Manchester City Council

News published October 2017

Manchester joins global network of UNESCO Cities of Literature

Manchester has been successful in its bid to join UNESCO’s worldwide Creative Cities network as a City of Literature.

Manchester’s giant Santa celebrates a giant birthday!

Manchester biggest festive red resident has arrived in Albert Square to take his seat in front of town hall – and this year he’s celebrating his 10th birthday!

Festive Cathedral Gardens: the Christmas wonderland for all the family!

Cathedral Gardens will be given a festive make-over this Christmas as the historic square is transformed with ice rink and traditional fun fair.

Manchester City Council and Lifeshare launch library membership scheme for people who are homeless

A new initiative will help people who are homeless to register as library members and access the full range of resources and information available at the city's 22 libraries.

Primary school pupils draw up Peace Plans for their schools

Pupils from three primary schools in Manchester have drawn up a unique Peace Plan for their school after getting together to talk about peace and what it means to them.

Moving from care to careers - how we're backing care leavers

Care leavers are being encouraged to aim high in the working world as part of a drive to help looked after children to flourish as they become adults.

Council Tax: Students must act now to avoid unwelcome charges

Students are being encouraged to claim their exemption from council tax

The world-famous Manchester Christmas Markets less than a month away!

The UK’s original Christmas Market is set to return, bringing with it six weeks of festive feasting as it transforms Manchester City Centre for another season for all the family.

Historic Heaton Hall prepares to welcome guests as repair work continues

Manchester City Council is looking for a partner to invest in and manage the much-loved Orangery, helping to open the space for public events for the first time in six years.

Manchester project is streets ahead in bid for better healthcare for homeless

How a Manchester practice has led pioneering work over the last 20 years to help more homeless people have access to a GP

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