Manchester City Council

News published October 2014

Manchester commemorates First World War with special events at Central Library

A series of free events and exhibitions will take place at Central Library in November, as part of Manchester’s tribute to those who gave their lives in World War I.

Manchester’s giant tweeting Santa returns to Albert Square

Santa in Albert Square

Manchester’s biggest, most festive red resident will return to his station in front of the town hall this weekend as the giant Santa returns.

Litter bugs to be hit by on the spot fines

Dedicated litter enforcement team

People who drop rubbish in Manchester can expect to receive a fine – with a special team of litter busters about to hit the city centre.

New leisure centre opens at Beswick community hub

Beswick Community Hub

The brand new East Manchester Leisure Centre has swung open its doors this week welcoming residents to take a dip in the new community swimming pool and make use of the state-of-the-art facilities.

Drug dealers banned from Piccadilly Gardens

Six drug dealers have been banned from Piccadilly Gardens and surrounding streets as part of ongoing work to crack down on crime and antisocial behaviour in the city centre.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s archives to go on show at Manchester Central Library

Manchester Libraries and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are collaborating to make an important archive accessible to the public at Central Library.

Illegal tobacco shopkeepers face £2,000 bill

Two traders who were caught selling illegal tobacco have been ordered to pay a total of nearly £2,000.

Adoptive dad's plea for more adopters to come forward

An adoptive dad has shared his story about how he became a dad - hoping it will strike a chord with people who might have thought about adopting in the past but have not done anything about it.

UK’s original Christmas Markets return with new sites for 2014

Manchester’s world famous Christmas Markets

Manchester’s world famous Christmas Markets are soon to return for the 16th year in the UK’s capital of Christmas.

Director of Children's Services in Manchester to step down

After nearly eight years at Manchester City Council, the last three as Strategic Director of Children's Services, Mike Livingstone has decided to move on.

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