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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.

Manchester chosen as host city for prestigious Japan Week 2025 

  • Friday 24 May 2024

An international cultural festival featuring hundreds of Japanese performers showcasing traditional Japanese culture is set to take over Manchester for a week next year after the city has been chosen to host Japan Week 2025, a prestigious annual event taking place in a different world city each year.

Redevelopment of Hough End Leisure Centre is now complete

  • Friday 24 May 2024
Officials stand outside Hough End Leisure centre for its re-opening

The redevelopment of Hough End Leisure Centre has been completed as the community welcome the full reopening of the complex following an extensive programme to expand the offer for residents in south Manchester.

Manchester welcomes new Lord Mayor

  • Wednesday 15 May 2024

Councillor Paul Andrews has been appointed the new Lord Mayor in the city of Manchester in a full council meeting today (15 May).

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