Manchester City Council

News published October 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

Council's Executive Members detail their priorities

Members of the Council’s Executive have published their priorities for the period up to 2020 to help support the Our Manchester strategy for the city.

Homelessness Partnership charts progress for World Homeless Day

Five months on from the launch of Manchester’s Homelessness Charter, organisers marked World Homeless Day (10 October) by highlighting what they have achieved since May and to appeal for more people and organisations to get involved. 

Inspirational adult learner wins national award

An adult learner from Manchester has proved she is one in a million by beating off competition from adult learners up and down the country to win a national award.

Dashehra and Diwali Mela celebrations to light up Albert Square

Families and friends are invited to celebrate the 11th annual Dashehra Diwali Mela this weekend.

Manchester Libraries celebrate Black History Month

Exhibitions, live music, talks, theatre performances and storytelling are all part of Manchester Libraries’ celebration of this year’s Black History Month.

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