Manchester City Council

News published October 2014

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 to Manchester with new sites for 2014

Manchester’s world famous Christmas Markets

Manchester’s world famous Christmas Markets – brought to you by Manchester City Council – 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.

Manchester named City of the Year in prestigious development award

Manchester has been named City of the Year in the inaugural Estates Gazette/MIPIM UK Awards for its success in delivering major regeneration projects and attracting international investment.

Parents - don't miss 31 October deadline for secondary school applications

Parents with children in their final year of primary school are being urged not to miss the 31 October deadline for applying for their child's secondary school place next year.

Manchester Lights switch-on – the official start to Christmas!

With one of the most family friendly line-ups in the history of Manchester’s Christmas celebrations, this year’s switch-on show will have something for everyone.

Abraham Moss welcomes first pupils at new nursery

Residents in Crumpsall and Cheetham Hill have welcomed the opening of a new nursery block at the Abraham Moss Centre.

Outreach libraries make their mark in the community

A report to Manchester City Council’s next Neighbourhoods Scrutiny committee meeting outlines the successful development of Manchester’s community outreach libraries over the last year.

Turn a big bill into a Little Bill at the click of a mouse

Greater Manchester residents can find out how they can slash their fuel bills at the click of a mouse after a special web service was launched.

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