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Stan and Ollie go walkabouts after thieves snatch them!

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11:49am Friday 24th October 2014

A FAMILY has been left devastated after thieves stole two African tortoise from their garden shed in Stretford.

Kate Green MP highlights importance of tackling domestic abuse

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green MP

5:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

KATE Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, has highlighted the importance of tackling domestic and sexual violence following a meeting with the all-party parliamentary group on domestic and sexual violence.

6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

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2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan

Films are just Fantastic for Festival co-founder Gil

Messenger Newspapers: Gil Lane Young with his DVD collection

1:07pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE 25th Festival of Fantastic Films will begin, appropriately, on October 31 with a showing of BBC I’s Ghostwatch, first presented on Hallowe’en 1992.

Emmerdale's Woolpack recreated by Trafford Centre Legoland

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10:49am Friday 24th October 2014

MODEL builders at Legoland Discovery Centre in the Trafford Centre have recreated Emmerdale’s famous local.

Rare duck spotted at Sale Water Park

Messenger Newspapers: The garganey is scarce and very secretive in the UK

9:34am Friday 24th October 2014

A RARE species of duck that visits England in the summer and migrates to Africa for the winter has attracted visitors to Sale Water Park during October.

Sale charity changes system of grant awards

8:02am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Sale Educational Foundation Foundation, which has supported students in higher education for more than 100 years, is changing the way it awards grants.

Spooky Halloween fundraiser at Altrincham craft store

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6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

HOBBYCRAFT in Altrincham will hold a Holloween-themed day of fundraising in store on Friday, October 31 between 11am-3pm.

Peppa Pig to visit Trafford Centre next week

Messenger Newspapers: Set for a splashing time with Peppa Pig

10:04am Friday 24th October 2014

PEPPA Pig will beat Selfridges in the Trafford Centre next Wednesday, October 29.

Charity champion and decorated war veteran Peter dies

Messenger Newspapers: Peter Ewart Robinson

11:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PETER Ewart Robinson, MBE, US Legion of Honour, a resident of Sale, has died at the age of 83.

Hale-based property firm to hold digital seminar

Messenger Newspapers: Toughened lending sees mortgages fall

11:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HALE-based The House Crowd, the world’s first crowd-funded property investment vehicle, will host a seminar where delegates can discover how property investment is being revolutionised in the digital age.

Council consults on 'savage' cuts

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10:03am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SERIES of local consultation meetings, to provide Trafford residents the chance to 'have their say' on Trafford Council's draft 2015/16 budget proposals, start next week.

Famous author visits Trafford school

Messenger Newspapers: BEST selling fantasy writer Joseph Delaney gave young writers at St. Antony's Catholic College, Urmston

9:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEST selling fantasy writer Joseph Delaney gave young writers at St. Antony's Catholic College a masterclass in creating the weird, wonderful and downright wacky.

Man stabbed in Stretford park

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9:55am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DETECTIVES in Stretford are investigating after a man was stabbed.

Stockdales' annual ball raises £12,000

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured are guests Darren and Louise Proctor, Nigel and Sharon Mather, Nigel is a Stockdales trustee, Maria and Nigel Evans and Ian and Lesley Shaw.

5:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SALE based disability charity, Stockdales, which supports people with severe disabilities, raised £12,000 for its funds when it raised its annual ball.

Motown and Northern Soul Night in Urmston

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1:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

URMSTON Masonic Hall, Westbourne Road, Urmston, presents a Motown and Northern Soul with The Soul Boys on November 21 at 7.30pm.

Find out more about super fast broadband

Messenger Newspapers: HELP: Superfast Business aims to showcase benefits of broadband

12:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ALMOST 2,000 Trafford businesses and homes are now benefiting from high-speed fibre broadband rolled out by the £15 million Get Digital Faster programme across Greater Manchester.

Hurricane fells tree and damages cars in Hale

Messenger Newspapers: Tree down on Queens road in Hale (11798668)

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HURRICANE winds of more than 50mph ripped through Trafford on Tuesday – bringing down a tree and damaging four cars in Queen’s Road, Hale.

Greater Manchester police commissioner offers good wishes for Diwali

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10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has wished Greater Manchester’s Hindus, Sikhs and Jains a Happy Diwali.

Charity concert in Hale

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8:02am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ST Peter's Church, Ashley Road, Ha,le is holding a charity concert in aid of Uganda Development Services on November 8 at 7.30pm.

Community group gets bird's eye view of power plant

Messenger Newspapers: PPP members on the steps near the chimney stack. From left, Dave Hall, PPP; Tony Wilson, Alstom; Janet Fram, PPP; Darren Dockerill, Alstom; Paul Grainge and Les Fram, PPP

9:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

EIGHT members of community group Positive Partington visited Carrington Power Station to get a better idea about how the power station on their doorstep is developing.

Fallen tree leads to road closure

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9:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE are warning motorists to take care on the roads this evening as the region feels the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo.

All choir wants for Christmas is new members

Messenger Newspapers: Flixton Community Choir

5:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOLLOWING the success of its debut performance, Flixton Community Choir is looking to boost its ranks for Christmas.

Trafford MPs unite to condemn peer's controversial minimum wage comments

Messenger Newspapers: Mike Kane MP

5:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TRAFFORD MPs have united to condemn the controversial remarks made by the welfare minister Lord Freud.

New Food Bank for Flixton

Messenger Newspapers: Schoolchildren's diets to get healthy boost

4:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW foodbank will open in Flixton this Friday, amid a worryingly increasing number of referrals at existing centres.

TJ Hughes returns to Stretford Mall

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford Mall manager Colin McCrory celebrates the news that TJ Hughes are coming back to the Mall.

1:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

POPULAR department store TJ Hughes will open its doors at Stretford Mall on Thursday with the creation of 40 new jobs.

Travel misery as Hurricane Gonzalo blows in

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1:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo have blown into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers.

Altrincham Court Leet - latest appointments

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured left to right, town crier,  burgess Peter Powell, Dr Kenneth Lea, Denise Laver, provost of Altrincham, Alan Laver and burgess Linda Blease, wine taster to the Court Leet.

8:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ALTRINCHAM Court Leet re-elected Burgess Denise Laver as Provost of Altrincham.

Loose Change Buskers Oct 23

Messenger Newspapers: Loose Change Buskers

6:17am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ALTRINCHAM based Loose Change Buskers raised £885 for Cancer Research UK last weekend, playing at the Wellgreen Lodge on Friday., Wilmslow Artisan Market on Saturday and the Soptometrist annual party on Saturday night.

Apprentice James picks up top award

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford College assistant principal Joan Scott and with apprentice James Bagnall

9:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

TRAFFORD College apprentice James Bagnall is celebrating scooping a Young Apprentice of the Year award at the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2014.

Immigration essay wins top prize for St Ambrose student Paolo

Messenger Newspapers: Paolo Lucci

5:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

IMMIGRATION certainly adds up for St. Ambrose College top economist Paolo Lucci whose entry into the Royal Economics Society's Economist of the Year Competition has won a special award.

Artists donate £120 to charity

4:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

ASHTON On Mersey Society of Artists raised £120 for the charity Macular Degeneration from a raffle held at their annual exhibition at St Anne’s Church Hall on October 18.

£1,000 up for grabs in poetry competition

4:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

ASPIRING poets could win £1,000 in a competition being launched this autumn.

Entries sought for the Bowdon Youth Festival

Messenger Newspapers: Steven Roberts at last year’s Festival with Scarlett Quigley, Bowdon Young Singer of the Year 2013 and Anna Townsend, Bowdon Young Singer of the Year 2014.

1:05pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE newly appointed chairman of the British and International Federation of Festivals, Steven Roberts, will be adjudicating at the third Bowdon Youth Festival.

Cash available for green projects

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12:08pm Monday 20th October 2014

GROUPS in Trafford are being asked to come up with ideas for making their neighbourhoods greener.

Revealed - the worst place to park in Trafford

11:24am Monday 20th October 2014

THE worst place to park your car and risk a fine in Trafford is revealed today.

Sale dentists get behind breast cancer awareness

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8:06am Monday 20th October 2014

DENTISTS in Brooklands will be pretty in pink on October 24 to support breast cancer awareness.

Centenary of heroic boy signaller who died in South Atlantic

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6:16am Monday 20th October 2014

ONE can only imagine the terror suffered by a teenager from Sale as his ship and others were targeted by deadly enemy ships during the First World War at the Battle of Coronel.

MEP Paul Nuttall denies he played 'Bungle' in children's TV show Rainbow

Messenger Newspapers: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:42pm Monday 20th October 2014

NORTH West MEP Paul Nuttall has denied that he used to play the character Bungle in the 1970s classic children's TV show Rainbow.

Gales and heavy rain on the way

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10:58am Monday 20th October 2014

THE remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in the UK later today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

How's this - Flixton Cricket Club are champions

Messenger Newspapers: Flixton players Steve Hammond Alton Beckford and Aiden Fetherston (captain)

4:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FLIXTON Cricket Club first team has won the Bolton and District Cricket Association club championship - for the first time since joining the league in 2008.

A Peach of a Christmas show at the Waterside

12:07pm Sunday 19th October 2014

WATERSHED Productions presents the Roald Dahl classic James and The Giant Peach at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale this Christmas.

TV scientist presents prizes at Altrincham Girls Grammar

Messenger Newspapers: Helen Czerski

8:17am Sunday 19th October 2014

TV scientist Dr Helen Czerski was special guest at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls' GCSE presentation evening.

NHS Trafford urges residents to get 'flu safe'

6:35pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NHS Trafford is urging 'at risk' residents to get ‘flu safe,’ as winter approaches, with a free flu jab.

Sale-based entrepreneur has lands licensing agreement in partnership with Danish university

4:15pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A SALE-based entrepreneur has landed a licensing agreement which will take his programme 'R U Different?' into up to 50 Danish schools for a minimum of two years.

New photography exhibition on display at Altrincham's Cresta Court Hotel

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12:08pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A NEW exhibition celebrating Altrincham through the decades has opened at the Cresta Court Hotel.

Number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Greater Manchester falls

8:29am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEW figures show that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Greater Manchester in September decreased by 2,300 (4.8 per cent) when compared with August 2014 figures.

Specialist knee clinic opens in Hale

Messenger Newspapers: The Bluespot Clinic team

6:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

A STATE-of-the-art specialist knee clinic, one of only a handful in the UK, has recently opened in Hale.

Amy Childs at Manchester beauty show this weekend

Messenger Newspapers: Amy Childs

9:01am Saturday 18th October 2014

REALITY TV star Amy Childs is bringing her beauty and fashion products to the Pro Beauty North Show this weekend.

Altrincham DJ and friend of Jimmy Savile 'raped schoolgirl', court hears

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

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

An Altrincham DJ and friend of Jimmy Savile raped a young schoolgirl and then told her to introduce friends to him who were "goers", a court has heard.




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