Library Returns - that's people not books

Central Library

Residents will benefit from greater access to Manchester libraries from 6 September 2021 as library services return to pre-covid opening hours.

Manchester students pick up their A Level and BTEC results

Students at schools across Manchester have received their A level and BTEC results today after an academic year like no other - disrupted by lockdowns and sometimes repeated periods of isolation for some students, and for others against a backdrop of family illness and bereavement.

Fresh livery for vaccination shuttle buses

The side of a Stagecoach bus with posters advertising a vaccination site.

Shuttle buses decked out in new livery are ready to hit the road in Manchester, ferrying people from south-central neighbourhoods to the Belle Vue vaccination centre. 

Manchester to mark Armed Forces Day 2021

Manchester will pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of the nation’s armed forces tomorrow, Saturday 26 June, with a special day of activities for the whole family.

Peterloo Memorial latest and lessons legacy

An update report on the Peterloo Memorial and how it has informed a whole new approach to inclusive design for council projects will be received by a scrutiny committee on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Manchester prepares to mark Eid-al-Fitr

White writing on a green background. 
Text reads: Eid Mubarak. Groups of six people or two households can meet outdoors. Remember to keep your distance.

Manchester City Council is wishing residents a very happy and blessed Eid Mubarak as Muslims in the city prepare to mark the end of Ramadan. 

Manchester becomes a Right to Food City

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. 

Deadline this week to apply for September primary school places

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.

Changes to Deansgate traffic ahead

A section of Deansgate which has been closed to traffic since May will have to be temporarily re-opened one way to buses.

Challenge looms as 2021/22 budget-setting approaches

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.

Ashton Old Road resurfacing work set to begin

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.

Culture minister invited to see Covid impact first-hand in Manchester

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.

Friends of Philips Park Cemetery: Children grieve too

Friends of Philips Park Cemetery

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.

Mixed results for A level students in city schools

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.

On the case with Manchester’s Superbug Sleuths

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

Be part of the Ardwick Green story

People local to Ardwick Green are urged to give their ideas about what the future of the area should look like. 

New three year plan for Manchester young people launched

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.

Manchester's plea to Culture Secretary for more support to prevent final curtain

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.

Foster carers wanted - think you've got what it takes?

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.

Covid-19: The Council's response so far

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).

Manchester’s special tribute to social care

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

Primary school places - don't forget to accept your offer

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.

Shout out to social care staff keeping everyone safe

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.

Support for mourners during the COVID-19 pandemic

Local advice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Youth Buzz Awards - winners announced!

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.

1000 children 'share a story' with top authors for World Book Day

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.

International Women's Day 2020

International Womens Day, walk, march, feminism, feminist

Manchester will once again celebrate International Women’s Day in style with a free ‘Walk for Women’ through the city.

Manchester City Council to act on Martyn's Law

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.

Winners announced - Manchester Culture Awards

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.

Apply now for your child's high school place

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.

Project to help care leavers make a house their home

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.

Signs point to a China Town on the up

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.)

Peterloo Memorial goes on view

Manchester’s permanent memorial to the Peterloo Massacre is now on public view - in time for the 200th anniversary of the epoch-making event.

Manchester marks Armed Forces Day 2019

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.

Top marks for ten years of Manchester Day

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.

Manchester improves free swimming for under 17s

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.

22 May second anniversary tributes

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

Sky’s the limit for World Book Day in Manchester

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.

Council's 2019-20 budget set

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.

Manchester agrees cultural links with Danish cities

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.

All systems go for The Factory Manchester

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.

A Valentine's Day message for our care-leavers

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.

Winners of the Manchester Youth Buzz Awards announced

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.

Winners announced - Manchester Culture Awards

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.

Latest on world-leading cultural building The Factory outlined

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.

Violent anti-social trio handed injunctions

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.

Manchester Culture Awards - finalists announced

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.

Aggressive beggar jailed for flouting order

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.

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.

Manchester to salute our Armed Forces

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.

Manchester raises the flag for Armed Forces Day

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.

From Moss Side to Grenfell with love

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.

Manchester stands with Barcelona

Manchester is expressing its solidarity and sorrow for Barcelona after the terrorist attack in Las Ramblas which has claimed at least 13 lives.

Incident at Manchester Arena

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "This is an absolutely horrifying incident. Our thoughts are with everyone affected"

How the power of two can beat flu

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.

Hiroshima trees sprout hope and peace in Manchester

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.

Manchester steps up to become digital European leader

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.

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