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Manchester council plans to build ‘Tower of Light’

The tower will be part of the £18 million Manchester Civic Quarter Heat Network project, aimed to be environmentally friendly energy solution for the city centre

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11 PM booze ban proposed for the Ancoats area

The early curfew for licensed venues is an attempt to make the area more resident friendly

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The Piccadilly wall is coming down

As part of a £10million plan, Piccadilly Gardens will be regenerated and the grey wall surrounding the Gardens will be demolished

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Manchester City Council opens its doors to the homeless

Manchester City Council is putting steps in place as numbers of rough sleepers continues to rise

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Mayor for Manchester

Greater Manchester is to have the UK’s first directly elected metro-wide Mayor outside of London

Manchester music legend Ian Curtis. But how many of the venues where his band Joy Division use to play are still standing. Image: Patrick Pearse

Manchester’s lost musical heritage

Some of Manchester’s most significant venues have been turned into supermarkets and flats, writes Chloe Glover

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Students buck apathetic trend to run in local elections

With local elections on May 3rd a number of students are running. Just don’t expect them to win

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Council plans to cut Sure Start

The future of Sure Start – the government initiative which aims to support families with young children – is under threat following proposals by council…