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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.

New bridge constructed at Altrincham Interchange

Messenger Newspapers: Peter Cushing, TfGM’s Metrolink director, inspects the new bridge that now runs over the tram lines at Altrincham Interchange

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A NEW steel bridge has been built at Altrincham Interchange, signalling a major milestone in the creation of the new modern transport hub.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Hop-on’ down to Altrincham this Easter!

Messenger Newspapers: Hazel Kimmit from the Altrincham Forward Town Team with one of the colourful eggs

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FAMILIES are invited to ‘Hop-on’ down to Altrincham this week until April 19 for a fun-filled Easter egg trail across the town.

Altrincham expert teaches pupils about skin protection

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

1:26pm Tuesday 15th 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.

Altrincham research chemist releases book on Manchester scientist John Dalton

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham research chemist releases book on Manchester scientist John Dalton

7:50am Monday 14th April 2014

A RETIRED research chemist from Altrincham has written a biography on Manchester’s John Dalton, the man who revolutionised science two centuries ago with his Atomic Theory.

Former Manchester United and City players in action again

Messenger Newspapers: Neil Clough

8:40pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CELEBRITIES and former players will once again be lacing up their football boots to take part in a charity football match to raise funds for the Moore Foundation.

Old Altrinchamians Centenary Dinner

Messenger Newspapers: ‘Dining at Top Table, Colin Bamford, chairman, and Ian Livingstone

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

TO mark their centenary, the Old Altrinchamians' Association (Old Boys of Altrincham Grammar School) held its anniversary dinner in the Stamford Hall at the school.

Store wants to lend a hand to good causes

Messenger Newspapers: Messenger Newspapers Logo

2:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

COMMUNITY groups and charities in Sale and Altrincham are being encouraged to apply for a donation from Wilko stores through the Helping Hands budget.

Trafford marks St George's Day

Messenger Newspapers: ST GEORGE’S DAY

1:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

TRAFFORD will be marking St George’s Day with a flag flying ceremony outside Altrincham Town Hall.

Eggs-tra special time in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Hazel Kimmitt from the Altrincham Forward town team with one of the colourful eggs.

10:35am Friday 11th April 2014

FAMILIES are invited to ‘hop-on’ down to Altrincham between between Monday and Saturday next week (April 14-19) for a fun-filled Easter egg trail across the town!

Altrincham councillor to run the London Marathon

Messenger Newspapers: Cllr Alex Williams

3:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN Altrincham ward councillor will run the London Marathon in support of the charity, Mind, this Sunday.

Altrincham agency takes a walk on the wild side with safari park

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham agency takes a walk on the wild side with safari park

7:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN Altrincham creative agency has launched a new animated competition campaign which has recently began airing on pre-school channels Nick Jr and Nick Jr. 2.

Best Western Cresta Court showcases completion of £1million refurbishment with trade visit

Messenger Newspapers: Rebecca Knapton, conference co-ordinator at BEST WESTERN Cresta Court Hotel with travel agents

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN Altrincham hotel has celebrated the completion of its £1 million refurbishment.

Update: Bowdon doctor drowned while trying to rescue son in Tenerife

Messenger Newspapers: Update: Bowdon doctor drowned while trying to rescue son in Tenerife

11:37am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A BOWDON doctor drowned while trying to rescue two children as they were swept away by a wave off the coast of Tenerife.

Singing mums issue a challenge to local workers

Messenger Newspapers: Singing mums issue a challenge to local workers

2:07pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

JUST one month since their first rehearsal, the Altrincham Sings project now has almost 80 Mums singing together every week and enjoying every minute of it.

Davidson’s Daredevils rally round for Marrakech trip

Messenger Newspapers: The Davidson’s Daredevils with their trusty Volvo before setting off for the Marrakech Express Banger Rally

10:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

ALTRINCHAM-based J Davidson scrap metal processors is supporting the Christie Hospital’s HaTS charity by entering a team into the Marrakech Express Banger Rally.

Altrincham doctor drowns while trying to save children who were swept away by wave in Tenerife

Messenger Newspapers: The holiday island of Tenerfie. Picture: Google Maps

2:21pm Monday 7th April 2014

A DOCTOR from Altrincham drowned after trying to rescue her children as they were swept away by a wave while on holiday in Tenerife.

Woman's purse stolen during distraction theft at Tesco in Altrincham

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

9:49am Monday 7th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman’s purse was stolen during a distraction theft in Altrincham.

Shop 'pops up' in Altrincham for Holy Week

Messenger Newspapers: Shop 'pops up' in Altrincham for Holy Week

12:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

DURING the week before Easter, local churches will be coming together to open a ‘pop-up shop’ in Altrincham town centre, in the former Thorntons shop.

Rowing coach praised after rescuing cyclist who fell into the Bridgewater Canal in Timperley

Messenger Newspapers: Martin Chandler at the canal

6:10am Friday 4th April 2014

THE North West Ambulance Service has praised the actions of a rowing coach who rescued a cyclist who fell into a Timperley canal.

New B&M store to open in Broadheath Retail Park

Messenger Newspapers: New B&M store to open in Broadheath Retail Park

2:10pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

B&M Bargains is to open a new store in Broadheath Retail Park, creating 68 new jobs.

Memories of Altrincham's Bank Street Methodist Sunday School

Messenger Newspapers: Memories of Altrincham's Bank Street Methodist Sunday School

5:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

I HAVE this photo from 1952 taken at Bank Street Methodist Sunday School, in Altrincham.

Rotary clubs join forces for St George's Day celebration

Messenger Newspapers: Presidents Mike Wilson (Stretford & Urmston), Gareth Trehearn (Sale), and David Williams (Altrincham) at the recent 80th anniversary of the formation of Sale Rotary Club

7:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE Altrincham, Sale and Stretford & Urmston Rotary Clubs have joined forces to organise a charity dinner to celebrate St George’s Day, April 23.

Mobility scooters now allowed on Metrolink trams

Messenger Newspapers: CCTV footage of assault in Altrincham

5:10pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MOBILITY scooter users are now allowed on Metrolink trams, under a six-month trial permit scheme that launched at the end of March.

How many people are cheating in your neighbourhood?

Messenger Newspapers: How many people are cheating in your neighbourhood?

3:28pm Monday 31st March 2014

MORE than 560 people are having an affair in Altrincham, according to figures by a dating website for married couples.

Altrincham gearing up for second French Festival

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham gearing up for second French Festival

7:50am Monday 31st March 2014

ALTRINCHAM is building up for its second French Festival, with organisers hoping to build on the success of last year.

Have your blood pressure checked for free at supermarket

Messenger Newspapers: Picture from stock

9:20am Saturday 29th March 2014

THE Rotary Club of Altrincham has organised a blood pressure awareness day, formerly called stroke awareness, where you can receive a free blood pressure check up by qualified nurses to ensure your blood pressure is as it should be.

Young baker from Altrincham aspires to be the next Mary Berry

Messenger Newspapers: Young baker from Altrincham aspires to be the next Mary Berry

7:50am Friday 28th March 2014

A YOUNG baker from Altrincham hopes to be the next Mary Berry – and put smiles on people’s faces while she’s at it.

Altrincham – THE place for Mother’s Day

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham town centre

6:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

ALTRINCHAM Forward is encouraging people to shop local and support the town’s retailers in advance of this Mother’s Day.

Sponsored walk for the Christie

Messenger Newspapers: What's on: Burnley Walking Festival, May 5 - 13

6:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

SUPPORTERS of the Altrincham and Sale Fundraising Group for the Christie are limbering up for a sponsored walk.

Jury records verdict of unlawful killing and suicide in conclusion of Broadheath fire inquest

Messenger Newspapers: David Potts

10:30am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A MOTHER and son who died after her former partner set fire to their Broadheath home were unlawfully killed, a jury concluded.

Loose Change Buskers get Altrincham boost

Messenger Newspapers: Loose Change Buskers

6:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

ALTRINCHAM’S Loose Change Buskers raised £648 for Cancer Research UK when they played at the Tesco store in Altrincham on Saturday (March 22) and a further £235 when they played at the ASE Club in Altrincham in the evening.

Youngsters stride out in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Youngsters stride out in Altrincham

4:55pm Monday 24th March 2014

ST George’s playgroup in Altrincham took part in a spring toddle waddle.

Magical stories capture the imagination of young shoppers enjoying Altrincham Retail Park event

Messenger Newspapers: Barrington Powell, story teller and magician, reads a story to Elisha Shaheen, two, from Sale at Altrincham Retail Park

12:02pm Monday 24th March 2014

MAGICAL stories captured the imagination of spellbound young shoppers at an event which marked the start of a campaign to get more children reading.

Special service gets bicentennial celebrations underway

Messenger Newspapers: (l to r) the Provost of Altrincham, Burgess Denise Laver; the Rev. Bill Darlison, the Rev. Danny Crosby of Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel and Gwyneth Roper, chairman of the Dunham Road Chapel Committee

11:50am Saturday 22nd March 2014

THE Unitarian General Assembly President, the Rev Bill Darlison, from Pontefract, visited Altrincham to take a special service. The service was the start of the bicentennial celebrations which Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel is putting together this year to commemorate the 200 year Unitarian presence in Altrincham.  

Unitarian general assembly president visits Altrincham for bicentennial celebrations

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured- The Provost of Altrincham, Burgess Denise Laver, The Rev Bill Darlison, Rev Danny Crosby, of Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel and Gwyneth Roper, chairman of the Dunham Road Chapel Committee

7:50am Friday 21st March 2014

The Unitarian general assembly president visited Altrincham to take a special service to mark 200 years of Unitarian presence in the town.

Magical stories help youngsters catch reading bug at Altrincham Retail Park

Messenger Newspapers: Story teller Barrington Powell, who will be recounting Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes when he parks up his Reading Bug at Altrincham Retail Park

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

A CONJUROR who has performed in front of royalty, sports stars and at Number 10 will be launching a campaign to get children switched on to the magic of reading.

Hearing awareness week urges people not to suffer in silence

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham town centre

6:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A LEADING high street retailer is calling on people in Altrincham not to suffer in silence.

18ft mechanoids and soldiers flying around on jetpacks in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Michael Hardman

9:20pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

DO not be alarmed if you hear about 18ft mechanoids stomping around, rockets exploding and soldiers flying around on jetpacks in Altrincham.

Altrincham Community Team is going for gold

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham Community Team (ACT) members

7:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A NUMBER of civic groups have joined forces to form Altrincham Community Team (ACT).



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