News published May 2023

Got time on your hands this summer? There’s a unique chance to see a key part of Manchester Town Hall’s clock up close

Two people assembling the Town Hall hands exhibition.

Visitors to Manchester’s Central Library will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to a huge pair of hands from the city’s iconic town hall clock tower this summer.

Start date announced for Stevenson Square walking and cycling improvements

Wide view of Stevenson Square.

This summer works will start on improvements to Stevenson Square, making it more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. 

The Manchester Culture Awards are back for 2023 - and nominations are now open!

The Manchester Culture Awards are back for 2023 with nominations opening this week as the city gears up to once again celebrate the stand-out cultural and creative highlights of the last year.

Inspirational Manchester mum swaps 30-year nursing career for fostering

Image of smiling foster carer Eunice standing amongst some trees

To mark Foster Care Fortnight (15 - 28 May) an inspirational Manchester mum talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer - from a childhood spent in Jamaica, to landing in Manchester aged 14, and then spending three decades in the city as a nurse, before swapping her much-loved nursing career for fostering

New Lord Mayor of Manchester appointed

Councillor Yasmine Dar is the city’s first female Asian Lord Mayor and was welcomed as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester today in a full council meeting (Wednesday 17 May) .

Plans Submitted for the Redevelopment of Chorlton Leisure Centre Site as Affordable Homes

Computer Generated Image of the proposed plans for Chorlton Leisure Centre

A planning applications has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former Chorlton Leisure Centre as an affordable Later Living scheme for local people.

Manchester looks towards the sixth anniversary of 22 May 2017 terror attack

Manchester is preparing to mark the 6th anniversary of the 22 May 2017 terror attack which claimed 22 lives and left many others injured.

Residents encouraged to uncover the rich history of their local areas

From heritage walks and historical talks, there’s plenty of events happening in libraries across the city for Local and Community History Month.

Innovative CYCLOPS junction completed as part of Chorlton Cycleway

Brooks bar cyclops junction birds eye view

Incredible drone footage has revealed the changes made to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians at the Brooks Bar junction in South Manchester.

Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens transformed into Eurovision fan party

Eurovision action comes to Manchester this week with the transformation of Piccadilly Gardens into a fun-filled official fan-zone for everything Eurovision, as music lovers from across the globe descend on the UK for the big event.

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