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Work on Greater Manchester land plan reaches latest milestone

Work towards a joint Greater Manchester plan to identify future housing and employment land requirements has reached its latest milestone.

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirits at Chadkirk Festival

Almost a thousand people braved the weather on Sunday to enjoy the Chadkirk Festival, which is now in its 19th year.

Virgin Trains offers reassurance to local residents

Virgin Trains today moved to reassure users of Stockport station underpass about access between the town centre and Edgeley following the introduction of Gate Lines.

Business investment brings 2,300 jobs to Stockport

Stockport is celebrating another successful year with 2,300 jobs being created locally as a result of companies choosing to move or grow their businesses in the borough.

Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge this Summer

Stockport Council is encouraging children across the borough to participate in the Record Breakers, Summer Reading Challenge 2015 over the school holidays.


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Offerton Fun Day to Launch Summer Holiday Activities
The Offerton Community Centre is kicking off the summer holidays with a Fun Day event full of activities for all ages on 22nd July from 3pm until 5pm.
Community Payback Project Benefits Borough
Offenders in Stockport have been working to benefit local communities with the Community Payback project.
A Great Family Day Out at Chadkirk Festival
Come and enjoy a day full of festivities at Chadkirk Chapel & Country Estate in Romiley this Sunday, 26 July.
Healthier Together - Best Care Improvements Decided
On Wednesday 15th July, commissioners have agreed new standards of care for emergency medicine and general surgery in all hospitals across Greater Manchester.
Work to Begin on Stockport's New Town Centre Gateway
Work on the next stage of Stockport Exchange will be starting on site soon, ahead of this exhibitions are being held about the changes that will be taking place.
Stockport Pupils Play with the Hallé
Almost 1900 students from across Stockport converged on the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester for a morning of music making with the world famous Hallé Orchestra.
Children From Cale Green Primary Take Part in World Voice Project
The British Council and the Greater Manchester World Voice Residency brought vocal leaders and teachers from four continents to show how singing can inspire children.
Successful Information Event for Parents and Young People at Stockport Town Hall
Stockport Council’s Town Hall was the venue for a successful information event on education and training options post 16.
Pooling Budgets
NHS Stockport CCG and Stockport Council want to join funding together to increase their pooled budget from £51m to up to £205m from April 2016.
Further Devolution to Greater Manchester Announced
Details of the latest wave of devolution to Greater Manchester were announced today, Wednesday 8 July.
Ceremony Marks New Key Building Stage at Arden Primary School
Teachers and children attended a “topping out” ceremony to celebrate progress on the new Key Stage 2 building for Arden Primary School in Bredbury.
Stockport Marks First National Meadows Day
To coincide with the first ever National Meadows Day on 4th July, Stockport Council has been busy with meadow restoration work within the borough.
Stockport Celebrates Graduating Apprentices
Stockport celebrated the achievements of apprentices from Greater Manchester at an Apprenticeships Graduation Ceremony at Stockport Town Hall on 2nd July 2015.
Stockport Museum Opens New Family Gallery Where Imaginations Will Run Wild
On Saturday 11 July, following months of development work, Stockport Council will open the doors to a brand new interactive Family Gallery at the Stockport Museum.
Young People Take Part in Model United Nations Debate
80 young people from nine Stockport secondary schools took part in a mock United Nations (UN) debate.
Free Sunday Parking at Merseyway this Summer
Shoppers and visitors to Stockport will be able to enjoy free parking at Merseyway car park every Sunday this summer from 5th July to 30th August 2015.
Keep Cool this Summer
As the weather starts to get warmer, it is very important to keep cool this summer, especially young children and the elderly.
Event to Help Parents Plan for their Children’s Future
Stockport Council is encouraging residents to attend an information event to learn about the options available to young people when they leave school or college.
Armed Forces Day in Stockport
To mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June, events are being held across the borough.
Tony Lloyd to be appointed Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester
Tony Lloyd will be officially appointed Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester this Friday, 26 June.