Stockport News

Businesses step in to help local charity

Thu 28th July 2016 1.29PM

THREE local businesses have stepped in to help homeless charity, The Wellspring, to launch a new service. Wellspring Collects will be a donation collection service allowing ...

Rubbish service dumped

Tue 26th July 2016 11.21AM

A FREE rubbish removal service for residents is likely to be dumped because of the cost of policing who uses the scheme. Now, regular visits from skips so residents can disp...


Mon 11th July 2016 11.18AM

This week in Stockport, groups of older people across the borough will be getting involved with testing a new prototype robotic assistant. When this prototype goes to market...


Wed 6th July 2016 4.05PM

Christleton based Scott Evans of West Cheshire College will be heading to the USA this summer to take up a prestigious football scholarship. Scott will be joining Cardinal Stritch ...

FSA urges North West public to “face freezer fears” in a bid to tackle food waste

Mon 4th July 2016 1.27PM

Misconceptions about how to freeze food safely are contributing to food waste in the North West and across the UK, according to new research by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).


Fri 1st July 2016 11.07AM

Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in Stockport between 8th and 16th June are being urged to take advantage of financial support available from Stockport Council.


Wed 29th June 2016 9.13AM

Stockport residents are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Alan Newton Way, which is a new cycle route starting near Marple Hall High school and going all ...

B&Q donates £4,000 to charity

Thu 23rd June 2016 1.21PM

EMPLOYEES at B&Q Stockport and B&Q Burnage have raised £4,000 for local Manchester charity, Wood Street Mission. B&Q Burnage ran a raffle and donated prizes including a gard...

Young runner pounds streets for charity cash

Thu 23rd June 2016 1.09PM

A YOUNG boy from Cheadle has raised hundreds of pounds for charity after two epic feats of endurance in just 24 hours. Anay Mehta, a Year 3 pupil at The Manchester Grammar S...

Damp, mould and insect epidemic hitting properties in Stockport

Thu 23rd June 2016 1.05PM

HUNDREDS of homes in Stockport are suffering from dampness, mould, condensation and insect infestation - while homeowners are also running the risk of long term ill health - as a r...

Local foster carers helping to find new fostering families

Thu 23rd June 2016 11.07AM

LOCAL foster carers have been promoting fostering at local Aldi stores and in Merseyway Shopping Centre during Foster Care Fortnight. With national figures showing that eve...

Business provides minibus

Thu 23rd June 2016 10.46AM

AWARD-winning Stockport business Valour Finance Group, are offering local schools and charities the free use of a new mini bus. The company, based in Tiviot Dale, bought and...

An Honneur’d patient

Wed 22nd June 2016 9.33AM

A 96-YEAR-OLD patient received a top honour from the French government for his wartime heroism while being treated on a Stepping Hill Hospital ward. Jeffrey Holdgate from Di...

MP backing bank closure campaign

Wed 22nd June 2016 9.31AM

AN MP is backing a campaign to help stop the closure of a Stockport bank. William Wragg, the MP for Hazel Grove, presented a petition to the House of Commons on behalf of hu...

Lib Dems pledge to oppose residents’ parking ‘stealth tax’

Mon 20th June 2016 11.02AM

FOLLOWING widespread media coverage about councils using inflated residents’ parking permit charges as a way of increasing their income, Stockport’s Liberal Democrat ...


Mon 20th June 2016 11.01AM

MANCHESTER will host the national commemoration on July 1 at Manchester Cathedral, followed by a free commemorative concert in Heaton Park. The performance will pay tribute ...

Young Farmers go back to their roots

Mon 20th June 2016 11.00AM

ROMILEY Young Farmers Show is being forced to downsize due to the challenging economic climate and go back to its roots. But the good news is that the agricultural show is s...

Lazy Daisies put you in the frame

Mon 20th June 2016 10.57AM

LAZY Daisies picture framing shop on London Road in Hazel Grove holds a surprise in just how large the business is. Described by owner Tony Gallagher as 15 feet wide by 150 feet lo...

‘Young Bond’ author visits to launch his latest novel

Mon 20th June 2016 10.48AM

STOCKPORT Academy students’ imaginations were shaken and stirred thanks to a visit by Young Bond author Steve Cole. Steve, who was commissioned by original Bond author Ian F...

Nuisance blazes

Mon 20th June 2016 10.46AM

THE recent warm weather has sparked a series of nuisance fires. A large bale of hay was rolled down a banking at Tangshut Fields, Romiley, and then set alight. Firefi...