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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.

Timperley Scout Group assistant caught with pre-teen sex book on Kindle

Messenger Newspapers: The winner of a competition to name a spa suite will receive a Kindle, plus £100 worth of book vouchers for their school

10:21am Friday 17th October 2014

AN assistant with Timperley Scout Group was rumbled by his leader for having a book detailing sex with pre-teen girls on an Amazon Kindle.

Fairytale characters 'invade' Flixton Girls School

Messenger Newspapers: Some of the youngsters who took part in the Day

6:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

ALMOST 300 Trafford school girls took part in a Roald Dahl Day at Flixton Girls School (FGS).

Football scheme wins MP Kate's support

Messenger Newspapers: Shared goals - Kate Green MP at the FA Mars Just Play event

4:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

KATE Green, MP for Stretford & Urmston, visited an FA Mars Just Play disability session at Stretford Leisure Centre.

Tonnes of silt removed from Urmston pond

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Jeff Ford and John Lynch at  Duttons pond clean up. (11245288)

12:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

TONS of silt have been removed from an Urmston pond to help breathe new life into it for its waterborne inhabitants.

Three lawyers take to the stage for charity

12:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

A PAIR of Hale lawyers will be swapping the courtroom for the stage tonight in aid of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.

Trafford's make metals matter campaign kicks off

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured: Councillor Michael Young with Bob Hulley, senior waste officer for Trafford Council

12:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

RECYCLE for Greater Manchester and Trafford Council have joined forces with the metal packaging and recycling industry to launch a new campaign to urge residents to make their ‘metals matter’.

Victoria Park Ladies Bowling Club seeking new players after successful season

11:45am Friday 17th October 2014

VICTORIA Park Ladies Bowling Club has had a very successful 2014 season, with both teams winning their respective divisions, in the Manchester Ladies Parks League.

Justice for new mum who chased after Altrincham vandals

Messenger Newspapers: Aisha Alvi

10:50am Friday 17th October 2014

A NEW mum who chased after yobs who had vandalised her car is celebrating – as the culprits have now been caught.

New mum chases after vandals after they smash her car in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Aisha Alvi

10:07am Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN who had recently given birth chased after vandals who had smashed the lights of her car, which was parked in Altrincham.

Isobel aims to dominate the world of water polo

Messenger Newspapers: Isobel Howe - Water Polo

8:34am Friday 17th October 2014

A COMBINATION of early mornings and sheer endeavour has helped a Hale girl qualify to compete at water polo's highest level.

Meet Charlie Ted, Timperley's cub reporter

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6:17am Friday 17th October 2014

A TIMPERLEY children’s entertainer and writer is hoping to make the world smile with the help of a fluffy ‘cub reporter’ called Charlie Ted.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

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PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483612)

10:06am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE have dreamed up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

Revealed - the worst place to park in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: HAZARD: Cars parked along Spetchley Road, Worcester, near the county council’s County Hall headquarters.

10:16am Thursday 16th October 2014

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

Urmston Musical Theatre donates to Christie supporting charity

Messenger Newspapers: Cheque mates - Derek Wilkinson, Chairman of Wibbersley and Thorne Society and Adam Brame, committee member of Urmston Musical Theatre.

6:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

URMSTON Musical Theatre have presented a cheque for £736.76 to the Chairman of last season’s chosen charity, the Wibbersley and Thorne Society.

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