About Us

MOOR, The Magazine for the Four Heatons, is a free, bi-monthly, lifestyle magaz

We created MOOR to provide a platform for promoting the rich variety of local businesses in The Heatons: shops, bars and restaurants, trades, creatives and professional services. Our magazine is at the heart of all Heatons community issues, having supported many local and community groups such as the Four Heatons Traders Association, Sustainable Living in the Heatons, and Friends of Heaton Chapel Station amongst others. 

We work hard to ensure that MOOR has very strong, high quality editorial content, with regular features catering for, and reflecting the lifestyle of our readers within our sections: MOOR Style & Beauty; MOOR Health & Fitness; MOOR History; MOOR Parenting; MOOR Homes and Gardens; MOOR Food & Drink and MOOR Experts (which covers money, property and legal issues). In conjunction with many special features covering topics such as celebrities, festivals and events (all firmly centred in and around The Heatons), we create a magazine that is aspirational, informative and entertaining.   

Huge lifestyle changes and the explosion of the ‘coffee bar culture’ has led to more people embracing the shop local ethos, supporting independent traders.  This, coupled with a resurgence of investment in The Heatons in recent years, has created massive opportunities for local businesses – large and small. And MOOR provides them all with the perfect platform to promote their services.

We really care about our advertisers and readers. Everyone who works for the magazine lives locally and is therefore determined to support local businesses and keep the area vibrant. We promote not only paying advertisers, but local charities, graduates trying to get their first foot in the journalistic world and photographers looking to build a reputation and portfolio. We give free coverage to local authors, artists and musicians, showing support for Heatons culture as well as commerce.