A former primary school teacher has opened a new family-run bakery in Altrincham, taking over the old Warrens Bakery space.
Building on the success of his lockdown bread delivery business initially launched from a home-based micro bakery, ex-teacher Matt Townley and his partner Suze, herself a former solicitor, have just made the full-time move into hospitality.
Called MOST, the new bakery is very much a family affair – with their eight-year-old daughter even heading up the gingerbread section (when she’s not in school, that is).
It opened this weekend in the heart of the Trafford market town, celebrating by giving away 100 free brownies, free gingerbreads for the kids and £1 cupcakes to locals.
At MOST, customers can get their hands on eight different types of slow-fermented bread, classic and savoury croissants, pain au chocolat, cruffins, a selection of cakes, tarts, cookies, choux pastries and brownies.
And that’s not all.
Alongside the sweet treats will be brews from Kickback Coffee, wines from Reserve Wines, as well as deli items like cheese, butter, smoked salmon and kimchi, all sourced from local suppliers.
Playing into the family angle, they’ll also be hosting breadmaking classes for children and adults to take together over the coming months.
Classes will launch with ‘Bread & Beer’, teaching guests to make bread using spent grains from a nearby brewery.
Speaking on the new opening, Matt Townley said: “There’s often a local bakery at the heart of every town and we want to create a warm and friendly community hub for the people of Altrincham, while serving amazing freshly baked bread, pastries and other treats.”
MOST is open Tues – Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, and can be found at 3-5 Cross Street, Altrincham.
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Tameside police officers hailed ‘absolute heroes’ after saving the life of a seven-year-old girl
Two Tameside police officers have been hailed as “absolute heroes” after saving the life of a seven-year-old little girl.
It comes after emergency services were called to an address in the Greater Manchester borough of Tameside earlier this week (29 November), and found a young girl who was struggling to breath and coughing up blood after choking on a sweet.
Police Constables Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell, from Greater Manchester Police‘s (GMP) Tameside division, were first on the scene.
To the huge relief of the girl’s parents, who were said to be “understandably distressed” and concerned for her welfare, PC Kincaid jumped straight into action and was able to utilise his first aid training to full effect by going on to successfully dislodge the sweet from the youngster’s throat, and then helping to calm her down before the paramedics arrived.
Whilst PC Kincaid looked after the little girl, PC Blundell did “everything he could” to help the parents remain calm.
Paramedics then took over once they arrived, and the young girl was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Reflecting on the incident, and hailing his officers “absolute heroes”, Superintendent Mike Walsh, from GMP’s Tameside district, said: “PCs Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell acted without hesitation during the incident, and took control of the situation that they were faced with.
“They deserve every credit for staying calm under extreme pressure and for working together as a team and utilising their training to lifesaving effect, and I’m sure the girl’s parents and family will consider them to be absolute heroes.”
“We’re both glad that we were in the right place at the right time,” PC Kincaid added.
“I have a daughter the same age as the little girl who needed our help, and I cannot tell you how much of a relief it was when she started breathing normally and said she was okay after I had managed to dislodge the sweet.