News published August 2022

Our Manchester Grants Programme for Voluntary and Community sector launches 1 September

The voluntary and community sector is being encouraged to apply for grant funding when the new round of Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector (OMVCS) grants programme launches tomorrow.

Manchester schools celebrate first post-pandemic GCSE results day

Pupils looking at papers with their exam results on

Students at schools across Manchester have celebrated their first post-pandemic GCSE results day today after sitting their exams before schools broke up for summer.

Trial pedestrianisation of Ancoats’ Cutting Room Square to begin this week

View of cutting room square with people enjoying the traffic free space

A trial six-month closure of the streets surrounding Cutting Room Square is set to be trialled, beginning this week (Friday 26 August).

Manchester pupils pick up their A level results after sitting public exams for the first time

Group of young people smiling holding their exam result papers

Students at schools and colleges across Manchester have received their A Level, BTEC and other vocational exam results today after sitting their first set of public exams before the summer.

Latest Manchester CYCLOPS junction to be built this summer

Next week work will begin to make the busy Brooks Bar junction in South Manchester safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

Ukrainian Independence Day in Manchester

Manchester is showing its solidarity with the people of Ukraine by celebrating their Independence Day with a host of events – as well as lighting up buildings in the city centre.

Pupils get their books out for summer read to help them settle in at their new high schools

Image shows school children with their reading books

Whilst most pupils have put away their schoolbooks for the summer, pupils in Manchester who are due to move up to high school in September are being encouraged to get them out again.

Manchester to mark 77th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

A ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 6 to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

Wrong solution for HS2 in Manchester would damage the whole of the North, say Greater Manchester leaders

GREATER Manchester Leaders are today [Thursday 4 August] calling for an urgent rethink of plans to bring HS2 to Manchester, warning that the wrong solution could damage the North for generations.

Manchester to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month

Manchester City Council, in collaboration with local communities and youth groups, are organising events to celebrate South Asian communities and the contribution they have made to Manchester.

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