers, social care bosses in Manchester will be making it personal with a direct message to all the social workers, care workers, and other support staff in the city.
A book of condolence has opened on the Manchester City Council website where friends and colleagues can leave a message following the death yesterday of Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of the Council.
Statement following the death today of Cllr Sue Murphy CBE, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council
Sue, who was first elected to the City Council in 1995, had been Deputy Leader of the Council since 2010 and previously served as Exec Member for Employment and Skills and Exec Member for Finance.
Top class effort by teachers and school support staff across the city praised as hundreds also give up their Easter holidays to keep schools open
A message of support and reassurance has been sent from the council to cultural organisations in the city as they and the whole country respond to the unprecedented challenges being presented by the Covid-19 virus.
During the coronavirus restrictions Manchester Art Gallery will offer a range of beneficial programmes to bring creativity, health, and hope into the hearts and homes of local residents
A new central hub is to be launched on Monday (March 30) which will coordinate vital support for Manchester's most vulnerable people, to help them cope with the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
In light of Government advice on how to protect the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, changes are being implemented across Manchester’s crematorium and cemeteries.
Cllr Bev Craig, Manchester’s Executive Member for Adult Health and Wellbeing says that how we act in a time of need is a mark of how we act as a city.
This year's Youth Buzz Awards have seen some amazing young people from across Manchester recognised for their stand-out achievements and for making a positive contribution to their communities.
Attracting, keeping and developing the most talented staff is at the heart of a five-year workforce strategy for Manchester City Council’s children’s services department that was approved today.
Manchester City Council has today (Friday 6 March) agreed its budget for the financial year ahead.
Five of the UK's best-loved children's authors and illustrators have been in Manchester today to take part in a special 'Share a Story Live' event to mark World Book Day and to bring books to life for over 1000 children from local schools.
Manchester City Council has today signed a brand new pledge underlining its commitment to all care-leavers and looked-after children and young people living in Manchester, who are affected by Brexit immigration changes.
The Council’s Executive will be asked to approve almost £2m for the first phase of the transformation of the Piccadilly Gardens area when it meets on Wednesday 11 March.
The public will be asked to give their opinion on how the future of a city centre neighbourhood will be shaped.
The main phase of work to refurbish, partially restore and upgrade Manchester Town Hall will get underway at the end of this month, March 2020.
Manchester will once again celebrate International Women’s Day in style with a free ‘Walk for Women’ through the city.
A report going to the Council’s scrutiny committee (Weds 4 March) will recommend further Selective Licensing areas be considered following the positive impact of previous schemes.
An innovative scheme which aims to support vulnerable people and reduce begging is being trialled in Manchester city centre.
A detailed proposal that would put a stop to the closure plans for Newall Green High School and keep it open has been sent to the Secretary of State for Education in an attempt to secure the future of the Wythenshawe school for local families.
Manchester City Council has been named one of the best organisations to work for in 2020 by national newspaper, The Sunday Times.
It's hearts all round today with a Valentine's Day surprise for the city's top culture councillor who has just been announced a national winner in the prestigious 'Hearts For The Arts' Awards 2020.
A national event in Manchester tomorrow will highlight how council spending is having a positive impact on Manchester people and businesses
A conference this Valentine’s Day will highlight how Manchester City Council is showing the love by putting the social benefits to the city at the heart of how it spends money on goods and services.
A takeaway owner has been issued with a suspended prison sentence after a major cockroach infestation was found in a takeaway in Baguley, Manchester.
*Message comes ahead of key date in Chinese calendar to mark family and reunions *Lantern Festival is end of New Year and is sometimes called ‘true’ Valentine’s Day *Youngsters create their own 'love' letters filled with words of hope and support
*Message comes ahead of key date in Chinese calendar to mark family and reunions *Lantern Festival is end of New Year and is sometimes called ‘true’ Valentine’s Day *Youngsters create their own 'love' letters filled with words of hope and support
At a time when Coronavirus dominates the headlines, Manchester’s Councillor Bev Craig calls for unity and warns that fear - and the stigma it creates - spreads faster than disease.
A brand new apprenticeship programme has launched in Manchester to train up the next generation of creative venue technicians.
This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day has encouraged Mancunians to ‘stand together’ in solidarity against all forms of division.
January 2020 will see a new way for the residents of Manchester to learn about the decisions which are shaping the city.
Ofsted have today (Tuesday 21 January 2020) published the findings of their most recent visit to Manchester children’s services.
Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Skills Culture and Leisure has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award recognising his work as a champion of the arts.
A meeting of Manchester City Council’s Executive will act on proposals that will enshrine the principles of Martyn’s Law into future regulations to ensure the safety of all Manchester residents.
Details of Manchester City Council’s budget options for 2020/21 have been published today ahead of them being considered by councillors early in the new year.
A report detailing proposals to change the way bus services are delivered in Greater Manchester - including proposals to introduce a Bus Franchising Scheme - has been heard by Manchester City Council.
Figures have been released on the number of people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester during 2019.
Manchester is invited to bring in 2020 in style with a huge fireworks display at an event on Deansgate on New Year’s Eve - Tuesday 31 December.
Tens of thousands of pounds has been donated to two incredibly worthy Manchester Charities following a council expedition earlier this year to scale England, Scotland and Wales’ three highest peaks.
With more than £8bn set to be spent over Black Friday and Cyber Monday the public are being reminded to shop savvy and avoid online scams.
Designers have been appointed to produce the memorial for the 22 May 2017 Manchester Arena attack.
Parents of children due to start in reception class at primary school next September are reminded they only have until 15th January to apply for their child’s place.
The winners of this year's prestigious Manchester Culture Awards were announced over the weekend at a special awards ceremony hosted by Jennie McAlpine and Ria Meera Munshi.
The forthcoming General Election will shape the future of the country and as the campaign gets underway Manchester residents are being urged to make sure they can vote.
The Factory Manchester - major construction milestone reached as Manchester named second most creative city in Europe
This week sees a significant milestone in the construction of The Factory, the landmark new cultural venue, currently being developed in Manchester city centre.
The streets of Manchester will fall silent as the city remembers the fallen of past conflicts during the annual Remembrance Sunday commemoration.
The outcome of the public consultation on a potential new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to support a safe, clean and welcoming Manchester city centre has been published.
This year has seen another massive response to the call-out for nominations for the Manchester Culture Awards and the finalists can now be revealed.
Parents who have children due to start secondary school next September are being urged to think now about which schools they're interested in for their child.
Young people preparing to leave care in Manchester will get the opportunity to learn new skills and move into their own home through a ground-breaking programme that supports them to live independently.
New signs in both English and Chinese welcoming people to Manchester’s China Town have been unveiled by the council ahead of a new festival this weekend (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.)
Manchester will connect with cities across the globe as it becomes the latest member of the Music Cities Network.
The countdown is under way as the final stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain prepares to make its way to Manchester.
We are aware that the group Extinction Rebellion are planning a protest in Manchester city centre from Friday 30 August to Monday 2 September.
Stars were born throughout Manchester today as teenagers took the next exciting step in their young lives.
Manchester’s permanent memorial to the Peterloo Massacre is now on public view - in time for the 200th anniversary of the epoch-making event.
A staggering £22,000 has been raised for two Manchester charities after a group of Manchester councillors and council officers successfully completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge.
Exactly 200 years later communities from across Manchester and beyond are invited to gather on the site of St Peter’s Field Manchester for a cultural event to commemorate those who were killed or injured at The Peterloo Massacre in 1819.
People running street kitchens in Piccadilly Gardens are being urged to use an alternative location from Thursday 1 August 2019 under new arrangements.
A cohort of councillors will take on a gruelling challenge at the end of July 2019 as they attempt to summit the UK’s three highest mountains within 24 hours.
People who live in Manchester are being asked for their views on where they vote.
It's blast-off time for an out-of-this-world adventure at Manchester libraries as this year's Summer Reading Challenge 'Space Chase' gets underway.
Manchester City Council paid tribute to members of our country’s armed forces, past and present, during the commemoration of Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 29.
The deadline to make a nomination in this year's Manchester Culture Awards has been extended by a week following pleas by cultural organisations and others for more time.
Manchester’s much-loved Christmas Markets will return to Albert Square this year despite planned works to improve the square.
Ten years in and still going strong this year’s Manchester Day was once again a triumphant success scoring top marks with the thousands of people who flocked to enjoy it.
A brand new strategy that takes a multi-agency approach to promoting inclusion and preventing exclusion from the city’s schools is up for discussion this week.
Leaders of councils throughout the North of England have sent a joint letter to the Conservative leadership contenders urging them to commit to the delivery of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.
A brand new multi-lingual poem incorporating an incredible 64 different languages and written mostly by school children, takes pride of place from this week in Manchester Central Library for the next year.
36,000 children in more than 100 schools across Manchester are set to join forces this month for the city’s first-ever mass Readathon, which will also bring the power of stories to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Make your very own hat for Manchester’s big day out and join in the People’s Procession
Young people in Manchester are set to benefit from increased access to free swimming at Manchester swimming pools all year round thanks to an extension of the current swimming offer citywide.
Environmentally friendly technologies will be at the heart of the new development
The 22 people who were killed in the Manchester Arena attack, as well as those were injured or traumatised, are forever in our hearts. Nor will we ever forget the remarkable spirit shown by Manchester
Manchester Day is just around the corner as the workshop creating this year’s incredible artworks opens its doors.
A search to find designers for the memorial for the 22 May 2017 Manchester Arena attack will be launched on Friday 17 May.
A focal point for the community in Gorton has been given a new lease of life thanks to a five-figure restoration project.
There are just days left for anyone wishing to have their say in the European Parliamentary Elections to ensure they are registered to vote.
The countdown has begun to European Parliament Elections which will take place on Thursday 23 May.
The official countdown has begun to Manchester City Council local elections on Thursday 2 May.
For 70 years the Platt Hall Gallery, at the crossroads of Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side, has housed Manchester Art Gallery’s costume collection.
An award winning catering service has been teaching the city’s youngsters and their families that cooking healthy food can be easy, tasty and affordable.
The countdown has begun for Manchester Day, the city’s big FREE family day out, which returns on Sunday 23 June, from midday until 6pm.
Social work in Manchester is set to get a real boost this week with the start of a brand new social work degree apprenticeship.
A vigil is taking place in St Ann's Square tonight at 6.30pm for people to show solidarity with Christchurch after the terror attack there in which dozens of people were killed.
The leader of Manchester City Council has sent a message to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, following the the mass shootings at two mosques there.
Proposals to create a brand new £1.2m centre for young people leaving care in Manchester have been agreed by the Council's Executive.
For more than 700 children in Manchester the sky really was the limit this World Book Day as they shared stories under the wings of Concorde with some of their favourite children’s authors.
Manchester City Council has today (Friday 8 March) agreed its budget for 2019/20, the final year of a three-year budget plan which was originally set out back in 2017.
A unique and forward-thinking agreement has been signed by Manchester and the Danish cities of Aarhus and Aalborg to pave the way for future cultural collaboration, which will focus on arts and health, young people and urban development and design.
Troublemakers could soon face bans from city centre bookies as a new prevention scheme, Betwatch, looks to stack the odds against anti-social gamblers.
Manchester City Council is now set to commission landscape architects to draw up designs for improvements to the whole Piccadilly Gardens area.
Manchester continues in 2019, as it ended 2018, with plans to celebrate women across the city to mark International Women's Day 2019 on March 8th .
Manchester has recently renewed its status as a Fairtrade City, a status first awarded in 2005.
It's all systems go for The Factory - Manchester's landmark new cultural venue - with funding, lead contractor, and core staff all now in place to see it through from construction to completion.
One year after it opened The Longford Centre in Chorlton has prevented close to 200 people from being forced onto the streets.
In a city not short of its footballing heroes a true legend of the game was on hand to open a new home for the creative minds of Manchester.
February 14 is traditionally a day for showing someone how much you care, and in keeping with this we want to show 'our children' how much we care by being more available for them.
A consultation is being launched today (Tuesday 12 February 2019) on a potential new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to promote a safe and welcoming environment across Manchester city centre.
A group of young women leaving care in Manchester are swapping the city streets next week for the wilds of Wales to mark the start of a six month traineeship aimed at better equipping them for the world of work.
While the traders at Manchester’s Arndale Market may be the best in the business at squeezing every penny out of a deal the tables were turned on them this Christmas.
The story of how thousands of documents were saved from destruction by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto will be shown for the first time.
The charity set up to distribute money raised for those affected by the Manchester Arena attack has issued a final call-out for people to bank their donations, ahead of its 31 January deadline.
Time is now fast running out to apply for a primary school place for this September with a deadline of 5 pm TODAY for parents to make an application.
The management contractor for the huge heritage project to repair, refurbish and partially restore Grade I-listed Manchester Town Hall has been appointed.
Although homelessness can affect people all year round, the hardships associated with it are most keenly felt at Christmas.
Manchester Mums with HIV will now be given enough formula milk and supplies to feed their babies during the first year of life, in a move to prevent transmission of the virus through breastfeeding.
Talented young Mancunians from across the city have been recognised at this year's Youth Buzz Awards for their stand-out achievements and for making a positive contribution to their communities.
A consultation will be run on how best to commemorate the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.
Manchester City Council Trading Standards urge caution this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
A permanent memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme has been unveiled in Heaton Park.
The winners of the first Manchester Culture Awards were announced last night at a special awards ceremony hosted by actor Julie Hesmondhalgh and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake.
Unscrupulous Manchester landlords found to be in breach of property management regulations have been fined £97,500 in the last seven months.
Continued pressure was applied to taxi drivers illegally picking up fares following a crackdown on rogue operators working in Manchester City Centre.
Manchester City Council is set to prosecute the owners of a Rusholme shisha café following their repeated flouting of smoking laws.
This week sees the announcement of the winners of the first ever Manchester Culture Awards to recognise the very best of culture that has been on offer in the city over the last year.
A report outlining progress on The Factory, which will be one of the largest purpose-built cultural buildings in the world and deliver a £1.1 billion boost to Manchester’s economy over a decade, will be considered by councillors in November.
This year marks the Armistice Centenary which coincides with Remembrance Sunday (11 November) and there will be a programme of events marking a 100 years since the end of the First World War.
War poet Wilfred Owen who fought in the First World War as part of the Manchester Regiment is being commemorated this weekend in both Manchester and France - one hundred years since his death on November 4th 1918.
Designs drawn up by artist Jeremy Deller for a permanent memorial in Manchester to commemorate the Peterloo Massacre and those who died there have now been unveiled.
Designs drawn up by artist Jeremy Deller for a memorial to commemorate the Peterloo massacre and those who died there will be unveiled next week on Thursday 1 November.
An ambitious plan to leverage the power of design to support Manchester’s 10-year strategy has been launched.
Time is fast running out for parents across the city to apply for their child’s secondary school place for next September with only days left now until the deadline.
A number of Anti-Social Behaviour injunctions have been obtained by Manchester City Council following a serious assault and threatening and abusive behaviour towards residents in Moston.
Following a phenomenal response to the call for nominations for the first ever Manchester Culture Awards, details of the shortlisted nominees can now be revealed.
Take 10 launches on World Mental Health Day to inspire Manchester residents to read for ten minutes every day and feel good.
A persistent and aggressive beggar who verbally abused members of the public in Manchester city centre and Harpurhey has been jailed for six weeks for breaching a civil injunction order.
Dena the Dynamo – 90-year-old green-fingered guru creates a Manchester Menu as part of her winter advice for older people
Gardening guru and Great Granny Dena Murphy has boosted her social contribution to the city by devising a ‘Manchester Menu’ for older people to help keep them fit and well this winter.
Dog lovers are being encouraged to help the lonely and depressed in their community by sharing some 'animal magic' at a pop-up cafe in Manchester.
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.
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.
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up to support the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack, has set a final date for people to apply to it for funding.
Unscrupulous landlords found to be in serious breach of property management regulations have been ordered to pay more than £27,500 following a series of prosecutions brought by the city council.
Best friends all the way through Parrs Wood High School in Manchester, students Adam and Ali, have both secured coveted places on full scholarships at universities in the USA following their A level results today.
A fly-tipper from Moston has been prosecuted after being caught in the act on CCTV.
Major works to reduce congestion on the ring road around Manchester and Salford city centres will begin on Wednesday 29 August 2018.
Manchester is set to take a big stride forward in getting its residents active, moving, and living longer - all thanks to national lottery players.
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.
Foster carers with more than 500 years of fostering between them have been recognised at a special awards ceremony.
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.
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.
Thousands of tributes left by the public to remember those killed or injured in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack will be preserved for the future, thanks to a National Lottery grant.
Care leavers in Manchester will now be exempt from paying any Council Tax until they reach the age of 25 following a decision by the Council's Executive today.
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.
Care leavers in Manchester will be exempt from paying any Council Tax until they reach the age of 25 under proposals being considered by councillors.
A dedicated enforcement team has been set up to tackle the problem of cars being parked obstructively by rogue airport ‘meet-and-greet’ companies during the school summer holidays.
New housing investment in Chorlton – including new social housing – will be considered at a meeting of the Council next week (Weds, 25 July).
A detailed vision for the Northern Gateway project will be considered by the Council Executive next week for the first time.
The deadline to make a nomination in Manchester's first ever Culture Awards has been extended by a week following pleas by cultural organisations for more time for them to do so.
A consultation will begin this week around the Council’s planning application validation process with a view to improving transparency in the local planning procedure.
An historic friendship between Manchester and Japan - dating back to the height of the Industrial Revolution - has been remembered and renewed today.
Proposals have been announced to create a world-leading precision medicine campus in the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone.
Thousands of people, of all ages, are set to show their appreciation and support for the Armed Forces and veterans with a host of fun activities in the city centre this weekend, on Saturday 30 June.
This morning, Monday 25 June, The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor June Hitchen, marked the start of Manchester’s official Armed Forces Day celebrations with the raising of the armed forces flag.
Effects of bad air laid bare: Manchester's public health team bring a fresh approach to improve air quality
Manchester's Public Health team have laid bare the effects of bad air with a report outlining the link between poor air quality and health.
Manchester residents who want to check whether they are paying the right amount of Council Tax are being reminded that there is no need to pay commercial organisations to find out.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets today to experience the annual city-wide celebration of Manchester with this year’s theme – THE WORD ON THE STREET
Pupils at St Mary's C of E Primary School in Moss Side have been wearing 'green for Grenfell' to show everyone affected by last year's Grenfell fire tragedy in London that they are thinking of them.
Plans have been drawn up for a permanent memorial in the city to those who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme during the First World War - the worst day of combat in British military history.
A pioneering new company providing support and guidance to care leavers will be set up in Manchester after proposals to do so were given the green light by the Council's Executive.
Jet back in time as a free photography exhibition is set to launch at Wythenshawe Forum Library showcasing how Manchester Airport and its passengers used to look 30 years ago.
A brand new awards ceremony will take place this Autumn in Manchester to recognise the best cultural events held in the city over the last year.
Cathedral Gardens will be used an alternative venue for those wishing to watch and take part in the Manchester Together – With One Voice event.
Members of Manchester Mental Health Choir tell annual council meeting how singing results are off the scale(s)
How the Bee Vocal choir had their voices heard by city’s key decision-makers during Mental Health Awareness Week
Councillor June Hitchen has taken up the chains of office as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester.
A public celebration of the life and work of Councillor Sheila Newman is to be held on Sunday 13 May.
There has been an overwhelming response to a call-out for choirs to take part in the Manchester Together – With One Voice event to commemorate the anniversary of the 22 May Arena attack.
Primary school pupils have been commended for playing an important part in helping tell the story of the Battle of Manchester Hill in a special exhibition now on at Manchester Central Library.
Stunning musical performance TONIGHT opens weekend of events to mark centenary of the Battle of Manchester Hill
A stunning cultural event to commemorate the men of the Manchester Regiment who fought at the Battle of Manchester Hill takes place tonight Friday 13 April at Manchester Cathedral.
The full list of candidates in Manchester’s local elections on Thursday 3 May 2018 has now been published.
Further details of the Albert Square element of plans to commemorate one year since the 22 May 2017 terror attack have been announced.
Wednesday 21 March saw the centenary of the Battle of Manchester Hill - a battle that in one day took the lives of 79 men from the Manchester Regiment.
71 per cent of Manchester City Council’s procurement spending goes to local companies, according to new analysis unveiled on Monday.
A sniffer dog called Bruiser has helped Manchester trading standards officers discover a hidden haul of illegal tobacco.
Emerging proposals to commemorate one year since the 22 May 2017 terror attack have been revealed.
Two new housing schemes that will make affordable homes available for first time buyers and lower income households will be discussed by the Council’s executive when they meet next week (Weds 7 March)
Plans are underway to commemorate the part played by soldiers from the Manchester Regiment in a little-known battle that proved to be a forerunner to the last 100 days of the First World War.
A new prevention centre will open today (Monday 15 January) to help people who have recently become homeless to turn their lives around.
Work and skills are top of the agenda next week as the council mounts a social media 'takeover' of its social media channels to help Manchester people of all ages either get into a job now, or get the skills they need to take advantage of job opportunities in the future.
Time is fast running out to apply for a primary school place for this September with a strict deadline of 5 pm this Monday 15 January.
Manchester’s iconic Town Hall building will be given a rousing send-off on Sunday 14 January 2018 ahead of its temporary closure for work to safeguard, repair and partially restore it.
Manchester is expressing its solidarity and sorrow for Barcelona after the terrorist attack in Las Ramblas which has claimed at least 13 lives.
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "This is an absolutely horrifying incident. Our thoughts are with everyone affected"
Manchester is sending its condolences to the people of St Petersburg following the terror attack on the city’s metro yesterday, Monday 3 April, in which at least 14 people were killed.
Manchester City Council’s Executive will consider the findings of a major City Centre Review when it meets on Wednesday 8 February.
An update report about Manchester City Centre’s new St. John’s neighbourhood and progress on Factory will go the Council’s Executive on Wednesday 11 January 2017.
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.
More than 2,600 people have already given their views on options for the Council’s 2017-20 budget.
Councillor Carl Austin-Behan is set to take up the chains of office when he becomes the new Lord Mayor of Manchester on Wednesday 18 May 2016.
A book of condolence has been opened at Manchester Town Hall, following the attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore last weekend.
An artwork featuring images of women has been commissioned for the launch of the International Women’s Day (IWD) theme for 2016, 'Women’s Voices - Changing Manchester’.
People with questions about devolution in Greater Manchester can put them to Sir Richard Leese in a special Twitter ‘Question Time’ session.
Greater Manchester’s ten councils have united to sign a major agreement to put armed forces personnel and veterans at the heart of public services.
Wednesday 5 November is the 34th anniversary of Manchester becoming the world’s first nuclear free city, which placed it at the forefront of the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons.
A £6m grant to Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone will help support around 500 new jobs.
Our redesigned website has been named the best government site at the prestigious People’s Lovie Awards.
We agree to do all in our power to reduce smoking rates among our communities and highlight the harm that smoking causes.
A group of independent experts say Manchester is currently the second largest digital cluster in Europe after London and has the potential to become one of Europe’s most important digital centres.
An ambitious city-wide plan to drive development in the city for the next 15 years has been drawn up by the council and will cement Manchester as one of the world’s leading cities.