Manchester City Council

Summer Festival of Markets

The Summer Festival of Markets is set to transform St Ann's Square this September with a selection of local traders, an exciting programme of live entertainment and a variety of cafes and bars.

Prolific thief banned from city centre

A prolific thief who spent years breaking into offices as well as public and religious buildings has been banned from the city centre.

Manchester goes green…emerald green!

The spirit of the Emerald Isle will turn the city centre a distinct shade of green this week for the annual Irish Festival and parade.

Sport Relief 2014: Join in the fun and games

It’s time to dig out the running kit as Sport Relief returns to Manchester. On Sunday 23 March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from outside Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, with hundreds of local residents showing their support for Sport Relief 2014 by choosing to run either one, three or six miles.

Phil Neville kicks off city centre playgrounds

Football legend Phil Neville has kicked off the first of two playgrounds set to turn Manchester city centre into an even friendlier destination for families.

In the market for love…

This Valentine’s Day Manchester will rightly takes its place alongside Paris, Rome and Venice as a must visit location for any romantic.

Wish you were here! Be part of Manchester Day 2013!

Preparations for the much anticipated Manchester Day Parade have already begun and there is only a week left to submit an application to be involved, with this year’s theme Wish You Were Here!

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.

New vision for St Peter's Square selected

The winners of an international design competition for leading architects to come up with plans to transform St Peter's Square into a world-class space have been announced by Manchester City Council. A design team led by German landscape architect Latz + Partner have been selected to make their vision a reality.