Manchester City Council

News published February 2018

Bruiser delivers punishing blow to illegal tobacco seller

A sniffer dog called Bruiser has helped Manchester trading standards officers discover a hidden haul of illegal tobacco.

22 May commemoration plans outlined

Emerging proposals to commemorate one year since the 22 May 2017 terror attack have been revealed.

Innovative housing schemes will help bring affordable homes to Manchester people

Two new housing schemes that will make affordable homes available for first time buyers and lower income households will be discussed by the Council’s executive when they meet next week (Weds 7 March)

Join in the Walk for Women to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018

Manchester will be putting on a show of strength to celebrate the city’s strong women with a ‘Walk for Women’ celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

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).

Have your voice heard at Manchester LGBT Question Time

On 20 February 1988 tens of thousands of people came together in Manchester to march on Albert Square against the introduction of Section 28 of the Local Government Act.

UK City Leaders to meet with Michel Barnier in Brussels

Leaders and Mayors representing the Core Cities UK, the ten UK cities at the heart of the biggest urban areas outside London, are to meet with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier today (Monday, 19 Feb)

Work starts on site for new Council Homes in North Manchester

Work has started on a new Council housing project that will see 40 new homes built across sites in north Manchester – the first time grant funding has been made available for five years.

Soldiers who fought at The Battle of Manchester Hill to be commemorated 100 years on

Plans are underway to commemorate the part played by soldiers from the Manchester Regiment in a little-known battle that proved to be a forerunner to the last 100 days of the First World War.

Health risks of shisha smoking highlighted in new campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of the dangers and legality of smoking shisha has been launched to tackle common misconceptions surrounding smoking shisha or hookah - as it is commonly known.

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