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Longford Park Community Allotment open day to take place

Messenger Newspapers: Longford Park

4:13pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

LONGFORD Park Community Allotment is holding an open day on October 19.

Plaque unveiled to Sale man who founded Chester Zoo

Messenger Newspapers: Undated Film Still Handout from Our Zoo. Pictured:George Mottershead (LEE INGLEBY), Lizzie Mottershead (LIZ WHITE) and June Mottershead (HONOR KNEAFSEY). See PA Feature TV Zoo. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Big Talk/Hal Shinnie. WARNING: This pictu

2:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A BLUE plaque was unveiled in memory of a Sale man who founded Chester Zoo.

New Manchester Airport Metrolink line to open next month

Messenger Newspapers: The Twitter feed has gone live on Metrolink services

12:17pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

SERVICES on the new Metrolink line to Manchester Airport will open to passengers on November 3 – well over 12 months ahead of schedule.

VIDEO: Police called after feathers fly at fashion expo

Messenger Newspapers: Pictures taken by Chloe Avon at the fashion and lifestyle expo

5:45pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CLAIMS that traders were fleeced led to police being called to EventCity on Sunday.

A scarily good idea to raise case for St Ann's Hospice

Messenger Newspapers: Sean Salinger

8:17am Tuesday 14th October 2014

PERSONAL trainer and nutritional coach Sean Salinger has come up with a special Halloween theme to raise money for St Ann's Hospice in memory of his dad Martin.

Timperley grandad marches on cancer

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4:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

A TIMPERLEY grandfather and cancer survivor walked all over the disease by taking part in Cancer's Research's March On Cancer, on Saturday, October 10.

Public can have its say on the future of Altrincham town centre

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham town centre

12:37pm Monday 13th October 2014

A BLUEPRINT is being drawn up of how Altrincham town centre might look over the next 15 years.

Tickets for Abbotsfield Park bonfire event now on sale

Messenger Newspapers: The 2013 Clitheroe bonfire at the castle

6:18am Monday 13th October 2014

THE annual Abbotsfield Park bonfire event will this year be held on Saturday, November 8.

Trafford South Locality Partnership secures £20,000 Government funding

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10:31am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE Trafford South Locality Partnership has secured a total of £20,000 of funding from the Government's Our Place programme.

Trafford Council defers decision on Davyhulme coal bed methane (CBM) extraction site in Davyhulme

Messenger Newspapers: United Utilities treatment works in Davyhulme

3:29pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A PLANNING application for coal bed methane extraction (CBM) in Davyhulme – which was due to be considered at a meeting tonight – has been deferred by Trafford Council.

Chester Zoo founder to be honoured in Sale

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

5:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

SALE is set to honour one of its most famous sons George Mottershead the founder of Chester Zoo.

Storybook characters to visit the Trafford Centre

Messenger Newspapers: The Gruffalo

6:17am Thursday 9th October 2014

CHILDREN can meet their favourite storybook characters by attending a free event at the Trafford Centre .

Civic society meeting to be held

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3:44pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN illustrated talk entitled ‘ Lancashire Murders’ will be given by Alan Hayhurst at a Bowdon History Society meeting on Monday 7.30pm (October 13).

Stretford woman convicted of benefit fraud

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3:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A STRETFORD woman has been convicted of benefit fraud after falsely claiming more than £10,000.

Tickets for Davyhulme's 'A Christmas Cracker', featuring Wayne Devlin, go on sale

Messenger Newspapers: Wayne Devlin

10:50am Wednesday 8th October 2014

TICKETS have gone on sale for Davyhulme's 'A Christmas Cracker' featuring Wayne Devlin, the man known as 'Trafford's Frank Sinatra'.

Police release image of man suspected of stealing bike in Sale

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10:02am Wednesday 8th October 2014

POLICEare appealing for information regarding the theft of a pedal bike stolen from the back of a car in Sale.

Former Altrincham DJ, Ray Teret, accused of raping teenage girl alongside Jimmy Savile

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4:01pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

FORMER Altrincham DJ, Ray Teret, is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in a planned attack, alongisde Jimmy Savile.

Protest against methane extraction plan in Davyhulme

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford Town Hall

1:05pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A PROTEST will be held outside Trafford Town Hall to object to a plan to allow methane gas extraction in Davyhulme.

School coffee morning raises charity cash

Messenger Newspapers: Macmillan Coffee Morning

3:06pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A MACMILLAN Cancer Coffee Morning held at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls raised £164.59 for the cancer charity.

Protest against methane extraction plan in Davyhulme

Messenger Newspapers: BCAG campaigners at the hearing Manchester Civil Justice Centre

11:18am Monday 6th October 2014

A PROTEST will be held outside Trafford Town Hall to object to a plan to allow methane gas extraction in Davyhulme.

Former Trafford resident convicted of benefit fraud

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10:11am Monday 6th October 2014

A FORMER Trafford resident is repaying more than £15,000 to Trafford Council after committing benefit fraud.

Sale councillor backs plans to put up plaque for golf hero, Sam Ryder

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11:46am Friday 26th September 2014

AS the Ryder Cup gets underway today at Gleneagles a Sale councillor is to explore the idea of putting a blue plaque up to commemorate the man who made it all possible.

Denzell Gardens Book Festival to take place

Messenger Newspapers: Abergavenny Food Festival

4:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

DENZELL Gardens Book Festival organisers are launching two events on Saturday September 27 targeting both children and adult book lovers.

Sale fraudster ordered to pay back nearly £80,000 he stole from elderly victims

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2:42pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A CONVICTED fraudster from Sale has been ordered to pay back nearly £80,000.

The 'real' lives of Cheshire set to hit TV screens in New Year

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9:22am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW Year treat for television viewers is set to feature the champagne guzzling lifestyle of members of the Cheshire set.

History group's monthly meeting

4:31pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Woodsend Local History Group is holding its Monthly Meeting at Woodsend Library, Woodsend Road, Urmston, on October 7 from 10am to noon.

Kate Green MP to host community discussion

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3:53pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

EDUCATION will be one of the topics on the table when Kate Green, MP for Stretford & Urmston, hosts a community discussion in Partington on Friday from noon.

Dig out your dancing shoes

Messenger Newspapers: People take part in the Sweet Salsa Cuban Salsa Dancing Lessons at Longridge Conservative Club

1:50pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DANCE classes for beginners are starting at various locations in Altrincham and Sale

Commonwealth Games medal winner pops into Altrincham's Cresta Court Hotel

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12:07pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ALTRINCHAM'S the Best Western Cresta Court Hotel, in Altrincham played host to one of England’s 2014 Commonwealth Games gold and bronze medal winners recently.

Sale mum shortlisted for business award

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11:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A SALE mum is through to the finals of a national competition which recognises flexible working for mums.

Hale fraudster with an appalling driving record prevented from buying sports car

Messenger Newspapers: JAILED: David Young, 23, used his ex-girlfriend's accounts to buy himself takeaway food, mobile phone top-ups and accessories, and shoes and clothing.

10:12am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A HALE fraudster with an "appalling driving record" has been prevented from buying an expensive sports car.

Funeral arrangements announced for Busby's son

Messenger Newspapers: Sir Matt Busby statue at Old Trafford (10667568)

3:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE funeral arrangements have been announced for the son of Sir Matt Busby the late manager of Manchester United.

Golf legend never forgot his inspirational teacher

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

3:54pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SALE head teacher who helped inspire the famous golfing legend Sam Ryder was praised by his former pupil.

Sale-based communications agency appoints new senior account manager

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10:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

SALE-based One Marketing Communications has appointed a new senior account manager.

Altrincham's Oxfam store wants donations of musical instruments

Messenger Newspapers: Oxfam in Altrincham who are now accepting donations of musical instruments. (10463063)

6:36am Monday 22nd September 2014

ALTRINCHAM'S Oxfam store is welcoming donations of musical instruments as part of the charity's 'instrument amnesty'.

Ashton on Mersey welcomes new priest

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Rev Shaun Conlon (10146791)

7:28am Friday 19th September 2014

FATHER Shaun Conlon, the new priest-in-charge at St Martin’s church, Ashton-on-Mersey, has moved into the Glebelands Road rectory with two other persons.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Big cupcakes at world’s biggest coffee morning


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.

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.

Altrincham Forward receives £40,000 to set up BID

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham town centre

4:09pm Friday 12th September 2014

ALTRINCHAM Forward, the body set up to help regenerate the town, has received a £40,000 cash boost.

Timperley Girls Brigade get packing

Messenger Newspapers: SUPERSTORE: A new Sainsburys store will form part of the flagship Cross Hands West development.

3:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

SEPTEMBER13 will be a lucky day for Timperley Girls Brigade, with a ‘rider’ touring the greater Manchester region, stopping at each and every Sainsbury’s supermarket -creating a city-wide string of fundraising events for the group.

Public meeting to decide on friend's group

Messenger Newspapers: Group of people holding hands in circle, low angle view (9386324)

1:57pm Friday 12th September 2014

TIMPERLEY residents are holding a public meeting as part of an effort to set up a community group.

Grant to community choir

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12:55pm Friday 12th September 2014

A SALE community choir has been awarded a £500 grant.

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