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Festive grotto to raise money for Trafford charities

7:01am Friday 28th November 2014

A FESTIVE grotto is set to raise money for Trafford charities.

Hale based boss lifts prestigious fashion award

6:02am Friday 28th November 2014

THE boss of a Manchester family firm is celebrating after winning a top industry award.

Systemic failings allow sex offences to go unresolved

5:44pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE systemic shortcomings in supporting social workers in tackling child abuse have been highlighted in a new report by the NSPCC,

Sale care home facility wins top industry award

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford Housing Trust staff with the evening’s host, comedian Alistair McGowan

1:47pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A NEW care facility for older and vulnerable adults has won a top industry award.

New Urmston post office promises longer opening hours

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green with Urmston Post office staff

1:39pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE new Urmston Post Office has been officially opened by a leading politician.

Homophobic hate crime increases by 20 per cent

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12:01pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE number of violent homophobic attacks across Greater Manchester has increased by 20 per cent.

A Space oddity lands in Urmston

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4:04pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A FORMER astronaut who sang Space Oddity as his capsule orbited Earth will make an appearance at Urmston Grammar School on December 9, at 7.30pm.

Domestic abuse against women soars

Messenger Newspapers: The Cornforth Partnership Healthy Changes project will tackle issues such as drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence.

5:45pm Monday 24th November 2014

REPORTED cases of domestic violence have rocketed according to figures released by Greater Manchester Police.

People failing to protect their family by making a will

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5:33pm Monday 24th November 2014

AN Altrincham based law firm has estimated that almost three quarters of people across the UK don't have a will.

Sale woman raises Royal eyebrows

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Eileen Keeling with her MBE. (13008633)

5:28pm Monday 24th November 2014

A TIMPERLEY woman volunteering exploits raised the eyebrows of the Queen after she presented her with an MBE at Buckingham Palace

Hale firm employs former BBC woman

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Gerbich

5:23pm Monday 24th November 2014

A HALE based events and public relations firm has appointed Kate Gerbich to its team.

Dancing on Ice stars skate with Trafford youngsters

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3:52pm Monday 24th November 2014

YOUNGSTERS from across Trafford were given a chance to skate with two professionals from TV's Dancing on Ice.

Entertainment capital of the world comes to Events City

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham events boss James Lindemann

2:46pm Monday 24th November 2014

A LAS Vegas style evening of entertainment and professional boxing is planned at the Trafford Centre's Events City venue, on January 31, 2015.

Trafford Council to examine speedier payments to sub-contractors

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2:42pm Monday 24th November 2014

TRAFFORD Council is to examine how it can ensure that prompt payment is made for services rendered to its sub-contractors.

Urmston man drowned in Norwegian fjord doing what he loved most

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9:32am Thursday 20th November 2014

AN Urmston man sent a mobile photo and text to his wife showing her how perfect his diving holiday had been in a Norwegian fjord, just minutes before he died.

Trafford General is 'dying', after latest round of planned redundancies

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7:01am Thursday 20th November 2014

A MEMBER of staff at Trafford General has spoken out against a 'culture of bullying and intimidation' staff face on a regular basis.

Couple relive ordeal after getting trapped in shopping centre

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Julie Farrell with her daughter Michelle who were trapped in Stretford car park. (13050525)

6:03am Thursday 20th November 2014

TWO staff have been suspended after a disabled woman and her daughter were trapped in the pitch black during a 90 minute ordeal in Stretford Mall.

Top business organisation slams 'Dickensian' Christmas parking charges in Ashton-on-Mersey

Messenger Newspapers: Shop keepers at the Buck pub car park. (12643430)

6:03am Thursday 20th November 2014

A NATIONAL pressure group has warned of ‘Dickensian’ parking restrictions that threaten to bring a winter of discontent to shoppers and traders in Sale.

Motorists can claim for uninsured accidents

Messenger Newspapers: The scene of the accident

5:23pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

ALMOST half of drivers think they are unable to claim injury compensation from uninsured drivers.

Festive skating experience at Selfridges

Messenger Newspapers: Selfridges skating rink at the Trafford Centre

5:23pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

SKATERS will get an opportunity to take to the ice at Selfridges Trafford Centre.

Understanding what it's like to be homeless

Messenger Newspapers: Manchester Sleepout 2014 in support of Booth Centre

5:23pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

VOLUNTEERS from across Trafford took part in a sleepout in support of a homeless centre in Manchester.

Altrincham football team given life saving defibrillator

Messenger Newspapers: Broadheath Central Junior FC with their defribrillator

10:08am Wednesday 19th November 2014

AN Altrincham football team is set to benefit from having their own potentially life saving equipment

Record level of benefit fraud detected

8:03am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A TRAFFORD councillor has welcomed a record number of benefits frauds detected in 2013/2014.

Hotel wins world host status for excellent customer service

Messenger Newspapers: The Cresta Court's general manager Paul Hindley holding the new World Host status

3:07pm Sunday 16th November 2014

ONE of Altrincham's premier hotels has been accorded a prestigious industry training status

Apprenticeships on the rise

Messenger Newspapers: Redrow apprentice Liam Sargeant

6:05am Sunday 16th November 2014

THE numbers of apprentices has more than doubled in the North West, according to deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Broken dreams for people looking to own their own home in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: The numbers show 99 percent of homes that go on the market achieve their asking price, with each property on average receiving 12 viewings.

6:03am Saturday 15th November 2014

HOUSE prices in Trafford are spiralling out of control, according to a new report by the national Housing Federation.

Trafford NHS staff roll up their sleeves

Messenger Newspapers: Pennine Care Trust's Medical Director, Henry Ticehurst with nurse Janice Sedgwick

9:28am Friday 14th November 2014

NHS staff in Trafford have been rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves from the effects of flu.

Local authorities letting small business down

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9:26am Friday 14th November 2014

A STUDY has shown that local authorities including Trafford Council, are not doing enough to inform many firms about claiming Small Business Rate Relief(SBRR),.

New business occupant in town centre premises

Messenger Newspapers: Hamilton House, Altrincham

9:10am Friday 14th November 2014

A FIRM has signed a new occupancy deal on an Altrincham business premises.

Top tips to keep your pets safe during the festive season

8:04am Friday 14th November 2014

AN animal expert has issued tips on keeping dogs and cats safe and calm during festive season

Sale festive arts display

6:01am Friday 14th November 2014

A FESTIVE arts bazaar will be held in Sale on Sunday, November 23.

Furious traders slam new Sale pub car parking charges

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10:24am Thursday 13th November 2014

VILLAGERS are up in arms after a pub installed pay and display in its car park in Ashton-on-Mersey, writes Peter Devine.

Son of Jaws turns up in Trafford garden

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6:04am Thursday 13th November 2014

THERE are already several well-known sharks in Sale, but until this one showed up they were mainly of the human, sporting kind.

Weekend delays expected to tram travel in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Image of how the Deansgate-Castlefield stop will look when complete

3:51pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

TRAM travellers in Trafford can expect delays this weekend.

Learning to stay safe on a bike

3:36pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A WINTER campaign has been launched aimed at encouraging cyclists across Trafford to prepare for cold weather and the dark mornings and evenings.

New ways to keep in touch over the internet

Messenger Newspapers: Your Say: Typing on computer keyboard

12:54pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

URMSTON Library held its own Skype workshop, as part of a ‘Get Online’ week.

Children add a touch of artistic wonderland to Christmas

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford Mall Art Trail preview work with artist Tony Wade at Victoria Park Junior School. Year 6 pupils. Tyana and Abby. (12585530)

9:04am Wednesday 12th November 2014

PUPILS from a Stretford school will have their images put on public display.

Coke's 'holidays are coming' truck visits Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Coca Cola wagon

8:04am Wednesday 12th November 2014

TO many of us, the sight of Coca-Cola’s iconic ‘Holidays Are Coming’ advert signifies the start of the Christmas season.

Home made - from market stall to thriving eaterie

Messenger Newspapers: Hideaway staff with Jo and Zoe Hill. (12574249)

7:03am Wednesday 12th November 2014

A FLEDGLING business which began life from a market stall has blossomed into one of Urmston's mainstay eateries.

Festive fun starts in Altrincham this weekend

12:32pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

CHRISTMAS gets underway this weekend with two hours of games, music and giveaways.

Red's footballers help raise money for children in Vietnam

Messenger Newspapers: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United arrives at the club's annual United for Unicef charity dinner at Old Trafford on November 4, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images) *** Local Captio

3:58pm Monday 10th November 2014

THE cult of celebrity came together with footballers to raise more than £200,000 for charity.

Stepping up to raise money for charity

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3:54pm Monday 10th November 2014

MEMBERS of staff at an Old Trafford based media firm have been stepping up to the plate for charity.

Hale man helps sets up support group for patients and families

Messenger Newspapers: Sam Roden with wife Sarah and their children

12:43pm Friday 7th November 2014

A HALE man who underwent a life saving procedure has helped establish a new support group for patients and their families.

Laurel and Hardy returned home

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Anthony with Laurel and Hardy who have been returned home. (12311087)

12:47pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

A RELIEVED family is celebrating in Stretford after their pet tortoises Laurel and Hardy were returned from thieves.

Hollywood actor comes to Urmston

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured   Chris O'Dowd Nick V Murray at Urmston bookshop (12138513)

4:34pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

AN Urmston bookshop has knocked strips off some of the leading High Street retailers after selling more copies of a new book.

Timperley woman recounts horrifying Tesco machete ordeal

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3:06pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

A TIMPERLEY woman out doing her shopping has recounted her terror after armed machete wielding robbers attacked a supermarket today.

Trafford Council backs elected mayor proposals for Manchester

Messenger Newspapers: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

5:07pm Monday 3rd November 2014

ALL ten local authorities including Trafford have agreed an 'historic devolution' settlement with government.

Trafford Council cuts consultation lacked dialogue - councillor claims

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11:04am Monday 3rd November 2014

A MEETING to discuss slashing more than £24m from the Trafford Council budget was held last Tuesday.

Fire chiefs urge attendance at organised bonfires ahead of strike action

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12:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS' bosses are urging people in Trafford to attend an organised bonfire this year - rather than holding their own - during a four-day firefighters strike, which starts at 6pm this evening.

Trafford praised for its effort to deal with sexual exploitation

Messenger Newspapers: AT RISK A new report on child sexual exploitation needs to taken ‘very seriously’ Picture posed by models

11:55am Friday 31st October 2014

A REPORT into child sexual exploitation across Greater Manchester has praised a pioneering project at a Trafford school.

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