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Stretford man who secretly had £60,000 in savings is convicted of benefit fraud

Messenger Newspapers: Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester. Picture from Google Maps.

10:58am Friday 11th July 2014

A STRETFORD man who had more than £60,000 savings has been sentenced for falsely claiming benefits.

Vote for Trafford projects to share in £60,000 of council grants

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford planning bosses extended temporary planning permission at South Manchester Synagogue for another two years.

6:20pm Friday 4th July 2014

TRAFFORD residents are invited to have their say on £60,000 worth of Trafford Council grants available for community, voluntary and charity sector groups, who want to run projects that will enhance their local area.

The Rainband to put on acoustic gig in Urmston before going on tour with Paulo Nutini

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4:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

THEY are off on tour with Paulo Nutini later this month and Urmston group, The Rainband, will go out on a high with a special acoustic gig in their home town.

Father of Urmston man who died in 'tombstoning' incident to take on Three Peaks Challenge

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6:10am Friday 4th July 2014

THE father of an Urmston man who died in a ‘tombstoning’ accident two years ago is to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in his memory.

Altrincham nursery named best in UK

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6:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN Altrincham nursery has been named ‘the best nursery school in the UK’, beating off thousands of other entries to win the coveted award.

Family of Urmston teenager who died of bone cancer two days before Christmas stage festival in his honour

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12:20pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE family of an Urmston teenager who died of bone cancer two days before Christmas are staging a festival in his honour.

Sale cafe owner states the importance of independent businesses

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4:40pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

MIKE Plant is a builder by trade but that hasn’t stopped the multi-talented Sale resident from opening a cafe.

Urmston craft store to hold open day

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12:20pm Friday 4th July 2014

SISTERS Janice Ashworth and Lee Dymond have always shared a passion for handmade crafts, but six months ago they decided to turn their hobby into a business – and haven’t looked back since.

More than 70 residents sign petition against housing development on Sale field

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7:50am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MORE than 70 people have signed a petition to stop houses being built on green space in Sale.

Garden party held for Altrincham chapel's bicentennial celebrations

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6:20pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A GARDEN party was held at Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel as part of its bicentennial celebrations.

Altrincham woman convicted for falsely claiming £23,000 in benefits

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford planning bosses extended temporary planning permission at South Manchester Synagogue for another two years.

6:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN Altrincham woman has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming more than £23,000 in benefits.

Hale school children plant poppies to mark First World War centenary

Messenger Newspapers: Sophie Roberts

4:20pm Monday 30th June 2014

CHILDREN from Wellgreen Primary School are enjoying the fruits of their Labour, as poppies they planted to commemorate the centenary of the First World War are now flowering in Halecroft Park, Hale.

Wanted Flixton man arrested in connection with series of robberies

Messenger Newspapers: police officer rear

2:01pm Friday 27th June 2014

A FLIXTON robber who was wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.

Altrincham grammar school told it cannot change entrance exam by Government adjudicator

Messenger Newspapers: Headmaster, Tim Gartside in fronmt of the new building.

6:10am Monday 30th June 2014

AN Altrincham grammar school has been told it cannot change one of its entrance exams by a Government adjudicator.

Salford solicitors firm moves to Sale and seeks to build charitable links

Messenger Newspapers: Salford solicitors firm moves to Sale and seeks to build charitable links

3:50pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A SOLICITORS firm which moved to Sale due to its Salford office being made subject of a Compulsory Purchase Order, is making the most of the situation by creating new charitable links.

Hale Barns councillor granted freedom of the City of London

Messenger Newspapers: Cllr Patrick Myers (centre) with Murray Craig (left), Clerk of the Chamberlains Court and Beadle, Earnest Brocklehurst

12:10pm Friday 27th June 2014

A HALE Barns councillor was recently granted the freedom of the City of London at a ceremony at the Guildhall.

Partington benefit cheat handed nine-month suspended sentence for falsely claiming nearly £90,000

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford planning bosses extended temporary planning permission at South Manchester Synagogue for another two years.

2:19pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A PARTINGTON woman who illegally obtained nearly £90,000 in benefts over a 10 year period has been sentenced to a nine month custodial sentence, suspended for two years.

Stretford man to cycle 100 miles, delivering 100 poppies to 100 First World War memorials in 24 hours

Messenger Newspapers: (L to R) Styx Kershaw,Michael Murphy, Tim Wallbank, Ken Newton and Ben Taylor

7:50am Saturday 28th June 2014

A STRETFORD man is among a group of seven intrepid Manchester cyclists who are to cycle 100 miles across Britain, delivering 100 poppies, to 100 First World War memorials in just 24 hours.

Barman punched during robbery at Sale bar

Messenger Newspapers: police officer rear

1:28pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A BARMAN was punched in the face and had his bag stolen during a robbery in Sale.

Residents warned over bogus Cystic Fibrosis Trust collection bags

Messenger Newspapers: New, correct logo

7:50am Friday 27th June 2014

RESIDENTS across the North West are being warned not to hand over clothing to people or organisations claiming to recycle them on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, because the activity is not genuine and the money raised is not being passed onto the charity.

Sale woman to marry after she found love through Messenger's dating page

Messenger Newspapers: Theresa and Martin

6:10am Friday 27th June 2014

AFTER being on her own for around seven years and a few disastrous dates behind her, Theresa Duffy had all but lost hope of finding someone.

CCTV captures moment man fights off would-be robber in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: CCTV captures moment man fights off would-be robber in Altrincham

3:55pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A MAN fought off a would-be robber who tried to steal an envelope full of cash from him as he walked through Altrincham.

Urmston hardware shop owners hand over reins after 30 years

Messenger Newspapers: Sarah and David Gregson with Bill and Pam Astle

12:10pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A COUPLE who have run an Urmston hardware shop for 30 years are handing over the reins.

Could he be a record breaker? Sale toddler rides bike without stabilisers at two-years-old

Messenger Newspapers: Could he be a record breaker? Sale toddler rides bike without stabilisers at two-years-old

6:10am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A TODDLER from Sale may be one of the youngest people ever to ride a bicycle.

Metrolink line to Manchester Airport to open before the end of the year

Messenger Newspapers: Metrolink line to Manchester Airport to open before the end of the year

6:10am Monday 23rd June 2014

A NEW Metrolink line to Manchester Airport will launch before the year is out – more than 12 months ahead of schedule.

Create a miniature 3D you at Asda Trafford Park

Messenger Newspapers: Create a miniature 3D you at Asda Trafford Park

1:03pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

ASDA Trafford Park has bagged a world first, with the installation of a 3D printing full body scanner at the store.

Urmston salon wins ‘Best of Manchester’ category at prestigious hairdressing awards

Messenger Newspapers: Hair Bank staff at the awards

6:10am Saturday 21st June 2014

AN Urmston hair salon has been named as Manchester’s salon of the year.

Consultation on Trafford Park Metrolink line to begin

Messenger Newspapers: The proposed route

6:10am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A MAJOR public consultation on proposals to build a new Metrolink line through Trafford Park is due to begin next month.

Schoolgirl wins £500 worth of books for her Bowdon school

Messenger Newspapers: Lottie Bardwell (centre) is pictured with friends and fellow pupils from Bowdon Church of England School

12:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL from Altrincham has won £500 worth of books for her school library in a short story writing competition.

Stretford shop assistant's head shave raises nearly £1,000

Messenger Newspapers: The head shave begins and Operations Manager, Mike Russell, takes his turn with the clippers

6:40pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A STRETFORD sales assistant’s close shave has raised almost £1,000 to help send her terminally-ill friend and her young daughter on a dream trip to Florida.

Trafford Tories hit back after Labour accuse it of being 'pale, male and stale'

Messenger Newspapers: Labour's three Broadheath councillors, Louise Dagnall, Helen Boyle and Denise Western

4:30pm Monday 16th June 2014

TRAFFORD Labour group has accused the ruling Conservatives of ‘having a problem with women’, following the announcement that its new executive is all male.

Altrincham hotel receive defibrillator donation – and learn how easy they are to use

Messenger Newspapers: NWAS chain of survival coordinator, Sara Harris and Cresta Court secretary, Nicki Warburton

11:20am Friday 13th June 2014

STAFF at the Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham are equipped to save lives, thanks to the donation of a defibrillator from Altrincham Rotary Club.

Trafford MP refutes claims he backed renters in favour of letting agents in Government vote

Messenger Newspapers: GRAHAM BRADY: 'Schools in constituency undermined'.

7:50am Saturday 14th June 2014

THE MP for Altrincham and Sale West has defended himself against a pressure group’s claim that he snubbed renters in favour of letting agents.

Council denies Sale Moor willow tree 'vandalism'

Messenger Newspapers: Donald Bradnam and the willow tree

7:50am Friday 13th June 2014

TRAFFORD Council has defended its actions after a Sale Moor resident accused it of ‘vandalising a beautiful willow tree’.

Trafford MP criticises Network Rail over Urmston Railway Station fence

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green and Walmsley Grove residents at the fence

4:40pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THE MP for Stretford and Urmston has called on Network Rail to address residents’ concerns after it removed a wall at Urmston Railway Station.

Corrie Stars help launch Trafford's Armed Forces Day

Messenger Newspapers: Cllr Sean Anstee and Antony Cotton (Sean Tully). Middle L to R Mikey North (Gary Windass), Debbie Rush (Anna Windass) and Ian Puleston-Davies (Owen Armstrong).

6:10am Friday 13th June 2014

CORRIE actors lent their star power to help launch Trafford's Armed Forces Day.

Planners reject proposals for nursery for 160-children in Broadheath

Messenger Newspapers: Planners reject proposals for nursery for 160-children in Broadheath

6:10am Monday 9th June 2014

PLANS to build a nursery in Broadheath with capacity for 160 children was unanimously rejected by planning chiefs.

Planning approval for 44 retirement apartments to be built on site of former Timperley church

Messenger Newspapers: Planning approval for 44 retirement apartments to be built on site of former Timperley church

4:30pm Monday 9th June 2014

PLANNING permission has been granted for 44 retirement apartments to be built on the site of a former Timperley church.

Two new operators added to 'fantastic foodie line-up' at Altrincham Market

Messenger Newspapers: Two new operators added to 'fantastic foodie line-up' at Altrincham Market

7:50am Monday 9th June 2014

THE company which owns Altrincham Market has added two key food operators to its ‘fantastic foodie line-up’.

Timperley man to donate kidney to his mum after twice being told she had ‘more chance of dying than living’

Messenger Newspapers: Leo Long

6:10am Thursday 5th June 2014

A MOTHER gives her child the gift of life and a Timperley man is hoping to return the favour by donating a kidney to his mum.

VIDEO: Police hunting men who robbed Altrincham petrol station

Messenger Newspapers: VIDEO: Police hunting men who robbed Altrincham petrol station

4:14pm Monday 2nd June 2014

TWO men threatened an Altrincham petrol station worker and made off with money and cigarettes during a robbery.

Altrincham teenager to raise awareness of Asperger's Syndrome on ITV Granada Reports

Messenger Newspapers: Jack Simmons

7:50am Thursday 5th June 2014

AN Altrincham teenager wants more people to understand what it’s like to live with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Altrincham breast cancer survivor to take on Alps trek

Messenger Newspapers: Dawn Comber and nine-year-old son, Michael

7:50am Friday 6th June 2014

A BREAST cancer survivor from Altrincham is set to take on a mammoth trek over the Alps, to raise vital cash for charity.

Charity and community workers honoured at Altrincham Rotary Club Awards

Messenger Newspapers: Jennie Crean receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the president of Altrincham Rotary Club, David Williams

6:10am Friday 6th June 2014

THE mother of a Hale man who died from a heart condition has been awarded for her ‘incredible’ fundraising.

VIDEO: Police hunting youths after violent brawl on Flixton street

Messenger Newspapers: VIDEO: Police hunting youths after violent brawl on Flixton street

11:41am Monday 2nd June 2014

POLICE are hunting a group of youths following a brawl on a busy Flixton street.

Full round up of Trafford's local election 2014 and results for all wards

Messenger Newspapers: Disaster banner ballot box.jpg for the homepage

6:10am Thursday 29th May 2014

THE CONSERVATIVE Party retained control of Trafford Council after a closely fought election last Thursday.

Mass murderer, Elliot Rodger, was the grandson of famous Hale WWII photographer

Messenger Newspapers: Elliot Rodger

10:44am Wednesday 28th May 2014

MASS murderer Elliot Rodger, who killed six people in a violent rampage in California last Friday, was the grandson of a leading Hale photographer.

Preliminary investigation conducted after Davyhulme voting row

Messenger Newspapers: June Reilly

9:17am Wednesday 28th May 2014

A PRELIMINARY investigation has been conducted into claims a Davyhulme councillor complained a man ‘shouldn’t be voting’ in last week’s local elections because he had learning difficulties.

Stretford streetdance group win international title

Messenger Newspapers: Streford streetdance group win international title

12:20pm Monday 26th May 2014

A STREETDANCE group from Stretford have been crowned European champions.

Trafford MP 'shocked' after man with learning difficulties told he 'shouldn't be voting' by Conservative councillor

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford planning bosses extended temporary planning permission at South Manchester Synagogue for another two years.

11:39am Friday 23rd May 2014

A TRAFFORD MP has expressed ‘shock’ after a Davyhulme councillor complained that a voter ‘shouldn’t be voting’ because he had learning difficulties.

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