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Flagship arts building for the North to be designed by world-leading architect

Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has won the international competition to design The Factory Manchester, the city’s cutting-edge arts venue that will take a radically new approach to cultural production and performance. The project will be OMA's first major public building in the UK.

Foster carers wanted to give chance of family life to vulnerable young people

Manchester City Council is currently looking to recruit an extra 50 foster carers over the coming months, and wants to hear from anyone who has room in their homes and their hearts to offer a loving home to a young person, and to give them the chance to experience the kind of celebrations and family life most of us take for granted.

Manchester City Council in a show of solidarity with France

Manchester City Council will devote the first part of its full council meeting (Wednesday 18 November) to demonstrating solidarity with Paris and the French people, condemning terror and restating Manchester's role as a city of peace.

Speakers seized from student party house

Students are being warned not to hold loud parties after speakers and other noise making equipment was seized from a Fallowfield house.

Manchester welcomes the Mayor of Hiroshima

The Mayor of Hiroshima Kazumi Matsui will meet the Lord Mayor of Manchester Paul Murphy OBE on 14 November to recognise the city’s role in the Mayors or Peace programme.

Remembrance Sunday 2015

Civic dignitaries, servicemen and women, service and ex-service organisations and faith leaders will take part in Manchester’s Remembrance Day procession and service on Sunday 8 November.

Residents told – know your consumer rights

Manchester City Council and Citizens Advice are calling on residents to use their new consumer rights as they start their Christmas shopping this year.

Hough End to trial new extended opening hours

Since opening the leisure centre at Hough End, south Manchester, has proved immensely popular. The centre will now trial new opening hours, allowing more people to take advantage of the facilities.