Christmas is returning to Manchester! Piccadilly Gardens to become Winter Gardens following festive transformation

Piccadilly Gardens will take a star turn this festive season, becoming the hub for Christmas in Manchester – the UK’s one and only capital of Christmas. This year’s festivities will return with a bang from Friday 12 November following a toned-down Christmas season last year in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic.   Winter Gardens at PIccadilly Eager to make up for missed celebrations, Manchester will showcase a new family-friendly Winter Gardens  attraction in […]

New city centre landmark shines a light on low carbon heat network

The Tower of Light. Manchester’s new Tower of Light structure has been officially switched on – marking a milestone in the development of the city’s new Civic Quarter Heat Network. The 40m tower, which will be lit up every night, is be a striking new landmark in the city centre and the most visible manifestation […]

Green light for sustainable travel package

A sustainable travel package of works, as part of the £22m Warrington Town Deal, is another step closer following approval by Cabinet. The proposed £7m package of sustainable travel and recreation works will see the introduction of a mix of bus priority, walking and cycling infrastructure improvements, enhancement of recreational facilities including a 3G pitch, […]

Go ahead for new bus depot

A key Warrington Town Deal project is another step closer, after Cabinet approved the construction of a new bus depot. The current depot, on Wilderspool Causeway – home to Warrington’s Own Buses – is set to be relocated to a new site off Dallam Lane. The relocation of the bus depot will be an important […]

Chorlton by-election announced

A Council by-election will be held in Manchester’s Chorlton ward on Thursday 18 November 2021. It follows Cllr Matt Strong, one of the ward’s three current elected members on Manchester City Council, announcing that he is stepping down. A full list of candidates will be published at 4pm Monday 25 October 2021 at Poll cards […]

New exhibition celebrates Fryderyk Chopin’s 1848 concert in Manchester

A brand new exhibition at Manchester Central Library has opened to mark composer Fryderyk Chopin’s one and only concert in Manchester. The Polish composer came to Manchester in August 1848 as a wave of revolutions known as the Spring of Nations disturbed Europe. He played just one concert in the city at the prestigious Manchester […]

Six Green Flag Awards for Manchester

Manchester will be raising Green Flags at two parks and four cemeteries today as it celebrates winning the internationally-recognised Green Flag Awards. Heaton Park and Alexandra Park along with Gorton, Philips Park, Southern and Blackley cemeteries have been awarded the Green Flag Award and Heaton Park has also achieved the much-coveted Green Heritage Site Accreditation, […]

Liverpool’s Covid Journey

A selection of people involved in Liverpool’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic were honoured at a civic thank you event at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday 13 October. Around 100 guests attended the ceremony, from hospital staff and care home workers, through to those who delivered food parcels and took to the streets to give […]

Lime Street roadworks – statement

Liverpool City Council has legally terminated the contract for the Lime Street development scheme, due to the contractor, NMCN Ltd, going into administration. The council’s highways department has already begun the task of making the site safe. It will now seek to ensure Lime Street will be accessible as possible in the run up to […]

Pokémon GO takes over Sefton Park this weekend

The UK’s biggest ever Pokémon GO event will take place in Liverpool this weekend. Pokémon GO Safari Zone will see thousands of players travel from across the UK to Sefton Park, all on the lookout for some specially released augmented Pokémon who will be hiding in the Grade 1 listed green space. The globally-successful experience […]