Stockport News

Charity draws on local talent

Fri 21st August 2015 10.53AM

A STOCKPORT charity for people with sight and hearing loss has been boosted in its fundraising efforts by an arts competition. Walthew House's Watercolour Challenge,...

Welfare reform work is recognised

Fri 21st August 2015 10.41AM

STOCKPORT Homes' work in the field of welfare reform has been officially recognised at a national awards ceremony. The organisation received the the Helping Tenants ...

Autumn season has something for everyone

Thu 20th August 2015 3.54PM

BUXTON Opera House has unveiled its new autumn season of events promising entertainment to suit every taste. The theatre's August to December brochure is on the shel...

Seaside comes to the Square

Thu 20th August 2015 3.12PM

IF you do like to be beside the seaside look no further than Bramhall Village Square on Saturday August 22. A day of traditional seaside fun for all the family gets...

School in full voice

Thu 20th August 2015 3.03PM

THE British Council and the Greater Manchester World Voice Residency brought vocal leaders and teachers from four continents together to show how singing can inspire children.

Call for more foster carers

Wed 19th August 2015 4.42PM

A HOST of events are being held across Stockport this summer in a bid to recruit more foster carers. Stockport Council is behind the drive to find more people who ca...


Wed 19th August 2015 4.12PM

A SHEASHELL Trust volunteer has won a top technology award for her work with profoundly disabled children. Rachael Moat, a Stockport-based clarinet teacher and music...

Aiming high with SGS

Tue 18th August 2015 10.49AM

STOCKPORT Grammar School has a varied programme of academic, cultural, sporting and extracurricular activities open to every boy and girl aged three to 18. The scho...

Charity appoints a new chief

Tue 18th August 2015 10.31AM

AGE UK Cheshire East has welcomed the arrival of its new Chief Executive Damon Taylor. He joins the charity following a previous chief officer role in the Third Sec...

Having a vote on the future

Mon 17th August 2015 3.06PM

PEOPLE across the town have once again been given a vote on the local community projects they would like to see funded by Stockport Homes. Groups have been applying ...

Carnival's a wild west hit

Mon 17th August 2015 2.55PM

CROWDS lined the streets to watch this year's Stockport Carnival and got a taste of the Wild West. That was the theme of the big summer event which saw around 70 dec...

Zahra lands dream role

Mon 17th August 2015 2.47PM

A GLOBETROTTING trainee teacher from Heaton Mersey has landed her dream job in Qatar. Zahra Aziz, 22, will teach Year 6 pupils at a British International school in ...

Rain fails to dampen festivalgoers' spirits

Fri 14th August 2015 12.25PM

ALMOST 1,000 people braved the poor weather enjoy the Chadkirk Festival which is now in its 19th year. Visitors brought their own sunshine and enjoyed a fun packed programme of ent...

A great reception for new WiFi boost

Fri 14th August 2015 12.09PM

A FREE pilot WiFi broadband service has been launched for people living in Brinnington's Three Sisters. Social landlord Stockport Homes has partnered with leading W...

Edgeley Park deal is sealed

Thu 13th August 2015 1.09PM

STOCKPORT County has celebrated a big home win before a ball has been kicked in anger this season. The council has completed its purchase of Edgeley Park a move to ...

Who's your healthcare hero?

Thu 13th August 2015 12.58PM

PATIENTS who have experienced particularly good care from East Cheshire NHS Trust employees are being urged to nominate them for a prestigious award. The trust, whic...

Major milestone for housing scheme

Wed 12th August 2015 4.42PM

A PROJECT to help homeless people in Stockport to find housing is celebrating a major milestone after securing accommodation for 100 local people. The Homefinder pro...

Work to start on new gateway

Wed 12th August 2015 4.40PM

WORK on the next stage of Stockport Exchange will be starting on site this summer, it has been announced. Ahead of this, Stockport Council and Muse Developments held...


Wed 12th August 2015 4.30PM

THE Stockport Advice and Information for Life (SAIL) partnership has rolled out five mobile touch screen kiosks across the borough. The kiosks, which are located in ...


Tue 11th August 2015 1.01PM

CAMPAIGNERS have spoken of their disappointment after meeting bosses planning to close the last bank in Gatley. Barclays plans to shut the doors of its branch for th...