Archive for February, 2012

16-year-old-youth charged with manslaughter

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Police who are investigating the death of a man outside Glossop railway station have charged a 16-year-old youth from the Hadfield area with manslaughter. He is due to appear at magistrates’ court in Chesterfield today (Tuesday February 28). Kenneth Stott, from Hattersley, died in hospital after an incident outside the railway station at 5.45pm on Saturday February 25, 2012. A 58-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, who were arrested in London yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on police bail.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Healing the Chinese Way

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Local therapist Michael Heyman has brought traditional Chinese Healing to Glossop. Practicing ‘Tui Na’ a method that has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of problems. He claims it is like acupuncture but without the needles

f you would like to find out how Tui Na can help you, you can call Michael on 01457 853420 or visit his website

Three arrests following mans death in Glossop

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Two further people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man outside Glossop railway station.

Ambulance crews were called to Glossop Railway Station in Norfolk Street at 5:45pm on Saturday February 25th 2012.

It followed reports of an assault on a 63-year-old man. It is believed the man got into an argument with three other people, a man, woman and teenage boy, outside the station and was punched to the face and fell to the ground.

The man was taken to Tameside Hospital but died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He has been identified as Kenneth Stott of the Hattersley area of Hyde in Greater Manchester.

A 16-year-old from the Hadfield area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he is currently in custody.

Two other people, a 58-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, have also been arrested this morning in London on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They will be transported to Derbyshire for questioning. Detectives are not seeking anyone else in connection with the inquiry at this stage.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Murder hunt after Man dies in Glossop

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man on Saturday outside the towns railway station.

A sixty three year old man from Hyde died after being punched during an argument. The man fell down after he was hit after what police describe as a heated exchange. Three people involved in the argument tried to help the injured man.  Paramedics arrived on the scene and took him to Tameside hospital where he later died.

The Police want to trace three people. A man in a suit, a smart-dressed woman and a teenage boy.  A post mortem examination was taking place today to establish a cause of death.

The victim has not yet been named by police. Detective Chief Inspector Neil Castle, of Derbyshire Police, said: “It would appear that there has been an argument which has resulted in the 63-year-old man being punched and falling to the ground. “I am keen to track down these three people to speak to them about the incident. From early reports it would appear they have provided assistance to the injured man. I would urge them to come forward so we can ascertain exactly what happened.” Police have described the three people they want to trace.

The first man has been described as white, 5ft 8-10 ins tall, grey hair and wearing a suit, shirt and tie. The woman has been described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, with dark hair which she wore up, wearing a smart dark jacket and a striped scarf. She was carrying a distinctive yellow and blue shopping bag on her shoulder.

The third person is described as white, in his mid to late teens, 5ft 8ins tall and with a chubby round face. He was wearing a dark puffa-type jacket, with a grey hood and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Concerns raised over ambulance delay

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Concerns have been raised locally regarding the time taken for an ambulance to arrive to attend the woman injured in the incident on High Street West yesterday.  Glossop has its own ambulance station but has only one ambulance based there. A paramedic car had previously been stationed there in addition to the ambulance but that has since been moved.

Many local people assumed that this meant Glossop had “its own ambulance” when in fact it can be sent anywhere across the North West region to respond to incidents. So if an incident occurs in Glossop and the local ambulance is on a job. We have to wait for one to be sent from another part of the region.

This seems to be what happened yesterday.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service, said: “The Trust sincerely apologises for the length of time this patient waited for an ambulance.

“Although an ambulance was dispatched immediately after the 999 call was received, it was diverted to a life-threatening incident whilst it was en route. At that time there were no available ambulances as they were all dealing with other emergencies.

“Fire and rescue service colleagues and an off duty nurse cared for the patient until the ambulance crew arrived.

“We endeavour to get to all patients as quickly as possible but do prioritise life-threatening incidents.

“Ambulances operate on a dynamic basis and the nearest available vehicle to an incident is sent – that could be one from the nearest station or one that has become available in another location.

“If the patient or her family would like to discuss this incident in more detail, we encourage them to contact us directly.”

Local woman injured in High Street collision

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

A 73 year old local woman was  injured in a collision with a yellow Suzuki  trials bike on High Street West in Glossop yesterday afternoon at approximately 15.50,. The unnamed woman suffered head and leg injuries.  A fire engine was returning to Glossop fire station from a service inspection when it was flagged down by a lorry driver advised of the incident.

The fire engine made its way through the traffic and asked the police if any assistance was required. The woman was being aided by a  nurse and a community co-responder who had been close by at the time of the incident. A paramedic in a car arrived and oversaw the woman as she was  transferred on a spinal board to the fire tender. A fire service spokes person told us “The decison was made to take the injured woman on the appliance to meet the ambulance that was on its way as this was seen as the speediest way to help the lady”.

The road was closed to traffic following the accident to allow police to carry out their investigation and re-opened at 8.30 pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call the Derbyshire non emergency telephone number 101.

Advice Website Launches

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

People living or working in Derbyshire who need some advice on  issues such as debt, employment problems, housing or benefits concerns can now get quick access to advice online.

Advice Derbyshire, have announced the launch of their new website

Visitors can also get advice by email by following the link from the website to ‘get advice by email

Kris Ambler, Advice Derbyshire partnership manager said ‘This innovative new approach ensures that more people in Derbyshire are able to get access to the free, quality advice they need, even if they are unable to drop-in to their local agency or work during the day.  Self-help guidance on the site and email enquiries are accessible 24hours a day.’

Advice seekers can also call the dedicate Adviceline, which is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday with 2 late night advice sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When the helpline is open until 8pm

Call 08444 111 308 from a landline and 0300 3300 650 from a mobile.  All calls cost just 5p per minute. Textphone callers can call 08444 111 445.

For more information about the service and Advice Derbyshire partners please visit, follow us on Twitter #AdviceDerbys or email us at

Katie Byres competing in Sheffield on Saturday

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Local Olympic hopeful Katie Byres,pole vaulter is competing in Sheffield this weekend at the Aviva UK Indoor  Championships and world trials. She is competing on Sunday at 1pm. Channel 4 are covering the event live from 2-4 pm on Sunday. So tune in you may catch a glimpse of an up and coming Glossop star.

Local creative company wins major rebranding project at Bradburys

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Local creative and marketing company, Fig Creative has won a five-way pitch for the important rebranding project at Bradburys, the UK’s largest cheese distributor.

Bradbury & Son or Bradburys as it will now be known, has been in Buxton for 127 years and has grown into an innovative £90m turnover company, sourcing cheese across the globe to supply the UK’s leading supermarkets.

Chris Chisnall, Marketing Director at Bradburys said, “This was an important step for us as we are a traditional company, but as the largest and fastest growing cheese distributor business in the UK, we wanted to demonstrate our vision, our passion and our innovation in the industry. We are constantly renewing, modernising and refreshing our operations and business outlook. We felt it was time for our branding to portray that ethos.”

Fig Creative was invited to pitch for the branding work, along with four other agencies from Manchester and Leeds, but it was local company, Fig Creative who wowed the Board. Chris Chisnall said, “Fig Creative totally understood what we were looking for and it was a unanimous decision to choose their branding ideas. We are delighted with the work that Fig Creative has produced. They have been easy to work with and have helped us at every stage of the project, from the early concepts, branding guidelines and how it is now being used, on signage, stationery, presentations, on our vehicles and on our website”

Fig Creative have just undergone a major change project themselves, marking sixteen successful years as First Impression with an exciting new name and new look to launch their Marketing Partners Programme. The friendly Fig Creative team, based in the High Peak is now 7 strong and offers a full range of creative marketing services including branding consultancy, PR, design & print, copy writing, internet and social media strategy. Helen Duncan, Managing Director at Fig Creative said, “We are delighted to have been working with Bradburys and we are proud of the finished designs. It portrays the strength we have now at Fig Creative. Although we are a small team, we have a lot of professional skills and experience between us and I am very proud how the team worked together.”

It’s not the first time Fig Creative has won a branding project in Buxton, their designs were also chosen at Buxton College and At the Dome.

Five rescue call outs in one day for Glossop Mountain Rescue Team

Monday, February 6th, 2012