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News published April 2014

Manchester’s Henry Watson Music Library honoured with two top awards

The Henry Watson Music Library has been named one of Britain’s best by the International Association of Music Libraries.

YOU SAINT SEEN NOTHING YET! Manchester celebrates St George’s Day

The Patron Saint of England will be celebrated in style with the return of the St George’s Day Parade and street entertainment in Piccadilly Gardens.

New scheme will get 5,000 Working Well in Greater Manchester

A new Greater Manchester initiative is helping 5,000 benefits claimants, who have struggled to find work, through more integrated and intensive support.

Local and European election countdown commences

The countdown has begun to European parliamentary and local elections on Thursday 22 May.

Manchester’s innovative Housing Investment Fund given green light

Artist impression of  Matrix Home

The contract for a new joint venture company – Matrix Homes – has been signed this week that will drive Manchester’s pioneering housing investment model in a first-of-its-kind partnership.

Work starts on new Hough End Leisure Centre

Project leaders and partners came together on Thursday 10 April to mark the start of work on the brand new leisure centre at Hough End, south Manchester.

Half a million reasons why Manchester Art Gallery is celebrating

Manchester Art Gallery has attracted more than 500,000 visitors in a year for the first time.

Belle Vue readies to reclaim its leisure crown

Major plans to develop Belle Vue into a world class sport and leisure destination have progressed as new proposals for the Belle Vue Sports Village are agreed by Manchester City Council.

Airport windfall transforms more city neighbourhoods

Areas of Manchester are to be transformed into wildlife havens or vibrant centres under new projects funded by an airport windfall.

Schools get together to improve neighbourhoods

Youngsters and teachers at three Whalley Range primaries are working with residents to improve south Manchester neighbourhoods – and the call has gone out for more schools to join them.

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