Manchester City Council

News published September 2016

High school open evenings now underway to help parents choose schools

Open evenings are now underway at schools across the city in a bid to help parents and children who are in their last year of primary school decide which secondary schools to apply for.

Have your say on the future of Ancoats & New Islington and New Cross

Manchester people are being asked for their views about two key areas in Manchester city centre.

Free arts and science activities for all as Manchester libraries become 'Fun Palaces'

Libraries across Manchester are set to become ‘Fun Palaces’ during a special, free celebration of the arts and sciences for the whole community.

Taxi driver fined for more that £1,000 for refusing to take guide-dog

A taxi driver has been fined more than £1,000 after refusing to pick-up a blind passenger because they had a guide-dog.

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Heroes to be celebrated in Manchester and London on October 17 and October 18

The incredible performances of Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes at the Rio 2016 Games will be celebrated on October 17 and October 18 in Manchester and London respectively.

Partnership to add impetus to Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership will be launched today, Friday 16th September, to help maintain the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse and raise the prosperity of the north of England.

Sir Howard Bernstein to retire as chief executive of Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council has announced that chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein will retire from his role with the organisation in Spring 2017.

Walking-footballer Grandad set to be City's own Silva Senior

After Saturday's derby success it's no wonder City manager Pep Guardiola recently admitted that he’s so obsessed with midfielders he’d like to sign a thousand of them.

Enjoy a feast of free family fun at Central Library this Sunday

Families are invited to join in the fun this Sunday - at Central Library - to celebrate a summer of the Big Friendly Read - The Summer Reading Challenge.

Bus gate will open on Oxford Road from next week

The Oxford Road bus gate will be fully operational between Hathersage Road and Booth Street from Monday, 12 September.

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