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Bond Summer Sale 2012

Update: The Bond Summer sale is now coming to an end and everything in it is now under £15! The Bond summer sale is now on at both the Didsbury Village and West Didsbury stores. Everything in the sale is £20 and under. Perfect for summer holid... continue reading

Man sentenced after threatening Burton Road door staff

A man has been jailed after threatening to shoot door staff at a bar in south Manchester. Darren McDermott (17/10/1980) of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear. On Monday 25 J... continue reading

Retro Tennis Tournament at The Northern

From 11am on Sunday 19th August The Northern's new clinic Physiquipe's will have two Physio's and one sports therapists on site to give people a tour of the new clinic (come and trying out the anti-gravity treadmill - its great fun) and will also b... continue reading

Thanks from Didsbury open gardens 2012

Hello everyone, Thanks again to everyone who helped with the Open Gardens event and for all of the effort and support that went into making the day such a success. We can now confirm that the afternoon raised over £8500 for charities which is a f... continue reading

The Artisan Meat Company 2nd Birthday

This Saturday is the 2nd birthday of The Artisan Meat Company. They're holding an open day with Simon Rimmer at their Mottram St Andrew base. Event Schedule for Sat 11th August 2012 8am -Shop opens as usual 9am -Bacon butties served 10am -Bou... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Cafe July 2012

Didsbury Arts Cafe returns on 28th July at Ivy Manchester, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury. 10.30am - 12.30am Freshly roasted coffee, quality baking, live classical music, craft stalls and a kids activity combine to make a great place to start your ... continue reading

Become a Volunteer Community Cookery Champion

Building on the success of its 4-week ‘learn to cook’ course last autumn, this year Didsbury Dinners aims to teach another 100+ people how to cook, for free! It's recruiting a team of 12 Volunteer Community Cookery Champions to help achiev... continue reading

Didsbury attack 25th May - can you help?

A man was beaten unconscious and had his phone stolen in Didsbury shortly after 12.30am on Friday 25 May 2012. The 22-year-old man was waiting at the bus stop on Princess Road near to the Carphone Warehouse at the time. Two men on bikes, one of w... continue reading

Didsbury Festival 2012

Didsbury Festival 2012 >>> Didsbury Festival 2018 This year's Didsbury Festival will take place on Saturday the 15th June with this year's fancy dress theme being the Queen's Jubilee. Didsbury Festival is one of the most important events on the... continue reading

Robbery target barricaded him self in bedroom

A man barricaded himself into his bedroom after men broke into his house in Didsbury. The incident happened sometime around 1am on Tuesday 5 June, when two men in balaclavas broke into a house on Old Oak Street in Didsbury. Upon hearing the n... continue reading

Didsbury Dinners' Community Celebration

On Saturday 16th June Didsbury Dinners are having a community celebration to say "thank you" for all your support. Come and join us to celebrate all that we've achieved so far and to find out more about what we've been up to. There'll be free food fr... continue reading

Chester Zoo discounted tickets 2012

A little outside Didsbury and not our usual thing, but worth a quick post for those who may be looking. After a thorough search we found that the best option (May 2012) is to head to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet on your way to Chester Zoo. Pop ... continue reading

Didsbury Open Gardens 2012

This year Didsbury Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 17th June. The day after Didsbury Festival. Gardens will be open from noon to 5.30pm with some including live music, demonstrations and tea and cake. The programme price for 2012 will remain at ... continue reading

Tennis Teams face each other at the Northern!

The Northern 2nd Team played host to the Northern 1st Team last Monday night in the big local derby of the North East Cheshire Tennis League Premier Division. With both teams equally familiar with the new synthetic clay tiger turf courts there wer... continue reading

Manchester Racketlon Open 2012

Come and join us for Manchester's first ever Racketlon Open takes place at the Northern Sunday 27th May 2012. Racketlon is the fastest growing sport in Europe and combines the four most popular racquetsports in a single match Tennis, Squash, Table... continue reading

Oli Mosse exhibition at Oxfam Didsbury 18th May

Photography exhibition, Another Man’s Treasure, by Oli Mosse Friday 18 May, 6 pm to 9 pm, Oxfam, 778 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury Didsbury’s Oxfam Shop provides both the venue and focus for the work of this debut, solo exhibition by local ... continue reading

Earth Day with Didsbury Dinners

Residents, schools, clubs and businesses: please help us support Earth Day (22 April) with a big food planting day in Didsbury. Seven trees are enough to offset your carbon footprint for a year. What’s more, planting lovely edible plants helps ... continue reading

East Didsbury house party theft

Early morning (around 05:00) on Thursday 19th April 2012, watches, rings and a PlayStation 3 with a total value of £1000 were stolen by three party goers. If anyone has any information, please contact GM police, quoting crime reference no:374/20412... continue reading

South Manchester Crime Statistics 31st March 2012

Crime in south Manchester has reduced by 11.4 per cent during the last year, equating to 1886 fewer victims. The figures, which are from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 also show: Burglary reduced by 8.1% with 181 fewer victims Serious v... continue reading

Help Didsbury Dinners cook up a storm

The weather may have turned recently and the snow may well have another blast at travellers over Snake Pass. But fear not: a hearty stock of hearty stock broth-makers will soon be recruited to help the Didsbury Dinners team reach its goal of teaching... continue reading

Gusto Annual Fashion Show In Support Of Francis House

2012 Event 22nd May is the 2012 date of the annual Gusto Fashion Show in support of Francis House Children's Hospice. Tickets are still just £5 this year. Doors open at 7pm and the event starts promptly at 7.30. The fashion show will previ... continue reading

Jewellery Burglar Warning for Didsbury Residents

The Didsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team is urging residents to be on their guard following on from a spate of burglaries along the Kingsway corridor. Police believe that burglars may be targeting homes in the search of Asian gold jewellery and pa... continue reading

Didsbury's Clock Tower To Be Sponsored

As part of a Manchester City Council bit to raise funds in the wake of recent government cuts, local land marks across Manchester are to be made available for sponsorship deals. The list of landmark targets likely to be made available for spon... continue reading

Paupers Wood Easter Egg Hunt 7th April 2012

There's an Easter Egg hunt at Paupers Wood, Nell Lane, West Didsbury on Saturday 7th April 11am to 3pm. All welcome are welcome, but children are required to be accompanied by an adult. It's a free event too! "Come and explore the wood... continue reading

Didsbury Dinners March 2012 Update

It's been an action-packed month! Since our February e-News: - We've started clearing our first community garden on Barlow Moor Road. - We've sourced a new landshare plot near Fog Lane Park. - We've done site assessments for two further plots of... continue reading

Didsbury Parsonage Trust Open Day

24th March 2012 - 10.30am to 4pm The Parsonage, Stenner Lane, Didsbury An opportunity to visit and look around a historic Didsbury building with it's potential for both community and business use. www.didsburyparsonagetrust.org.uk... continue reading

Free taster Iyengar yoga class

FREE taster Iyengar yoga class. No incense. No nonsense. No sweat. Just good health & well-being. Classes held in Didsbury on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Visit www.iyengaryogamanchester.co.uk for more details or phone Carolyn on 07763 346... continue reading

The Cabin In The Woods Exclusive Screening

Cineworld Cinema Didsbury will be hosting the 1st Exclusive Screening of the scariest and hippest horror movie to be released for years! 'The Cabin In The Woods' will be premiered at midnight on March 31st and tickets at £10 are on sale now. Call... continue reading

Over 50s Friendship Walking Group

RSVP Free Walkers, an over 50s friendship walking group has walks planned on the last Wednesday of the each month at 2pm for the next few months – 28th March, 25th April, 30th May, 27th June. Each walk will be between 3 and 3.5 miles and will take ... continue reading

Vintage Dressmaking Courses in Didsbury

Learn to make a retro style prom dresses and skirts with fashion designer "Collette Costello". She has hooked up with two great venues Airy Fairy Cupcakes in Didsbury and Sugar Junction in central Manchester. Both vintage style tea-rooms they are... continue reading

Donations urgently needed at Oxfam!

Donations of books, clothes and jewellery are needed to re-stock empty shelves at Oxfam in Didsbury. Staff at the charity store on Wilmslow Road are urging locals to bring in their unwanted goods to fill shelves and help boost sales. Succes... continue reading

Dog and Partridge Cheese Night

The Dog and Partridge in Didsbury Village is well known for it's free Monkey Nuts, but each Tuesday they go one step further and offer free cheese, pate and crackers. Usually around 9pm and often after a football or other sport finishes you ca... continue reading

Two arrested after One Lounge window smashed

Two men have been arrested after a window was smashed at a bar in Didsbury. The incident happened just after 11.50pm, when police received a report that a man armed with the barrel of a shotgun had smashed a window at the Lounge Bar on Burton Ro... continue reading

Lydia's hair cut to make a wig!

Lydia Butt is marking her 10th birthday today by having around 10 inches of hair cut to donate to The Little Princess Trust. This charity makes wigs for girls who've lost their hair because of chemotherapy or other medical reasons. Terence Paul in... continue reading

Didsbury Networking

The first Didsbury networking social event is taking place on the 22nd March from 6pm at the Slug and Lettuce (subject to change) in Didsbury Village. Featuring speakers and live music from Stockport band Sister Ray it is a great chance to meet lo... continue reading

Help police drive down vehicle crime

Police are issuing a warning to motorists to remove valuable items from their cars following a spate of vehicle crime in Withington, Didsbury and Ladybarn. Between 6 January and 6 February 2012, 46 cars were broken into and in 40 per cent of these... continue reading

Mother's Day 2012

Some Didsbury Mother's day information for you: Afternoon tea at AiryFairy Cupcakes, School Lane, Didsbury: http://www.airyfairycupcakes.co.uk/afternoon-tea/mothers-day-afternoon-tea Tea and treats with And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, Bu... continue reading

Exciting new community hub planned for Didsbury

Between ‘The Didsbury’ and ‘Ye Olde Cock’ pub, guarded by its stone eagle gate, lays the Parsonage, one of Didsbury’s oldest and much loved buildings. The Didsbury Parsonage Trust (born from the Didsbury Civic Society) is on a fundraisi... continue reading

Litter in West Didsbury

From local resident Claire Burns: The amount of litter in the streets particularly Goulden Road, Central road,Burton Road and by the bus terminal on Lapwing Lane is building up. I am going to contact the bus companies to see whether they can put... continue reading