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Speaker of history talk announced

7:57am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CHRIS Makepeace will be the speaker at the next meeting of North Cheshire Family History Society.

Bowdon remembers its courageous son

Messenger Newspapers: Captain Edward Bradbury VC born in Bowdon

7:11am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

VILLAGERS in Bowdon turned out in force to commemorate the life and courageous death of one of its own.

Sale Choral Society to begin concert rehearsals

6:37am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SALE Choral Society will be starting rehearsals at Sale Moor Methodist Church on September 9.

Council contracts handover approved by council executive

Messenger Newspapers: Sean Anstee, leader of the council and Conservative group leader

12:04pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PLANS to transfer the running of some of Trafford Council's services to private companies were rubber stamped by the council executive last night.

All change for peak time rail users in Greater Manchester

6:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NORTHERN Rail is introducing evening peak ticket restrictions on rail services in Greater Manchester.

Charity record aims to raise funds for cancer patients

Messenger Newspapers: Sue James

6:10pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN emotional song inspired by the experiences of cancer patients is turning into a hit for country singer Sue James from Sale.

Trafford College has plenty to offer students

Messenger Newspapers: Charlotte Montgomery

4:26pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

STUDENTS unsure of their next step are being urged to contact Trafford College - to find out about the courses it has to offer.

Charity champion Ruth raises £30,000 for Stockdales

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured on the back row is Sally Laffan, fundraising assistant) for Stockdales, Ruth Rae and front row Stockdales service users Clare Temple and Claire Parker.

12:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SALE resident, Ruth Rae, is a dedicated supporter Sale based disability charity Stockdales. She has been involved in fundraising for the organisation for more than 12 years. Over the last year, The 76-year-old has juar raised - £4,000 which takes her overall fundraising total to £30,000.

Family Fun Day in Broadway Park

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8:21am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Friends of Broadway Park, Davyhulme, are holding a Family Fun Day on September 7 from noon to 4pm.

Sale Choral Society - new season rehearsals

Messenger Newspapers: Sheet music

6:16am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SALE Choral Society will be starting rehearsals on September 0 at Sale Moor Methodist Church, Northenden Road. The choir will be singing Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man and Faure’s Requiem in preparation for a concert on November 15.

Hearing services for new Altrincham Hospital announced

Messenger Newspapers: An artist's impression of how the new Altrincham Hospital will look

6:40pm Monday 1st September 2014

HEARING services which will be provided in Trafford after next Spring's opening of the new £17 million Altrincham Hospital, have been announced.

Work to improve park and ride at Flixton Railway Station begins

Messenger Newspapers: Transport for Greater Manchester

4:29pm Monday 1st September 2014

IMPROVEMENT work to the park and ride facilities at Flixton Railway station has begun.

Sale MP planning blindfold walk

Messenger Newspapers: New MP Mike Kane pays tribute to Paul Goggins after 'by-election no one wanted'

12:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

SALE MP Mike Kane is planning a blindfold walk in the town centre to highlight the difficulties and dangers faced by people with sight loss.

Exhibition celebrating four decades of a Partington playground gets £500 funding

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8:10am Monday 1st September 2014

AN exhibition to celebrate four decades of a Partington playground has been given a £500 funding boost.

Sir Alex Ferguson opens new hospital scanning facility

Messenger Newspapers: The new scanner

6:06am Monday 1st September 2014

SIR Alex Ferguson officially opened a new state-of-the-art scanning facility at Spire Manchester Hospital.

Sale church to hold heritage open day

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4:39pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A SALE church is throwing open its doors as part of National Heritage Day.

Be part of a Manchester girl band

Messenger Newspapers: Win Tickets to Manchester’s Key 103 LIVE Concert

4:31pm Sunday 31st August 2014

IN September Key103 will be scouring Manchester for talented singers. The radio station is creating a Girl Band from scratch to give four artists the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a pop star.

Trafford allergy sufferers invited to meeting

Messenger Newspapers: SNEEZE: An allergy to pollen can make life a misery during the summer.

12:53pm Sunday 31st August 2014

ALLERGY sufferers are invited to a meeting of the Manchester Allergy Support Group on Monday September 1.

Former soap beauty backs charity campaign

Messenger Newspapers: Michelle Keegan

12:17pm Sunday 31st August 2014

FORMER Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has donated her old sofa to a fundraising campaign by the furniture giant DFS and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Award-winning Old Trafford firm stays put

Messenger Newspapers: Bev  Budsworth

8:12am Sunday 31st August 2014

AWARD-winning debt management company, The Debt Advisor, has signed a new five-year lease for its existing premises at the Westpoint building in Old Trafford.

Altrincham opticians urges parents to get children's eyes tested before school resumes

Messenger Newspapers: WIN designer glasses while keeping an eye out for Sidcup hospital unit

7:51am Sunday 31st August 2014

AN Altrincham opticians is urging parents to get their children’s eyes checked before the start of the new school year.

Get your will drawn up for free in exchange for donation to the Christie

Messenger Newspapers: Christie scores well in survey on care of dying patients

6:45am Sunday 31st August 2014

PEOPLE in Trafford will have the opportunity to make or update their will for free next month as part of The Christie’s 'make a will week', in return for a donation to the charity.

Old Trafford debt management company signs new lease

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11:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

A DEBT management company has signed a new five-year lease for its existing premises at the Westpoint building in Old Trafford.

Firm fined £5,000 after joiner slipped through floor

Messenger Newspapers: Merseyside men on firearms charges

12:06am Saturday 30th August 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm has appeared in court over safety failings after a Stretford joiner was badly injured when he fell through a ceiling.

Former Hale Catholic school teacher jailed for historic sexual abuse against scores of boys

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11:05am Friday 29th August 2014

A FORMER Hale Barns Catholic school teacher has been jailed for historic sex abuse against scores of his pupils.

Victim of sex offender and former St Ambrose teacher, Alan Morris, tells Messenger about his decision to make an ITV documentary

Messenger Newspapers: Alan Morris outside Minshull Street Crown Court.. Photo courtesy of Title Role Productions

11:19am Friday 29th August 2014

SEX offender and former St Ambrose Catholic College teacher, Alan Morris, was last week sentenced for 19 sexual offences against scores of male pupils he was entrusted to care for between the late 1970s and early 1990s.

Heritage Open Day at Davyhulme church

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4:18pm Friday 29th August 2014

ST Mary's Church Hall, Entwistle Avenue, Davyhulme, is holding a Heritage Open Day event on September 13 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Celebrate the Waterside's 10th birthday

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford Waterside Arts Centre in Sale is the venue for the Open Art Exhibition

3:27pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Waterside Arts Centre in Sale celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Big Family Birthday Party on September 13 from 11am to 5pm.

Children at Urmston nursery 'graduate'

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3:25pm Friday 29th August 2014

CHILDREN at an Urmston nursery had their graduation day recently.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

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2:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Trafford business owners set to benefit from new Government initiative

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12:23pm Friday 29th August 2014

BUSINESS owners across Sale and Altrincham are set to benefit from a new Government initiative which aims to make life easier for the estimated 2.9 million home-based companies across the UK, according to an Altrincham business owner.

Facebook misunderstanding turns to triumph for South Trafford Police

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10:18am Friday 29th August 2014

A MISUNDERSTANDNG turned to triumph for SouthTrafford Police when one of its Facebook posts attracted more than 17,000 likes.

Search is on to find a Trafford contender for 'Tree of the Year' competition

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8:31am Friday 29th August 2014

THE search is on for England’s most prestigious tree, with the Woodland Trust asking people across Trafford to find a contender to become the English ‘Tree of the Year’.

Timperley back garden to become art exhibition for the day

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6:44am Friday 29th August 2014

ARTISTS will be exhibiting their work in a Timperley back garden next month.

VIDEO: Digital fly-through shows new Metrolink in to Trafford

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11:57am Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW film has been released showing what a new Metrolink service through Trafford Park could look like.

Former Man United footballer to face trial over acid throw allegations

Messenger Newspapers: Ravel Morrison has yet to feature for the first team at West Ham: Action Images

3:03pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison will go on trial next year over allegations that he threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend in Salford and have her killed.

Countdown begins to the Bollington Bike Fest

Messenger Newspapers: On your bike - cyclists prepare for the Bollington BikeFest

6:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

RIDERS from Trafford are expected to join cyclists from all over Cheshire and beyond for the Bollington BikeFest starting at the Adelphi Mill Grimshaw Lane Bollington on September 7 from 8am.

Maxine Peake to star as Hamlet

Messenger Newspapers: Maxine Peake

4:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MAXINE Peake, whose TV credits include The Village and the legal drama Silks, is to play Hamlet at the Royal Exchange Theatre from September 11 to October 18 at 7.30pm. The production is billed as 'a Hamlet for Manchester' and tickets are available from 0161 833 9833 or

Open Mic night at the Cinnamon Club

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12:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Cinnamon Club in Bowdon presents an Open Mic and Jam Night with South City Music on September 9 at 8pm.

Filming causes car park disruption in Hale

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3:07pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MOTORISTS and businesses faced disruption in Hale this morning after one of the villages main car parks was cordoned off.

Tribute show remembers The Everly Brothers

Messenger Newspapers: PHIL EVERLY: The Everly Brothers were huge in the 1960s

8:21am Thursday 28th August 2014

ALTRINCHAM Garrick presents The Everly Brothers and Friends Tribute Show on October 16 at 7.30pm.

The Book Thief screens in Sale

Messenger Newspapers: LIESEL (Sophie Nélisse) embraces her foster father Hans (Geoffrey Rush) in The Book Thief.

6:16am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Waterside Arts Centre in Sale presents a special screening of the movie The Book Thief (12A) on September 10 at 2pm.

Sale man who founded Chester Zoo in new six part BBC1 drama series

Messenger Newspapers: George Mottershead established Chester Zoo in the 1930s

12:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE FASCINATING story of a Sale man - who despite being seriously injured in the First World War went on to found one of the country's leading zoo's - is set to be featured in a new six part drama Our Zoo on BBC 1 next week.

Urmston cricketer an England star of the future

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6:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN Urmston cricketer has proved himself a star of the future after helping England U17s to victory in Loughborough.

Glittering ball in aid of Trafford autism charity

Messenger Newspapers: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

5:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TRAFFORD based charity Hearts & Minds Challenge is holding ita annual charity ball on November 29 at the Piccadilly Mercure Hotel - with a dazzling Studio 54 theme.

Trafford businesses benefitting from rate relief scheme

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5:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TRAFFORD Council's efforts to visit and encourage all eligible high street businesses across the borough to apply for the new business rate relief scheme introduced in April are paying dividends.

Funding boosts coaching facilities at Stretford Cricket Club

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4:49pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

STRETFORD Cricket Club is bowled over after receiving £40,000 to boost its training programme.

Councillors overturn officers' recommendations and approve development in Hale conservation area

Messenger Newspapers: 12 Broad Lane Hale which is set to be demolished. (9405241)

4:45pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUNCILLORS voted to allow developers to knock down an Edwardian property in Hale and replace it with an apartment block, against planning officers' recommendations.

Jive event at Urmston Masonic Hall

Messenger Newspapers: Jive dancers at Lowewood Museum

3:15pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

URMSTON Masonic Hall, Westbourne Road, Urmston, presents Western Swing and Jive with The Crown Top Kings on Saturday. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets priced £12 are available at the door.

70s Spectacular - Davyhulme gets groovy

Messenger Newspapers: GLAM ROCK: Noddy Holder with Dave Hill, Jim Lea and Don Powell during the days when Slade dominated the pop charts

2:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ST Mary's Church, Davyhulme Road, Davyhulme, is holding a 70s Spectacular on September 13. Doors open at 6.30pm and the event celebrates the music of the era that gave us flared trousers, platform shoes and kipper ties and the music of the 80s.

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