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Stretford residents group get business backing for plan to take over hall

Messenger Newspapers: Simon Edmondson

11:02am Friday 30th January 2015

A GROUP of residents who are aiming to save a landmark building in Stretford have won the backing of a major business organisation.

Residents hold crisis talks over controversial Sale care home development

Messenger Newspapers: Controversial plan for Ashlands

6:02pm Thursday 29th January 2015

RESIDENTS in Sale are to hold a crisis meeting over a controversial plan to build a 57 bed care home.

Initiative aims to reduce reoffending among women in Greater Manchester

Messenger Newspapers: Aim to cut criminal reoffending by women

12:37pm Thursday 29th January 2015

A CONFERENCE is being held in Manchester today with the aim of reducing reoffending rates among women convicted of crimes.

Promising broadcasting future awaits Sale's Ted

Messenger Newspapers: Ted Burnand

10:46am Thursday 29th January 2015

A RADIO fan from Sale has impressed station hosts after he took to the airwaves while on a work placement.

Yoga sessions available to Trafford residents

3:46pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

TRAFFORD residents recovering from cancer or long term illness are invited to attend yoga sessions.

Battle of Britain pilot Bill is laid to rest in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Funeral procession of Bill Machin at Dunham Crem. (17115970)

11:57am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A BATTLE of Britain pilot who lived alone was laid to rest on Monday surrounded by dozens of wellwishers and friends who attended his funeral.

Parents plan a big fundraiser to help keep Timperley's Aunty Lynn's afloat

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Auntie Lynn with parents and children who want to keep the playgroup open (16476330)

6:02am Wednesday 28th January 2015

THE Timperley pre-school faced with closure is holding a big fundraiser on March 7, to help keep it going through to the summer.

Hands off our library protest planned in Hale at weekend

Messenger Newspapers:

5:26pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A PROTEST to protect Hale Library from fears of early closure is being held this weekend

The future of the NHS is at stake, Miliband tells Trafford audience

Messenger Newspapers: Labour leader Ed Milliband in Sale (17073356)

1:31pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband unveiled a blueprint plan to 'rescue' the NHS, in Trafford today.

Urmston pub helps raise more than £45,000 for cancer hospital

11:01am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A HOSPITAL is set to benefit twice over after a series of fundraising efforts by the landlord and some of the regulars at Urmston pub The Lord Nelson.

UPDATE - PICTURE SPECIAL - Our Libby becomes first female bishop in Church of England

Messenger Newspapers: The consecration of the first women Bishop, The Very Reverend Libby Lane at York Minster    Picture Frank Dwyer (17010985)

5:14pm Monday 26th January 2015

A FORMER Hale vicar made history when she became Church of England's first woman bishop.

Urmston pub helps raise more than £45,000 for cancer hospital

3:35pm Monday 26th January 2015

A HOSPITAL is set to benefit twice over after a series of fundraising efforts by the landlord and some of the regulars at Urmston pub The Lord Nelson.

Service for bereaved families raises money for hospice charity

Messenger Newspapers: RE Jones funeral director John Heery (left) and Dawn Williams hand over a  cheque to Stewart Graham from the fundraising team at St Ann's Hospice.

12:37pm Monday 26th January 2015

A SALE funeral director who organised a memorial services for bereaved families, has handed over donations to a hospice.

Greater awareness needed of risks from cervical cancer, says MP

Messenger Newspapers: MP Kate Green calls for greater awareness to deal with cervical cancer

11:22am Monday 26th January 2015

A LEADING politician has called for increased measures to help prevent cervical cancer.

Hale's Libby to be consecrated today as the first Church of England woman bishop

Messenger Newspapers: Rev Libby Lane inside Stockport town hall after the announcement by the Church of England that she will be appointed as the first female bishop. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 17, 2014. Ms Lane, 48, has been appointed the new Bi

10:13am Monday 26th January 2015

THE first female Church of England bishop will be consecrated today in York.

Sex crimes have risen across Greater Manchester because of the 'Savile' effect'

11:02am Saturday 24th January 2015

A GREATER Manchester police chief has attributed a rise in the reporting of sex and crimes of violence to the 'Savile effect'.

Urmston boy recovers from rare Kawasaki Disease

Messenger Newspapers: Thomas Yates in Hospital

6:02am Saturday 24th January 2015

AN Urmston youngster has recovered from a rare disease which affects just 80 in every one million people.

Greater Manchester police set to lose 800 jobs over the next three years

Messenger Newspapers: Greater Manchester Police face more cuts

2:49pm Friday 23rd January 2015

A TOP level meeting which will be held at Trafford Town Hall will hear how government funding cuts have hit Greater Manchester Police.

Trafford Centre offers free beauty makeovers to shoppers

Messenger Newspapers: Beauty Lab at the Trafford Centre

4:42pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

SHOPPERS visiting the Trafford Centre between Monday, Jan 26 and Sunday, Feb 1, will be able to obtain free makeovers.

Footpath closed to enable roadworks

Messenger Newspapers:

3:17pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

CHESHIRE East Council has made an order to close a footpath during the construction of the M56 Bowdon link roundabout.

Flixton business students are the real deal with England's Cipriani

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured - left to right - Wellacre students Jack Burgess, Niko Kwiatkowski and Jon Francis with Danny Cipriani  and teacher Mark Hodgson.

10:46am Thursday 22nd January 2015

A SPORTS branding course for sixth form students included meeting up with Sale Sharks and England RU recent call up man, Danny Cipriani.

Stretford team gears up for centenary football match return leg in Germany

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford High School team facing German opposition in March

4:22pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

FOOTBALLERS from Stretford High School are gearing up for the return leg in their Christmas Day truce match against German opposition.

Timperley parents battle to save 'Aunty Lynn's' from closure

Messenger Newspapers: Auntie Lynns playgroup in Timperley which is under threat from closure. (16476226)

5:12pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

THE mother of a child with a rare condition is helping spearhead a campaign to save an 'outstanding' pre-school from closure.

North of Trafford 'unfairly targeted' by library cuts says MP

Messenger Newspapers: Supportive - Kate Green MP

11:46am Tuesday 20th January 2015

PLANS to shut up to four libraries in the North of the borough have been described as 'disgusting' by a leading politician

Business is booming for former teaching assistant who became a personal trainer

Messenger Newspapers: Andrew Noutch Sale personal trainer based in Hale

3:58pm Monday 19th January 2015

A MAN who suffered a freak gym accident which resulted in more than a dozen operations has established himself as a personal trainer.

Altrincham's Bladerunners clinch silver at the British Championships

Messenger Newspapers: Adult team from Altrincham Bladerunners Silver Medalists at the British Synchronised Skating Championships in Nottingham. (16443724)

12:22pm Monday 19th January 2015

ALTRINCHAM'S adult Bladerunners Synchronised team took silver at weekend in the British Championships held in Nottingham.

Can you help with the Altrincham Festival 2015?

Messenger Newspapers: Rose Queen Gabby Hall and Freya Goudier at last year's festival

10:02am Saturday 17th January 2015

HELP is required from business and other organisations within the town to make this year's Altrincham Festival the best ever.

Tripping the light fantastic for Sale's twinkle toed pair

Messenger Newspapers: SALE based couple Christopher Millward and Victoria Bennett,

6:02am Friday 16th January 2015

A SALE based couple Christopher Millward and Victoria Bennett, are looking to build on past successes when they compete in the United Kingdom Open Championships being held this week in Bournemouth.

Offensive graffiti costs local authority one third more to remove

Messenger Newspapers: (16236053)

1:04pm Thursday 15th January 2015

OFENSIVE words in Trafford cost the local authority one third more to remove than non offensive words.

Blaze hero Jo saves 97 year old woman's life

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Carer Jo with  Enid after the fire (15695726)

10:02am Thursday 15th January 2015

A CARE worker has been praised as a 'lifesaver' after fire broke out in the Stretford flat of a 97 year old woman.

Council reopens consultation on plans to scrap school crossing patrols

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Lollipop man John Naggs on washway road (16020365)

6:02am Thursday 15th January 2015

PARENTS across Trafford have scored a victory in their campaign to save school crossing patrols, after council bosses performed a u-turn over its public consultation.

Close shave for Katie set to benefit cancer youngsters

Messenger Newspapers: Kate East head shave girl from Stretford

2:53pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

A COLLEGE student from Stretford has had her fair locks lopped for charity.

Graphic novels under the spotlight at Stretford Library

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford Library

11:14am Wednesday 14th January 2015

A NUMBER of groups meet regularly at Stretford Library

Woman and cats rescued from Stretford house fire

Messenger Newspapers:

9:51am Tuesday 13th January 2015

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a woman and three cats from a blaze in Stretford.

Barking mad as dog groomer faces latest blackout

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Emily Hunter at her dog groomers which has had power cuts. (15765861)

2:31pm Monday 12th January 2015

A WOMAN who set up a small dog grooming business in Timperley is hopping mad after the latest in a series of power and water cuts.

Trafford lollipop man hit by van at 'danger site'

Messenger Newspapers: (15972757)

11:32am Monday 12th January 2015

THE Messenger is investigating reports that a lollipop man in Trafford was hit by a van that failed to stop this morning.

Sale dinner lady retires after 35 years

Messenger Newspapers: (15877090)

12:02pm Saturday 10th January 2015

CHILDREN at a Sale school bade farewell to a dinner lady who retired after 35 years.

One of Altrincham's main roads in times gone by - Picture Special

Messenger Newspapers: An image of George Street during the 1940s, nothing much had changed from Victorian times

2:18pm Friday 9th January 2015

ALTRINCHAM'S George Street has been a main thoroughfare for many a century of traveller heading through the town.

Trafford Council fails to keep its backyard clean, claim Altrincham residents

Messenger Newspapers: Dumped mattress and base dumped on Dairyhouse Lane

12:26pm Friday 9th January 2015

RESIDENTS in Altrincham suffering from fly tipping problems say they are at their wits end in getting Trafford Council to deal with it.

Being seen is being safe for Timperley schoolchildren

Messenger Newspapers: Manchester 281114.
Steve Arran, Director of Specsavers in Stretford Mall, have just donated reflective vests to pupils at St Mary’s Primary School in Davyhulme to help keep the children safe during the winter months. (15719504)

11:02am Friday 9th January 2015

A STRETFORD optician is making sure children are safe on dark winter days by donating 170 high-visibility vests to a local primary school.

Sweet smell of success for Trafford fragrance firm

Messenger Newspapers: Fragrance Shop's Pete King, managing director

6:02am Friday 9th January 2015

THE TRAFFORD Park based Fragrance Shop saw an 11.8 per cent rise in sales over the 2014 Christmas period as compared to 2013.

Million pound Trafford Council windfall should be spent on frontline services, says Labour

Messenger Newspapers: (14038183)

4:01pm Thursday 8th January 2015

OPPOSITION councillors in Trafford are calling for a £1m windfall in dividend from Manchester Airport to be spent on saving frontline services.

Bowdon man appointed boss at Tesco

Messenger Newspapers: Matt Davies the new CEO of Halfords at their Redditch store. (15762533)

11:18am Thursday 8th January 2015

A BOWDON man has been appointed to help shore up the fortunes of troubled supermarket Tesco.

Megan 'blings' out the best in creative business venture

Messenger Newspapers:

10:02am Wednesday 7th January 2015

A YOUNG 10-year-old entrepreneur has met with one of Trafford's leading politicians.

Police car park plan submitted for former Old Trafford HQ

Messenger Newspapers: GMP car park plan (15631435)

4:16pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

AN application has been submitted to turn the land upon which Greater Manchester Police's Old Trafford headquarters stood on into a match day car park.

Former Dundee Utd player and respected Stretford medic laid to rest

Messenger Newspapers:

3:50pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

TRIBUTES have been paid to a well known Stretford doctor who died shortly before Christmas.

Opportunist bike thief strikes in Timperley

11:05am Tuesday 6th January 2015

A THIEF snatched a white bike while a man was visiting his grandmother in Timperley last night.

'Nation's best headteacher' who inspired generations in Urmston dies

Messenger Newspapers: Mike Spinks at Number 10

10:42am Tuesday 6th January 2015

AN educator once described by former Secretary of State for education Michael Gove as “the best headmaster of the best grammar school in the country” has died.

New campaigning group for Altrincham recreation ground

12:00pm Monday 5th January 2015

A NEW group is being formed in Altrincham this weekend.

Urmston lad wins CBE in New Year Honours

Messenger Newspapers:

10:42am Monday 5th January 2015

A FORMER Urmston born man has been given a CBE in the New Year's Honours.

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