The original newsagent in Goostrey, dating from the 1930s, occupied smaller premises at the east end of the village near the railway station. Very early each morning, daily supplies were literally thrown off the passing Manchester to Crewe train. The shop changed hands several times after WW2, before closing down in 2001. In 2005, the Post Office next door also closed down and both premises are now private houses. (There is now a Post Office, albeit in a reduced form, in Mrs Kettle’s General Store at 168 Main Road, almost opposite Goostrey News.)

As Goostrey became a fashionable commuter village, being close to the M6 and within easy driving distance of the rapidly expanding Manchester Airport to the north and Crewe station to the south (providing a fast railway link to London), there became a need to establish a new newsagents shop that would also sell other items.

The present Goostrey News, at 85c Main Road, was opened on July 1, 2001 by Nigel Fallon, who has lived in the village since 1997. Nigel and his wife Caroline both play an active role in many local activities and societies. From 2001-2005, Nigel was a Parish Councillor, serving on numerous sub-committees and steering parties. In his spare time he also works as a private tutor ( and as a fully qualified rugby union referee.

With the closure of other shops, Goostrey News has now become very much the focal point of the eastern end of the village. It is intended to keep the business small, and to concentrate on supplying newsprint, magazines, confectionery and greeting cards, and delivering newspapers to over 400 homes each morning. Nigel employs three part-time staff who have been with him since he started, and extra assistants at weekends and holiday periods.

In May 2007, after smoke damage caused by a small fire at the rear of the butcher’s premises next door, the shop underwent a complete refurbishment. See Latest News.