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News published July 2021

International design competition to be launched for Piccadilly area

A picture of Piccadilly Gardens

Manchester City Council has announced plans to launch an international design competition to create a world class space in the area centred around Piccadilly Gardens.

Free book given to all final year primary school pupils to keep them reading over summer

More than seven thousand copies of the same book have been given away free to Manchester youngsters in their final year of primary school to help prepare them for starting high school in September and keep them reading over summer.

Council Leader's statement following the death of Cllr David Greenhalgh

Sir Richard Leese reacts to the news of the death of Bolton Council Leader this evening (Thurs 29 July)

Focus on sustainable communities and new housing in Ancoats and New Islington as four major schemes approved

A computer generated image of the Ancoats Dispensary following development for affordable housing

Four key planning applications have been agreed by Manchester’s planning committee this week (29 July) - representing an exciting next phase of regeneration in Ancoats & News Islington.

Council maps out next phase of homelessness work

Over the past few years, Manchester City Council’s Homelessness service has responded to exponentially growing need and, more recently, the challenges of the pandemic.

South Manchester firms pay the price for fly-tipping

Two more companies have been fined for fly-tipping commercial waste after successful prosecutions by the Council's Environmental Crimes Team.

Marcus Rashford mural messages can be saved - rain has not stopped play

The heavens may have opened over south Manchester last night but despite a good soaking the word on the street from the city's gallery and archives staff who have planned today's removal operation, is that they can be saved.

Cycling in Manchester set for big boost as Team GB gear up for the Olympics and Paralympics

cyclists on the velodrome in Manchester

Councillors are being asked to back a major package of work to improve Manchester’s National Cycling Centre.

Injunctions obtained to stop unauthorised works to two listed Manchester buildings

Pic shows the before and after shots of unauthorised work to a listed building, which will now need to be but back

The Council has successfully obtained two High Court injunctions to prevent unauthorised works at two listed buildings in the city – including the 16th Century Grade II* listed Hough End Hall.

Rashford mural messages to be removed this week and preserved for the city

The thousands of heartfelt messages left on the mural of footballer Marcus Rashford in Withington, Manchester will be carefully removed this Friday 23 July to preserve them, ahead of an expected change in the weather which has been forecast from this weekend.

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