Manchester City Council

News published May 2016

Business fined nearly £6,000 for importing dangerous Frozen toys

A Cheetham Hill company and its director have been fined nearly £6,000 after Trading Standards Officers discovered they had imported dangerous dolls - based on the Disney cartoon Frozen.

Be part of the greatest show in the UK as Manchester Day nears!

Make sure you have a unique Manchester Day experience by being part of the show and take advantage of the volunteer opportunities on offer.

Help the nation remember individual stories from the Battle of the Somme

On 1 July thousands of the people who were involved in the Battle of the Somme will be personally remembered in a project launched in Manchester, as part of the national Somme commemorations.

Last chance to have your say on the future of Manchester’s parks

Have your say on the proposed strategy for the future of the city’s parks - with the consultation open until Tuesday 31 May.

Manchester Day workshop opens for business at Old Granada Studios

The legendary Manchester Day creative studio – known as the WoW workshop – is now open and welcoming volunteers and artists as production begins on this year’s event.

Manchester's new Lord Mayor pledges to champion diversity

Councillor Carl Austin-Behan is set to take up the chains of office when he becomes the new Lord Mayor of Manchester on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

Moston Brook open to all for walks and wildlife-watching thanks to Clean City fund

The Lord Mayor of Manchester and local schoolchildren have officially opened four new stone entrances and a network of paths at Moston Brook.

Brand new charity to support youth and play services will be a game-changer for Manchester

A brand new charity set up to support youth and play services in Manchester promises to be a real game-changer for the city's children and young people.

Blue badge abuser's excuse is just pants

A driver who went out to buy some underpants has been prosecuted for attempting to gain free parking by using his deceased mother’s blue badge.

Homelessness Charter marks new approach to tackling homelessness in Manchester

The Homelessness Charter, developed by groups working alongside people affected by homelessness, with their voices at its core, is the city’s new approach to tackling homelessness.

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