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Manchester fails to meet its emissions targets

Manchester fails to meet its emissions targets

Manchester failed to meet its carbon emmissions targets over the pandemic and is on track to the century’s carbon budget in just 5 years
‘Ghost gathering’ in Platt Fields Park fails to break Guinness World Record

‘Ghost gathering’ in Platt Fields Park fails to break Guinness World Record

An event in Platt Fields Park failed to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as ghosts in one place
Manchester City Council calls for “urgent action” on housing

Manchester City Council calls for “urgent action” on housing

Manchester City Council has called for urgent action to deal with the housing crisis. This includes both increasing the speed of current local plans, which includes social housing, and petitioning the government for “urgent action”.
Manchester Council cancels Bonfire Night

Manchester Council cancels Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is cancelled across Manchester this year, causing disappointment and safety concerns
Local Elections 2022: Fallowfield has lowest turnout across Manchester

Local Elections 2022: Fallowfield has lowest turnout across Manchester

Turnout has fallen across the city – here’s everything you need to know from the student wards.
Bin collectors to walkout for four weeks

Bin collectors to walkout for four weeks

Four weeks of bin collection strikes beginning in May could cause chaos across Manchester
Bin strikes could leave 220,000 Manchester homes overflowing with rubbish

Bin strikes could leave 220,000 Manchester homes overflowing with rubbish

“Insulting” pay offer could stop bin collections in April
Manchester City Council cancels free Bonfire Night events

Manchester City Council cancels free Bonfire Night events

Concerns over COVID-19 spread and control lead council to cancel Bonfire Night plans.
Greater Manchester named as “a bastion of climate action in the United Kingdom”

Greater Manchester named as “a bastion of climate action in the United Kingdom”

Despite it’s coal-powered past Manchester has now become one of the major cities making strides to tackle climate change
Manchester City Council review plans for city’s “first zero-carbon business district”

Manchester City Council review plans for city’s “first zero-carbon business district”

The plans will see Central Retail Park in Ancoats transformed into a business space
Council commisssion review of Gay Village

Council commisssion review of Gay Village

In a bid to better understand the significance of Gay Village to the community, Manchester City Council have created a survey to establish its significance
Greater Manchester’s zero-carbon by 2038 pledge: a disappointing start?

Greater Manchester’s zero-carbon by 2038 pledge: a disappointing start?

Manchester is aiming to eliminate carbon usage by 2038, 12 years earlier than any other than any other British city. But how successful have they been so far?
Moving with the times: Council Leader launches vlog

Moving with the times: Council Leader launches vlog

Sir Richard Leese’s monthly blog will now be posted in video format
Schoolchildren gather to discuss climate change at Manchester Central

Schoolchildren gather to discuss climate change at Manchester Central

Earlier this month, the Youth Climate Change Summit and Manchester City Council gathered schoolchildren to educate them about the climate emergency
Mother of Manchester arena bombing victim receives support for her proposals for increased venue security

Mother of Manchester arena bombing victim receives support for her proposals for increased venue security

Martyn’s Law would see improvements to venue security and counter-terrorism training for venue staff
UK’s highest mountains scaled to raise £25k for Manchester charities

UK’s highest mountains scaled to raise £25k for Manchester charities

The team completed the challenge “in spite of some inclement weather en route and traffic jams”
Social housing allocation will change to help Manchester’s most vulnerable

Social housing allocation will change to help Manchester’s most vulnerable

Following major consultations, Manchester City Council has laid out new plans to alter current social housing policy
Plans to transform “unloved” space into 6.5 acre park revealed

Plans to transform “unloved” space into 6.5 acre park revealed

Plans submitted to Manchester City Council detail a new park in the city centre – the first for nearly 100 years
Exclusive: student activists call for Gandhi statue to be scrapped

Exclusive: student activists call for Gandhi statue to be scrapped

The letter, whose authors include Liberation and Access Officer Sara Khan, calls on the City Council to reconsider the statue
338 shisha pipes seized as four illegal bars on the Curry Mile shut down

338 shisha pipes seized as four illegal bars on the Curry Mile shut down

The bars were found to be operating under the wrong licenses, as well as violating the Health Act of 2006

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