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Trafford's Frank Sinatra gets set to serenade

Messenger Newspapers: Wayne Devlin

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

'TRAFFORD’S Frank Sinatra' will be serenading listeners with a medley of American classics to raise funds for the Royal Greater Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Doctor Who actress visits Urmston Bookshop

Messenger Newspapers: A recreation of the Tardis by the Questors team

10:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

URMSTON Bookshop will welcome Manchester born author Anna Hope on May 1.

Councillors reject plans to turn Urmston garage into assisted living accommodation, against officers’ recommendations

Messenger Newspapers: Councillors reject plans to turn Urmston garage into assisted living accommodation, against officers’ recommendations

7:50am Monday 21st April 2014

COUNCILLORS rejected an application to turn a garage into supported living accommodation for people with learning disabilities, against planning officers’ recommendations.

Flixton woman awarded £16,000 after suing her Urmston dentist

Messenger Newspapers: Lorraine's teeth

6:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A FLIXTON woman was awarded £16,000 in compensation in an out of court settlement against her Urmston dentist.

Leslie celebrates 100th birthday, but he's not too old to receive money in a card

Messenger Newspapers: Leslie celebrates 100th birthday, but he's not too old to receive money in a card

7:50am Friday 18th April 2014

LESLIE Nicholson may be celebrating his 100th birthday this Saturday, but he’s not too old to receive money in his birthday cards.

Man requires 12 stitches after being stabbed in the neck on night out in Trafford Park

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

11:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN was stabbed in the neck while he enjoyed a night out with friends in Trafford Park.

Friends of the Earth warns Trafford Council it faces a legal challenge if it grants permission for coal bed methane extraction in Davyhulme

Messenger Newspapers: United Utilities treatment works in Davyhulme

10:25am Thursday 17th April 2014

FRIENDS of the Earth has written to Trafford Council to warn that it risks a legal challenge if the local authority grants permission for coal bed methane (CBM) extraction in Davyhulme.

Anniversary celebrations at Davyhulme treatment plant

Messenger Newspapers: The ‘sewage farm’ circa 1900

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SCIENTISTS from around the world have been arriving in Trafford to celebrate a rather unusual birthday.

Firefighters called after car sets alight on Urmston driveway

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

2:56pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to an Urmston house after a car caught fire.

Free hearing clinics in Urmston

Messenger Newspapers: Pharmacies join drive on age benefits

10:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

AGE UK Trafford are to hold Hearing Clinics in Urmston for those with hearing difficulties to seek independant advice.

Urmston Choral to perform an opera spectacular

Messenger Newspapers: Urmston Choral to perform an opera spectacular

7:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

 ‘A NIGHT at the Opera’ concludes the current season of Urmston Choral Society’s series of concerts and will take place at St. Monica’s Church in Irlam Road, Flixton, on Wednesday, May 7.

MP takes blindfold walk for Guide Dogs

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green MP walking with Inca, a guide dog in training and Guide Dogs engagement officer, Emma Allen-Taylor

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

STRETFORD and Urmston MP Kate Green took a blindfolded walk with a guide dog to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by blind and partially sighted people last week.

VIDEO: Police release footage of tattooed robber who held up Flixton convenience store

Messenger Newspapers: Police release footage of tattooed robber who held up Flixton convenience store

5:25pm Thursday 10th April 2014

POLICE have issued CCTV footage of a tattooed robber who held up a Flixton convenience store.

Pupils join councillor to make Davyhulme greener

Messenger Newspapers: Pupils join councillor to make Davyhulme greener

12:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PUPILS from a Davyhulme primary school joined forces with a councillor to help make the area a greener place.

Man, 98, taken to hospital after kitchen fire at his Urmston flat

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called to separate Stretford cooking fires

9:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

A 98-year-old man was taken to hospital after a kitchen fire at his Urmston flat.

Trafford Labour leader urges Peel to reconsider Davyhulme biomass plant in open letter

Messenger Newspapers: Clr David Acton warns cooks to take care.

3:50pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE leader of Trafford Labour group has written an open letter to the chair of Peel Energy, asking him to reconsider his plans for the Davyhulme biomass plant.

MP unveils £1.6 million refurbishment at Urmston care home

Messenger Newspapers: Manorhey resident Milly Mitten (front left), joining Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green (front right), to officially open the new accommodation, with Manorhey’s registered manager Joanna Fryers (back left) and New Care’s Partner for Clinical Services

6:10am Monday 7th April 2014

AN Urmston care home has recently completed a £1.6 million refurbishment, adding 20 new bedrooms.

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.

Poppy Appeal in Greater Manchester raises more than £135,000

Messenger Newspapers: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

5:10am Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE Manchester Poppy Appeal was hugely successful last year, raising nearly £135,000 for the Royal British Legion.

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.

Decision on proposed coal bed methane extraction site in Davyhulme deferred by planning committee

Messenger Newspapers: United Utilities treatment works in Davyhulme

6:10am Saturday 29th March 2014

AN application to extend the construction time limit of a coal bed methane extraction site in Davyhulme was deferred by Trafford Council’s planning committee.

Just strolling along at the Millennium Nature Reserve in Davyhulme

Messenger Newspapers: The group enjoying the walk

12:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE Walk and Talk Group stepped out at the the Millennium Nature Reserve in Davyhulme on March 20.

Robbers threaten shop assistant with hammers in Urmston raid

Messenger Newspapers: One of the robbers

2:39pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ROBBERS threatened a shop assistant with hammers during a raid in Urmston.  

Air pollution levels near M60 in Urmston 'above EU safety limit', according to BCAG

Messenger Newspapers: The M60 in Urmston

3:52pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AIR pollution in parts of Urmston and Davyhulme that are close to the M60 are over the EU safety limit, according to a pressure group.

Trafford school unveils new look

Messenger Newspapers: The old facade

12:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A £132,000 REFURBISHMENT project to improve the façade at St Antony’s Catholic Secondary School in Urmston is complete.

TV impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw, joins Kate Green MP in backing Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal

Messenger Newspapers: Jon Culshaw and Kate Green

10:27am Wednesday 26th March 2014

TV impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw, joined Kate Green MP in pledging support to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Beautiful babies pick up their awards

Messenger Newspapers: Beautiful babies pick up their awards

2:01pm Monday 24th March 2014

GAYLE Mather with her daughter Isabella, who won the Stretford and Urmson Messenger Little Darlings 0 to 18 months category and Lynn Rollings with her daughter Marisa, who won the Little Darlings 18 months to three years category.

Energy advice from MP

Messenger Newspapers: Supportive - Kate Green MP

12:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

ON March 22 Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green MP and Cllr Kevin Procter will be seeking residents views about current energy prices and issues such as fly-tipping This event will be held at Urmston precinct (outside the library) from 11am to 12noon, all welcome.

Get your dancing shoes on and support Cancer Research UK

Messenger Newspapers: A trip to London is being held to raise money for Cancer Research UK

12:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A MASQUERADE ball in aid of Cancer Research UK will be held from 6pm on March 22 at Urmston Masonic Hall,Westbourne Road, Urmston.

The Society for Abandoned Animals and Buchanan Veterinary Group launch shoebox appeal

Messenger Newspapers: Laura Messenger, fundraising manager, with two-year-old Dexter and shoebox

8:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A SHOEBOX appeal for abandoned animals has been launched to help boost donations to help the large number of animals being cared for at a Sale sanctuary.

Urmston Grammar pupils enjoy a good read

Messenger Newspapers: Urmston Grammar pupils enjoy a good read

6:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

MEMBERS of 9M relax, with numerous good books, in Urmston Grammar’s Reading Room.

Margaret relives her schooldays

Messenger Newspapers: Margaret Barker taking tea with sixth formers, Rhea and Andrew

7:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

PENSIONER Margaret Barker re-visited her old school, Urmston Grammar, on Monday.

Richard's Cakes bakers scoop awards at Cake International - and Flintoff is a fan

Messenger Newspapers: Emma Ball and her winning cakes

6:10am Thursday 13th March 2014

BAKERS from an Urmston cake shop were awarded first, second and third place at the Cake International showcase, held at Event City.

Urmston Town looking for players

Messenger Newspapers: football generic

2:53pm Thursday 13th March 2014

URMSTON Town are looking for boys and girls in reception and years one and two to join its established teams.

Exotic creatures inspire creative patients

Messenger Newspapers: Patient Dorothy Hassall with a tree frog

7:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

A MENAGERIE of exotic creatures from Manchester Museum delighted patients at Trafford General.

Flixton teacher joins Government Department for Education to discuss innovation in education

Messenger Newspapers: Sonia Schofield

8:00am Friday 7th March 2014

TEACHING staff from one of Trafford’s leading schools took part in the prestigious Education Innovation Conference recently.

Charity holds hearing clinic

Messenger Newspapers: Call for volunteers to provide company for lonely elderly

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

AGE UK Trafford is welcoming residents to attend a hearing clinic on Friday, March 28 in Station Road, Urmston.

Chip pan fire warning after Davyhulme blaze

Messenger Newspapers: Timperley pensioner rescued from flat after chip pan fire

6:50pm Thursday 6th March 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are urging people to take care when cooking after a Davyhulme man was left with burns following a chip pan fire at his bungalow, writes Tom Dyson.

Gold and antiques valuation day

Messenger Newspapers: This month, the speaker's subject was Antiques and Collectables.

10:50am Wednesday 5th March 2014

OUR Lady’s and The English Martyrs Parish Centre, Urmston, is holding a free gold, silver and antiques valuation day on Friday, March 14, from noon to 4pm.

Stretford and Urmston MP welcomes new defibrillator in Urmston

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green MP holding a defibrillator with senior paramedic and community resuscitation manager, David McNally, and his colleague Lisa, both from the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

8:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

STRETFORD and Urmston MP Kate Green has welcomed a new defibrillator installed by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) in Urmston town centre.

Jill swaps pharmacy for childcare

Messenger Newspapers: Jill Mackey and her two-year-old daughter Ocea

4:46pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

AN URMSTON mother is set to follow her passion for childcare by opening up a new day nursery, wites Tom Dyson.

Urmston benefit cheat convicted

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

7:50pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

A BENEFIT cheat from Urmston was sentenced to a 12-month community order.  

Salford Red Devils help tackle loneliness

Messenger Newspapers: Salford City Reds' last hope of silverware is in the Challenge Cup

6:30pm Saturday 1st March 2014

THE Salford Red Devils are one of many rugby teams who have teamed up with older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service, to help tackle male loneliness.

Manchester Allergy Support Group

12:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

THE next meeting of the Manchester Allergy Support Group will be from 7 to 8.30pm on March 3 at St John's Church, Flixton.

Facelift for Trafford school

Messenger Newspapers: The old facade

6:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

WORK to refurbish the façade at St Antony’s Catholic Secondary School in Urmston is underway as part of an ongoing ‘transformation’ project.

John Lewis partners go back to school - and have pupils in stitches

Messenger Newspapers: John Lewis partners go back to school - and have pupils in stitches

4:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

OFFICE manager for John Lewis Trafford, Jess Hodson, pictured, shared her knitting skills with Year Four pupils from Urmston Junior School, as part of the 'Bringing Skills to Life' scheme.

Stretford and Urmston MP slams High Court biomass decision

Messenger Newspapers: Supportive - Kate Green MP

1:40pm Monday 24th February 2014

STRETFORD and Urmston MP Kate Green has expressed her disappointment that the High Court has rejected Trafford Council’s legal challenge against the Barton Renewable Energy Plant.

Barton Renewable Energy Plant backed by the High Court

Messenger Newspapers: A graphic of the plant

11:42am Monday 24th February 2014

A HIGH Court judge has ruled that a decision made to grant planning approval to a biomass plant proposal in Trafford by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles was sound.

Learn something new at Flixton House

Messenger Newspapers: Flixton House

5:03pm Monday 24th February 2014

TRAFFORD College Community Learning, in partnership with Trafford Leisure Trust, will be opening the doors of Flixton House, Urmston, on Saturday, March 1 between 11am and 2pm to adults who are interested in learning something new.



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