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Funding boost to help keep the Knutsford farming community ahead of thieves

12:06pm Monday 11th May 2015

A RURAL watch scheme set up in 2007 has been awarded cash in the battle to keep it one step ahead of criminals.

13 year battle against bovine TB for Knutsford farmer

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8:01am Monday 11th May 2015

LOSING cattle to bovine tuberculosis has become a way of life for one Peover farmer

Holmes Chapel rail users hit by new parking charge

Messenger Newspapers: Steve Ranger, chair of Holmes Chapel Parish Council, at the village's station

8:21am Thursday 7th May 2015

COMMUTERS using Holmes Chapel railway station are to be hit with daily parking charges.

Small businesses now have the High Street at its fingertips

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8:40am Sunday 3rd May 2015

IN an attempt too breathe new life into the high streets across the North West a Knutsford web developer has launched a new website.

'Best road' is an accident waiting to happen, warns campaigner

Messenger Newspapers: The A535, that winds its way past Jodrell Bank, has been named the third best in the world

8:05am Friday 1st May 2015

A CHESHIRE road named as the third best road in the world for motorists to drive is 'another accident waiting to happen' according to one of its residents.

Osborne barrister backs down after threatening independent candidate in Knutsford with electoral ban

Messenger Newspapers: Julie Tempest was sent a letter by George Osborne's lawyer

4:25pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A CANDIDATE standing in George Osborne's Tatton constituency was threatened with being barred from standing if she didn't remove a photograph of the Chancellor of the Exchequer from an election handout.

Top singer songwriter stars at 150th anniversary concert

Messenger Newspapers: Top singer songwriter stars at 150th anniversary concert

12:51pm Thursday 30th April 2015

A SINGER songwriter who has topped the hit parade will be one of the guests at Knutsford Methodist's Church's 150th anniversary Born in Song concert.

Choir debuts at opening of Tabley House Concert Season

Messenger Newspapers: Alteri St Mary's Church July 1st 2012 (24442860)

12:26pm Thursday 30th April 2015

THE Tabley Concerts 2015 season will get underway on May 12, with a debut performance by the accomplished Altèri Chamber Choir, starting at 7pm.

Millie meets miracle triplet calf Millie

Messenger Newspapers: Mathew Webb with Millie Bailey, who has named the calves.

7:55am Tuesday 28th April 2015

A KNUTSFORD six-year-old met up with her new namesake after winning the right to christen triplet calves in a Guardian competition.

Fun fair rides into town ahead of Knutsford's 151st Royal May Day

Messenger Newspapers: Fun fair rides into town ahead of Knutsford's 151st Royal May Day

5:08pm Monday 27th April 2015

KNUTSFORD is gearing up for its biggest weekend of the year with the 151st Royal May Day.

Housing developer demands boffins provide evidence for Jodrell Bank objection

Messenger Newspapers: ON THE DRAWING BOARD: Recent applications submitted to Carmarthenshire County Council's planning department.

2:42pm Monday 27th April 2015

A PROJECT manager of a controversial housing development close to Jodrell Bank has gone head to head with boffins over their objections to the plan.

Council told to sink some more thought into solving saga of Knutsford's hole in the road!

Messenger Newspapers: Traffic passes the hole outside Pastiche on Tatton Street. Picture: Jonathan Farber

5:27pm Wednesday 22nd April 2015

A KNUTSFORD trader has called on council chiefs to sort out the saga of a sink hole that he believes continues to pose danger to both motorists and pedestrians.

Knutsford's Nicola bumps into Ed Miliband on her hen do

Messenger Newspapers: Mr Miliband on campaign bus with Knutsford's Nicola Braithwaite

1:30pm Monday 20th April 2015

A KNUTSFORD bride-to-be has been talking about the moment she came face to face with Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Inspectors rate some services offered by Knutsford medical centre as 'outstanding'.

Messenger Newspapers: Corpse defrosts in freezer failure and anaesthetist electrocuted by defibrillator: 'serious incidents' triple in south west Hertfordshire hospitals

8:15am Tuesday 14th April 2015

GOVERNMENT inspectors have rated a Knutsford medical practice as 'outstanding' in some key areas.

Knutsford surgery wins praise from government inspectors

Messenger Newspapers: Toft Surgery (22333531)

1:16pm Monday 13th April 2015

A KNUTSFORD surgery has been given a clean bill of health by government inspectors.

Bunny delight for hundreds of youngster in Knutsford

Messenger Newspapers: Knutsford Bunny Hop. Lottie Farber, six, had fun handing out the balloons at Picturegraphs. n151541 (22530821)

5:32pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

HUNDREDS of children participated in an Easter hunt to find bunnies dotted around shops in Knutsford on Saturday.

Council had to plan for up to 1,400 travellers in town centre

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5:16pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

COUNCIL officials have defended a decision to close roads ahead of a traveller funeral which occurred before Easter.

Blood pressure test to help save lives

Messenger Newspapers: Grosvenor Shopping Centre manager Ed Kennedy  looks on as Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club member and stroke survivor John Brooks (centre)  has his blood pressure taken by fellow club member Steve Smith.

12:14pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

A CHELFORD man who survived a life-threatening stroke is encouraging people to get tested to avoid being struck down by the same condition.

Home promises improvements after commision slams quality of care

Messenger Newspapers: Home promises improvements after commision slams quality of care

7:45am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A KNUTSFORD nursing home has been criticised for failings in looking after its elderly residents.

500th brew marks Tatton's fifth birthday

Messenger Newspapers: Tatton Brewery's Gregg Sawyer and Lee Gannon take a look at the firm's 500th brew.

7:11am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A KNUTSFORD based brewery has come up with a new brew to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

Knutsford congregation proud to support traveller family

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4:30pm Monday 30th March 2015

A KNUTSFORD vicar has praised both his congregation and hundreds of travellers who attended a funeral last Thursday.

Tantalising the tastebuds at Mobberley retirement village

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4:34pm Friday 27th March 2015

A CULINARY array of foods were on offer to elderly Mobberley residents.

Homes plans set to be given green light

Messenger Newspapers: The Council's Local Plan will set out where new homes can be built across the district

12:44pm Friday 27th March 2015

A PLAN to build homes on a greenfield site in Holmes Chapel is being recommended for approval.

Tree beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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2:59pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A KNUTSFORD man is hoping that a newly published book will provide a roots and branches change in how people look at trees in the future.

Nurse who falsified medical records struck off

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5:33pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A NURSE who put residents of a Knutsford nursing home at risk has been struck off.

Footballing legend supports charity golf day

Messenger Newspapers: Children's Adventure Farm Trust charity president Sir Bobby Charlton with Manchester United legend Clayton Blackmore at the 2013 Golf Day at The Mere

1:54pm Monday 23rd March 2015

CHARITY sponsors are being sought from the business community to aid a Millington charity.

Human rights leader comes to speak to students in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Stuart Milk with Sean Anstee

6:03am Saturday 21st February 2015

A HUMAN rights campaigner has been in Trafford to speak with students in Altrincham and Stretford.

UPDATE - 'Bitter disappointment' after councillors approve care home in Sale

Messenger Newspapers: Local residents at a crisis meeting held ahead of a decision to build care home

12:07pm Friday 20th February 2015

RESIDENTS have expressed their bitter disappointment after a controversial plan to build a 57 bed care home in Sale was approved by planning councillors in Trafford.

Caught out - Traffic Warden snapped parking in a disabled bay

Messenger Newspapers: Caught out - Traffic Warden snapped parking in a disabled bay

10:32am Friday 20th February 2015

A TRAFFIC warden has infuriated drivers in Urmston after being caught on camera leaving his car in a disabled bay.

Soldier's lost Great War postcards returned to Sale family

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9:58am Friday 20th February 2015

A BOX of First World War postcards sent from the front and 'lost' for almost four decades have been returned to the soldier's family in Sale.

Altrincham law firm raises money for charity

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham law firm raises money for charity

12:29pm Thursday 19th February 2015

STAFF at an Altrincham law firm swapped their more formal work attire for red sweaters and T-shirts for a charity fundraiser.

Children's clothing boutique relocates to Altrincham town centre

Messenger Newspapers: Children's clothing boutique relocates to Altrincham town centre

12:01pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A CHILDREN'S clothing boutique has taken advantage of an interest free loan scheme to relocate into Altrincham town centre.

Drivers should avoid M56 weekend closure

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11:29am Thursday 19th February 2015

DRIVERS are facing severe delays due to the closure of the M56 at the end of the month.

Public call for fewer pound and charity shops in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Public call for less pound and charity shops in Altrincham

11:22am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A CONSULTATION to determine the future shape of Altrincham town centre has led to a call for fewer pound and charity shops in the town.

Controversial Sale care home plan wins council approval

Messenger Newspapers: Ashlands, in Sale

6:04am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build a 57 bed care home in Sale has been approved by planning councillors in Trafford.

Trafford residents to protest against £21.5m council cuts budget meeting

Messenger Newspapers: Protesters gather outside Trafford town hall to demonstrate against proposed £24 million austerity measures

1:27pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

TRAFFORD residents opposed to the local authority's £21.5m budget cuts are holding a protest outside Trafford Town Hall on Wednesday, February 18.

Judge set to rule on £8m cuts to adult social care in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Judge set to rule on £8m cuts to adult social care in Trafford

12:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A JUDGEMENT - which could throw Trafford Council's plan to axe £8m from its adult social care budget into disarray - is expected tomorrow.

Charity shop opens in Partington

Messenger Newspapers: Offical opening of Extra Care charity shop  in Partington Pictured Donna Cox (manager) MP  Kate Green  and Declan Mitchell(assistant manager) (18575384)

10:56am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A NEW charity shop which helps vulnerable people has opened for business in Partington.

Farewell to the woman who dressed the children of Sale

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Karina at Petit Modes in Sale (18603005)

6:02am Tuesday 17th February 2015

A SALE woman who has helped dress up to one million children has decided to hang up her tape measure.

Trafford care home 'short on staff', claims Care Quality Commission report

Messenger Newspapers: Clifton House Deepdene care in Old Trafford (18352804)

3:22pm Monday 16th February 2015

AN Old Trafford care home for people with mental health needs, has been criticised by an inspector for its lack of staff, a charge rejected by it's owner.

Trafford's Ol Blue Eyes Wayne takes to the stage for concert in April

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1:06pm Monday 16th February 2015

A TRAFFORD entertainer who has been variously labelled the borough's Frank Sinatra, is set to pay tribute to 'Ol Blue Eyes' at a special centennial concert held in April.

Jobs boost at booming Trafford Park clothing firm

Messenger Newspapers: Picture by © Julian Brown  julianbrownpictures.wordpress.com07753 450951MD Michael Conway at the Quayside Group Trafford Park, Manchester

12:01pm Monday 16th February 2015

A TRAFFORD Park clothing supplier is set to create 30 jobs to meet soaring demand for its products.

Partington man charged with involvement in armed robbery

1:23pm Friday 13th February 2015

A PARTINGTON man has been charged by police investigating an armed robbery in Northern Moor.

Trafford Council 'in the dock' over £8m cuts plan to vulnerable people

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford Town Hall

12:07pm Friday 13th February 2015

TRAFFORD Council will on Monday face legal scrutiny of its near £8 million cuts to its adult social care budget.

Altrincham youngsters skate to gold glory

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham youngsters skate to gold glory

2:26pm Thursday 12th February 2015

SKATERS from Altrincham managed to lift two medals at this year's

Jobs boost at expanding award winning home care firm

Messenger Newspapers: Jobs boost at expanding award winning home care firm

11:16am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A TRAFFORD based care provider is looking to expand its operation over the next few months with the addition of an extra 20 staff to its already 60 strong workforce.

Author looks for the perfect life in Urmston

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9:02am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A MAN looking for the perfect world will try to find it when he visits Urmston on Friday evening.

Council spends one million pennies on new Altrincham park toilet

Messenger Newspapers: Winner of the first flush at John Leigh Park Petula Neilson Greenspace manager for Trafford council (18156675)

6:02am Wednesday 11th February 2015

THE users of an Altrincham park will be less flustered the next time they get caught short.

Victory for parents as Lollipop patrols saved - but cuts still go deep

Messenger Newspapers: Lollipop man sees children across Washway Road in Sale

2:02pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

PARENTS are celebrating after council bosses backed down over the removal of five school crossing patrols in Trafford.

Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise across Greater Manchester

4:59pm Monday 9th February 2015

THE level of anti-Semitic hate crime has risen by almost four fifths in Greater Manchester over the past year alone.

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