Manchester City Council

News published November 2015

Manchester to mark World AIDS day

Manchester will once again mark World AIDS Day by showing solidarity with all those living with HIV and remembering everyone who has lost their life to the virus.

Manchester Christmas markets aiming for best in Europe

Manchester’s world famous Christmas Markets

After being voted into the top 10 best Christmas Markets in Europe for 2014, Manchester is looking to take the top spot this year.

Flagship arts building for the North to be designed by world-leading architect

Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has won the international competition to design The Factory Manchester, the city’s cutting-edge arts venue that will take a radically new approach to cultural production and performance. The project will be OMA's first major public building in the UK.

Foster carers wanted to give chance of family life to vulnerable young people

Manchester City Council is currently looking to recruit an extra 50 foster carers over the coming months, and wants to hear from anyone who has room in their homes and their hearts to offer a loving home to a young person, and to give them the chance to experience the kind of celebrations and family life most of us take for granted.

Manchester City Council in a show of solidarity with France

Manchester City Council will devote the first part of its full council meeting (Wednesday 18 November) to demonstrating solidarity with Paris and the French people, condemning terror and restating Manchester's role as a city of peace.

£3.15M project doubles outstanding school's capacity

A Beswick school is set to double its number of students with the completion of a £3.15M building project that has just opened its doors to pupils.

Speakers seized from student party house

Students are being warned not to hold loud parties after speakers and other noise making equipment was seized from a Fallowfield house.

Private sector landlords required to sign up to standards scheme or face fine

Landlords, letting agents and management companies working with private rented sector properties are required by law to sign up to a government approved scheme to ensure quality in the sector – or face a fine of up to £5,000.

Christmas heroes will keep Manchester open for business this festive season

Manchester’s world-famous Christmas Markets return this week and an army of staff and volunteers representing a range of organisations will be on-hand to help visitors find their way.

Illegal street trader ordered to pay nearly £650 and forfeit stock

A street seller operating illegally in the city centre has been ordered to pay £644.59 and forfeit his goods seized by council officers.

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