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  • Burglary warning for residents

    RESIDENTS in Altrincham are being urged to take precautions after recent burglaries. read more

  • Altrincham affordable housing specialist scoops multi-million contract

    AN Altrincham affordable housing specialist has been selected to build a £5.6 million, 68-home development in Wythenshawe. read more

  • Messenger readers Tweet problems at Trafford petrol stations

    MESSENGER has been receiving Tweets about petrol shortages and queues at various forecourts in Trafford. read more

  • Kate inspects park improvements

    STRETFORD and Urmston MP Kate Green visited Woodsend Park on Friday to see the landscaping improvements carried out by Woodsend Community Group. read more

  • Corby Town 1 Altrincham 3

    ALTRINCHAM kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the promotion play-offs, thanks to a strong second half performance in Northamptonshire last Wednesday (March 28). read more

  • Counsellor shortlisted for award Messenger Newspapers: Roxana Rudzik-Shaw

    A COUNSELLOR from Altrincham has been shortlisted for a Professional Hero in the Mental Health Hero awards Roxana Rudzik-Shaw, has been recognised by mental health organisation Mental Healthy and national charities SANE, The Mental Health Foundation, The centre for Mental Health and Emergence for her achievements founding and running RRS Counselling Services as well as her online counselling for national charity Beatbullying. read more

  • Man arrested for counterfeit currency offences

    A MAN was arrested on Sunday morning (March 25) on Lancashire Road, in Partington, for damage to a vehicle and counterfeit currency offences. read more

  • Noddy supports children's charity

    POP legend Noddy Holder is inviting everyone to 'get down and get with it' at the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT). read more

  • Jewellery and electrical items stolen in burglary

    JEWELLERY, a Genesis bike, two computers and a Tom Tom sat nav were stolen following a burglary on Clarendon Road, in Sale. read more

  • Man arrested for knocking cyclist off bike

    A MAN was arrested on Alderley Road, in Sale, on Tuesday for assault and dangerous driving after he a knocked a cyclist off his bike on Northenden Road. read more

  • Lancashire County Cricket Club redevelopment

    WORK on the re-development of Old Trafford Cricket Ground is moving forward at a rapid rate, with the installation of the first seats on the club’s new grandstands. read more

  • Well Spotted answer was Stretford Civic Hall

    Well Spotted answer was Stretford Civic Hall but can you guess what this section of building is? read more

  • Police front desks close today

    THE front desks at Urmston and Sale police stations close for good today. read more

  • Cracker takes the lead in supporting charity

    THE fire service's new mascot Cracker the fire safety dog got his paws wet at the weekend, when he visited charity car washes across Greater Manchester. read more

  • Katie takes the plunge for burns charity Messenger Newspapers: Katie Scott

    URMSTON resident Katie Scott (pictured) has raised £1,436 for the Katie Piper Foundation by taking part in a charity skydive. read more

  • Introduction of charges for pre-planning application advice

    A NEW charging system for pre-planning application advice is being introduced in Trafford. read more

  • Hospital warns Trafford patients about co-codamol

    PATIENTS in Trafford are being urged to check their co-codamol tablets carefully. read more

  • Robert Leslie Davidson

    ROBERT LESLIE DAVIDSON On 23rd March 2012, suddenly passed away and of Stretford. Rob aged 59 years, the dearly loved partner of Carole, much loved dad of Kelly and Scott. Loving son of June and the late Alex. A dear brother of Alex, Peter, Norman, Marilyn, Carol and the late Lesley. Rob will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and all his family and friends. Service and committal on Thursday 5th April at The Manchester Crematorium at 11:20am. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for Macmillan Cancer Support, may be forwarded to, C.L. Birkett & Son, Funeral Directors, 111 Higher Road, Urmston, M41 9AX Tel: 0161 746 8242 or 865 2760 read more

  • Christine Marjorie Anthony

    CHRISTINE MARJORIE ANTHONY Passed away on 19th March 2012 aged 58 years. Christine will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Service and committal at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday, 2nd April at 2.00 pm. Donations may be made in memory of Christine to The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. All donations and enquiries to John R Tollitt Funeral Service, 10 Higher Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 9BQ. Tel: 0161 748 4448. read more

  • Janet Spurrell

    JANET SPURRELL Janet Spurrell sadly died on the 16 March 2012. She will be greatly greatly missed. The funeral service will be held at Holy Angels Church, Hale Barns on Monday 2 April from 11:30am, to be followed by interment at Dunham Lawn Cemetery. Flowers most welcome or donations, if preferred, for the benefit of St Ann's Hospice would be gratefully appreciated and may be sent to the Funeral Directors or made directly to any charity of your own choice All enquiries to Kenneth Dewey & Sons (Funeral Directors), 2 Grove Lane, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 8JE. Tel: 0161 980 7010 read more

  • Hilda Rimmer

    HILDA RIMMER Passed away peacefully on Friday 23 March 2012 aged 96 years. Beloved Wife of the late Doug and much loved by her children Michael, Ken and Christine and by her Grandchildren Mark, Helen and Claire. Floral tributes and all enquiries regarding funeral arrangements to Kenneth Dewey & Sons (Funeral Directors), 2 Grove Lane, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 8JE. Tel: 0161 980 7010 read more

  • Beverley Lavin

    BEVERLEY LAVIN Peacefully at her home in Timperley on Saturday 24 March 2012 after a very long illness bravely fought, Beverley, aged 56 years. Dearly beloved Wife of Paul and a dearly loved Mum of Jon and Kristy. Funeral service at the Altrincham Crematorium on Friday 30 March at 3.30pm. No mourning dress please, bright lilac and purple colours would be greatly appreciated. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of St. Ann's Hospice, Heald Green 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

  • Allan Rod

    ALLAN ROD Peacefully in hospital on March 12th 2012, of Stretford, aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband of Vivien, loving father of Andrew and Adrian, dear father in law of Ann and Julie, and treasured grandpa of James, Hannah and Eleanor. Service and committal at Manchester Crematorium on Tuesday April 3rd at 12:00 noon. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Macmillan Cancer Relief c/o R.Pepperdine & Sons Ltd, 5 Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9JG. Enquiries 0161 881 5363 read more

  • Richard Stuart Bell

    RICHARD STUART BELL Passed away suddenly at home on Saturday 17th March 2012 Aged 50 Years. Beloved Son of Alice and the late Ernest William. Much loved Brother of Peter, and a good friend to many. Richard will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him. Funeral service to be held at Altrincham Crematorium on Thursday 29th March 2012 at 12 Noon. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The British Heart Foundation. Richard will be resting at, and all enquiries to: Co-operative Funeralcare Baguley Tel: 0161 998 4662 read more

  • Lena Strange (nee Owen)

    LENA STRANGE (nee OWEN) On Tuesday 20th March 2012. Lena aged 90 years passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her most treasured and loving family. Lena was the beloved wife to the late Jack, adored, treasured and very special friend to her daughters Larraine and Jacqueline. Loved and respected mother in law to Robert, most adored nana to Janine Anel and a very special great nana to Alexia Paige Anel. A very special lady who was highly thought of by everyone who knew her. Lena will be sadly missed by her family for evermore. Funeral service will be held on Friday 30th March at St Michaels Church, Flixton at 1:00 pm prior to cremation at Altrincham Crematorium at 2:00 pm. Flowers are welcome. Please note no lilies by family request, however, donations if desired made payable to St Michaels Church, Flixton in memory of Lena c/o Hopkins Bray, Funeral Directors, 33 Station Road, Urmston, M41 9JG Tel: 0161 748 6834 read more

  • Bob Mulholland

    BOB MULHOLLAND Passed away peacefully on 19th March 2012 aged 89 years. Dearly beloved husband of Olive. Much loved Dad of Ken and Lynn. Cherished Grandad of Ben, Daniel and Robbie. Bob will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Funeral service and committal to take place at Altrincham Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd April at 10.20am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Dementia UK. All enquiries to R E Jones, 17 Ashton Lane, Sale M33 6NP Tel 0161 973 1536 read more

  • Margaret Horlock

    MARGARET (MOIRA) HORLOCK On 19th March, in The Alders Residential Home, Morecambe, MARGARET (MOIRA) aged 89 years (Former Councillor, Deputy Mayor and J.P.). The beloved wife of the late Jimmy, very dear mother of Robin and Digby, mother in law of Sandra and Jane, dearly loved grandma of Joanna, Abigail and Naomi and great grandma of Phoebe, Jonny, Issy, Ben and Lottie. The funeral service will take place at the Lancaster Crematorium on Friday, 30th March at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent for VIVA c/o Alex Willis Funeral Home, 2 Middleton Road, Heysham, Morecambe. LA3 2QD. Tel:01524 851595 read more

  • jean - harry cullen

    CULLEN JEAN & HARRY Congratulations on your 60th Wedding Anniversary 29/3/12 With love from all your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren read more

  • Bob & Ann Wills

    WILLS BOB & ANN Celebrating 40 years of marriage on 1st April 2012. Congratulations from Sarah, John and Charlie x read more

  • Dorothy Rudgley

    DOROTHY MAY RUDGLEY (Nee Adams) 29.3.1923 - 22.8.2010 90th Birthday Memories It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home A million times we have missed you, a million tears we have cried, if love could have saved you, you would never have died. If love could build a stairway and heartache could build a lane, we would walk the far path to Heaven and bring you back home again Loving Sister, Wife, Mother, Nanna and Great-Nanna Love from Arthur, Michael, Jane and all the family read more

  • Val Morris

    VAL MORRIS 29th March. We miss you mum. We know that dad is with you. Love you always. Martin and Gary. read more

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