Manchester City Council

News published October 2014

Manchester named City of the Year in prestigious development award

Manchester has been named City of the Year in the inaugural Estates Gazette/MIPIM UK Awards for its success in delivering major regeneration projects and attracting international investment.

Parents - don't miss 31 October deadline for secondary school applications

Parents with children in their final year of primary school are being urged not to miss the 31 October deadline for applying for their child's secondary school place next year.

Manchester Lights switch-on – the official start to Christmas!

With one of the most family friendly line-ups in the history of Manchester’s Christmas celebrations, this year’s switch-on show will have something for everyone.

Abraham Moss welcomes first pupils at new nursery

Residents in Crumpsall and Cheetham Hill have welcomed the opening of a new nursery block at the Abraham Moss Centre.

Outreach libraries make their mark in the community

A report to Manchester City Council’s next Neighbourhoods Scrutiny committee meeting outlines the successful development of Manchester’s community outreach libraries over the last year.

Turn a big bill into a Little Bill at the click of a mouse

Greater Manchester residents can find out how they can slash their fuel bills at the click of a mouse after a special web service was launched.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s archives to go on show at Manchester Central Library

Manchester Libraries and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) are collaborating to make an important archive accessible to the public at Central Library.

Wythenshawe entrepreneur wins £10,000 prize for his retail vision

A talented young business brain from Northern Moor has won a nationwide competition - scooping a cool £10,000 to help start up his new enterprise.

Manchester Libraries back reading campaign to improve mental health

Manchester Libraries are playing their part in promoting residents’ good mental health in the city, as they give their backing to the new ‘Just Six Minutes’ campaign.

Local Arctic Convoy veterans honoured

World War II veterans will be honoured at a special ceremony at Manchester Town Hall on Monday 13 October for their role in the Arctic Convoy – which transported crucial supplies to Russia.

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