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  • Run and raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

    TRAFFORD people are being invited to dig out their running shoes and raise cash for a leading charity, by taking part in this year's Great Manchester Run. read more

  • Residents hold crisis talks over controversial Sale care home development

    RESIDENTS in Sale are to hold a crisis meeting over a controversial plan to build a 57 bed care home. read more

  • North Cestrian's free school bid takes step forward

    SENIOR leaders from North Cestrian Grammar School in Altrincham have been interviewed by education chiefs as for it bids to become a non-selective, non-fee-paying academy. read more

  • Frances Lennon - popular and prolific Trafford artist dies Messenger Newspapers:

    FRANCES Lennon, the Stretford born artist whose work was compared to the iconic painter LS Lowry, has died. read more

  • Karen Rees

    KAREN REES Peacefully in hospital on 17th January 2015, Karen aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy Rees. Karen will be sadly missed by her children, Birgit, Martin and Catherine, their spouses and her grandchildren. Karen was an active volunteer for Friends of Victoria Baths, Age UK and many other charities and was also an enthusiastic bridge player to the end. Funeral service to take place at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday 2nd February 2015 at 3pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Victoria Baths Trust may be sent to Ashton Brookes Funeral Directors, Church Street, Altrincham WA14 4DB Tel 0161 928 7816 read more

  • Barbara Bailey

    BARBARA BAILEY On 19th January 2015, Barbara aged 79 years of Altrincham, died peacefully in hospital. The loving wife of Bert, sadly missed mum of Neil and Ian, adoring gran to Laura, Adam, Luke and Nathan and a dear sister of Cliff. "Greatly missed by all family and friends" Funeral Service will be held at Altrincham Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd February at 11.30am. Family flowers only please and donations if desired for The British Lung Foundation may be sent care of Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, 305 Manchester Road, Altrincham, WA14 5PH. Tel 0161 973 1515 read more

  • Alan Seatree

    ALAN SEATREE On 19th January 2015 Very peacefully in hospital after a short illness. Alan in his 92nd year of Bowdon The beloved Husband of the late Ada Ursula Seatree. And a dearly loved Father, Grandad and Great Grandad Funeral service at St Mary's Church Bowdon on Thursday 5th Febuary at 2pm prior to interment at Bowdon Churchyard. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Age UK may be sent to Ashton Brookes Funeral Directors, Churchside, Church Street, Altrincahm, WA14 4DB Tel 0161 928 7816 read more

  • Tommy Brooks

    TOMMY BROOKS Suddenly at home on 15th January 2015. Aged 84 years. Tommy will be greatly missed by Mark, Karl and the late Gordon, Ron and Olive, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all who knew and loved him. Funeral Service and Committal will take place at Altrincham Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 2.00pm. Flowers and donations if desired for the British Heart Foundation may be sent care of Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, 305 Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 5PH. Tel: 0161 973 1515 read more

  • Ann Ramwell

    ANN RAMWELL (nee Stewart) Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 17th January 2015 aged 66 years. Funeral Service at Sale Moor Methodist Church, Northenden Road, Sale on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 11.30am followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support would be gratefully appreciated and may be left in the collection box at the rear of the church or forwarded to Ian Clarke's (Funeral Services) 151 Northenden Road, Sale Moor, Sale. Tel: 0161 962 4141 read more

  • Margaret Rose Gavin

    MARGARET ROSE GAVIN On 2nd January 2015 peacefully in hospital, Margaret, aged 74 years. Devoted wife of the late John Patrick Gavin, loving mum to John, Margaret and Chris, treasured gran to her eight grandchildren and a much loved mother-in-law who will be greatly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 4th February at St. Vincent's R.C. Church, Altrincham at 12.15pm, to be followed by interment at Dunham Lawn Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but donations for the benefit of The British Heart Foundation would be gratefully appreciated and 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

  • Elizabeth (Betty ) Herdman

    ELIZABETH HERDMAN (Betty) April 1919 - January 2015. Peacefully at home after a long illness Betty, the loving wife of the late Bill and a devoted mum to Margaret, Nancie & the late Jim.A much loved mother in law to Gerry, Eric, Sylvia & Eric and the adored grandmother of Sylvia, Avril, Janice, Jordan, Hayley & Sarah. Betty was also an extremely proud great grandmother to her 5 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Monday 2nd February at 12.30pm at St. John's church, Altrincham followed by interment at Brooklands Cemetary. Flowers if desired can be sent to Co-Operative Funeral Care, 186 Manchester Road, Broadheath, Altrincham WA14 5LD to arrive on Friday 30th January. All enquiries to Co-Operative Funeral Care 0161 928 2410 read more

  • JOHN BARRY MEAD

    JOHN BARRY MEAD On 25th January 2015 Barry passed away peacefully at home aged 76yrs. Dearly loved Husband of Wendy, loving Dad of Rebecca and Claire, a dear Father-in-law and Grandad. Funeral service and committal to be held at Altrincham Crematorium on Wednesday 4th of February at 11:30am. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for “Age UK” C/O Ann Blyth & Son Funeral Directors 147 Church Rd Urmston Manchester M41 9ET Tel 0161 748 2121 read more

  • Francis Brian Black

    FRANCIS BRIAN BLACK Brian aged 79yrs, passed away on 16th January 2015, in hospital after a short illness, fortified by the rights of Holy Mother Church. Dearly loved and devoted Husband of Jean, loving dad of Louise, Simon & Michael, Father-in-law to Tony & Tricia. A caring Granddad and well loved Uncle & Brother-in-law. Brian will be sadly missed by Jean and all the family as well as members of Trafford & Salford ASBAH, Urmston Lions Club and many Friends. A Requiem mass will be held at St Monica’s RC Church, Flixton on Monday 2nd February 2015 at 10am followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium at 11:30am. As this is to be a celebration of Brian’s life, attendees are requested to wear something bright. Family flowers only please but if desired donations may be welcomed by the Lions Club of Urmston, for the Lions Clubs International Foundation. All enquiries and donations to John R Tollitt Funeral Directors, Seren House, Atkinson Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9AD, Tel: 0161 748 4448. read more

  • Margaret (Peggy ) Kane

    MARGARET (PEGGY) KANE NEE LINDLEY Peacefully at home on 17th January 2015 aged 95 years, much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The service and committal shall take place at Manchester crematorium on Barlow moor road, Chorlton on Wednesday 11th February at 12 noon. for all enquires please call Bernadette at sale co-operative funeralcare on 0161-905-1735 read more

  • Beryl May Mercer

    BERYL MAY MERCER Passed away peacefully in hospital on 19th January 2015 aged 90 years. The dearly loved wife of William (Bill), beloved mum of Graham and Judith, sister of Alan, mother-in-law of Eileen, grandma of Karen, Andrew and Paul and great grandma to Holly, Rhys and Kody. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral to be held at Altrincham Crematorium on Tuesday 10th February at 11.30am. Family flowers only, donations, if desired for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support may be sent to Kenneth Dewey & Sons (Funeral Directors), 2 Grove Lane, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 8JE. Tel: 0161 980 7010 read more

  • Julie Gregory

    JULIE GREGORY Peacefully in hospital on Friday 16th January 2015, Julie, aged 57 years and of Timperley. Dearly beloved wife of Edward, much loved mum of Craig and mum-in-law of Becky, loving grandma of Caitlyn, Dominic and McKenzie, beloved daughter of Jean and John Woodward and a dear sister of John. Funeral service at the Altrincham Crematorium on Thursday 5th February at 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of The Christie would be gratefully appreciated and may be sent to Kenneth Dewey & Sons (Funeral Directors), 227/229 Grove Lane, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 7UF. Tel: 0161 980 3878 read more

  • Robert Paulson

    ROBERT PAULSON Of Ashton-upon-Mersey Passed away peacefully on 15th January 2015, aged 75 years, after a short battle with cancer. Much loved husband of the late Janice, adored father and father-in-law, grampy, brother and brother-in-law, uncle and honorary uncle, Bob will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and neighbours. A private ceremony will take place at Altrincham Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd February, followed by a celebration of Bob's life at Carrington Lane Methodist Church at 3.45pm, all welcome. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support would be gratefully appreciated and may be sent with all enquiries to Ian Clarke Funeral Services, 151 Northenden Road, Sale Moor, Cheshire M33 2HS. Tel 0161 962 4141. read more

  • Jessie McGuiness

    JESSIE McGUINESS Peacefully in The Coppice on 20th January 2015 aged 87 years. Jessie will be sadly missed by her families and many friends. Funeral service to take place at St Hugh of Lincoln Church, Timperley on Tuesday 10th February at 10am prior to interment in Wardley Cemetery (Worlsey). Family flowers only please but donations if desired for The Coppice (cheques payable to Fitzroy Support) may be sent to Ashton Brookes Funeral Directors, Church Street, Altrincham WA14 4DB Tel 0161 928 7816 read more

  • Thomas Robert Howlett

    THOMAS ROBERT HOWLETT Tom passed away peacefully on 22nd January 2015 of Urmston, aged 85 yrs. A lovely Husband to Margaret, a special Dad to Lesley and Steven and Father-in-law to Carol, Alan and Paul. A caring Grandad to Daniel, David, Katie and Kim. Tom will be very sadly missed by Friends, Neighbours and everyone who knew him. The funeral service will be held at Altrincham Crematorium on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 12noon. Family flowers only please but if desired donations may be made to Breast Cancer Research UK or Cystic Fibrosis. All enquiries and donations to John R Tollitt Funeral Directors, Seren House, Atkinson Rd, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9AD, Tel: 0161 748 4448. read more

  • Derick Bibby

    DERICK BIBBY 1944-2015 Passed away peacefully on 16th January with his family by his side, aged 70. Dearly loved Husband of Irene, Dad, Father-in-Law, Grandad, Brother, Uncle & friend. Funeral service at Altrincham Crematorium on 2nd February at 11am. Family flowers only, donations can be made to The Dogs Trust & The AMMF. All enquiries to Ann Blyth Ltd 01617482121. read more

  • Derek William Ashcroft

    DEREK WILLIAM ASHCROFT On 16th January 2015, peacefully in a nursing home in Alderley Edge, Derek William Ashcroft aged 77 years, husband of the late Diana, much loved father of Alex and Sophie, the dearly loved grandfather of Harvey, Benjamin, Emily and Isobel and brother of Beryl. Funeral Service and Committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 3rd February 2015 at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enq to J.W.Brocklehurst & Sons Ltd, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4BW. Tel 01625 829232 read more

  • Ann Shearwood

    ANN SHEARWOOD nee Smith Ann passed away peacefully after a long illness on 17th January 2015 aged 73 years. Dearly beloved wife of Tommy, loving sister to Jean and Bobby, Eric and Leslie. A very special auntie and sister in law. 'Ann will be sadly missed by all her family and friends' Funeral Service to take place on Thursday 5th February at 2.30pm at Altrincham Crematorium. All enquiries to Hopkins Bray, 33 Station Rd, Urmston. 748 6834 read more

  • Carol Barber

    CAROL BARBER On January 19th, 2015, in hospital and of Timperley, Carol aged 66 years, the beloved wife of Eric, the devoted mum of Rachel and Adam, treasured nanna of Jake and Harley, the dear sister of Gina, Gill and Lydia. Carol will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place in Altrincham Crematorium Chapel followed by interment in Dunham Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday, 4th February at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Macmillan Cancer Support, may be sent to Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, MBIE LMBIFD DipFD, Greystones, 305 Manchester Rd, Altrincham, WA14 5PH. Tel: 0161-973 1515. read more

  • George Finnegan

    GEORGE JOSEPH FINNEGAN Bernie and all George’s family wish to sincerely thank all family and friends for their kind messages of condolence in their recent bereavement. Thanks also to the caring staff of Woodend Nursing Home and the devoted staff of Wards A7 and A10 at Wythenshawe Hospital. Thanks also to the staff of Arthur Gresty Ltd., for the dignified funeral arrangements. read more

  • GEOFF LEWIS

    GEOFF LEWIS The family of the late Geoff Lewis wish to thank all the relatives and friends for the cards of condolence and words of sympathy during their recent sad loss. Thank you to all who attended the service and for the many kind donations to The Salvation Army. Thank you also to Duncan Battamn for his kind ministrations. read more

  • Eileen Giles

    EILEEN GILES Elaine and Mike wish to thank all friends and wonderful neighbours for the beautiful floral tributes, cards, donations and kind messages of condolence received during the very sad loss of their beloved Mum Eileen. Special thanks to Father Ned Wall for his exceptionally poignant service and to Anthony Caffrey and all the staff of Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes for their outstanding, personal, considerate and dignified service during this extremely sad time. read more

  • George Joseph Finnegan

    GEORGE JOSEPH FINNEGAN Bernie and all George's family wish to sincerely thank all family and friends for their kind messages of condolence in their recent bereavement. Thanks also to the caring staff of Woodend Nursing Home and the devoted staff of Wards A7 and A10 at Wythenshawe Hospital. Thanks also to the staff of Arthur Gresty Ltd for the dignified funeral arrangements. read more

  • Karen Clayton

    KAREN CLAYTON Karen's family would like to thank all friends, relatives and colleagues for their support and tributes during this difficult time. Also to Olwyn Marlow for her kind ministrations and to Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes for their dignified arrangements. read more

  • deirdre webb

    MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. Now I ask for a special one (mention favour).Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it.Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for three days and promise publication and thanks. Favour will be granted, no matter how impossible. Never fails. read more

  • Alan Collins

    ALAN COLLINS Audrey & family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and generous donations. We also express our gratitude to Duncan Battman for the lovely service and to Kenneth Dewey & Sons for their help during this sad time. read more

  • LEE CHAMBERLAIN

    LEE CHAMBERLAIN Congratulations On winning the Manchester & Buxton junior blue autumn & winter series go carting, and first overall championship in your novice year. A fantastic achievement at 12 years old. We're so proud of you! Gran & Granddad, Aunty Sharon, Uncle Richard, Jack and Nathan. read more

  • Initiative aims to reduce reoffending among women in Greater Manchester

    A CONFERENCE is being held in Manchester today with the aim of reducing reoffending rates among women convicted of crimes. read more

  • Titanic survivor breaks his silence in article uncovered by relative

    HE survived the Titanic, managing to board one of the last remaining lifeboats with moments to spare. read more

  • Pressure group refutes council criticisms of monitoring data Messenger Newspapers: Barton Bridge -  two lanes closes after accident.

    A PRESSURE group campaigning for a reduction in nitrogen dioxide levels across Trafford have refuted the council’s criticisms of their monitoring methods. read more

  • Three new Freemen of Altrincham

    ALTRINCHAM Court Leet has made a journalist, former pub landlady and an engineer Freemen of the historic town. read more

  • Promising broadcasting future awaits Sale's Ted

    A RADIO fan from Sale has impressed station hosts after he took to the airwaves while on a work placement. read more

  • Snow updates: Runways re-open at Manchester Airport Messenger Newspapers:

    DRIVERS are advised to avoid the Altrincham area as heavy snow brings slow moving traffic to the region this morning. read more

  • Machete wielding thieves steal cash from Flixton petrol station Messenger Newspapers:

    MASKED robbers threatened staff with a machete and stole cash from a Flixton service station last night. read more

  • Table Top Sale in Flixton

    WELLACRE Academy is holding a Table Top Sale and Spring Fair at the John Alker Club, Flixton Road, Flixton, on February 28 from noon to 2pm. read more

  • Are you facing divorce? Seek advice and support from Altrincham law firm, Hill & Company Messenger Newspapers:

    When separating couples find themselves facing the reality that their marriage or civil partnership has come to end, an immediate concern is the financial and property arrangements for both the short and long term... read more

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