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Urmston drama enthusiasts celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Messenger Newspapers: Gordon and Elaine Wells celebrating their 50th anniversary

5:55am Friday 19th September 2014

GORDON and Elaine Wells, both 75, celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday, September 6, with a lunch party at Flixton Golf Club.

Live comedy from QI team captain

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6:28pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Lowry presents Alan Davies on October 4 at 8pm.

Something to shout about - Urmston speech therapist wins award

Messenger Newspapers: RCSLT President, Sir George Cox pictured with Jennie

4:25pm Thursday 18th September 2014

JENNIE Fleetwood, a speech and language therapist from Urmston, has won a national innovation award for contribution to her profession.

Get me to the church on time - in a JCB

Messenger Newspapers: Game for a laugh - Matt and Danny O'Driscoll

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WHEN Matt O'Driscoll's brother Danny gets married, it won't just be the bride to be who'll be attracting attention.

Students completing gruelling charity challenge

Messenger Newspapers: The MHA party on top of Ben Nevis

12:26pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SIX students from Manchester Health Academy (MHA) took to the three peaks last weekend, as part of an annual challenge organised by education charity, the Transformation Trust.

Globe trotting teacher has visited 55 countries

Messenger Newspapers: Matthew Bell with the books and artefacts from his trips

8:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

HE puts Michael Palin to shame.

AUDIO: Urmston war veteran, 91, becomes the oldest singer in town

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7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Ex-SAS soldier Tom Norfolk, 91, of Royle Higginson Court, has decided he wants to leave a lasting lyrical legacy for his family

We're there - Stretford girl to have SDR surgery

Messenger Newspapers: Jo and Leila McMurray

6:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

A STRETFORD mum said she's feeling 'elated and overwhelmed' after learning her daughter will undergo the surgery she and her husband believe will dramatically improve her ability to walk.

Sale sheltered accommodation residents protest against heating changes

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured residents at high lee house on broad road sale (10460638)

11:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RESIDENTS living in sheltered accommodation in Sale are increasingly frustrated that they are unable to alter the heating in their own homes.

Urmston's Canterbury Players celebrate 65 years

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Gordon Wells from the Canterbury Players (10347849)

6:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHEN the Canterbury Players present Derek Benfield’s comedy First Things First at Davyhulme Wesley Methodist Church from November 12-15, it will be their 65th season.

Open casting for major feature film

Messenger Newspapers: Lights, camera, action for Spielberg wannabe

5:13pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN Open Casting for a major feature film from the screenwriter of Skyfall and Gladiator will be held at Federation House, on the corner of Federation Street and Balloon Street, Manchester, on September 27 from 10am to 4pm.

HTA names Plant of the Month

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4:52pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AT this time of year, attention turns to the changing colours of autumn ,with conifers play a big part in the garden giving year round colour when other leaves have fallen.

Stretford mobile phone store bosses pit horsepower against pedal power for charity

Messenger Newspapers: Stretford Mall. O2 store. Gary Woodward O2 store manager and Aadil (AADIL) Riaz assistant manager taking part in a bike vs motorbike racing challenge for charity. (10375270)

4:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO intrepid mobile phone store bosses are taking to the road later this month for a Top Gear-style challenge to raise cash for a children’s charity.

Sun kissed classic from Urmston Musical Theatre

Messenger Newspapers: Sheet music

4:14pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

URMSTON Musical Theatre's next production, the classic musical South Pacific, will be performed at the Poolside Theatre, Urmston Leisure Centre, Bowfell Road, from October 28 to November 1 at 7.30pm, including a Saturday matinee.

Business support service welcomes new research

4:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Federation of Small Businesses, which has members in Trafford, has welcomed new research which warns government funded business support schemes overly fixate on ‘high growth’ enterprises.

Urmston store's grand charity effort

Messenger Newspapers: The Sainsbury's Big Bike Ride

3:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Sainsbury's store in Urmston raised £1,000 for good causes when it took part in the Big Bike Ride.

Plans to improve bus priority routes

Messenger Newspapers: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are promoting peace, love and community cohesion with advertisements on Stagecoach buses.  Pictured is a bus with the advertisement along the side. (8154792)

2:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

PLAMS to improve a number of bus priority routes through Manchester city centre are now available online.

New Metrolink line to Manchester Airport will be ready a year earlier than planned

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1:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW Metrolink line to Manchester Airport is getting ready for take off a year earlier than planned.

Check in for the Grand Budapest Hotel

Messenger Newspapers: Zero Moustafa secures a coveted position as lobby boy at one of Europe's most celebrated establishments, the Grand Budapest Hotel, working underneath legendary concierge Gustave H.

1:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Waterside Arts Centre in Sale presents a special screening of the film The Grand Budapest Hotel (15) on September 15 at 2pm.

Time to get messy in church

Messenger Newspapers: Imagine Nursery Fun Day

1:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MESSY church event will take place at Altrincham United Reformed Church Woodlands Parkway, Timperley, on September 27 from 3pm to 5pm and at Trinity, Hale, on the corner of Ashley Road and Cecil Road, on October 5 from 12:15pm until 2:15pm.

Councillors continue to row over Trafford's budget

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1:19pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TRAFFORD'S Labour and Conservative councillors continue to disagree about the borough's budget.

Anti-social behaviour decreases '30 per cent' thanks to partnership between police and THT

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford PCSO Matt Ross and Trafford Housing Trust’s Amy Nield ‘on the beat’ in Broadheath

12:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ANTI-social behaviour in Broadheath has decreased by 30 per cent according to police.

Research reveals 'fussier' kids

Messenger Newspapers: BALL GAMES: Pupils from Escomb Primary School taking part in an active kids event at Bishop Barrington School. Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:17pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEW research released by Actimel for Kids reveals that almost two thirds of parents in Manchester - 60 per cent - think their children are fussier than they were as children, with half admitting to feeling under pressure to be more adventurous in the kitchen.

Virgin Atlantic announced as sponsor of Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Messenger Newspapers: Round-the-World tickets to win with Virgin Atlantic

8:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce has announced that Virgin Airlines is to sponsor this year's business awards.

Innovative development scheme for Old Trafford approved by Trafford planning bosses

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6:31am Wednesday 17th September 2014

INNOVATIVE plans to regenerate the Shrewsbury Street area of Old Trafford have approved by Trafford planning chiefs.

A classic for Christmas at the Waterside Arts Centre

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6:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

IT may be September - but Sale's Waterside Arts Centre has just announced its Christmas Show.

Just grand - Sainsbury's Big Bike Ride raises £1,000

Messenger Newspapers: The Sainsbury's Big Bike Ride

4:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Sainsbury's branches at Sale, Altrincham and Urmston raised £1,000 for charity when they organised a Big Bike Ride.

Big Bike Ride raises £1,000

Messenger Newspapers: The Sainsbury's Big Bike Ride

3:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Sainsbury's branches at Sale, Altrincham and Urmston raised £1,000 for charity when they organised a Big Bike Ride.

Have your say on Healthier Together proposals

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2:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TRAFFORD residents can find out more about the Healthier Together proposals and have their say on

Event to encourage businesses to get involved in the community

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8:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

COUNCIL chiefs teamed up with Big Life Enterprises, Trafford Housing Trust and the Department of Work and Pensions to encourage Trafford businesses to think about their responsibilities as employers and how they can give something back to the community.

Legendary band with Trafford roots remembered

Messenger Newspapers: The Smiths Ltd

6:07am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THEY were one of pop's most influential bands and boasted two members with strong Trafford connections.

Danny Dyer to sign copies of new book at Trafford Centre event

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11:26am Monday 15th September 2014

Danny Dyer is making a rare book signing appearance at Waterstones in the Trafford Centre on Sunday 21st September from 1pm.

Reader picture: Butterfly on bloom

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12:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

Reader Liz Beckett sent in this beautiful picture of a Speckled Wood butterfly on a Gaillardia flower. Do you have any pictures you'd like to share? E-mail them to kate.banks@nqnw.co.uk

Trafford's unsung heroes sought for 'people's' Strictly Come Dancing

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3:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

Community heroes from across Trafford are being sought to take part in the first ever 'People's Strictly Come Dancing'.

Manchester artists win coveted award with chandelier made of lost earrings

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12:58pm Monday 15th September 2014

Two Manchester artists have won a coveted arts award with a 2.5-meter chandelier made from lost earrings.

Emergency contraception – stigma and confusion still reign in region

Messenger Newspapers: Contraception: Do you know your options?

5:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

NORTH West women lack information and education on basics of available options, according to a top charity

Sale voluntary groups much-needed share

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4:25pm Monday 15th September 2014

SALE voluntary groups fought for their share of funding allocation at a public voting event last week.

Around 7,600 homes in the north west escaped deadly gas incidents, new research reveals

Messenger Newspapers: File photo dated 18/01/12 of gas rings on a cooker as a "new era of competition and choice" for the UK's 49 million current account holders has dawned with a guarantee which enables consumers to ditch their old bank and switch to ano

11:57am Monday 15th September 2014

ALMOST 7,600 homes in the north west have escaped deadly gas incidents in the last year, new research has revealed.

Friendship force from America visit Trafford

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10:57am Monday 15th September 2014

EIGHTEEN members of Friendship Force International from the National Capitol region of Washington DC have spent a week staying with families from Greater Manchester including Altrincham and Sale.

An evening of classic hits at the Waterside

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4:22pm Sunday 14th September 2014

THE Waterside Arts Centre presents live music from The South on October 10 at 7.30pm.

Three new partners at Altrincham law firm

Messenger Newspapers: Chris Porter, Joanne Perritt and Jane Tenquist

12:18pm Sunday 14th September 2014

ALTRINCHAM based commercial law firm, Myerson has appointed Jane Tenquist, Chris Porter and Joanne Perritt as partners.

Breast cancer prevention centre to hold craft fair

Messenger Newspapers: Handmade Craft & Gift Fair

12:06pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A CRAFT fair is taking place at the Nightingale Centre/Genesis Prevention Centre on Saturday, October 4 from 11am.

Friends of Denzell Gardens and the Devisdale Annual General Meeting to take place

Messenger Newspapers: Wildflower Walk

10:48am Sunday 14th September 2014

NEWS from the year, plans for the upcoming book festival and an update on the meadow maintenance project are the order of the day at the Friends of Denzell Gardens and the Devisdale Annual General Meeting.

Loose Change Buskers are now on youtube

Messenger Newspapers: Loose Change Buskers

8:12am Sunday 14th September 2014

LOOSE Change Buskers, the Altrincham-based group that has raised more than £100,000 for Cancer Research UK, now has a slide show on youtube.

Big cupcakes at world’s biggest coffee morning

Messenger Newspapers: CAKE CRAFT WORLD'S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING  FOR MACMILLAN CANCER RESEARCH

3:57pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FLEDGLING residents group, A Bridge Community, is holding a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event September 26 at The Bridge Apartments, Timperley. Organisers hope the event will be the first of many to encourage community ties in the area.

Sale mum and son support Meningitis Awareness Week

Messenger Newspapers: Christine and Ben EtheridgePicture taken by Giulietta Verdon-Roe

3:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A MOTHER from Sale is sharing the life threatening experience after her son after he contracted meningitis

Trafford Park business announces competition winner

Messenger Newspapers: Councillor Michael Hyman, executive member for Economic Growth and Planning; Chris Fletcher, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce; Verity Gaughan, founder-owner, Ivy Bell Baking Kits; Martin Smith, managing director Canmoor Asset Management; Mark Braith

2:03pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A TRAFFORD Park-based property company has announced the winner of its 2014 North West Entrepreneur Award.

Pub ale passes approval

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1:56pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TRADITION dictated that the official ale taster of Altrincham Court Leet Alderman Michael Owen visited the newly refurbished Rope and Anchor pub in Dunham Massey.

Family of one of golf's most iconic characters honoured

Messenger Newspapers: The 92 clubs in the Premier League and Football League will be competing in a Ryder Cup style competition. Picture: Action Images

12:35pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE family who gave birth to one of golf's most iconic characters has been honoured.

Design your own superhero with a heart

Messenger Newspapers: Walk in memory of Oakworth man raises £806

6:04am Saturday 13th September 2014

A CHARITY is appealing for children across Trafford to design their own superhero.




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