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Thieves strike twice in two days

Tuesday 17th January 2012

Thieves struck twice in two days at a row of shops in Chorlton. The two robberies happened on Barlow Moor Road on 30 December 2011 and the day after, New Year's Eve. The first incident took place at the C and W Etchells newsagents on Barlow M... continue reading


A Night of Romance - Gala Concert

Thursday 12th January 2012

A Night of Romance - Gala Concert 10 February 2012, 7:30pm St Werburgh's Church, Chorlton A gala concert of romantic arias and duets to share with your friends and loved ones from operatic favourites including Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, Car... continue reading


Chorton Arts Festival 2012 Submissions Open

Wednesday 11th January 2012

Artists’ submissions open as Chorlton Arts Festival sets dates to return in May 2012 Chorlton Arts Festival is now inviting submissions for 2012. Organisers are looking for brand new performances in music, comedy, cabaret, dance and spoken word,... continue reading


Italian Lessons at Tea Hive

Wednesday 4th January 2012

Learn to speak Italian in a sociable, relaxed atmosphere at Tea Hive, 53 Manchester Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. The classes start Thursday 16th Feb (for 10 weeks) and run 6:00pm-7:00pm The class size will be between 6 and 10 The classe... continue reading


Next of kin appeal - Joyce Gill

Wednesday 4th January 2012

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of an 81-year-old woman. Joyce Gill died at her home in the Chorlton area of Manchester on Thursday 29 December 2011. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her deat... continue reading


December Events at Chorlton High School

Friday 2nd December 2011

Saturday 3rd Dec: Chorlton High School Charity Winter Fayre 11am-1pm Tuesday 6th Dec- Friday 9th Dec: "Grease" in the Blue Box Theatre from 7:30pm Thurs 15th Dec: Winter Music Concert in the Blue Box Theatre from 7:30pm ... continue reading


Bop Local 30th December at Chorlton Irish Club

Thursday 1st December 2011

It may be the day before New Year's Eve, but on Friday 30th December, Bop Local takes over all rooms of Chorlton Irish Club for the Not Quite New Year’s Eve Bop Local. The ground floor with host Phil, Graeme Hawley and top TV chef Simon Rimmer... continue reading


Chorlton Bank Robbery - Witnesses Sought

Friday 18th November 2011

Between 8.30am and 8.45am this morning (17 November 2011) two men attempted to rob the Halifax bank, Barlow Moore Road, Chorlton. The men gained access to the bank through an empty shop next door. They waited for the bank staff to arrive, threa... continue reading


Enjoy-a-Ball Christmas Camps

Friday 18th November 2011

19th, 20th & 21st December. Action-packed 4-hour camps. Indoor and outdoor games, fun activities plus arts & crafts to take home! For children aged 3-8 years. Camps are held from 9am-1pm at Chorlton C of E Primary School. Discounts for earl... continue reading


Chorlton Book Festival 2011

Thursday 10th November 2011

The Chorlton Book Festival is back, offering a variety of events, author visits, workshops, fun and games for historians and horror fans, slow travellers and book swappers, vampires and re-vampers. All events are free and take place in Chorlton ... continue reading


Chorlton Arts Festivals Xmas Fair

Wednesday 2nd November 2011

South Manchester's biggest Xmas Market is being held at St Clements Church on the corner of Edge Lane and St Clements Road from 11am to 4pm on Sat 26th Nov. Come and mooch over 30 stalls for unique Xmas presents such as jewellery, art, cards, cu... continue reading


Inspector Urges Residents To Put Bins Away

Monday 31st October 2011

The Chorlton Neighbourhood Inspector has taken to the streets in an attempt to show residents just how easy it is for burglars to access alleygated areas via wheelie bins. Inspector Paul Kinrade is urging residents to put their bins away rather th... continue reading


OurPaleoKitchen Secret Supper Club

Thursday 6th October 2011

Recently we decided to set up a Secret Supper Club called OurPaleoKitchen. We are proud to say that it is the first of its kind centred on the Paleo diet in the UK and one of only three secret supper clubs in Manchester. A supper club is basic... continue reading


Chorlton Police Relocate to West Didsbury Station Friday 7th October 2011

Thursday 6th October 2011

Officers from Chorlton Police Station will be relocating to West Didsbury Police Station on Friday 7 October 2011. The Police Station on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton is more than 70-years-old and no longer suitable for modern day policing. The... continue reading


Ladies Only Swimming Lessons at Chorlton Leisure Centre

Wednesday 21st September 2011

Ladies only swimming lessons are available at Chorlton Leisure centre with a female instuctor. From Thursday 13th October to Thursday 15th December, 10am to 11am an £22.50 per person. For full details or to book your place ask at the Aq... continue reading


Next of kin appeal

Wednesday 21st September 2011

Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing the next of kin of an 83-year-old woman. Philomena Smith died at her home Edge Lane, Chorlton on Friday 28 August 2011. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. The coroners officer ... continue reading


Pensioner Punched During Robbery

Monday 19th September 2011

Robbers punched a pensioner in the face during a robbery at her home in Chorlton. At about 8.30pm on Sunday 18 September 2011, at least three men broke into a house on Badminton Road by using ladders to climb through a downstairs window. The ... continue reading


Distraction Burglaries In South Manchester

Friday 16th September 2011

Elderly and vulnerable people have fallen victim to distraction burglaries in south Manchester. Between 2.40pm and 3pm on Friday 9 September 2011, a man and woman knocked on the door of a house on Mottram Avenue, Chorlton. The 82-year-old vic... continue reading


Guestrant at Electrik 19th September

Wednesday 14th September 2011

The next Electrik Guestrant takes place on Monday 19th September with Wendy Swetnam The Gastronomic Adventure Continues as the city centre's finest vegetation chef takes over the Electrik kitchen for one night only. Encouraged to pull out all th... continue reading


Pramactive Pram Fitness Class

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Pramactive is a pram fitness class exclusively for new mums. The classes take place every Wednesday and Friday morning at local beauty spot Chorlton Water Park and are lead by an ante / postnatal qualified fitness instructor. Classes go on a... continue reading


Batty And Gorgeous Creative Workshops

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Batty and Gorgeous run a whole range of craft workshops in Chorlton for adults. From drawing to collage, photography to felt their Chorlton studio plays host to creativity on mass. Below is the current list of workshops, which as you can see r... continue reading


Efit released after street robbery

Monday 12th September 2011

Police have released the image of a man following a street robbery in Chorlton. At around 11.40am on Tuesday 6 September 2011, the 40-year-old victim was walking along Stratton Road when a man walked passed her. He turned round, grabbed h... continue reading


Cracking Good Food Chorlton Cookery Classes

Wednesday 7th September 2011

Cracking Good Food’s new cookery programme is more diverse than ever Cracking Good Food is delighted to announce the next round of cookery classes and cooking events for the public, running throughout the autumn. This Chorlton-based cookery ne... continue reading


Enjoy-a-ball Classes Chorlton and Didsbury

Wednesday 7th September 2011

The Enjoy-a-Ball programme gradually develops the sports-specific skills and confidence of children across ten ball sports in a caring, positive and fun environment. Suitable for 4 to 8 year olds. Monday Chorlton C of E Primary School Brea... continue reading


Rubbish Revamped September 2011 to January 2012

Monday 22nd August 2011

Rubbish Revamped - Craft workshops using recycled materials Workshop Programme September 2011-January 2012 Small, friendly groups, tea & cake included 15/22 Sept from 7-9.30 £25.00 Sock Monkeys Transform a pair of old socks into an amaz... continue reading


Updated Local Library Hours

Wednesday 17th August 2011

As part of the council's budget cuts, several local libraries are changing their opening hours. These new library opening hours are valid from Monday 5th September. Chorlton Library Manchester Road, M21 9PN Telephone 0161 227 3700 ... continue reading


Policing Today, Policing Tomorrow Meeting

Tuesday 16th August 2011

The South Manchester Division of Greater Manchester Police is hosting one of 12 public meetings across the county with the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Peter Fahy and chairman of the Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA)... continue reading


Garden Swapping in Chorlton

Monday 15th August 2011

After some consideration at our last open meeting we thought it would be a good idea to get out there and try and get more people involved in the group and to do something that would be a bit more obvious to the general public. With that in mind we... continue reading


Creative Art Workshops For Under Fives

Thursday 4th August 2011

Colour You Happy - Colourful and creative art workshops for the under 5's Join qualified teachers and artists Caroline Barker and Fay Buchanan to splodge, splat, scribble, stick, swirl, scrunch and sculpt - you'll get creative, you'll have fun and... continue reading


Police To Tackle Young Citizens With Street Rugby

Thursday 4th August 2011

Greater Manchester Police and Southways Housing will be encouraging young people to get involved in Street Rugby sessions in South Manchester throughout the summer holidays thanks to a pioneering initiative to reduce antisocial behaviour. Th... continue reading


13-year-old boy robbed

Thursday 4th August 2011

A teenager was assaulted and robbed in Chorlton. At around 5.45pm on Saturday 23 July 2011, the 13-year-old and his friend were walking along Manchester Road, close to Clarendon Road when they were approached by four men. One of the men d... continue reading


Pickpocket jailed within three days of committing crime

Friday 29th July 2011

A woman who pick pocketed a 90-year-old woman at a bus stop has been jailed. Michelle Brown was jailed for five months at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Thursday 28 July 2011. She pleaded guilty to theft at the same hearing. At 4.30pm ... continue reading


Chorlton Plant Swap

Thursday 28th July 2011

Chorlton Plant Swap is a free resource to help you fill your gardening space with lovely plants - ornamentals and edibles! It’s easy to create spare plants from your existing ones. Many do the job for you by self-seeding or spreading. Most seed pac... continue reading


North Star Delicatessen Second Supper Club 4th August

Sunday 24th July 2011

The second supper club at North Star Delicatessen will be held on Thursday 4th August at 7.30pm. The theme for the event this time will be a celebration of British summertime. This theme was put forward on Twitter by followers of @JoinUs4Supper th... continue reading


Chorlton Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2011 Nominations

Thursday 21st July 2011

The time has come for the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Award nominees to come out. Categories include restaurant of the year, bar of the year and wine list of the year. Chorlton businesses who are nominated for the 2011 Manchester Food and D... continue reading


Introducing Transition Chorlton

Wednesday 13th July 2011

Transition Chorlton is part of the Transition Towns movement which seeks to harness the power of individuals to create stronger communities that are more resilient to the challenges of climate change and peak oil. We aim within Chorlton to help find ... continue reading


Girl Sexually Assaulted

Monday 11th July 2011

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Chorlton. At about 9.15pm on Saturday 9 July 2011, the victim, a 15-year-old girl, was walking along St Anne's Road with her friend, a 16-year-old girl. A man walking along the street approached the pai... continue reading


Guest Post: Hardy Boys and Girls: Chorlton Beer Festival, Manchester

Monday 11th July 2011

I do like beer festivals. CAMRA are subject to a lot of criticism (some of which is justified) and stereotyping (some of which is hard to disprove), but the organisation and volunteering behind local beer festivals is a testament to a common interes... continue reading


Chorlton Vintage & Craft Fair

Monday 11th July 2011

Every Saturday from the 16th July Beech Road will have it's very own pop-up vintage & craft fair. Stalls full of vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery & local upcycled & handmade crafts. Cupcakes, tea, coffee & cask ale bar. noon - ... continue reading


Enjoy-a-Ball Summer Camps

Monday 11th July 2011

Action packed 4-hour camps with fun games, in and outdoor activities and arts & crafts to take home for girls and boys aged 4-8. 9am to 1pm 25th to 29th July then 1st to 5th August Chorlton C of E Primary School, Vicars Road M21 9JA £1... continue reading


Chorlton Metrolink Fare Errors

Friday 8th July 2011

This afternoon twitter user Damo_Dee pointed out one of what may be many errors in new Chorlton branch Metrolink pricing. "@Damo_Dee: A return fare on metrolink from trafford bar to chorlton is £3.30 yet from town it's £2.80. Yet another #tfgm f... continue reading


Chorlton Cops Give Lessons In Policing To Visiting Indian Officers

Wednesday 6th July 2011

Officers from India have been finding out how policing works in South Manchester. Senior Indian police officers spent the day on patrol with the Chorlton Neighbourhood Policing Team. During the day the visitors met with the school-based officer... continue reading


Chorlton Beer Festival 2011

Tuesday 5th July 2011

The 7th Chorlton Beer Festival 2011 takes place on the 8th and 9th of July 2011. Located at St Clement's Church on Edge Lane the festival will include over 60 real ales and 30 ciders and perries. The beers will be split over two bars. The... continue reading


Welcome to Fetch Chorlton!

Tuesday 21st June 2011

If you've ever visited the Fetch Didsbury website then you'll know what Fetch is about. We promote local businesses, events and organisation for free on the web using our websites, Facebook and Twitter. The Fetch Network has grown massively in the... continue reading


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