Manchester City Council

News published October 2016

Season’s tweetings – Manchester’s twitter loving Santa returns!!

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

Grab your skates for Manchester Ice – The Rink at Cathedral Gardens – that will top your Christmas list this year

This year, Manchester’s world-famous Christmas markets will be adding a new addition to the hugely popular family friendly zone.

Childminder trio are three times Outstanding say Ofsted

A trio of childminders from Manchester are celebrating after government inspectors gave each of them top marks – for the THIRD time in a row.

Iconic BookBenches heading to Manchester to inspire a city of readers

Manchester will be home to a trail of iconic BookBenches across the city next summer, in a drive to get the city reading and improve literacy levels.

Apply now for your child's secondary school place for September 2017

If you've got a child currently in their last year at primary school you must make a decision now about which secondary school you'd like them to go to and make sure you apply for a place.

Manchester’s countdown to Christmas begins with huge Christmas Lights switch-on party

The biggest Christmas Party in the UK is back and the headliners for Manchester Christmas Lights Switch-on can now be announced.

Cavendish kids are Manchester's Summer Reading Challenge champions

Pupils from Cavendish Community Primary School have won a day with best-selling author and illustrator Nick Sharratt, in recognition of their efforts during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Bone up on your reading at Central Library’s national flagship event with author Samantha Shannon

Central Library is to host a national flagship event to celebrate books and reading.

Everything you need to know about Manchester’s Olympic and Paralympic celebration

Manchester will host a spectacular celebration for the record-breaking Olympic and Paralympic athletes with the national parade on Monday.

Proposals announced to boost financial assistance to improve housing conditions of elderly and vulnerable

Plans designed to improve support available to vulnerable and disabled residents and assist independent living are being examined at a meeting of the executive next week.

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