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Landlord and his wife tied up during robbery on their Stretford pub

Messenger Newspapers: Arrest made after man attacked with machete in Altrincham

9:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A LANDLORD and his wife were tied up during a robbery at their Stretford pub.

Trafford's Conservative and Labour leaders clash over dog fouling enforcement

Messenger Newspapers: Up for the challenge - Councillor Sean Anstee

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE leaders of Trafford’s Conservative and Labour groups have clashed over the issue of dog fouling enforcement.

Youth worker completes charity trek for Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Messenger Newspapers: Gordon Carlisle on the walk

12:31pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A TIMPERLEY resident has completed a gruelling trek - to raise funds for a charity close to his heart.

Man due in court after impersonating a police officer in an attempt to burgle an Old Trafford house

Messenger Newspapers: Arrest made after man attacked with machete in Altrincham

9:18am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MAN who impersonated a police officer in an attempt to burgle an Old Trafford house has been charged.

Owner of Altrincham Market addresses concerns about use of temporary shipping containers during refurbishment works

Messenger Newspapers: Nick Johnson

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE owner of Altrincham Market has sought to reassure market traders and users that the ‘difficult’ transitional period at the Greenwood Street site will be worthwhile once works are completed in July.

Call out for students studying art at schools in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: e Mayor, Cllr Dylan Butt, with Art With A Heart volunteers Danniel Hitchener, Jes Slater and Bex Wild, and Karen Wroe, project director, at Trafford Schools Open 2013

12:20pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ALTRINCHAM community arts centre Art with a Heart is once again highlighting the artistic skills of the borough’s pupils with its third annual Trafford Schools Open exhibition.

Coronation Street's Barbara Knox in court today

Messenger Newspapers: Barbara Knox is to appear in court on a drink-driving charge.

9:36am Thursday 24th April 2014

CORONATION Street actress Barbara Knox will make her first appearance in court today accused of drink driving.

Vandals pull down power lines in Broadheath, causing 'havoc'

Messenger Newspapers: Vandals pull down power lines in Broadheath, causing 'havoc'

11:08am Thursday 24th April 2014

VANDALS caused ‘havoc’ when they brought down overhead power lines, leaving several Broadheath homes and businesses without power yesterday.

Fancy dress opening for Stretford play area

11:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

PIRATES, fairies, witches and super heroes celebrated at a picnic and fancy-dress completion to celebrate the official re-opening of the revamped play area in Lostock Park, Curzon Road, Stretford, on April 23.

Spring fair at animal sanctuary

Messenger Newspapers: Natasha Woest, sanctuary manager, with other members of the team at the SAA

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TRAFFORD’S Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA) will be holding its annual Spring Fair on April 27.

Trafford's Frank Sinatra gets set to serenade

Messenger Newspapers: Wayne Devlin

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

'TRAFFORD’S Frank Sinatra' will be serenading listeners with a medley of American classics to raise funds for the Royal Greater Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Expert gives talk to school girls about healthy skin

Messenger Newspapers: Dr Sarah Norman, flanked by (L to R) Jayshwini Sanghani, Kate Gleave, Elizabeth Archer, Scarlett Daly and Aysher Nadeem

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IT is never too early to start protecting your skin, that was the key message given by Hale-based skin expert Dr Sarah Norman to the girls in Year Nine at Manchester High School for Girls recently.

Easter Eggstravaganza for Total Fitness gym bunnies

Messenger Newspapers: Hague, Ashley Craven, Chris Lea, Anna Karenina

2:46pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

STAFF and members at Total Fitness Altrincham donated Easter eggs throughout April to Francis House The club collected 52 eggs and delivered them to the charity on April 19.

B&M opens in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Store manager Graeme Reid with Helen Crowther from the Children's Adventure Farm Trust, centre

1:53pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

RETAILER B&M invited some very special guests to the opening of its store on Altrincham Retail Park on Good Friday.

Sale music concert to boost Cancer Research UK

Messenger Newspapers: Beth White and son George)

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TIMPERLEY fundraiser is organising a musical extravaganza in memory of her mum.

Easer egg collection for Wythenshawe Hospital

Messenger Newspapers: Easer egg collection for Wythenshawe Hospital

11:36am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SAINSBURY Altrincham donated Easter eggs to the children’s Starlight Ward at Wythenshawe Hospital on April 16.

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

11:08am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair returns to Altrincham Grammar School for Boys on April 27.

Doctor Who actress visits Urmston Bookshop

Messenger Newspapers: A recreation of the Tardis by the Questors team

10:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

URMSTON Bookshop will welcome Manchester born author Anna Hope on May 1.

Church celebrates 300th anniversary

Messenger Newspapers: Don Acraman outside St Martin’s, Ashton-upon-Mersey

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE congregation at St Martin’s, Ashton-upon-Mersey is celebrating the 300th anniversary of its ‘new’ church being built in 1714.

First World War commemorations announced in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Cllr. Anstee and Staff Sgt Matt Spruce of the 207 Field Regiment with the Stretford book of remembrance

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TRAFFORD Council will mark the anniversary of the First World War with a thought provoking programme of events and activitiesr.

'Overheard in Waitrose' Facebook page becomes Internet hit

Messenger Newspapers: Waitrose

3:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NEXT time you’re in the Altrincham branch of Waitrose, try a little eavesdropping in the aisles, as the Facebook page ‘Overheard in Waitrose’ has become an Internet hit.

Manchester United sack David Moyes

Messenger Newspapers: Manchester United manager David Moyes, wearing one of the company's ties

12:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DAVID Moyes' short-lived reign at Manchester United is over.

Stockdales service users' special and very scrummy delivery

Messenger Newspapers: Stockdales service users enjoy their special delivery

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

STOCKDALES has become a ‘chocholics’ paradise after the Sale-based charity received a donation of more than 100 Easter eggs.

Variety is the spice of life for Bowdon School of Ballet

Messenger Newspapers: Some of the BSB dancers in rehearsal

3:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BOWDON School of Ballet is holding a show at the Waterside Arts Centre on Saturday (April 26) at 6.30pm and Sunday (April 27) at 2pm.

Louis van Gaal heads the betting to take over Manchester United manager's job

Messenger Newspapers: Sir Alex Ferguson statue unveiled at Old Trafford

4:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

LOUIS van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp are the punters’ predictions to be the next permanent managers at Manchester United. Both have seen 16% of all bets placed on the market although it is Lous van Gaal who has seen the lumpier wagers. Van Gaal has seen a whopping 47% of all the money placed on the market with bets of up to £600 being placed on the current Netherlands boss.

Stretford Public Hall - Friends group to stage Open Day

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford Public Hall

12:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Friends of Stretford Public Hall have organised an Open Day on May 3 from 10am to 4pm, and the event will include tours of the building at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Support group for sufferers of rare disease

8:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association is holding its next meeting at Urmston Library, Golden Way, Urmston, on May 10 from 1pm to 3pm.

Sale theatre company needs new members - for a show with a difference

Messenger Newspapers: Martin Harris

6:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SALE based Rocket Theatre is currently looking for new members to take part in a performance with a difference at the Sale Festival.

Councillors reject plans to turn Urmston garage into assisted living accommodation, against officers’ recommendations

Messenger Newspapers: Councillors reject plans to turn Urmston garage into assisted living accommodation, against officers’ recommendations

7:50am Monday 21st April 2014

COUNCILLORS rejected an application to turn a garage into supported living accommodation for people with learning disabilities, against planning officers’ recommendations.

Flixton woman awarded £16,000 after suing her Urmston dentist

Messenger Newspapers: Lorraine's teeth

6:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A FLIXTON woman was awarded £16,000 in compensation in an out of court settlement against her Urmston dentist.

Three banks in Sale, Altrincham and Didsbury burgled within four days of each other

Messenger Newspapers: Arrest made after man attacked with machete in Altrincham

6:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

THREE banks were burgled in Sale, Altrincham and Didsbury in the space of a few days.

Number of people using food banks in Trafford increases more than five-fold in a year

Messenger Newspapers: The Mayor of Trafford opening Stretford Food Banks recently

4:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE number of people using foodbanks in Trafford increased by more than five times in the past 12 months.

Sale priest who helped build Burma railway shares experience for book about forgiveness

Messenger Newspapers: Carmel Thomason, who wrote the book

12:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

A SALE priest who helped build the Burma Railway while imprisoned by the Japanese during the Second World War has shared his experience for a new book to encourage others to think about forgiveness in their lives.

Altrincham FC on track with community sports hall plan - but support still needed

Messenger Newspapers: How the ground would look after the development’

3:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ALTRINCHAM FC is urging the community to back its final fundraising push and help the club realise its dream of a new community sports hall.

Altrincham Film Club holds charity film night

Messenger Newspapers: Martin Sheen ponders the way ahead in The Way, directed by son Emilio Estevez

11:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

ALTRINCHAM Film Club Is holding a charity film night in support of Altrincham resident Dr Lydia Bowden who will, in June, do a sponsored walk along the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Free first aid courses for community groups in Stretford and Urmston

Messenger Newspapers: Can you help at the new Falmouth Red Cross Shop?

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

THE British Red Cross is running free first aid courses for community groups in Stretford and Urmston.

National Pet Month is the ‘purr-fect’ time to talk about owning a cat

Messenger Newspapers: Kittens stolen from welfare centre

3:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

CATS Protection is offering free talks to schools, colleges and community groups throughout April and May to coincide with National Pet Month.

Half of Manchester’s over 50s are neglecting their hearing

Messenger Newspapers: Half of Manchester’s over 50s are neglecting their hearing

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A SURVEY has found that over 50 per cent of residents over 50 years old in Greater Manchester are not seeking treatment for hearing loss, despite admitting that they can’t hear clearly.

Roll up to Sale Farmers’ Market

Messenger Newspapers: The farmers’ market held in Sale in June

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

SALE Farmers’Market will take place on April 26 from 9am-5pm.

Pets' Corner in John Leigh Park to remain open, thanks to Messenger-backed campaign

Messenger Newspapers: Dave Jolley and other Friends of John Leigh Park members

6:10am Friday 18th April 2014

PETS’ Corner in John Leigh Park, Altrincham, is to remain open, thanks to a Messenger-backed campaign.

Medical student Lucy competes for Miss Manchester title

Messenger Newspapers: Lucy Trevor

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A UNIVERSITY of Manchester medical student from Flixton has reached the final of the ‘Miss Manchester pageant, which will be held on April 24 at the Palace Hotel.

Leslie celebrates 100th birthday, but he's not too old to receive money in a card

Messenger Newspapers: Leslie celebrates 100th birthday, but he's not too old to receive money in a card

7:50am Friday 18th April 2014

LESLIE Nicholson may be celebrating his 100th birthday this Saturday, but he’s not too old to receive money in his birthday cards.

Manchester Road, Broadheath, closed in both directions following a four car collision

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called to separate Stretford cooking fires

2:47pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MANCHESTER Road in Broadheath is currently closed in both directions following a four car collision.

Man requires 12 stitches after being stabbed in the neck on night out in Trafford Park

Messenger Newspapers: Arrest made after man attacked with machete in Altrincham

11:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN was stabbed in the neck while he enjoyed a night out with friends in Trafford Park.

Friends of the Earth warns Trafford Council it faces a legal challenge if it grants permission for coal bed methane extraction in Davyhulme

Messenger Newspapers: United Utilities treatment works in Davyhulme

10:25am Thursday 17th April 2014

FRIENDS of the Earth has written to Trafford Council to warn that it risks a legal challenge if the local authority grants permission for coal bed methane (CBM) extraction in Davyhulme.

Anniversary celebrations at Davyhulme treatment plant

Messenger Newspapers: The ‘sewage farm’ circa 1900

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SCIENTISTS from around the world have been arriving in Trafford to celebrate a rather unusual birthday.

VOTE: Who is your favourite Trafford star? See our Top 20 here

Messenger Newspapers: Karl Pilkington

12:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Can you think of anyone who isn't on our list?

Stacey to get her dreadlocks chopped to thank charity

Messenger Newspapers: Stacey Barlow

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A TIMPERLEY resident is celebrating a cancer-free decade by cutting off her waist-length dreadlocks for charity in May.

Easter eggs galore at Stretford Mall

Messenger Newspapers: Easter eggs galore at Stretford Mall

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

YOUNG shoppers decorated eggs for a special Easter tree at Stretford Mall.

Take part in Trafford Park heritage film

Messenger Newspapers: The PG Tips factory in Trafford Park

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

OLD Trafford and Stretford residents of all ages are being invited to take part in a new film about the heritage of Trafford and, in particular, Trafford Park Industrial Estate.




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