Interviews

The Viaduct Advent Calendar: Day 5 – Pizza Voucher from I Knead Pizza

COMPETITION DETAILS FOR DAY 5 CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE It’s been a tough year for everyone in Stockport, with our town placed under the strictest restrictions for the majority of 2020. Stuck in Tier 3 for the next few weeks at least, unfortunately things don’t look like improving any time soon. Here at The Viaduct, we’d love to make life better for Stopfordians if we could, but we can’t let you go and have a few beers on the Market. Or pop over to Redrock to catch a film. Or even enjoy a Christmas show

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The Viaduct Advent Calendar: Day 4 – Foot Health Assessment & Medical Treatment from Foot Care By Sarah

COMPETITION DETAILS FOR DAY 4 CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE It’s been a tough year for everyone in Stockport, with our town placed under the strictest restrictions for the majority of 2020. Stuck in Tier 3 for the next few weeks at least, unfortunately things don’t look like improving any time soon. Here at The Viaduct, we’d love to make life better for Stopfordians if we could, but we can’t let you go and have a few beers on the Market. Or pop over to Redrock to catch a film. Or even enjoy a Christmas show

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The Viaduct Advent Calendar: Day 3 – Stockport County Legends Print from Penno Draws

COMPETITION DETAILS FOR DAY 3 CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE It’s been a tough year for everyone in Stockport, with our town placed under the strictest restrictions for the majority of 2020. Stuck in Tier 3 for the next few weeks at least, unfortunately things don’t look like improving any time soon. Here at The Viaduct, we’d love to make life better for Stopfordians if we could, but we can’t let you go and have a few beers on the Market. Or pop over to Redrock to catch a film. Or even enjoy a Christmas show

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The Viaduct Advent Calendar: Day 2 – Mini Keg of Monkey Business from Fool Hardy Ales

COMPETITION DETAILS FOR DAY 2 CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE It’s been a tough year for everyone in Stockport, with our town placed under the strictest restrictions for the majority of 2020. Stuck in Tier 3 for the next few weeks at least, unfortunately things don’t look like improving any time soon. Here at The Viaduct, we’d love to make life better for Stopfordians if we could, but we can’t let you go and have a few beers on the Market. Or pop over to Redrock to catch a film. Or even enjoy a Christmas show

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The Viaduct Advent Calendar: Day 1 – Chocolate Hamper from Simon Dunn Chocolatier

COMPETITION DETAILS FOR DAY 1 CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE It’s been a tough year for everyone in Stockport, with our town placed under the strictest restrictions for the majority of 2020. Still in Tier 3 for the next few weeks at least, unfortunately things don’t look like improving any time soon. Here at The Viaduct, we’d love to make life better for Stopfordians if we could, but we can’t let you go and have a few beers on the Market. Or pop over to Redrock to catch a film. Or even enjoy a Christmas show

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Stockport Blind Date – Jon and Claire

Jon, a 40-year-old senior information manager from Wilmslow, meets Claire, a 33-year-old scientist from Edgeley. JON ON CLAIRE What were you hoping for from your date?To have a fun and enjoyable evening and to see where things go. First impressions of Claire?Really bubbly and talkative and we were on the same wavelength. What did you talk about?We spoke about loads of different things including family, jobs, sport, each other’s backgrounds, travelling, music and the fact that I’m a southerner! Any awkward moments?None whatsoever. What did you have to eat?Curry. Good table manners?Yes! What were your thoughts on the restaurant?Nice restaurant

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2020 in Heaton Norris

Throughout the month of October, The Viaduct will be publishing a series of articles on what life has been like in Stockport in 2020, since the town was placed under lockdown back in March following the initial outbreak of the Coronavirus. From local businesses to social groups, schools to residents, we’ll be speaking to people from across the town to get a variety of perspectives on how this year has affected them. To kick off this new series of features, we start with the place the editor of The Viaduct spent the first 18 years of his life – Heaton

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Stockport in Tier 2 – Reaction

October the 14th. The date on which Usher was born in 1978, the channel Dave launched on Freeview in 2007, and when Felix Baumgartner hurtled towards the Earth from a balloon in space in 2012. Nothing as exciting on this particular date in 2020, although it’s certainly an important one, as Stockport is placed in Tier 2 under the latest Coronavirus restrictions. For now, our pubs and bars can remain open. In places like Liverpool, under Tier 3, it’s a very different story, with pubs and bars having to close their doors immediately. As with the rest of the UK,

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Business Of The Day – Ate Days A Week

If you’re on any of the various social media channels, and you live in Stockport, you’ll have probably come across the mouthwatering dishes being served up by Andy James, owner of the town’s exciting new eatery Ate Days A Week, situated on Vernon Street just down the hill from the market. For our latest Business Of The Day feature, Andy spoke to The Viaduct about the launch of his new venture. Ate Days A Week. Named after a famous Beatles song and a cracking name for a business! Are you a massive Beatles fan yourself or did you just choose

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Business Of The Day – J Atherton Painter & Decorator

Our latest Business Of The Day to feature is J Atherton Painter & Decorator, a Stockport-based company ensuring a complete professional service from start to finish. John’s extremely busy at the moment, fully booked until February, but we managed to grab five minutes of his time for a quick chat. If you’re looking to have your house decorated in 2021, contact John on 07985 256342 for a free quotation, or email jathertonpaintersanddecorators@gmail.com. For further information, head over to j-atherton.co.uk. When did you first set up your painting and decorating business?December 2001. What made you decide to go into painting and

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