News published December 2022

Manchester marks New Year’s Eve countdown in Piccadilly

The event space in Piccadilly Gardens will host the official countdown to 2023 in Manchester.

Manchester Christmas Markets close this week after bumper year sees crowds of visitors back to pre-Covid levels

A view of Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets come to a close this week on Thursday as the city celebrates a bumper year of festive trading with crowds back up to pre-Covid levels.

Bin collections for festive season in Manchester

Manchester City Council is encouraging residents to find out when their bins collections will take place over the festive period and to make a concerted effort to recycle as much as possible.

Vintage mugs only now on Manchester Christmas Markets as 2022 mugs sell out!

Picture of Christmas mugs

Fans of all things vintage and retro can celebrate all their Christmases at once if they hot-foot it down to Manchester Christmas Markets before they close this week to grab a gluhwein or hot chocolate - as it will be served in a vintage mug from Christmases past after all this year's 2022 mugs sold out.

Youth Buzz Awards 2023 nominations open

ID: Young person speaking with sign that says 'Youth Buzz Awards 2018'

Nominations now open for annual awards celebrating Manchester’s talented young people and their achievements.

Laurus Trust to run brand new city centre primary school in Manchester ​

Photo of five people in hard hats and high viz jackets on building site

The Laurus Trust has been appointed to run a brand-new primary school in the heart of Manchester that will be the first new primary school to open in the city centre in almost twenty years.

Hundreds of dangerous goods taken off shelves as Manchester City Council slaps company with a hefty fine

Children's dolls which were seized by the Council.

A company which sold a range of dangerous and unsafe products has been handed a financial penalty of close to £15,000. 

Manchester makes early New Year resolution to realise its ambitions for children and young people

As 2022 draws to a close Manchester is making an early New Year's resolution to continue to do everything it can to realise its ambitions for the city's children and young people.

Timetable set out for Stevenson Square bus lane

Following an announcement made earlier this year a date has been set for one lane of Stevenson Square being reopened for bus traffic. 

Christmassy trails and crafts in Manchester’s Parks this December 

With less than a month to go until Christmas, parks across Manchester are hosting free Christmas-themed trails and craft sessions throughout December for the whole family to enjoy. 

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