Manchester City Council

News published October 2017

Manchester joins global network of UNESCO Cities of Literature

Manchester has been successful in its bid to join UNESCO’s worldwide Creative Cities network as a City of Literature.

Manchester’s giant Santa celebrates a giant birthday!

Manchester biggest festive red resident has arrived in Albert Square to take his seat in front of town hall – and this year he’s celebrating his 10th birthday!

Chart star Pixie Lott is huge addition to the Christmas Light Switch-on

Household name Pixie Lott will now perform at this year’s Christmas Lights switch-on event in an exciting addition to this year’s star-studded line up.

Festive Cathedral Gardens: the Christmas wonderland for all the family!

Cathedral Gardens will be given a festive make-over this Christmas as the historic square is transformed with ice rink and traditional fun fair.

Manchester City Council and Lifeshare launch library membership scheme for people who are homeless

A new initiative will help people who are homeless to register as library members and access the full range of resources and information available at the city's 22 libraries.

Primary school pupils draw up Peace Plans for their schools

Pupils from three primary schools in Manchester have drawn up a unique Peace Plan for their school after getting together to talk about peace and what it means to them.

It's "everyone for tennis" in Manchester, as new facilities help grow the game

Local families enjoyed a game of tennis at Alexandra Park's new courts, as Manchester looks to grow the game with the help of the LTA.

Moving from care to careers - how we're backing care leavers

Care leavers are being encouraged to aim high in the working world as part of a drive to help looked after children to flourish as they become adults.

Parents - don't miss secondary school admission deadline - 31 October

Parents of pupils who will be starting secondary school in September next year are being urged not to miss the deadline for applying for their child's school place.

Council Tax: Students must act now to avoid unwelcome charges

Students are being encouraged to claim their exemption from council tax

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