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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Bowdon benefit cheat convicted

Messenger Newspapers: McKellar was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court

11:48am Friday 12th September 2014

A BOWDON benefit cheat has been convicted.

Hale couple to cycle to Berlin for charity

Messenger Newspapers: BICYCLE: Stolen from a roof rack

6:28am Saturday 6th September 2014

CHARLIE and Paula Pearson from Leigh Road, Hale and Charlie’s former workmate, Phil Knowles, from Denton, are combining their physical skills to raise money for the Brain and Spine Foundation.

Hale schoolgirl smashes fundraising target and raises nearly £1,500 for horse sanctuary

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6:34am Friday 5th September 2014

A HALE girl who walked five miles to raise money for a pony sanctuary where she volunteers has raised nearly £1,500.

Former Hale Catholic school teacher jailed for historic sexual abuse against scores of boys

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11:05am Friday 29th August 2014

A FORMER Hale Barns Catholic school teacher has been jailed for historic sex abuse against scores of his pupils.

Filming causes car park disruption in Hale

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3:07pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MOTORISTS and businesses faced disruption in Hale this morning after one of the villages main car parks was cordoned off.

New Carluccio's to open in Hale

Messenger Newspapers:

10:19am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW Carluccio's is opening in Hale.

Hale retailers shortlisted for fashion awards

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1:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TWO Hale retailers have been selected as finalists for UK fashion industry awards.

Change in bus operator sparks anger in Bowdon Vale

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured Gail Demmy at the Vicarage Lane bus stop in Bowdon Vale

9:34am Tuesday 12th August 2014

IT'S 'all change' for bus passengers in Bowdon Vale - sparking anger and outrage among users of the 246 service.

Film about Dunham Massey's Women's Institute gets £7,000 lottery funding

Messenger Newspapers: PIECE OF CAKE: Carmarthenshire's various Women's Institute branches will set up stall at the National Eisteddfod in August.

4:19pm Monday 11th August 2014

DUNHAM Massey Women’s Institute Institute has received £7,100 from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) .to fund a film project.

The Shades at Bowdon's Cinnamon Club

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6:21pm Sunday 10th August 2014

THE Cinnamon Club in Bowdon presents Cinnamon Unplugged - The Shades on September 11 at 7.30pm.

Hale PR firm is recruiting

Messenger Newspapers: The team at Peppermint Soda

9:56am Friday 8th August 2014

AN award-winning Hale marketing agency is on the hunt for new staff.

Man sectioned after Manchester Airport incident

Messenger Newspapers: Akbar Al-Baker is the head of Qatar Airways

10:38am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MAN has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act following an incident at Manchester Airport on Tuesday. (August 5)

Critically acclaimed musician is Bowdon bound

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12:26pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

THE Cinnamon Club in Bowdon presents live music from the critically-acclaimed Sarah Gillespie on September 5 at 7.30pm.

M56 Manchester Airport and Hale junctions to close this weekend

Messenger Newspapers: A motorist has tweeted this picture of the traffic jam on the M56

9:27am Friday 1st August 2014

DRIVERS are being reminded that the M56 will be closed near Manchester Airport this weekend as the Highways Agency demolishes a bridge as part of its £5.5m pinch point improvement in the area.

Altrincham firefighters pay visit to Bowdon nursery

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured William Homan, aged four, with firefighter Carl Arthern from Altrincham

12:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHILDREN at a Bowdon nursery were able to be firefighters for the morning when a crew from Altrincham Fire Station paid them a visit recently.

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.

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