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Foodie Friends fantastic success

By Dianne Boardman on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

The Foodie Friends Café in New Mills is now well into its second year and has been a fantastic success. Held in St George’s Church Hall on the first Friday of the month and open to everyone, over 150 people visit each time eating food that would otherwise be wasted. The café uses surplus food that is still in date donated by the charity FareShare and two local supermarkets. Energetic cooks create a varied and delicious three-course menu with plenty of options to suit everyone’s tastes. Customers get to enjoy all this plus drinks and treats for a suggested donation of £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

Ellie is disability champion

By Diane Inglis on Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Twenty-two-year old Ellie Bamber has never let her own disability hold her back and is now working as a disability champion in Sheffield, helping other disabled people break down barriers to get into the workplace.

Matthew Sharp joins Northern Chamber Orchestra at Stockport Town Hall 

Monday, 05 March, 2018

‘Virtuoso of the Arts’ (The Times) Matthew Sharp is teaming up with one of the country’s most admired orchestras, the Northern Chamber Orchestra for an inspirational concert at Stockport Town Hall on Friday 9 March.

Funeral of Malcolm Marshall Shaw

Monday, 05 March, 2018

It's with a Heavy Heart to announce our Dad 'Marshall Shaw's Funeral' will take place next Thursday 8th March at 11.30am at Stockport Crematorium (Rowan Chapel).

Marple’s Girl Guides Visit Parliament to mark 100 Years of Votes for Women

Friday, 02 March, 2018

A local girlguiding group, The Second Marple Rangers, last week made a trip to London for a visit to Parliament and Downing Street hosted by William Wragg MP.

Council backs Fairtrade fortnight 2018

Monday, 26 February, 2018

Stockport Council, together with the Stockport Fairtrade Group, is supporting this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which is running from Monday 26 February until Sunday 11 March.

How would you react if your son/daughter went missing abroad?

Monday, 26 February, 2018

This is not your usual amdram production - Enlightenment raises some uncomfortable issues and could be challenging for parents dreading the thought of their youngster taking off around the world.

New Mills quiz masters!

Monday, 26 February, 2018

Quizit is the brainchild of New Mills friends Sean Whewell and Tony Audenshaw. The events take place at 9pm every Thursday at pubs and venues around the town. Quiz brains pay a small £1 donation, and all the money raised goes to local charities and organisations.

Buckle up for Country Festival in June

Sunday, 25 February, 2018

The 2018 Buckle and Boots Festival takes place at beautiful Etherow Country Park in Stockport from June 22-24th.

Partnership celebrating 15 years of mending moorland at the heart of the UK

Sunday, 25 February, 2018

A team of organisations that helps beloved landscapes at the heart of the UK is celebrating its 15th anniversary with 15 unique events.