Manchester City Council

Thousands flock to first ever Festival of Manchester

What a day! The first ever Festival of Manchester had the crowds buzzing with laughter, excitement, and wonder during a day that saw more than 10,000 flock to Platt Fields Park for a late summer fiesta to showcase the very best of Manchester.

Update on homelessness challenge

An update report on the extensive work taking place to tackle homelessness in Manchester will be considered by a council scrutiny committee on Wednesday 5 September.

Festival of Manchester - countdown now on

The countdown is on to a fantastic free fiesta for all the family to round off this year's sizzling summer and celebrate everything that makes Manchester buzz.

Festival of Manchester celebrates city's communities

A fantastic free fiesta to finish off this year’s spectacular summer and celebrate everything that makes Manchester buzz will take over Platt Fields Park just before the end of the summer holidays.

Apply now for September 2019 secondary school places

It might be the summer holidays but parents are urged to turn their thoughts to school now to ensure they don't miss the deadline for applying for their child's secondary school place for next autumn.

All systems go for The Factory

The Factory – a nationally important cultural venue in the heart of Manchester – has today, Thursday 26 July, been given final approval by Manchester City Council’s planning committee.

Manchester children set to catch the reading buzz this summer

Children across Manchester will be inspired to fall in love with reading and writing this summer, thanks to a literacy-focused challenge and creative writing competition from the Read Manchester campaign and Bee in the City.

Manchester to salute our Armed Forces

Thousands of people, of all ages, are set to show their appreciation and support for the Armed Forces and veterans with a host of fun activities in the city centre this weekend, on Saturday 30 June.

Manchester raises the flag for Armed Forces Day

This morning, Monday 25 June, The Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor June Hitchen, marked the start of Manchester’s official Armed Forces Day celebrations with the raising of the armed forces flag.

From Moss Side to Grenfell with love

Pupils at St Mary's C of E Primary School in Moss Side have been wearing 'green for Grenfell' to show everyone affected by last year's Grenfell fire tragedy in London that they are thinking of them.

Councillor Sheila Newman - a tribute

Councillor Sheila Newman, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, passed away this morning (Monday 19 February 2018).

Manchester stands with Barcelona

Manchester is expressing its solidarity and sorrow for Barcelona after the terrorist attack in Las Ramblas which has claimed at least 13 lives.

Incident at Manchester Arena

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "This is an absolutely horrifying incident. Our thoughts are with everyone affected"

Budget proposals for 2017-20 announced

Manchester City Council has published details of its budget proposals for the next three years and is inviting people in the city to have their say on them.

How the power of two can beat flu

The Lord Mayor of Manchester - and his mum, Vera – are calling for people in key risk groups to come forward for their annual flu vaccination.

Hiroshima trees sprout hope and peace in Manchester

Wednesday 5 November is the 34th anniversary of Manchester becoming the world’s first nuclear free city, which placed it at the forefront of the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons.

Manchester steps up to become digital European leader

A group of independent experts say Manchester is currently the second largest digital cluster in Europe after London and has the potential to become one of Europe’s most important digital centres.

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