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Manchester – Local people looking to get their hands on a new job are invited to a free major public recruitment event at the Etihad Stadium.  Job City has been organised in partnership by Manchester City Council and Jobcentre Plus and will be held on Wednesday 18 March  2015, 10am-3.30pm. Businesses representing sectors ranging from construction to customer service to creative and digital will be in attendance and looking to recruit. As well as companies with jobs to fill there will be sector-specific workshops, sessions on writing a CV, basic retail skills, and tips on making job applications. There will also be information and guidance on courses available to unlock new job opportunities and guidance on how to manage the transition into work, including advice on managing money and information on apprenticeships and volunteering. imagesW3MD87Q1Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Job City is a way to put employers and job seekers in direct contact. It’s a great opportunity for job seekers to easily explore what’s out there and gain priceless advice about applying for new jobs. “Best of all it’s free to attend, so whether you’re looking for a new role or are a first time job-seeker this is a great opportunity so see what’s available.” Hazel Holmes, Jobcentre Plus Partnership Manager for Manchester, said ‘This is always a great event. It’s a brilliant opportunity for local job seekers to meet employers offering jobs across many different sectors, as well as getting essential advice on applying for jobs in today’s fast moving labour market.  There’s something for everyone here.’ There is no need to book in advance and attendees are free to drop in throughout day. Previous Job City events in Manchester have attracted as many as 40 exhibitors – including support organisations who help jobseekers with the application process. For more information about Job City 2015 please visit:


Manchester – It’s been a favourite meeting place for Manchester’s sweethearts since 1934 and now, for the first time, happy couples are able to exchange their vows in one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings, Central Library.

The Grade II* listed building, which fronts the city’s most desirable new destination St Peter’s Square, is now licensed to host civil ceremonies and is primed to become the most exclusive new wedding venue in the city.

Manchester Central Library
Manchester Central Library

The much anticipated wedding package offers couples the opportunity to be married in the privacy of one of Manchester’s best loved spaces, with exclusive access to the building being made available on Sundays.

While it was under construction in the 1930s, Manchester people referred to Central Library as the ‘Corporation Wedding Cake’, in reference to its unusual and unmissable shape – and E. Vincent Harris’ architectural masterpiece is now set to become a breathtaking setting for wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

After a four-year, £50m refurbishment, Central Library reopened in March last year, with 70 per cent of its space accessible to the public, compared to just 30 per cent before its temporary closure.

The previously hidden heritage spaces and the magnificent Wolfson Reading Room provide a unique backdrop for wedding photographs – while the library’s curved contemporary spaces, each offering a unique view of the city, are the perfect place to continue wedding celebrations into the evening.

Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Rosa Battle, said: “After the successful, painstaking refurbishment of Central Library, we are now able to offer couples the chance to celebrate one of the most important days of their lives at one of the city’s most beautiful and treasured buildings.”

A man spotted dropping a cigarette butt in the city centre has been ordered to pay a total of £420.

Manchester City Council officers can hand out on the spot £80 fines to anyone they spot dropping litter, but anyone who refuses to pay this can be taken to court.

Christopher Lear, aged 34 and of Carisbrook Street, Harpurhey, was fined £160 with £240 costs and a £20 victims of crime surcharge.

On Friday 18 July 2014 A Manchester City Council enforcement officer operating in Piccadilly Gardens witnessed Lear drop his cigarette butt to the ground and walk away.

imagesThe officer stopped Lear, produced their identification and explained that his action constituted the offence of littering.

Lear gave his details and accepted a fixed penalty notice, but the City Council took him to court after he didn’t pay the fine, despite being sent a reminder letter. Lear failed to turn up to the hearing and the case was proved in his absence.

In addition to the council officers a dedicated team of litter busters, who started working in the city centre in November 2014, have been handing out on the spot fines to people seen dropping cigarette butts, coffee cups, burger wrappers and other items.

City Council officers and civil enforcement officers will continue to hand out the notices, while around 25 PCSOs have also received additional training to look out for litter bugs.

The City Council has installed nearly 700 new litter bins and 20 recycling bins in the city centre as part of a major campaign urging residents and visitors to take responsibility and not drop litter.

Cllr Bernard Priest
Cllr Bernard Priest

Cllr Bernard Priest, Manchester City Council’s deputy leader, said: “This prosecution shows that we are extremely serious in tackling the issue of littering in Manchester. There is no excuse for this individual to drop his cigarette butt on the street when there are bins with an external ashtray nearby.

“City Council officers, working with our dedicated team of litter busters in the city centre, are constantly on the look-out for people dropping their waste in our streets. We will not hesitate to issue on the spot fines to people we see doing this.”