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News published December 2014

Rare painting of 1950s east Manchester goes on three year loan at Beswick Library

The Grocery Shop, Beswick by Harry Kingsley.

Manchester Art Gallery has given a painting to Beswick Library on a three year, long-term loan by local, little known artist, Harry Kingsley.

Bonus shopping day at Manchester’s Christmas Markets!

Justin Moorhouse enjoying Manchester’s Christmas Markets

The world famous Manchester Christmas Markets call closing time on their record breaking run this weekend – but deals could be struck with a bonus final day on Monday, 22 December.

3000 room student village to be developed at The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester and the real estate and infrastructure unit of the Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company today announce a £175m, three-phase student village development on the Owens Park site on the University’s Fallowfield Campus.

How Manchester pharmacists could help with one in five GP consultations this winter

Aneet Kapoor, chair of Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee

Community pharmacists across Manchester are set to take the pressure off busy GPs this winter by offering a minor ailments service - which includes colds and flu advice.

London Road Fire Station: city council looks to accelerate development of landmark building through CPO

Manchester City Council’s Executive will be asked to approve the making of a second compulsory purchase order on the London Road Fire Station in a bid to ensure the building is bought back in to use.

Free wifi to be switched on in Greater Manchester’s Metrolink trams

Metrolink customers will be able to make a new kind of connection in future as part of a £1.7 million deal to roll out free wifi on every tram.

Litter louts to pay £750 as crackdown continues

Two men who were spotted dropping litter in the city centre have been ordered to pay a total of more than £750.

New venue found for vulnerable adults after day centre blaze horror

new venue has been found for vulnerable and elderly adults – just days after a huge fire that destroyed their day centre.

Shopkeeper to pay £2,000 over illegal tobacco

A trader who was caught selling illegal tobacco has been ordered to pay a total of nearly £2,000.

Manchester Christmas Markets named in Europe’s top ten!

Above christmas market albert square

Known as the original, biggest and best Christmas Markets in the UK, Manchester Christmas Markets have now been voted as one of the best in Europe by the European Best Destinations organisation.

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