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  • Council chiefs urging Trafford residents to wise up to new voting system

    COUNCIL chiefs are urging residents to make sure they don't lose their right to vote in next year's local and general elections. read more

  • Breakfast to aid disabled

    A BREAKFAST event is being held to raise money for an animal charity. read more

  • Songs of Praise to visit Flixton church to tell the story of 'inspirational' James

    THE popular BBC programme Songs of Praise is visiting St Michael's Church in Flixton to film a story about one of its worshippers, James McCarthy - a man described as an 'inspiration' by the vicar there. read more

  • Send us your Halloween pictures to feature in next week's Messenger Messenger Newspapers:

    THERE are bound to be plenty of spooky goings on tomorrow. read more

  • Ban fireworks for the sake of animals

    AS Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night approach, please spare a thought for the animals and birds who may be terrified by the deafening crashes and blinding flashes. read more

  • Headline

    GREATER Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner has encouraged Trafford residents to attend organised events this Bonfire Night. read more

  • Sale Choral Society to stage First World War themed concert

    Sale Choral Society is about to perform a concert with a Remembrance theme - Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Faure’s Requiem. read more

  • Land Rover driven through Sale Co-op window in suspected ram-raid Messenger Newspapers:

    POLICE are investigating after a Land Rover was driven into a shop and then set on fire, in Sale read more

  • Red's stars lend support to school football team Messenger Newspapers:

    PUPILS at a Sale school had a visit from Manchester United stars. read more

  • Trafford Council issues grants to combat social isolation Messenger Newspapers:

    GROUPS from across Trafford who help alleviate social isolation have received a share of £30,000 in grants. read more

  • New book chronicles Trafford Town Hall redevelopment

    A NEW book chronicling the journey to restore and redevelop Trafford’s Grade II listed town hall has been published. read more

  • Council chiefs back National Adoption Week

    COUNCIL chiefs are once again supporting National Adoption Week - which runs from November 3-9. read more

  • Kate Green MP praises Cubs' disability awareness project

    A CUB Pack from Stretford got more than they bargained for when they started one of the latest additions to their activity badges. read more

  • John Ryan

    JOHN RYAN Suddenly on 17th October 2014, John aged 62 years, a much loved son, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Hope Road, Sale on Thursday 6th November at 12.10pm followed by interment in Brooklands Cemetery. All flowers and enquiries may be sent to Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, MBIE LMBIFD DipFD, Greystones, 305 Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 5PH. Tel: 0161 973 1515 read more

  • Scott Lilian

    LILIAN STOTT Peacefully in hospital on 27th October 2014, Lilian aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of Douglas. Lilian was a devoted sister, sister in law, mother, mother in law, grandma and great grandma who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Family flowers only but donations if desired for the British Heart Foundation may be sent to Ashton Brookes Funeral Directors, Church Street, Altrincham WA14 4DB Tel 0161 928 7816 to whom all funeral enquiries should be made. read more

  • Susan Lacon

    SUSAN LACON On 24th October 2014, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family, aged 43 years. Sue, the much loved wife of Mark, a loving mother to Christopher, Cameron, Fern, Jody and Wayne. A loving daughter of Ann, Mike and Barbara. Also a much loved sister to David. Susan will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service to take place at St. Monica's RC Church, Flixton at 10.30am on Friday 31st October 2014 followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations to Wibbersley & Thorne Society for Christie's may be forwarded to C.L. Birkett and Son Funeral Directors, 111 Higher Road, Urmston M41 9AX. Tel 0161 746 8242 read more

  • Kenneth Freer

    KENNETH FREER Peacefully on 23rd October 2014, Ken aged 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Olive, dearly loved dad to Christine, Graham and Helen and brother to Marjorie. Devoted father in law, grandad and great grandad who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday 3rd November 2014 at 10.20am. Family flowers only but if desired donations for Dementia UK may be sent to Ashton Brookes, Church Street, Altrincham WA14 4DB Tel 0161 928 7816. read more

  • Mary Elizabeth Lloyd

    MARY ELIZABETH LLOYD Suddenly at home on 15th October 2014, Mary aged 84 years. Loving wife of the late George, much loved mum of Rosemarie, Michael and Christopher, cherished grandma to Alex, Joanna and Charlotte. Mary will be very sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral Service at St. Josephs Church, Sale on Tuesday 4th November at 10.00am prior to interment at Hale Cemetery at 11.00am. Flowers welcome. All enquiries to Ian Clarke Funeral Service, 151 Northenden Road, Sale Moor, M33 2HS. Tel 0161 962 4141 read more

  • Ernest Brett

    ERNEST BRETT Died peacefully at home on 22nd October 2014 aged 73 years.Beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Julie, Marie and Debbie and a treasured granddad. Funeral service at St Mary Magdalene Church Sale at 12 noon on 3rd November. Family flowers only please and donations to Cancer Research UK gratefully accepted. All donations and enquires to Arthur Gresty, 305, Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 5PH Tel. 0161 973 1515 read more

  • Brian Capper

    BRIAN CAPPER Sadly passed away on Saturday 11th October 2014 after a brave fight with his illness. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends worldwide. No flowers but donations if desired to St. Lukes Hospice Plymouth, The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer UK. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 4th November at St. Oswalds Church in Peover, Cheshire at 1.30pm. Donations can be sent to Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, 305 Manchester Road, Altrincham, WA14 5PH. 0161 973 1515 read more

  • Frances Kathleen Haworth

    FRANCES KATHLEEN HAWORTH Richard and Pat, Margaret and Adrian, nephew Alan, Jane and family, the five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards of condolence and words of sympathy received during their recent sad loss. Thanks also to Revd. Myles Owen for his kind and comforting ministrations and to all those who sent donations to the Alzheimer`s Society and the N.S.P.C.C, their generosity is very much appreciated. read more

  • Catherine Rose Devine

    CATHERINE ROSE DEVINE The family of the late Catherine R.I.P. would sincerely like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy cards of condolence, Mass cards and donations to The East Cheshire Hospice received during their recent and very sad loss. Special thanks to the district nurses, the MacMillan nurses and Dr. Tighe from Barrington Road Medical Centre for their devoted care and attention to Catherine. Many thanks also to Canon John Rafferty and Deacon John Penny for their kind words and comforting ministrations. Sincere thanks to all those kind people who attended the Requiem Mass and the cemetery. God Bless You All The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. read more

  • Julie Marie Watkins

    JULIE MARIE WATKINS David, Mark and family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the family, relatives, neighbours and friends from throughout the country and Australia, New Zealand and Ireland for prayers of support and kind expressions of sympathy received during their sad and sudden loss. The family have been overwhelmed by the enormous response from the many people whose lives Julie has touched. They are also grateful for the most dignified funeral service conducted by their dear friend, Canon Christopher Ford and to the many members of the Foresters Friendly Society, in particular Court 122, which Julie was a lifetime member. To members of St. Mary’s Church, Caring Agencies, District Nurses, Trafford Crossroads, Trafford MS Society and members of Across Jumbulances our grateful thanks for all you have done over the years to ease Julie’s cruel and frustrating condition. Also thanks to the staff of ward F12 at Wythenshawe Hospital for the care provided. Also making special mention to the Sisters at the Carmelite Monastery at Knock, Ireland, who for many years have provided inspiration and spiritual support. To any other persons who are not catered for above you are included in their gratitude. Last but by no means least their grateful thanks to John R Tollitt for the most professional manner in which all the funeral arrangements were handled . God bless you all. read more

  • Edith Hildage

    EDITH HILDAGE Keith and family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, messages of sympathy and donations to Christies following the sad loss of Edith. Our thanks also extends to Firs Road Medical Centre doctors and district nurses and Macmillan Cancer Support. The lovely service by Reverend Bridgman and Gresty's excellent and caring funeral service. read more

  • Ernest Peter lee

    ERNEST PETER LEE David Lee and family would like to thank all friends for the kindness shown to them after the loss of their brother Peter and special thanks for the generous donations to the Alzheimer's Society read more

  • norma ann worrall

    NORMA ANN WORRALL 2nd November 1944 A special birthday For an amazing lady Always in our hearts Forever loved and Missed like crazy. Birthday wishes, love from all your family xxxxxxxxxx read more

  • beatrice may caulfield

    BEATRICE MAY CAULFIELD 16.10.2014 Rest in peace mum sleep tight with the angels we will miss you greatly love you always god bless Paul and Lesley read more

  • Trafford Housing Trust caretaker threatens to dispose of deaf resident's hanging basket

    A STRETFORD man’s green-fingered attempts to spruce up his flat didn’t take root with a Trafford Housing Trust caretaker – who threatened to remove and destroy his new hanging basket. read more

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