Illegal Tobacco

2nd February 2022 | By Joseph O'Shea

‘A toxic cocktail of chemicals’: sniffer dog seeks out 5kg of illegal tobacco

A sniffer dog has found 5kg of illegal tobacco after a routine inspection by police. The tobacco was found in the form of 13,050 cigarettes and 4.5kg of...


12th November 2021 | By Ben Pledger

Construction underway for Stockport’s multi-million-pound transformation

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is working in partnership with Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority to build a new bus interchange as part of a £1bn...


16th November 2020 | By Paolo Granelli

Stockport Council holds crucial meeting to decide future of greenbelt site

Stockport is to host an extraordinary council meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday) to make a crucial decision regarding the Greater Manchester spatial framework (GMSF).  Unlike other...


16th November 2020 | By Paolo Granelli

Hazel Grove activists stand against greenbelt development as ‘space for the community’

An energy company wants to build 150 new homes on the 53-acre greenbelt site of Mirrlees Fields in Hazel Grove . Man Energy want to build on...


13th November 2020 | By Paolo Granelli

Councillor Road shop owners left in the dark about Cheadle towns fund

Cheadle residents and business owners say they have been kept in the dark about a £500,000 fund to improve their neighbourhood. The town fund aims...


4th November 2020 | By Paolo Granelli

Stockport greens plant seeds of universal basic income as solution to woes of pandemic

Stockport Green Party is backing calls for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) to be brought in by the government as part of the response to covid-19. ...


13th October 2020 | By Matthew Kay

Pro wrestling returns to Stockport after eight months of lockdown stoppage

Wrestling fans rejoiced when the first Greater Manchester pro wrestling show since lockdown began took place in Stockport. Futureshock Wrestling held the first Greater Manchester...


29th September 2020 | By Harry Hansen

Free tablet and laptop devices being offered to Stockport residents who have no access to the internet

Stockport residents without access to the internet are being offered free tablet and laptop devices to help them stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic. The...


1st December 2019 | By Max Yeatman

Stockport County Ladies secure first home win of the season with 4-1 thrashing of Bolton Wanderers Ladies

A first-half double from Chloe Mapp helped Stockport County Ladies seal a 4-1 win over Bolton Wanderers Ladies in the Women’s National League Division One...


6th November 2019 | By Sophie Cook

Stockport Gin considering expansion as business couple struggle with work-life balance

Stockport Gin owners Paul and Cheryl Sharrocks have serious expansion plans in mind as they struggle to keep up with their growing business. The couple...


19th March 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Man who fled hospital with drip still attached is jailed for drug offences

A man who sneaked out of hospital with a drip attached to his arm to evade police has been jailed for drug offences. Paul Johnson...


19th February 2019 | By Matt Hartless

Labour Party defectors: who are the gang of seven?

Seven Labour MPs have quit the party to form their own independent group. The group, which includes Stockport MP Ann Coffey, has quit in protest to...


2nd December 2018 | By Mia Abeyawardene

Burnham’s plan to end rough sleeping shows early signs of success but charities are lacking resources

Earlier this year Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, announced a radical plan aiming to end rough sleeping by 2020. While this may have seemed...


22nd November 2018 | By Jordan White

Campaign launched to combat crime and anti-social behaviour in the SK8 area of Manchester.

Change for Cheadle Youth is a campaign raised to combat the levels of crime and anti social behaviour around the SK8 area of Greater Manchester...


16th November 2018 | By Katherine Relton-Grice

Heal thyself: Stockport residents encouraged to choose self care for life

Stockport Council has teamed up with local NHS services as part of a national campaign to promote the health benefits of self care. More than...


1st March 2018 | By Tom Green

EXHIBITION: Strawberry Studios: I Am In Love

Tucked away nicely in the depths of Stockport Museum is a hidden gem that the local folk are most definitely in love with. The Strawberry Studios:...


6th February 2018 | By C.Hart

Vote now to help name Stockport town centre square after a community hero’s name

Calling all Stopfordians, do you know a local hero or heroine? Do you want to let them know they are a treasure to their community?...


16th January 2018 | By Tom Brady

Middleton man jailed after breaking into family home while children slept

A Middleton man has been jailed after breaking into a family home during a burglary in Stockport. Matthew Tyner, 37, appeared at Minshull Street Crown...

Pure FM

15th March 2017 | By nq_admin

Save Stockport’s Pure 107.8FM

In Stockport, award winning community radio station Pure 107.8FM is facing closure unless a new financial backer can be found. Since its first broadcast in...


16th January 2017 | By helen heath

Stockport nursery temporarily closed after being deemed unsafe for children

A Stockport nursery has been found to have failed in every aspect of child care following an Ofsted report. The findings for Buttons Nursery included...