Manchester City Council

Alexandra Park celebrates its transformation

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Sue Cooley will mark the astounding rejuvenation of Alexandra Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm on Sunday 31 August 2014.

Great British Tennis Weekend on court at Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, Whalley Range, is set to show off four new floodlit tennis courts when it joins thousands of locations across the country for the Great British Tennis Weekend on Saturday 21 June 2014.

Sports events create inspirational legacy for Manchester residents

A new junior Park Run and more rugby activities for schools, women and girls - capitalising on the sport's forthcoming 2015 World Cup in the city - are among the new initiatives in a five-year Manchester City Council plan to boost sports participation.

Work starts on new Hough End Leisure Centre

Project leaders and partners came together on Thursday 10 April to mark the start of work on the brand new leisure centre at Hough End, south Manchester.

Now there's a call for International Manchester Day

Manchester day octopus

Tens of thousands of people watched this year's Manchester Day Parade – and now, Councillor Pat Karney is appealing to a global audience for an event to incorporate every Manchester across the world.

Home win with £5.5m award for new arts centre

The Arts Council England has awarded us £5.5 million for HOME, the new production centre for international art, theatre and film. Coming to Manchester in spring 2015.

Mountain bike skills area opens in Philips Park

A brand new mountain bike skills area will be officially opened by Councillor Jim Battle, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, in Philips Park, Clayton, on Sunday 14 April 2013.

Spectacular success for third Manchester Day

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate all things Manchester for the third Manchester Day Parade and its theme – The Sky’s the Limit: A celebration of heroic achievements.

Northern Thunder storm to victory

Northern Thunder were crowned champions at the nail biting final of the Fiat Netball Super League, their first ever Superleague victory.

Veteran welcomes Olympic visitors to North West

A Normandy veteran who narrowly missed being selected for the 1948 London Olympics will be welcoming sports fans from across the world to Greater Manchester for this summer’s Olympic events.