Manchester City Council

News published October 2018

Jonas Blue confirmed for Manchester’s Christmas Lights switch-on spectacular

The start to Christmas in Manchester is less than a month away and the star studded line up can now be officially announced with number one star Jonas Blue officially opening the festive season.

Multi-million pound Strangeways counterfeit goods shops closed down

A group of shops in the Strangeways area which were being used to sell counterfeit goods have been shut down by Manchester City Council officers.

Moss Side Leisure Centre to reopen after £8m refurbishment

Moss Side Leisure Centre is to reopen to the public on Wednesday 14 November, following the completion of an £8m project to refurbish the building for local residents.

Manchester’s State of the City 2018 report published

The report, which gives in-depth information on everything from economic growth and environmental issues to health and homelessness is now available.

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.

Iconic images from Manchester’s rock history go on display at Central Library

A free exhibition celebrating Manchester’s rock music history from the dawn of punk to the present day goes on display at Central Library from Thursday 11 October.

World Mental Health Day sees launch of 'Take 10'

Take 10 launches on World Mental Health Day to inspire Manchester residents to read for ten minutes every day and feel good.

Update on Regent Road roadworks

A further element of major works designed to reduce congestion on the ring road around Manchester and Salford city centres will begin on Monday 8 October, as the project progresses.

Countdown to the world-famous Manchester Christmas Markets begins

Above christmas market albert square

Manchester’s transformation in to the UK’s Christmas capital is almost upon us as traders from across the North West and Europe ready themselves for the Christmas Market's return.

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.

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