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Archive - Thursday, 31 July 2014

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  • Stretford and Urmston MP backs child poverty inquiry

    KATE Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, has supported young people gathering evidence as part of a new inquiry set up to help tackle poverty across England. read more

  • Flixton school secures £3,000 charity grant

    FLIXTON Girls School secured a £3,000 grant for the children's charity Reuben’s Retreat. read more

  • VIDEO: Footballer Ravel Morrison remanded in custody for allegedly punching and slapping two women Messenger Newspapers: Ravel Morrison has yet to feature for the first team at West Ham: Action Images

    Premier League footballer Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend and her mother. read more

  • Lesson in lifesaving at Old Trafford school Messenger Newspapers: Pictured are pupils Yusuf El-Acker age 8 and Sophia Ahmed age 9.

    ST Hilda's Primary School in Old Trafford received a piece of potentially life-saving equipment with the donation of a defibrillator machine. read more

  • Joan Evelyn Chapman

    JOAN EVELYN CHAPMAN Much loved Mum and Grandma who is now reunited with her devoted Husband Ged. Joan passed away after a short illness on 25 July 2014 aged 84 years. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 5 August at St Mark's Church, Dunham Massey at 10.15am followed by a short service of committal at Altrincham Crematorium at 11am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Age UK would be gratefully appreciated and may be sent to Kenneth Dewey & Sons (Funeral Directors), 2 Grove Lane, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 8JE. Tel: 0161 980 7010 read more

  • margaret thornton

    MARGARET RUBY THORNTON On 23 July 2014 peacefully in hospital after a short illness. Dearly loved Wife of the late Rev. Sam Thornton and Mother of John, Elizabeth and Anne. Sadly missed by all the family. Funeral service at Timperley Methodist Church on Monday 4 August at 1.30pm, followed by committal at the Altrincham Crematorium at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, for the benefit of M.H.A (Methodist Homes for the Aged) or Parkinson's UK may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Kenneth Dewey & Sons (Funeral Directors) 227/229 Grove Lane, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 7UF Tel 0161 980 3878 read more

  • John Brian Verity

    JOHN BRIAN VERITY On 23rd July 2014 Peacefully in a nursing home and late of Urmston aged 78 years. For many years a member of the Canterbury Players and The Urmston Operatic Society. He will be sadly missed by all his many friends. Service in St Mary’s Davyhulme on Thursday 31st July at 11.00am followed by Interment in Urmston Cemetery at 11.45. All enquiries to : John R Tollitt Funeral Service, Seren House, Atkinson Road, Urmston M41 9AD Tel : 748 4448 read more

  • George Cyril Heslop

    GEORGE CYRIL HESLOP Peacefully in hospital on 12th July, George aged 71 years. Beloved husband of the late Josie, devoted brother of Malcolm, Derek and Elsie and the late Colin and Norma. George will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral service to take place at Altrincham Crematorium chapel on Monday 11th August 1014 at 2.30pm prior to interment in Dunham Lawn Cemetery. Family flowers only but donations, if desired, for Diabetes UK may be sent to Ashton Brookes, Church Street, Altrincham WA14 4DB Tel 0161 928 7816. read more

  • Hazel Jane Bate

    HAZEL JANET BATE Peacefully in hospital on 23rd July 2014, Hazel aged 91 years. Treasured wife of the late Frank, much loved mum of Gillian, loving sister of Inez, Marjorie & the late Nancie, Jack & Jean also a popular aunt, great aunt, & friend. Funeral service will be held at St Mary Magdalene church, Sale on Wednesday 6th August at 12.00 noon followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium at 1.30pm. Feel free to wear colourful attire. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Kidneys for Life may be sent to Ian Clarke (Funeral Services) 151 Northenden Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 2HS Tel 0161 962 4141 read more

  • Audrey McBeth

    AUDREY McBETH Peacefully in a Hospice on the 20th July 2014 aged 79 years and of Davyhulme. Audrey will be very sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Service and Committal at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday 4th August at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St. Ann's Hospice, Heald Green. All donations and enquiries to; Arthur Kershaw Funeral Services, 168 Washway Road, Sale, M33 6RH. Tel: 0161-969-2288 read more

  • Raphael Phil Cole

    RAPHAEL "PHIL" COLE On July 24th 2014, suddenly in hospital after a short illness, Phil aged 79 years. The beloved Husband of Ruby, the devoted Dad of Michele, Chantay and Kevin, much loved Grandad of Aramis and Maxim and the dear father in law of Michael. Phil will be greatly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Manchester Crematorium on Tuesday 5th August at 2.15pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, for Water Aid may be sent to John R Tollitt Funeral Services, Seren House Atkinson Road Urmston M41 4AD Tel: 0161 7484448 read more

  • Susan Elspeth Freemont

    SUSAN ELSPETH FREEMONT Passed away peacefully at home on 18th July 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Susan, the beloved Mother of Katie and Daughter of Myona and the late David. Sister of John, Colin, Barbara, Wendy and Katriona. A devoted friend to all who knew her. A celebration of Susan's life will take place on Thursday 7th August at 1pm at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Moss Lane, Sale, followed by a family only committal at Altrincham Crematorium. No black to be worn please. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Genesis UK or the Complementary Therapy Service at The Christie Hospital, may be sent to: Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, 305 Manchester Road, Altrincham, WA14 5PH Tel: 0161-973-1515 read more

  • Jayne & Louise .

    50th Jayne & Louise Special 50th Birthday wishes to 'THE GORMAN TWINS' Lots of love Mum Dad & all the family xxx read more

  • Bill Eppleston

    BILL EPPLESTON Passed away 19 July 2014 peacefully in hospital aged 89 years. Partner to the late Joyce, Widower to Olive, Loving Father of Garry and Jane, Grandad, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend who will be greatly missed. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 6 August at 12 noon at the Altrincham Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, for the benefit of The Bladder Scanner Appeal – Ward A5 Wythenshawe Hospital (cheques payable to UHSM) may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Kenneth Dewey & Sons (Funeral Directors), 227/229 Grove Lane, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 7UF. Tel: 0161 980 3878. read more

  • mary blenkhorn

    MARY TALBOT BLENKHORN 20th July Our cherished Mother, widow of Tom, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, passed peacefully away on 20th July 2014 Those we Loved don't go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed, still very dear read more

  • charles & diana hutton-rowen

    HUTTON-ROWEN Charles and Diana Congratulations mum and dad on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. Still in love after 50 years. Love from the children read more

  • tina gillespie

    TINA GILLESPIE 17 June 2014 Rachel & Dan would like to express heartfelt thanks to family & friends for sympathy, kindness & support received following their recent sad loss. Thanks to Father John for his comforting words, to Gresty's for their help & support. Special thanks to District Nurse Sally Hope, Dr Robin Davy & Dr Catherine Woolley-Stafford & all staff at St Ann's Hospice for the care they gave. read more

  • cathy .

    Cathy Happy 21st and a bit birthday. Have a great day. Love from Simon and Hp Xx read more

  • wendy batty

    65th WENDY BATTY Happy Birthday to an amazing Wife, fantastic Mum, and the best Nanna ever. Love from Graham, Rick, Lisa, Tom, Andrew, Andrea, Elliot and Baby Bump. xxx read more

  • Jeanette Elizabeth O'Connor (nee Stark)

    JEANETTE ELIZABETH O'CONNOR (Nee Stark) Proud and treasured memories 4th August and Birthday Memories 29th July Devoted wife of Steve. Precious Mum of Sam, Charlotte and Ellie. Desperately missed daughter of Mary and Eric. Devoted sister of Suzanne, Andrea and Heather. Loved Niece of Ann. Loving Auntie to Ben, Ryan, Matt, Harry, Oliver and Alice. We love and miss you so much read more

  • rod ward

    ROD WARD 16.4.42-30.7.13 It's been a year since you were taken from us, but you are never more than a thought away. .....Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." You are loved and missed every day Viv x read more

  • Sheila Bennett

    SHEILA BENNETT Stephen, Sandra, Carol and family would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends, neighbours, and all who attended Sheila's funeral, for the messages of sympathy, cards of condolence and donations to The Alzheimer's Society. Also a thank you to Rev'd Graham Smallman for his kind ministrations. read more

  • Brian Irlam

    BRIAN IRLAM 14th July 2014 Joyce and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, messages of sympathy and charitable donations received during their recent sad loss. Special thanks to Rev. Chris Ford for his comforting administrations, to John Tollitt Funeral Directors for their kindness and support and to the Nags Head Pub for their hospitality. read more

  • Bernard Kirrane

    BERNARD KIRRANE The family of the late Bernard Kirrane wish to sincerely thank all family, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy during their recent sad loss. Thanks also to the Parishioners and Clergy of St. Margaret Ward Parish for their kind Mass Cards and messages of condolence. Grateful thanks to the staff of Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes for the dignified funeral arrangements. Thank you. read more

  • VIDEO: Former Manchester United player charged with assaulting two women Messenger Newspapers:

    Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women. read more

  • The Bookcase: This week's book reviews Messenger Newspapers:

    This week's bookcase is full of promising debuts, including The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas and What Milo Saw by Virginia MacGregor. read more

  • Nursery school children in Timperley get ready for 'big' school

    PRE-school children celebrated their lifetime achievements at Thorley Day Nursery in Timperley. read more

  • Major change to voting registration in Trafford Messenger Newspapers: Why’s it's now up to you to register to vote with new electoral procedure

    OVER the summer, Trafford residents will receive a letter telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. read more

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