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Teenager arrested in connection with sex assault on two women in south Manchester

Wednesday 5th September 2012

A teenager has been arrested following the sexual assault of two women in south Manchester. The 15-year-old boy has arrested yesterday evening, Monday 6 August 2012, on suspicion of two counts of sexual and remains in police custody for questioning.... continue reading

Bond Summer Sale 2012

Monday 20th August 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

Sunday 19th August 2012

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

Saturday 18th August 2012

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

Thursday 16th August 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

Friday 10th August 2012

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

Tuesday 24th 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

Monday 9th July 2012

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?

Monday 9th July 2012

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

Friday 15th June 2012

Didsbury Festival 2012 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 Didsbury Events Calendar. ... continue reading

Robbery target barricaded him self in bedroom

Friday 15th June 2012

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

Friday 8th June 2012

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

Local architecture practice SS4 Architects sign up to Architect in the House Project

Thursday 7th June 2012

Local architecture practice SS4 Architects has signed up to take part in Architect in the House, the joint charitable initiative by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Shelter. Homeowners can receive an hour consultation with ... continue reading

Search for information on WWII Pilot James Cecil Wrigley

Thursday 7th June 2012

Mark Sheppard has emailed us and is trying to track down the family, or any information about a WWII pilot: WRIGLEY, JAMES CECIL Rank:Sergeant Trade:Pilot Service No:1060428 Date of Death:12/06/1942 Age:21 Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Vo... continue reading

Didsbury Good Neighbours Coffee Mornings in Didsbury Park

Thursday 7th June 2012

Just a reminder to all our Didsbury Good Neighbour friends and partners that the coffee morning is still going strong. If you would like to attend or you know someone who would benefit from joining us, please share this information with them. Th... continue reading

Chester Zoo discounted tickets 2012

Sunday 27th May 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

Wednesday 23rd May 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

Local entrepreneur hopes staging Raw Fest will win him £1m

Friday 18th May 2012

A young entrepreneur from Manchester is to stage his debut music festival to compete for up to £1m investment as part of an upcoming BBC competition. Kris Sparrow, 29, is one of 500 finalists selected from thousands of applicants who will no... continue reading

Tennis Teams face each other at the Northern!

Thursday 17th May 2012

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

Thursday 17th May 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

Wednesday 16th May 2012

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

Saturday 21st April 2012

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

Loft Student Furnishings Division Launches To Instant Success

Saturday 21st April 2012

Within a week of the launch of – the specialist student division of buy-to-let property furnishing specialist LOFT Interiors – the website netted its first five figure order. Building and civil engineering company Marc... continue reading

East Didsbury house party theft

Friday 20th April 2012

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

Silver Sixpence in her Shoe launches Bridal Made By You Workshop

Wednesday 18th April 2012

Bespoke, vintage inspired Bridal Accessories Designer, Nicola Wellard will be hosting a special Bridal headwear workshop for the very first time on Thursday 3rd May, 7pm-10pm. The DIY class will be held at boutique bakehouse And the Dish ran away wit... continue reading

South Manchester Crime Statistics 31st March 2012

Friday 13th April 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

Thursday 12th April 2012

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

Wednesday 11th April 2012

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

Wednesday 11th April 2012

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

Siemens picks partner for Didsbury Green Technology Centre

Tuesday 10th April 2012

Siemens has picked its preferred partner to buy its 20-acre site in Didsbury, south Manchester, and develop a 100,000 sq ft green technology centre. More from the M.E.N...... continue reading

Didsbury's Clock Tower To Be Sponsored

Sunday 1st April 2012

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

Thursday 29th March 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

Thursday 29th March 2012

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

West Didsbury Police Station Public Enquiry Counter To Close

Tuesday 27th March 2012

The public enquiry counter at West Didsbury Police Station on Elizabeth Slinger Road will be closing on Monday 9 April 2012. This is due to a review which is being undertaken by the Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA) and Greater Manchester... continue reading

Man assaulted by group of teenagers Palatine Road Northenden

Wednesday 21st March 2012

A man was assaulted by a group of teenagers on Palatine Road, Northenden. At about 5.50am on Friday 16 March 2012, a 58-year-old man was walking down Palatine Road. As he neared the golf club he was approached by five youths, described as white... continue reading

Didsbury Parsonage Trust Open Day

Wednesday 21st March 2012

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. continue reading

Free taster Iyengar yoga class

Wednesday 21st March 2012

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 for more details or phone Carolyn on 07763 346... continue reading

The Cabin In The Woods Exclusive Screening

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Cineworld 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 / text... continue reading

Over 50s Friendship Walking Group

Wednesday 21st March 2012

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

Wednesday 21st March 2012

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 a... continue reading

Donations urgently needed at Oxfam!

Wednesday 21st March 2012

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

Tuesday 20th March 2012

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 ... continue reading

Two arrested after One Lounge window smashed

Monday 19th March 2012

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!

Thursday 8th March 2012

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

Monday 5th March 2012

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

Monday 5th March 2012

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

Monday 5th March 2012

Some Didsbury Mother's day information for you: Afternoon tea at AiryFairy Cupcakes, School Lane, Didsbury: Tea and treats with And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, Bu... continue reading

Land and volunteers wanted for community growing project

Monday 5th March 2012

The Didsbury Dinners project aims to plant five more community orchards/gardens in Didsbury this year. Can you help? They need: Land on which to plant fruit trees, vegetables and/or herbs. Do you have a spare patch of garden you're not using th... continue reading

Exciting new community hub planned for Didsbury

Monday 5th March 2012

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

Tuesday 28th February 2012

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