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New Metrolink line opens

Messenger Newspapers: New Metrolink line opens

6:02pm Friday 19th December 2014

A NEW line has opened on the Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop.

Eyesore building could be reclaimed from Hale hotelliers by city

Messenger Newspapers: London Road Fire Station could be subject to second CPO

3:22pm Friday 19th December 2014

AN eyesore building in Manchester city centre - which has been awaiting redevelopment for decades - is about to become a compulsory purchase target.

Trafford's 'Sinatra' wins community award

2:22pm Friday 19th December 2014

TRADERS in Urmston have presented with an inaugural award to actor and singer Wayne Devlin.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Hale welcomes first female Church of England bishop

Messenger Newspapers: Rev Libby Lane is greeted by her congregation at St Peter's Church, Hale (Pic Sally Greenway)

11:39am Thursday 18th December 2014

EXCITED parishioners gathered in Hale after the news that their vicar had been appointed the first woman bishop in the Church of England.

Police facing yet more cuts as austerity axe bites deep

Messenger Newspapers: Greater Manchester Police face more cuts

11:02am Thursday 18th December 2014

AS Greater Manchester Police works out how it is going to save £157m over the next three years, it has been announced it is facing a further £28m being chopped from its budget in 2015/2016.

Santa gets travellers in festive mood Manchester Airport

Messenger Newspapers: Santa Claus and his reindeer at Manchester Airport

5:42pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

SANTA Claus and his six reindeer landed his "Sleigh380" at Manchester Airport today to unload 500 presents, ahead of a big surprise for inbound passengers on Friday morning at terminal one.

Girl faces hair ban from Trafford School

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Flixton Girls school pupil Saffron with her mum Vanessa Broom. (14764432)

11:37am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A MOTHER is refusing to send her daughter back to a Flixton school after accusing staff of 'discriminating' against her 12 year old daughter.

New European regulations to help protect diners with allergies

Messenger Newspapers: Food allergies in restaurants

6:04am Wednesday 17th December 2014

NEW regulations have come into force which is set to help people with eating allergies in Trafford.

Manchester United stars bring festive cheer to hospital patients - Picture Special

Messenger Newspapers: United stars at The Christie

4:45pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

MANCHESTER United stars paid a special visit to patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The Christie this week to deliver some early Christmas gifts.

Doggy festive treat for fire-ravaged dogs home

Messenger Newspapers: Manchester Dogs Home

2:00pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

CHRISTMAS came early for the four legged residents of the fire ravaged Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home.

Tram travellers to go online while on line

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

12:13pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

METROLINK travellers in Manchester will be able to go online while journeying on line.

Trafford blood donor sessions

Messenger Newspapers: Donate blood

11:19am Tuesday 16th December 2014

THE following blood donor sessions will be held in Trafford in January:

Hale student brings her wares to market

Messenger Newspapers: Manchester High School for Girls Year 12 student, Jyotsna Randev (pictured left), 16, from Hale,

11:11am Tuesday 16th December 2014

A TEENAGER from Hale has been promoting has been promoting a business enterprise

Stretford money launderer will face losing his home

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6:11pm Monday 15th December 2014

A MAN who helped launder up to £21m for organised crime gangs has been ordered to pay back more than £180,000.

Labour candidate decides to bat for the Tories

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5:13pm Monday 15th December 2014

TORIES in Trafford have welcomed a former Labour supporter to the fold.

First spoils to Stretford team in friendly centenary match against German opposition

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford High School and German players before kick of of centenary match at The Cliff

4:13pm Monday 15th December 2014

A MATCH which represented the coming together of deadly foes in a football match on Christmas Day 1914, was re-enacted at weekend

Red Devils grounds team lift two top awards

Messenger Newspapers: Tony Sinclair Manchester United groundsman

12:07pm Monday 15th December 2014

THE staff who take care of the playing surfaces for Manchester United have won two top awards.

Loreto pupils star in festive fundraiser for blind

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured - children from Loreto Preparatory School.Back row, from left: Rosie Grimley, aged nine, Charlotte Newey, aged 11, Natalia Farr, aged nine, Isabella Savas-Jones and Emily Forkan, both aged 10.Front row, from left: Jessica McDonald, aged 11, Ava M

11:11am Monday 15th December 2014

CHILDREN from Altrincham's Loreto Preparatory School sang and performed in front of a festive audience of 400 people at Manchester Cathedral.

If you are young take care of yourself this Christmas

10:43am Monday 15th December 2014

CHRISTMAS in Trafford can be a joyful time but that is not true for everyone.

Man and dog rescued from mud

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10:22am Monday 15th December 2014

A MAN walking his dog in Altrincham was rescued by firefighters after they both got stuck in mud.

Assurances given over rises in water bills

Messenger Newspapers: Running water tap

10:04am Monday 15th December 2014

A CONSUMER group has welcomed a decision on the amount water companies can charge customers between 2015 and 2020.

Revealed: The four Altrincham streets that are among the most expensive in the north west

Messenger Newspapers: Park Lane in Hale (14445429)

7:02am Saturday 13th December 2014

FOUR roads in Altrincham have figured in the top ten of areas in the north west that could truly be described as "millionaires' row".

Top award for Altrincham film makers

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6:03am Saturday 13th December 2014

AN Altrincham film club has won the equivalent of an Oscar for a short film which caught the attention of judges in a national competition.

Manchester United fans get to dream as Christmas comes early

Messenger Newspapers: CAPTAIN RIVAL: Robin van Persie

10:00am Friday 12th December 2014

CHRISTMAS came early for a group of soccer fans who met met their footballing heroes.

Three in ten businesses in Trafford will not celebrate their second birthday

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6:01am Friday 12th December 2014

MORE than 1,200 businesses in Trafford went to the wall last year.

New two-storey McDonald's replaces blighted Drum pub

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1:46pm Thursday 11th December 2014

STRETFORD has been given a retail shot in the arm with the opening of a new drive-through fast food outlet.

'Significant delays' in how GMP deals with child protection, says report

Messenger Newspapers: The numbers of child protection cases are soaring in Bradford

11:49am Thursday 11th December 2014

SYSTEMIC failings have been identified within Greater Manchester Police and its dealings with safeguarding children.

Council leader calls for further changes to business rates

Messenger Newspapers: Cllr Sean Anstee

9:48am Wednesday 10th December 2014

THE Trafford Council leader has been putting the case for changes of business rates.

Stretford boys re-stage First World War football match against Germans at weekend

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8:04am Wednesday 10th December 2014

A TEAM of young people from Stretford will take to the field at weekend to recreate the iconic impromptu game of football held a century ago between British troops and their German counterparts amongst the trenches of Flanders.

New Partington shopping centre opens

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3:36pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

THE new Partington Shopping Centre was officially opened on Tuesday.

No requirement by rail firms to replace old rolling stock, says MP

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12:59pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A LEADING politician has criticised what she called the 'empty promises' by the Chancellor of the Exchequer over replacement of ageing trains travelling through Trafford.

Trafford charity concert gets everyone in the mood for Christmas

Messenger Newspapers: Hannah Russell, who won silver and bronze medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.The 18 year old, who trains at Manchester Aquatics Centre,

12:39pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

HUNDREDS of people are set to flock to Manchester Cathedral for the perfect festive celebration.

Sale art group faces funding shortfall

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Wild colours members Sue Watterson and Diane Toubkin with their art at the Sale Waterside gallery. (13453332)

12:21pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A SALE arts group which caters for adults with learning disabilities is facing a bleak New Year because of council funding cuts.

Stretford parents campaign to retain patrol at 'death crossing'

Messenger Newspapers: Gorse Hill Crossing protest

11:46am Tuesday 9th December 2014

PARENTS are making a desperate appeal for lollipop patrols at a 'death crossing' in Stretford to be saved.

New sports centre opens at Altrincham Football club

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4:50pm Monday 8th December 2014

A NEW £750,000 community sports hall will show off its planned activities during an open day this weekend.

Trafford Council win innovation awards

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4:31pm Monday 8th December 2014

TRAFFORD Council has scooped two awards that recognise excellence in innovation.

Council praised for its efforts with two-year-olds in Trafford

3:49pm Monday 8th December 2014

POLITICIANS in Trafford are celebrating news that Trafford is one of the top performing authority in the North West in providing free early education and childcare for two-year-old children.

Red's Santa dash for cash at Old Trafford


11:05am Monday 8th December 2014

HUNDREDS of Santa's of all ages participate in the eight annual run from Old Trafford football ground.

Single mum gets a helping hand on the road to retail business success

Messenger Newspapers: Tracey Gibbons opens her store with panel of judges, from left to right; Cllr Dolores O’Sullivan, Stretford Mall duty manager, Craig Topping, and Cllr Michael Hyman.

10:36am Monday 8th December 2014

A SINGLE mum from Sale Moor has opened a shop she won in a competition at Stretford Mall on Small Business Saturday.

Refurbished car park at Flixton Railway Station reopened

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6:04am Monday 8th December 2014

FLIXTON Railway Station car park which has reopened after a three month refurbishment.

Woman helps add some festive cheer to food bank parcels

Messenger Newspapers: Amanda Beesley and Dale Maskell

8:04am Saturday 6th December 2014

PEOPLE using a Trafford food bank are getting a surprise treat in their festive parcels this year.

Thieves targeted in Trafford with invisible paint to reduce festive crime

5:03am Saturday 6th December 2014

RESIDENTS in Trafford are to be given free anti-property theft kits as part of an initiative to reduce burglary during the festive season.

DJ Ray Teret found guilty of seven rapes

Messenger Newspapers: DJ Ray Teret has been found guilty of sex offences

6:01pm Friday 5th December 2014

A DJ has been convicted of a historic catalogue of sexual offences against women from the 1960s and 1970s.

Altrincham DJ Ray Teret guilty of seven rapes

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4:28pm Friday 5th December 2014

AN Altrincham disc jockey has been convicted of an historic catalogue of sexual offences against women from the 1960s and 1970s.

Wear a Bobble Hat Wednesday and make a donation to Childline

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1:16pm Friday 5th December 2014

FORMER NBA basketball star John Amaechi is backing a children's charity Bobble Hat Day.

Karate girl Grace's winning design

12:58pm Friday 5th December 2014

A TIMPERLEY youngster has beaten thousands of children to win herself a place in a school competition final.

Safety concerns for children if school patrols are axed

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12:07pm Friday 5th December 2014

LABOUR politicians have voiced their fears over proposed cuts to schools crossing patrols across Stretford and Urmston.

'I will return Trafford Council pay rise' says Labour leader

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10:21am Friday 5th December 2014

THE war of words over the controversial 30 per cent pay rise awarded to Trafford Council leader is set to continue.

Fun day to raise money for children's charity

Messenger Newspapers: Business raises money for charity

8:04am Friday 5th December 2014

A FUN day organised in Timperley has raised £240 for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

Four week Operation Zero reduces anti-social behaviour in Sale

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6:06am Friday 5th December 2014

A FOUR week campaign to target anti-social behaviour in Sale has been declared a 'success'.


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