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Hard pressed workers want to be heard, says TUC

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford Council staff picket at the town hall

1:44pm Thursday 10th July 2014

WORKERS across Trafford took to the streets today to protest about pay and pensions.

Triple wine win for Hale restaurant

Messenger Newspapers: Food and wine evening for charity

4:30pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A HALE wine and cookery shop owner is celebrating a bumper crop of awards for her latest vintage.

Hale school children plant poppies to mark First World War centenary

Messenger Newspapers: Sophie Roberts

4:20pm Monday 30th June 2014

CHILDREN from Wellgreen Primary School are enjoying the fruits of their Labour, as poppies they planted to commemorate the centenary of the First World War are now flowering in Halecroft Park, Hale.

Hale Barns councillor granted freedom of the City of London

Messenger Newspapers: Cllr Patrick Myers (centre) with Murray Craig (left), Clerk of the Chamberlains Court and Beadle, Earnest Brocklehurst

12:10pm Friday 27th June 2014

A HALE Barns councillor was recently granted the freedom of the City of London at a ceremony at the Guildhall.

Hale art gallery hosted successful event at Manchester City stadium

Messenger Newspapers: The Coal Barge by L.S. Lowry, which will be one of the many pieces showcased at the exhibition

7:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

HALE-based art gallery, Clark Art, hosted a successful three day exhibition entitled ‘A Northern Perspective”, hosted at the world-famous Manchester Etihad stadium.

Dunham Massey pub reopened after £95,000 refurbishment

Messenger Newspapers: Councillors recommend booze ban for council parties

6:20pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A DUNHAM Massey pub has reopened after a £95,000 refurbishment.

Residents protest at plans to expand Bowdon primary school

Messenger Newspapers: Henry Donaghy

3:19pm Monday 23rd June 2014

RESIDENTS in Bowdon are ramping up a protest to block plans to build a new two storey school which would increase its pupil intake by half.

Schoolgirl wins £500 worth of books for her Bowdon school

Messenger Newspapers: Lottie Bardwell (centre) is pictured with friends and fellow pupils from Bowdon Church of England School

12:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL from Altrincham has won £500 worth of books for her school library in a short story writing competition.

Hale art gallery to showcase exhibition at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium

Messenger Newspapers: The Coal Barge by L.S. Lowry, which will be one of the many pieces showcased at the exhibition

6:40pm Saturday 14th June 2014

HALE-based art gallery, Clark Art, is launching a three day exhibition entitled ‘A Northern Perspective”, hosted at the world-famous Manchester Etihad stadium.

Fred Talbot summonsed to court following further allegations of historic sexual abuse at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

Messenger Newspapers: Fred Talbot pictured in St Helens in 2011 when he was filming his Where's Fred? feature for Granada Reports

10:18am Friday 13th June 2014

TV weatherman Fred Talbot, from Bowdon, has been summonsed to court in relation to further charges of historic sexual abuse.

Jacqui remembers lost loved ones

Messenger Newspapers: Jacqui Cook with the forget-me-not flowers

12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

JACQUI Cook loves flowers - so a beautiful wooden forget-me-not is a fitting way for her to remember lost loved ones.

All welcome to Hale church

Messenger Newspapers: St peter's Church in Hale.

7:50am Thursday 12th June 2014

ST PETER’S Church in Hale is holding a community summer fair on Saturday June 28 to celebrate the Feast of St Peter.

Bowdon care home introduces new craft activities for residents

Messenger Newspapers: Resident Betty Rolfe with her creative work

12:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

AS part of the weekly craft activity afternoon at Bickham House residential care home in Bowdon, residents have recently enjoyed making their own personal table placemats.

Pedal power to Paris raises £7000 for spinal injuries charity

Messenger Newspapers: Cathy Leech (right) with Gary Dawson from the SIA (Spinal Injuries Association) and Pauline Terry at the end of their successful charity ride which raised £7000 for the SIA

7:40am Wednesday 11th June 2014

TWO riders from Trafford took up the challenge to cycle the 300km from London to Paris in aid of the SIA (Spinal Injuries Association).

BEACON aims to save the River Bollin from destructive weeds

Messenger Newspapers: Sally Potts, invasive project officer for BEACON (Bollin Environmental Action and Conservation) and BEACON supporter Rick Blears

12:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A HALE man is seeking donations for his campaign to save the River Bollin cachment area from an invasion of destructive weeds threatening local wildlife.

Children's author and life coach visits Hale Barns for Q and A

Messenger Newspapers: Naomi Richards (seated) with the Big Birthday team

6:30pm Monday 9th June 2014

AN author and life coach for children visited Hale Barns to speak at an event on how to help children to be their best.

Pet charity shop needs volunteers

Messenger Newspapers: The Blue Cross

12:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

A PET charity is appealing for enthusiastic volunteers to help in its Hale shop.

Charity and community workers honoured at Altrincham Rotary Club Awards

Messenger Newspapers: Jennie Crean receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the president of Altrincham Rotary Club, David Williams

6:10am Friday 6th June 2014

THE mother of a Hale man who died from a heart condition has been awarded for her ‘incredible’ fundraising.

Hale buinessman tackles Blackpool to Paris ride

Messenger Newspapers: Mike Carpenter, Brian Coombs and Guy Carpenter

4:59pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A TEAM of dedicated employees from financial services firm Carpenter Rees are set to tackle a challenging charity bike ride in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Hale road holds a street party

Messenger Newspapers: Hale road holds a street party

11:38am Wednesday 4th June 2014

WILLOW Tree Road in Hale, Altrincham, was closed on Sunday, June 1st, in order to throw a street party celebrating 40 years of the borough of Trafford.

Hale WI backs organ donation resolution

Messenger Newspapers: left to right: Stella Bolton, Hale WI secretary; Janice Taylor, policy manager New Heart New Start; Graham Brushett, Heart and Kidney Transplant patient; Liz Smith, president, Hale WI

8:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

AT their May meeting, members of Hale WI unanimously supported the National Federation of WI’s national resolution to increase organ donation.

CPRE Trafford annual meeting

Messenger Newspapers: Name change for Wiltshire's rural charity

12:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

CPRE Trafford (Campaign to Protect Rural England) will be holding its annual meeting on June 12 at 7.30 at Timperley Methodist church, Stockport Road, Timperley.

Mass murderer, Elliot Rodger, was the grandson of famous Hale WWII photographer

Messenger Newspapers: Elliot Rodger

10:44am Wednesday 28th May 2014

MASS murderer Elliot Rodger, who killed six people in a violent rampage in California last Friday, was the grandson of a leading Hale photographer.

Hale art gallery's parking row with Trafford Council

Messenger Newspapers: Chris Brooks next to the loading bay

6:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

A HALE art gallery is at loggerheads with the council over use of a loading bay.

Hale sailors commemorated - after nearly 100 years

Messenger Newspapers: SV Inveramsay;

6:20pm Monday 26th May 2014

TWO teenage merchant sailors from Trafford who died during the First World War have finally been commemorated nationally – nearly 100 years after they died.

Hale 'Apprentice' star Neil Clough shares his business wisdom at EventCity

Messenger Newspapers: Neil Clough

7:40am Saturday 24th May 2014

HALE businessman Neil Clough, star of ‘The Apprentice’ series broadcast on the BBC in 2013, is bringing his business acumen and sharing his advice with the audience at the Growing Your Own Business Conference as part of The British Franchise Exhibition at Trafford’s EventCity, on Friday, June 20.

Planned new free school for Altrincham could open its doors as soon as September 2015

Messenger Newspapers: Planned new free school for Altrincham could open its doors as soon as September 2015

7:50am Thursday 22nd May 2014

A NEW primary school sponsored by Altrincham Grammar School for Girls may soon be opening its doors in Altrincham.  

Private investigator from Hale Barns wins national award for tracing WWII heroes and helping them to be recognised by the House of Lords

Messenger Newspapers: Anthony Davis and his wife Lisa

6:10am Thursday 22nd May 2014

A PRIVATE detective from Hale Barns has been named ‘Investigator of the Year 2014’ for his part in tracing five prisoners of war who saved a Jewish girl who was close to death, having escaped a Nazi death march.

Enthusiastic support for businesses at the 4th Bowdon Business Fair

Messenger Newspapers: Bowdon Business Fair - Photo by John Irving

8:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

MORE than 60 businesses and groups showcased their wares, sold goods and sampled their products at the fourth Bowdon Business Fair, hosted by St Mary’s with St Luke’s Bowdon at the Parish Centre in Bowdon.

Friends gear up for the Tour de Farce

Messenger Newspapers: Getting ready for the Tour De Farce - six of the novice cyclists

12:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

NOVICE cyclists from Hale and Altrincham are tackling a monumental cycle ride to raise money for charity.

Teacher allays residents' concerns following submitted plans to demolish Bowdon primary school and replace it with two-storey, three form entry facility

Messenger Newspapers: Bowdon C of E Primary School

6:10am Thursday 15th May 2014

A SCHEME has been unveiled to demolish a Bowdon primary school and replace it with a two-storey facility accommodating more than 600 pupils.

Mums run for Luca

Messenger Newspapers: Luca in his school uniform

6:00am Wednesday 14th May 2014

THREE mums of pupils at a Timperley school will be taking on the BUPA 10k run to raise money for an organ donation charity.

Hale family boosts the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Messenger Newspapers: (l-r) - Chris Lloyd (Cconsultant paediatric ophthalmologist) and Susmito Bisas (consultant paediatric ophthalmologist) from the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital with Lee and Rebecca Feddy

8:00am Saturday 10th May 2014

THE family of a little girl who died suddenly at just 18-months-old have donated £30,000 to the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, following a gala dinner with celebrity entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

Bowdon woman who met husband while nursing him at London hospital turns 100

Messenger Newspapers: Grace Smallridge on her 100th birthday

6:10am Friday 9th May 2014

A FORMER nurse who recently celebrated turning 100 has put her longevity down to hard work, good food and clean living.

Police seize heroin with £8 million street value from car in Bowdon

Messenger Newspapers: Police seize heroin with £8 million street value from car in Hale

10:33am Wednesday 7th May 2014

HEROIN with a street value of up to £8 million was seized by police in Hale.

Firefighters called after frier sets alight at Hale chip shop

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called to separate Stretford cooking fires

11:51am Tuesday 6th May 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Hale chip shop after one of the deep fat friers caught fire.

Firefighters called to car fire on M56

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called to separate Stretford cooking fires

10:57am Tuesday 6th May 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a section of the M56 after a car caught fire.

Adlington Morris Men go back to their roots

Messenger Newspapers: Adlington Morris Men go back to their roots

8:00am Sunday 4th May 2014

ADLINGTON Morris Men are going back to their roots as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

Bag a Bowdon Bargain

Messenger Newspapers: The vicar Roger Preece with Vintage Afternoon Teas at the last Business Fair in 2012)

10:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

ST Mary’s, Bowdon, with St Luke’s will be hosting the 4th Bowdon Business Fair on Wednesday 7 May from 6.30 pm – 9 pm in Bowdon Parish Centre (opposite The Griffin, Stamford Road, Bowdon).

Funding secured for Hale Barns scheme

Messenger Newspapers: An artist's impression of the proposed revamp of the Square

6:10am Thursday 1st May 2014

A DEAL has been secured to finance the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Square shopping centre in Hale Barns.

Altrincham scouts hold St George's Day parade

Messenger Newspapers: Altrinchaam scouts hold St George's Day parade

7:01pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

THE Altrincham and District Scouts Council held its St George’s Day parade and service at St Mary’s Parish Church, Bowdon.

Music workshop at Hale school

Messenger Newspapers: Music workshop at Hale school

6:10pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

PUPILS at Stamford Park Infant School in Hale took part in a music workshop run by Travelling by Tuba.

Bickham House in Bowdon introduces residents to Internet links

Messenger Newspapers: Resident Molly Fraser gets to grips with Internet telephone and video calling service

12:00pm Sunday 27th April 2014

AT Bickham House residential care home in Bowdon, Cheshire, the internet isn’t just for the young.

Roll up to Hale SpringFest

Messenger Newspapers: All aboard for Hale 150 - Richard Blamire, Hale Civic Society chairman Denise Laver, Joanne Blinkhorn and Alison Barnett - with commemoration mugs and ‘Henry’ the railway bear

4:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

HALE Civic Society is organising a fun day out for all the family on Sunday, May 11 from 2 – 5pm.

Trafford pair who 'mastermined' multi-million pound fraud scam jailed

Messenger Newspapers: Marshall Joseph

3:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO Trafford men described as ‘masterminds’ of five separate fraud conspiracies have been jailed.

Three injured in floor collapse at Trafford mansion

Messenger Newspapers: The aftermath of the floor collapse

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO building firms have been ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs after a floor collapsed during the construction of a six-bedroom mansion in Bowdon, injuring three workers.

RAF veteran is group's new president

Messenger Newspapers: Frank Tolley and Mary Blackburn with the pencil drawing of an Avro Lancaster bomber

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A TRAFFORD social group has installed a Second World War veteran as its president.

Top Aesthetic Dentistry Award for Hale dentist

Messenger Newspapers: Maria is presented the award by Thomas Lee from Biohorizons (one of the award sponsors

8:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

HALE dentist Maria McNally has bagged a prestigious national award.

Hale Barns woman treated for smoke inhalation after kitchen fire

Messenger Newspapers: 'Mystery' fire at Trafford Park industrial site

2:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

A WOMAN was treated for smoke inhalation after a kitchen fire at her Hale Barns home.

Car completely destroyed in Hale Barns fire

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called to separate Stretford cooking fires

12:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

A CAR was completely destroyed in a fire in Hale Barns.

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