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Countdown to Manchester Day: Let the Games Begin!

  • Tuesday 23 July 2024
Three laughing adults in a row, the two adults on either end are putting big hula hoops over the head of the person in the middle.

The countdown is on to this year's Manchester Day: Let the Games Begin! which will see a have-a-go sports take-over of the city centre as it is turned into Manchester's biggest-ever playground for one day only - this Saturday 27 July.

Aviva Studios update as venue looks to the future

  • Monday 15 July 2024

The positive impact which Aviva Studios – the home of Factory International – has already had, and its future legacy for the city, are detailed in a final report to councillors.

Making Manchester Day the greenest ever

  • Wednesday 3 July 2024
A performer rides a giant snail at Manchester Day event

As thousands prepare to take to the city's streets and squares for the magic of Manchester Day: Let the Games Begin! (Saturday 27 July) Manchester's favourite day of the year is set to be the cleanest and greenest yet.

Tribute to Sir Howard Bernstein

  • Saturday 22 June 2024
Head and shoulders picture of Sir Howard Bernstein, former chied executive of the city council.

The Leader of Manchester City Council has paid tribute to former chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, who has died aged 71 after a period of illness.  

Chief executive to move on to new post

  • Thursday 6 June 2024

Manchester City Council chief executive Joanne Roney CBE is to return to her native Birmingham to take up the newly-created post of managing director of its council.

Manchester pupils celebrate Empathy Day 2024 with children's authors

  • Thursday 6 June 2024
Group of three adults sitting at the front of the group holding books up in their hands, with four primary school aged children wearing red uniforms standing behind them - all smiling

Hundreds of primary school pupils joined children's authors at a special event in Manchester this week on the eve of Empathy Day 2024 to learn all about empathy and how important it is to practice in their everyday lives when they interact with others.

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