News published October 2021

Statement from Manchester City Council leader elect ahead of the spending review

A statement from Leader Elect Cllr Bev Craig.

Give Manchester a winter boost and get your Covid jab

The drive to administer booster jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine is well under way in Manchester. 

Work gets underway on 'bigger and better' Albert Square

Picture of bev craig leader elect in a digger on the site of the albert square extension

The first ground will be broken today (Monday 25 October 2021) as work to transform Manchester’s Albert Square into a world class public space – increasing its size by around 20pc – gets underway.

Grayson Perry exhibition helps push Manchester Art Gallery visitor numbers back up to pre-pandemic levels

An exhibition curated by artist Grayson Perry as a spin-off of his TV show 'Grayson's Art Club' that the public took to their hearts during lockdown last year, has helped push visitor numbers at Manchester Art Gallery back up to pre-pandemic levels.

Brand new primary school for Manchester city centre

A brand new primary school in the city centre is a step closer to opening after the Council's Executive this week approved additional budget for the project.

Council-organised fireworks will not take place this year

Manchester City Council has reluctantly announced that the city’s eight council-organised bonfire and fireworks events will not take place this year.

Manchester Christmas Market mugs make a welcome return for 2021

For many the cancellation of last year’s Christmas Markets was made even more disappointing because of the loss of an especially important festive tradition – the ever-popular Christmas Market Mugs.

Covid helpline launches for Mancunians this winter

A dedicated advice helpline has been launched in Manchester to help support the ongoing push for vaccinations. 

Jon Snow creates storm as he gets Covid jab in Manchester’s Rates Hall

Jon Snow lookalike sits with his back to the camera waiting for his Covid jab.

Game of Thrones fans will be reassured to know that Jon Snow has recently had his Covid jab.

Christmas is returning to Manchester! Piccadilly Gardens to become Winter Gardens following festive transformation

Cathedral Gardens Christmas MArket

Piccadilly Gardens will take a star turn this festive season, becoming the hub for Christmas in Manchester – the UK’s one and only capital of Christmas.

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