Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

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News published February 2017

VIDEO: Pioneering multi-service health and community hub proposed for Gorton

A proposal to bring a health and community hub to the heart of Gorton where people can access a range of services all in one place will be heard by Manchester City Council’s Executive next week.

Manchester proposes changes to hot food takeaway planning rules

Changes are being proposed to Manchester’s planning policy on applications to open new hot food takeaways, in a bid to improve centres and promote healthier lifestyles across the city.

The future of Belle Vue Aces is secured as new tenure confirmed

Speedway is set to return to the National Speedway Stadium in time for the 2017 British Speedway Premiership as a new consortia has been agreed to secure the future of the historic Aces club.

Our Town Hall project poised for final go-ahead

Senior councillors will be asked to give the final go-ahead to a major project to safeguard and repair Manchester Town Hall and Albert Square when they meet on Wednesday 8 March.

1 in 2 million - Manchester man wins learning award for using digital skills to turn his life around

Bertram Henry won the Inspirational Learner Award from tech-for-good charity Good Things Foundation, as part of their 2 Millionth Learner Awards.

UK’s first LGBT older person’s community planned for Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.

Have your voice heard at Manchester LGBT Question Time

An open event at Manchester Town Hall will give attendees the opportunity to become involved in a Question Time style debate on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues.

Pretenders icon Chrissie Hynde visits Central Library

Rock legend Chrissie Hynde dropped into Manchester Central Library for a tour of the Oasis:DNA exhibition.

Selective Licensing area proposed for south Manchester - have your say!

A consultation has opened today to hear the public’s views on a new Selective Licensing scheme in south Manchester that will help improve private sector housing standards.

Walliams and Kinney are top of the charts for Manchester's bookworms in 2016

Nine of the top ten books borrowed from Manchester libraries in 2016 were children’s titles, new figures show.

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