News published March 2023

Attempted £28k fraud uncovered by Council sees business owner sentenced

A fraudster who attempted to obtain almost £28,000 in grant funding has been sentenced in court.

Have your say on 4 May – urgent reminder about new ID rules as elections countdown commences

People who want to vote in Manchester local elections are being urged to ensure they can have their say on 4 May as the official countdown to this year’s local elections begins.

New Manchester Day - revamp for city's favourite day of the year

Manchester's favourite day of the year is set to be even bigger and better this summer with a brand-new format for 2023 transforming it into a day-til-dusk celebration of all things Manchester on Saturday 29 July.

Free lunches and holiday activities on offer this Easter for thousands of children in Manchester

Thousands of children and young people in Manchester will be able to take part in a programme of holiday activities over the upcoming Easter holidays targeted at those who receive free school meals.

Funding secured to cut Wythenshawe centre’s carbon footprint

Manchester City Council has announced an almost £1.2 million scheme to decarbonise Woodhouse Park Active Lifestyle Centre after securing a Government grant to help with the project.

Arches for artists – how a heritage asset is being transformed into a new creative space

ID: CGI image of Home arches

Work has commenced to transform three heritage railway arches in the city centre into a talent development centre for artists.

Jill Furmanovsky exhibition launches at Manchester Central Library 'Photographing the Invisible', 50 years of rock photography

A black and white photo of a stadium crowd during a gig

The first ever exhibition of a life’s work by renowned music photographer Jill Furmanovsky at Manchester City Library from April 15 to June 24, 2023. Admission free.

Manchester to host international convention for performing arts professionals this summer

Manchester is to play host to a prestigious international convention for the performing arts this summer, which will see hundreds of professionals working globally in the sector descend on the city for the three-day conference in June.

£20m secured by Manchester City Council for energy efficiency retrofits

Councillors touring a retrofitted property in Higher Blackley

Manchester City Council has secured more than £21m in funding to retrofit existing houses to improve energy efficiency. 

Broadhurst Clough becomes the latest Local Nature Reserve in Manchester

Path underneath a green leafy canopy

Broadhurst Clough in Moston joins Kenworthy Woods as the city’s newest designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) following approval at the Executive committee today.(Wednesday 22 March).  

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