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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.

Firefighters help Hale woman, 72, after she fell out of bed and trapped arm

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called to separate Stretford cooking fires

9:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS helped a Hale woman whose arm became trapped after she fell out of bed.  

Prestigious Hale address sold for luxury home

Messenger Newspapers: Prestigious Hale address sold for luxury home

5:51pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

ONE of Hale’s most prestigious plots of land, Number 1 Hilltop, has been snapped up by luxury property developer, Altin Homes.

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.

Young entrepreneur Chris passes on some tips

Messenger Newspapers: Chris Rea

5:46pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A HALE resident who has starred on the BBC’s ‘Dragons’ Den’ visited William Hulme’s Grammer School, Manchester to talk about his experiences.

Equestrian tack sale to be held at Romper pub

Messenger Newspapers: TOP CLASS FACILITIES: Parley Equestrian Centre

6:50pm Monday 7th April 2014

AN equestrian tack sale is being held at the Romper pub, close to Manchester Airport, on April 21.

Woman taken to hospital after car collides with HGV on the M56

Messenger Newspapers: A reader sent in this picture of the crash

5:31pm Monday 7th April 2014

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after her car collided with a HGV on the M56.

Hale fundraisers collect almost £1,000 for the Christie

Messenger Newspapers: Christie Bear with Rosie Jones

7:10pm Sunday 6th April 2014

CHRISTIE fundraisers have thanked Hale people for their generosity after raising £933 at a collection in the village on Saturday, March 29.

CBBC star makes guest appearance at Bowdon Church School

Messenger Newspapers: From left: Charlie McDowell, Toby Gilder, CBBC's Katie Thistleton and Laura Furness

5:20pm Saturday 5th April 2014

BOWDON Church School pupils received a special-guest appearance from CBBC presenter, Katie Thistleton, in celebration of World Book Day.

James boosts Diabetes UK with his marathon effort

Messenger Newspapers: James Laver

12:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

WHEN James Laver leaves his desk at Omni, Altrincham where he works as a recruitment sourcing consultant, he doesn’t head home to Hale - but runs 18 to 20 miles.

Bowdon church restoration meeting has been held

Messenger Newspapers: A 1905 postcard of the church. Photo courtesy of Altrincham Area Image Archive

10:52am Friday 4th April 2014

MESSENGER would like to point out that a public consultation on plans to redevelop a historic Bowdon church was held last night.

Plan unveiled for Bowdon church

Messenger Newspapers: A 1905 postcard of the church. Photo courtesy of Altrincham Area Image Archive

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked their views about a plan to redevelop a historic Bowdon church.

Teacher at St Ambrose College, Hale Barns, tackles marathon to thank St Mary's Hospital.

Messenger Newspapers: Catherine Cutler

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ST Ambrose College music teacher Catherine Cutler will be leading the runners in the Manchester Marathon on April 6 in a merry dance as she raises money for St Mary's Hospital.

Education minister joins Graham Brady on ‘enterprising’ visit to Bowdon school

Messenger Newspapers: L to R, Donna Irving, organiser, Enterprise Challenge; education minister Liz Truss and Graham Brady MP

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ALTRINCHAM and Sale West MP Graham Brady and education minister Elizabeth Truss called into Bowdon Church School.

Wellgreen Primary helps restore park to its former glory

Messenger Newspapers: Pupils Mitchell Leach, seven, and Grace Faulkner, seven, help Bill Lowe, the chairman of the Friends of Halecroft Park, to plant seeds

12:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Wellgreen Primary in Hale are backing efforts to restore Halecroft Park to its former glory.

Charity day at Hale therapy centre

Messenger Newspapers: Chairty day at Hale therapy centre

12:30pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

PRECIOUS Health therapy centre on Cecil Road in Hale held a charity open day on March 29.

Hale company backs children's hospital appeal

Messenger Newspapers: Barbara and Alex Hallwood with Theo Paphitis

2:20pm Friday 28th March 2014

HALE-based PR and events company Marketing Profile has signed up to support the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, ‘Many Hands Appeal’ for 2014.

One Trafford school helps another…

Messenger Newspapers: One Trafford school helps another…

6:21pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

YEAR Three pupils at Bowdon Church School, pictured, held a mass movie night and sleepover to raise money for Brentwood School in Timperley.

Five days of fine dining at Sunrise of Hale Barns

Messenger Newspapers: ‘Thumbs up - Hugh Jones (left) and Edgar Roberts enjoy their meal as Charlotte Street serves them

6:00pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

AS part of the ‘Taste of Sunrise’ – a campaign to promote nutritious eating among seniors – Sunrise of Hale Barns invited residents, friends and neighbours to a week of gourmet cooking events.

Education minister joins Graham Brady on ‘enterprising’ visit to Bowdon School

Messenger Newspapers: Graham Brady, MP for Altrincham and Sale West

1:10pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

ALTRINCHAM and Sale West MP Graham Brady will be joining education minister Elizabeth Truss, when she visits Bowdon Church School on Friday, March 21, to see their Enterprise Challenge in action.

Rottweilers attack Hale woman's dog as it is walked along River Bollin

Messenger Newspapers: Ruby after her operation

5:50pm Monday 17th March 2014

A ROTTWEILER and what is believed to be a Rottweiler cross attacked a Hale woman’s dog as it was being walked along the River Bollin.  

Bowdon-based charity aims to Make it Happen in Sierra Leone

Messenger Newspapers: Michael Colin, co-founder of the charity Make it Happen in Sierra Leone

12:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

THE Bowdon office of Michael Colin, co-founder of the charity Make it Happen in Sierra Leone, has a certificate on the wall.

Muslim association hosts its own question time

Messenger Newspapers: The Islamic Cultural Centre in Hale.

3:40pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

THE Altrincham Muslim Association is hosting a Question Time event in aid of Islam Awareness Week.

Pub bids to be recreated in Rio

Messenger Newspapers: Brazil World Cup: All the teams, all the facts

3:13pm Monday 10th March 2014

A HALE pub is in the running to win a World Cup competition by having the pub specially recreated in Rio, just in time for the big football games.

International Women’s Day celebration

Messenger Newspapers: Health and wellbeing fair to mark International Women's Day

12:28pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

BOWDON-based Harmony Multicultural Association is inviting everyone to join in its celebrations for International Women’s Day.

TV weatherman Fred Talbot denies historic child sex offences

Messenger Newspapers: Facing charges

1:22pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

TV WEATHERMAN Fred Talbot, from Bowdon, has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of indecent assault and of one committing an act of gross indecency.

The House Crowd buys its 50th 'crowd funded' propert

Messenger Newspapers: House prices on rise again

12:04pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A PROPERTY investment firm, founded by a Hale resident, has bought its 50th crowd funded property with money raised from investors each investing as little as £1,000.

Talk to be held at Bowdon Downs Church

Messenger Newspapers: Messenger Newspapers Logo

7:40am Sunday 2nd March 2014

AN illustrated talk on ‘The Clives: Cheshire to India and Powis’ will be given by publisher Mark Bevan on Monday, March 10.

Five tonnes of waste paper catches fire in back of a van in Bowdon

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called to separate Stretford cooking fires

10:06am Friday 28th February 2014

FIVE tonnes of waste paper set alight in the back of a van in Bowdon.

Fed fundraiser held at Dunham Forest Golf and Country Club

Messenger Newspapers: back Heather Kandel and Heather Baron, front Pamela Berg, Fiona Berg and Sharon Fyne

8:00am Friday 21st February 2014

TWO fundraisers for the Fed charity, Heather Baron and Heather Kandel, once again hosted their popular bridge and brunch event in aid of Project Smile.

Care home raises cash for charities

Messenger Newspapers: The £23.28 homemade hamper using Aldi products

3:35pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A HAMPER raffle organised by Bickham House residential care home in Bowdon raised £130 for four charities.

Pete gears up for gruelling Sahara run

Messenger Newspapers: Pete Nichols

12:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A BOWDON resident is gearing up to tackle the Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands), one of the most gruelling sport events in the world.

Teenagers receive awards in first year of DofE at Bowdon Church

Messenger Newspapers: ome of the youngsters proudly display their awards

8:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

MORE than 40 youngsters aged 14 – 17 recently received Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE) at bronze and silver level from the Mayor of Trafford, Cllr Dylan Butt.

Cooking up breakfast in Bowdon for MP Graham Brady

Messenger Newspapers: Alex Clarkson, Jason Gardiner, Graham Brady MP and Steve Pritchard

8:20pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

ALTRINCHAM and Sale West MP Graham Brady was guest speaker at the second joint Men’s and Ladies’ Cooked Breakfast at the Parish Centre, in Bowdon.

Hale toddler group aims to back poverty charity

Messenger Newspapers: Morar Webb reading to the toddler group

6:50pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

A HALE toddler group is to hold a ‘Good as New’ sale in the hope of raising money for the charity it supports, writes Tom Dyson.

Football shirt signed by players from Manchester United's 1968 European Cup winning side stolen from Hale Barns house

Messenger Newspapers: The stolen shirt

12:43pm Monday 17th February 2014

A SHIRT signed by footballing legends has been stolen from a house in Hale Barns.

Feathered friends fly into Sunrise of Hale Barns

Messenger Newspapers: FLYING HIGH: A peregrine falcon on a ledge at Malham Cove

5:54pm Monday 17th February 2014

SUNRISE of Hale Barns, on Hale Road, is hosting an indoor falconry display on February 25 at 2pm The team from Vale Royal Falconry Centre will be coming along to inform and entertain with their knowledge of birds of prey.

Carers invited to dementia hub

Messenger Newspapers: Age UK is starting a new meeting for men in Stanley

6:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

DO you look after someone who has a dementia?

Bowdon breakfast groups welcome Graham Brady MP

Messenger Newspapers: L to R: Alex Clarkson, Jason Gardiner, Graham Brady MP and Steve Pritchard

3:57pm Thursday 13th February 2014

ALTRINCHAM and Sale West MP Graham Brady was guest speaker at the second joint Men’s and Ladies’ Cooked Breakfast at the Parish Centre in Bowdon.

PICTURE: Tree blown down in Hale

Messenger Newspapers: Tree blown down in Hale

10:45am Thursday 13th February 2014

LAST night's storm brought down this tree in Parkhill Road, Hale. The picture was tweeted by Nathan and Flo Evans.

TV weatherman Fred Talbot in court to face historic sex offence charges

Messenger Newspapers: Facing charges

11:48am Tuesday 11th February 2014

FRED Talbot, the TV weatherman and former teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for boys has made his first appearance in court charged with sex offences against boys.

Exciting year in prospect for air cadets

Messenger Newspapers: Cadet Harridge in Sainsbury’s, Hale

9:10pm Monday 10th February 2014

RAF Air Cadets gave a helping hand to shoppers in a Sale supermarket by offering to pack their bags.

Hale agency adds three new members to the team

Messenger Newspapers: Martyn Hett, Annabel Darby, Francesca Mainman

9:50pm Saturday 8th February 2014

A HALE PR agency has recruited three new members of staff to join its expanding B2B team following a number of major client wins.

Owners of Hale Grill fined £12,000 after chef fell through open cellar hatch

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford planning bosses extended temporary planning permission at South Manchester Synagogue for another two years.

9:45am Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE owners of the Hale Grill have been prosecuted due to a chef being badly injured after falling through an open cellar hatch.

Hale speeding fine dodger jailed

Messenger Newspapers: Mumtaz photographed by a speed camera

6:10am Monday 3rd February 2014

A HALE man who attempted to dodge a series of speeding fines while driving a number of high-performance cars was jailed today, January 31.

Hale boy Oliver takes gold in cross country relay finals

Messenger Newspapers: Oliver Critchley

5:08pm Monday 3rd February 2014

A YOUNG runner from Trafford has scooped a gold medal in cross country at the East Cheshire Harriers Invitational Junior School Cross Country Relays in Tameside.

Agencies collaborate to tell the story of Soreen

Messenger Newspapers: Helen Dugdale, managing director of Scribble and Jonathan Reed, managing director of Sunny Thinking

2:49pm Monday 3rd February 2014

TWO creative agencies have teamed up with each other to produce a commemorative 75th anniversary coffee table book for Soreen.



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