Manchester City Council

News published May 2016

Help the nation remember individual stories from the Battle of the Somme

On 1 July thousands of the people who were involved in the Battle of the Somme will be personally remembered in a project launched in Manchester, as part of the national Somme commemorations.

Manchester's new Lord Mayor pledges to champion diversity

Councillor Carl Austin-Behan is set to take up the chains of office when he becomes the new Lord Mayor of Manchester on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

Moston Brook open to all for walks and wildlife-watching thanks to Clean City fund

The Lord Mayor of Manchester and local schoolchildren have officially opened four new stone entrances and a network of paths at Moston Brook.

Brand new charity to support youth and play services will be a game-changer for Manchester

A brand new charity set up to support youth and play services in Manchester promises to be a real game-changer for the city's children and young people.

Blue badge abuser's excuse is just pants

A driver who went out to buy some underpants has been prosecuted for attempting to gain free parking by using his deceased mother’s blue badge.

Homelessness Charter marks new approach to tackling homelessness in Manchester

The Homelessness Charter, developed by groups working alongside people affected by homelessness, with their voices at its core, is the city’s new approach to tackling homelessness.

Wythenshawe Hall moves in to next phase of protection works after fire

A new temporary roof has been craned on to the medieval hall, protecting the building from the elements to allow the wooden sections of the property to dry out.

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