Manchester City Council

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Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 94 Total councillors 94 Change-1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 2 Change+1
Councillors change compared with 2016

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Manchester club has licence suspension extended after brawl

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A city centre nightclub has had its licence suspended for a further three weeks to allow for staff training following a fight involving 25 people last month.

The Manchester Lounge

The Manchester Lounge in Withy Grove was closed in January after Greater Manchester Police claimed it had serious concerns about the way it was run and said that it become a "drain" on its resources.

But Manchester City Council's licensing panel agreed to give club bosses a lifeline providing they roll out a training programme for staff and implement stricter rules, which include shorter operating hours, in the next 21 days.

The initial suspension came after a brawl in the street outside where bosses were accused of failing to intervene.

CCTV played at the panel showed people using belts as weapons while a number of assaults took place.

Brian Blessed breaks library silence

Library closing time at Manchester Central Library is ringing out to the sound of Brian Blessed after a host of celebrities recorded their voices for the building's loudspeaker system.

Brian Blessed

The library has recruited the Flash Gordon actor and other stars to bring a showbiz feel to its public information announcements.

Former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh and ex-England footballer Gary Neville are also onboard.

The quirky bespoke broadcasts will run for two weeks, the city council said.

Seven councils sue Barclays over £500m loans

Seven councils in England, including two from Greater Manchester, are suing Barclays over bank loans worth more than £500m they claim they were fraudulently sold.


The local authorities claim the banking giant manipulated the interest rates on the products, known as lobo loans.

The councils taking the action are Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, North East Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Oldham and Sheffield.

Barclays bank declined to comment on the case.

Anti-terror barrier plans for Manchester

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Permanent anti-terror barriers are planned for Manchester city centre, a council report has revealed.

Concrete barriers have been installed around Albert Square

Concrete barriers and bollards could be erected around the city's busiest spots to reduce the risk of terrorists using vehicles to target the pedestrians.

Manchester City Council said it was planning to spend £264,000 on the protective measures following advice from counter-terror police.

The money will come from council car parking charges.

The report put before councillors this week recommended the installation of security measures "to protect areas of high footfall from the risk of a vehicle being used as a weapon against pedestrians".