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Heaton Park Scoops Four Green Flag Awards

Manchester’s Heaton Park has been presented with FOUR Green Flag awards by judges from Keep Britain Tidy. The environmental charity has been bestowing Green Flag awards on British parks for more than twenty years, as a sign to the public of spaces which boast the highest possible environmental standards, which ...

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Children Invited to Join Summer Reading Challenge

Thousands of children across Manchester will gain the rewards of reading this summer, as they join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The much-loved annual activity, which aims to keep children reading through the long school holidays, is delivered by Manchester Libraries in association with The Reading Agency. Nearly 6,000 Manchester ...

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The Peacock and the Crane land at Longsight Library

Two unusual new visitors have ‘winged’ into Longsight Library and Learning Centre, thanks to a partnership between Manchester Libraries and Manchester Museum. Specimens of two of the world’s most iconic bird species – the Indian Peacock and the Red-crowned Crane – are being exhibited at the library, as part of ...

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Global Reputation – The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a truly global institution, with a reputation for education and innovation that resonates across the world. International businesses, charities, governments and universities turn to Manchester for our expertise. Whether it’s leading the European renaissance in industrial biotechnology or helping to train midwives in developing countries, we ...

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Help for Ethnic Minorities with Mental Illness Aim to Improve

The University of Manchester – along with Queen Mary University of London and Words of Colour Productions – has been commissioned to establish an independent centre of excellence on ethnic inequalities, severe mental illness and multiple disadvantage. With an award of £1,245,000 from Lankelly Chase Foundation, the Synergi Collaborative Centre ...

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Read Manchester Bookbench Project

Manchester Arndale is delighted to be part of the Read Manchester BookBench Project. As part of Read Manchester, the National Literacy Trust and Manchester City Council have teamed up with Wild in Art to bring their iconic BookBenches to the city Book-shaped benches have been decorated by schools and community ...

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University gives help to previously homeless local people

Two people who have experienced homelessness are celebrating after finding work at The University of Manchester, as it honours its pledge to the city’s Homelessness Charter. In November 2016, The University of Manchester pledged its support for the Manchester Homelessness Charter. The Charter outlines the principles that establish how people ...

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New camera car helps schools keep children safe on roads

A new CCTV camera car is to be deployed outside Manchester schools, to help enforce parking safety and protect pupils from harm. The new car, which increases the city’s fleet of parking enforcement vehicles to three, will collect the necessary evidence to issue £70 Penalty Charge Notices to drivers who ...

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Major funding for flagship cultural venue, The Factory

  The Factory Manchester, the flagship cultural venue for the North designed by architects Rem Koolhaas Office for Metropolitan Architecture has been awarded funding. They have been awarded major funding as part of Arts Council England’s announcements today. The funding includes £7m capital from the Lottery fund and £9m annual revenue ...

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