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Police appeal after violent Sale store robbery

Messenger Newspapers: Hunt for man called off

1:01pm Friday 31st October 2014

A shopworker was punched during a violent robbery in Sale.

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.

Bowdon curate to abseil church spire for Iraq's persecuted Christians

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12:51pm Friday 31st October 2014

BOWDON curate Myles Owen will abseil from St Mary’s Church tower this weekend to raise money for Middle East Christians facing persecution by Islamist terrorists.

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.

Impressive debut by Old Trafford playwright Adam

Messenger Newspapers: Adam Gilmour as TK

9:43am Friday 31st October 2014

RESISTANCE is futile - or is it?

GMP intercept foreign national driving offenders

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10:03am Friday 31st October 2014

GREATER Manchester Police arrested 23 people as part of a week-long operation targeting foreign national offenders who use the roads – with two apprehended suspects being wanted for robbery offences.

Sale church to host craft fair

Messenger Newspapers: Christmas Craft Fair

9:24am Friday 31st October 2014

A CRAFT Fair will be held on Saturday, November 8 between 10am-3.30pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Trinity Road Sale.

New exemption for Trafford self builders

Messenger Newspapers: YOUNG BRICKIES: Richard  Cook(left)  and  Dalton Griffiths shadowing Adrian Davies, Stepnell site manager and qualified bricklayer, at the Sanctuary Grove site in Worcester

6:28am Friday 31st October 2014

A TAX exemption is now available - to people who build their own homes and extensions - providing they meet certain criteria

Motorists can claim for uninsured accidents

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6:12am Friday 31st October 2014

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

Sale launches its poppy appeal

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6:01am Friday 31st October 2014

SALE's poppy appeal was launched for 2014 after the Royal British Legion flag was raised over the Town Hall.

Top 10 Hallowe'en costumes: Families now spend an average of £162 on spooky celebrations

Messenger Newspapers: The Halloween-themed treasure hunt is organised by businesses in the town every year

10:12am Friday 31st October 2014

Households now spend an average of £162 on Hallowe'en, new figures reveal.

Land Rover driven through Sale Co-op window in suspected ram-raid

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11:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are investigating after a Land Rover was driven into a shop and then set on fire, in Sale

Council chiefs urging Trafford residents to wise up to new voting system

Messenger Newspapers: European election results

6:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are urging residents to make sure they don't lose their right to vote in next year's local and general elections.

Breakfast to aid disabled

Messenger Newspapers: Pets at Home store in Consett has announced Shepherd Support UK is its chosen charity partner.

4:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A BREAKFAST event is being held to raise money for an animal charity.

Songs of Praise to visit Flixton church to tell the story of 'inspirational' James

Messenger Newspapers: James McCarthy

4:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE popular BBC programme Songs of Praise is visiting St Michael's Church in Flixton to film a story about one of its worshippers, James McCarthy - a man described as an 'inspiration' by the vicar there.

Send us your Halloween pictures to feature in next week's Messenger

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2:11pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE are bound to be plenty of spooky goings on tomorrow.


12:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GREATER Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner has encouraged Trafford residents to attend organised events this Bonfire Night.

Sale Choral Society to stage First World War themed concert

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12:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sale Choral Society is about to perform a concert with a Remembrance theme - Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Faure’s Requiem.

Red's stars lend support to school football team

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11:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS at a Sale school had a visit from Manchester United stars.

Trafford Council issues grants to combat social isolation

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10:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

GROUPS from across Trafford who help alleviate social isolation have received a share of £30,000 in grants.

New book chronicles Trafford Town Hall redevelopment

Messenger Newspapers: Len Grant with his new book, which chronicles the redevelopment of Trafford Council's town hall

10:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW book chronicling the journey to restore and redevelop Trafford’s Grade II listed town hall has been published.

Trafford Housing Trust caretaker threatens to dispose of deaf resident's hanging basket

Messenger Newspapers: Neil and Melissa O' Donoghue with the offending hanging basket, which Trafford Housing Trust now want moved to the other side of the door because they believe it to be a fire hazard

2:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A STRETFORD man’s green-fingered attempts to spruce up his flat didn’t take root with a Trafford Housing Trust caretaker – who threatened to remove and destroy his new hanging basket.

Council chiefs back National Adoption Week

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8:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are once again supporting National Adoption Week - which runs from November 3-9.

Kate Green MP praises Cubs' disability awareness project

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green MP with the 1st Gorse Hill Cubs

6:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CUB Pack from Stretford got more than they bargained for when they started one of the latest additions to their activity badges.

Prolific offender behind bars after Altrincham knifepoint burglary

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6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A PROLIFIC criminal who broke into a family's Altrincham home during a botched knifepoint burglary has been jailed.

More than 3,000 children reported missing in Greater Manchester this year, report reveals

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2:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

More than 3,000 children under the age of 18 have been reported missing in Greater Manchester this year, according to a new report.

Manchester Airport station closure will allow fourth platform construction

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3:48pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MANCHESTER Airport railway station will close for nearly a month to complete £1 billion upgrade work on a new, fourth platform.

Rare duck and unidentified hybrid species sighted at Sale Water Park

Messenger Newspapers: James Walsh at Sale Waterpark, where he spotted a rare garganey duck, as well as an as yet unidentified hybrid species

12:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A RARE species of duck has brought twitchers flocking to Sale Water Park during October.

Michael Le Vell attends Flixton coffee morning fundraiser

Messenger Newspapers: Practice owner Dr Kailesh Solanki welcomed guests, who included Coronation Street actor, Michael Le Vell.

12:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than £700 was raised from a coffee and cake morning being held at Kissdental, based at Woodsend Road, Flixton.

Work begins to improve Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop

Messenger Newspapers: An artist's impression of how the new Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop will look following improvement works

11:51am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAFFORD Metrolink passengers will soon be able to alight at a brand new Deansgate-Castlefield station.

Trafford firms urged not to miss out on EU funding

Messenger Newspapers: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

7:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A EUROPEAN staff training fund is available to small businesses in Trafford.

Stretford Fire Station Prince's Trust youngsters complete Dunham Scout Camp restoration

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6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COMMUNITY project run by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue has seen the renovation of Dunham Scout Camp.

Trafford MPs welcome 'overdue' HS3 plan to improve northern rail connections

Messenger Newspapers: Undated handout photo issued by HS2 of the potential HS2 train design. Campaigners have lost the latest legal challenge over the Government's high-speed rail project HS2. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 6, 2014. The challenge was

1:54pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TRAFFORD MPs have welcomed the announcement that Manchester will be connected to other northern cities under plans for an east-west high speed rail ‘HS3’ line.

Kate Green MP opens new activity hall

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green MP and the Rev Stuart Smith

6:27pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

KATE Green, MP for Stretford & Urmston, officially opened the new activity hall at Cornerstone Methodist Church.

Rock 'til you drop - Showaddywaddy visit Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Showaddywaddy guitarist Paul Dixon - photo by Hazel Gibb

4:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THEY were rocking in the aisles at Altrincham Garrick on Sunday when Showaddywaddy came to town.

Roll up for a cool night out - Manchester ice rink set for return

Messenger Newspapers: The ice rink at Spinningfields

4:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

SPINNINGFIELDS in Manchester will once again play host to the city centre’s only outdoor ice rink, with The Lawns and Hardman Square transformed into a festive hub of activity this winter.

Musical assignment is just the job for Roger

Messenger Newspapers: Roger Shelmerdine

12:13pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ROGER SHELMERDINE from Crossfield Road, Hale, enjoys working with young people as much as he enjoys music.

Victorian footbridge bites the dust

Messenger Newspapers: PIC 022: (L-R) TfGMC Chair Councillor Andrew Fender and Laing O’Rourke Project Leader Nick Heywood underneath the old bridge prior to removal

12:09pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FOOTBRIDGE which has carried travellers from what is now the Altrincham Interchange since 1880 has been removed.

Bowdon children's charity set to benefit from Christmas decorations appeal

Messenger Newspapers: Helen Crowther with the Adventure Farm's alpacas IPD27814

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Children’s Adventure Farm Trust near Bowdon will receive some extra festive sparkle this Christmas as part of a decoration donation appeal.

Altrincham skaters' season off to a winning start

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham Synchronised Skating teams

8:12am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ALTRINCHAM Synchronised Skating teams got off to a winning start when they competed in their first competition of the season in Lee Valley in London.

Altrincham's Loose Change Buskers raise almost £1,000 for Cancer Research UK

Messenger Newspapers: Loose Change Buskers

6:17am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ALTRINCHAM'S Loose Change Buskers raised £349 for Cancer Research UK when they played at the Barbikan in Chorlton on Saturday and £425 when they played at Withington Makers Market on Sunday, followed by a further £200 fromSoptometrists.

Altrincham hotel takes honours in Chamber of Commerce awards

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6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Best Western Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham scooped The Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce business award for Leisure and Tourism 2014.

Thousands raised for ex-Red striker Phil Chisnall at Urmston charity evening

Messenger Newspapers: John Chisnall, the son of Phil, at Urmston Social Club, with Denis Law and other former players from Manchester United and Manchester City

4:22pm Monday 27th October 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for a former Manchester United footballer in Urmston.

Altrincham law firm bucking industry trends with a bright year ahead

Messenger Newspapers: Case dropped against decorator who punched two men 'who were high on drugs' after faeces were thrown over his fence

12:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

ALTRINCHAM law firm, MLP Law, is looking towards a positive future after weathering a tumultuous period for the industry.

Stretford shoppers can try their luck in two-day game show style event

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford Mall

12:05pm Monday 27th October 2014

STRETFORD Mall customers could be in with a chance of winning a prize in a special game-show style two-day event.

Altrincham gym offering day pass for sweets swap this Halloween

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11:58am Monday 27th October 2014

PUREGYM Altrincham on Stamford New Road is getting in the Halloween spirit by asking members to bring in a bag of sweets in return for a free day pass that they can give to family and friends to enjoy.

Altrincham heralded a blooming success at flower awards

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11:51am Monday 27th October 2014

ALTRINCHAM’S flower power was rewarded with a bunch of honours at the North West in Bloom awards.

VIDEO: Timperley X Factor hopeful, 74, aims for success in 2015

Messenger Newspapers:

10:19am Monday 27th October 2014

TIMPERLEY X-Factor hopeful Hazel Jackson has vowed that 2015 will be the year she makes it big.

Top professor to speak at next allergy support meeting in Flixton

Messenger Newspapers: Spotlight on Health: Manage your allergies

6:00am Monday 27th October 2014

THE next meeting of the Manchester Allergy Support Group will take place between 7-8.30pm at St John's Church, Irlam Road, Flixton on Monday, November 3.

Urmston college undergoes £120,000 facelift

Messenger Newspapers: Headteacher Fiona Wright is pictured with Year Seven pupils Natasha Knight and Kai Bannan.

5:05pm Sunday 26th October 2014

ST Antony's Catholic College in Urmston is enjoying a facelift thanks to a joint partnership between Trafford Council and Salford Diocese.

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