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!

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.

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.

Council Tax: Students must act now to avoid unwelcome charges

Students are being encouraged to claim their exemption from council tax

Summer Reading Challenge gives thousands of Manchester children the reading bug

More Manchester children than ever completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, with books flying off the shelves of the city's libraries at an unprecedented rate during the long school holidays. 

Central Library to host display inspired by the British Library’s new exhibition - Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Central Library is offering visitors the chance to learn about the history of magic - with the help of Harry Potter.

Core blimey! Platt Fields Park community orchards are the best in the land

The Friends of Platt Fields have scooped a £1,000 prize, after the park’s community orchards were named the best in the UK.

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