Manchester City Council

News published August 2014

Manchester’s State of the City 2013/2014 report released

The latest version of the annual report that looks at Manchester’s progress in terms of goals set by the city’s Community Strategy and in comparison with the national outlook has been released online.

New holistic approach blends science and social care for life-changing results

Few people could ever describe cancer treatment as a blessing - but, for one Manchester pensioner it was exactly that as it eased his illness and brought a fresh start to life.

Alexandra Park celebrates its transformation

The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Sue Cooley will mark the astounding rejuvenation of Alexandra Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm on Sunday 31 August 2014.

Manchester pupils celebrate GCSE results

Manchester's youngsters are celebrating as provisional results show that 51 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSE grades A*- C including English and maths.

Households advised about how to cut their bills

Households across Greater Manchester have the opportunity to turn their big bill into a ‘Little Bill’.

Young entrepreneur in the running for £10,000 prize

Young entrepreneurs have gone head-to-head in Wythenshawe to compete for a place in the national final of TestTown, the UK’s biggest initiative to help young people bring their energy and ideas to the country’s high streets.

Parents urged to apply now for their child's high school place

Parents across the city are being urged to turn their thoughts to school in order to ensure they don't miss the 31 October deadline for applying for their child's secondary school place next Autumn.

£47m funding to bring hundreds of affordable homes to Manchester

Manchester is celebrating as confirmation is received of funding success that will see nearly 600 affordable homes built across the city.

‘Historic moment’ as Core Cities welcomes Glasgow into their group

Core Cities, the group of large British cities outside London, has expanded its membership beyond England for the first time in its history.

A level success for Manchester’s secondary schools

Students across Manchester are again celebrating academic triumph as top results across the city improve year-on-year.

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