Laurie poised for her Paralympic debut

Messenger Newspapers: Laurie Williams

8:00am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

GOING from eighth place to the podium in just four years might seem like too much to ask, but that isn’t stopping Altrincham’s Laurie Williams from aiming high at London 2012. The 20-year-old

Gearing up for the Paralympics in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: The Paralympic players with local players and

7:22pm Monday 20th August 2012

AFTER giving valuable training to the judo teams from Thailand and the Southern Islands prior to the Olympic Games, coaches and players from Trafford and South Manchester were again in action preparing teams for the Paralympics.

Olympic Games under way at Old Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Danny Rose gets tackled

9:10am Friday 27th July 2012

OLYMPIC action came to Manchester on Thursday when the men's Olympic football tournament kicked off.

Trafford Welcomes the World

9:10am Thursday 26th July 2012

TRAFFORD Council has unveiled details of this summer’s ‘Trafford Welcomes the World’ event.

Hale sports events company promotes the Olympic spirit

8:13pm Thursday 26th July 2012

XTRA Mile Events, a sports events company based in Hale and organisers of the Greater Manchester Marathon, is urging everyone to back the British athletes during the Olympics.

Olympics arrives in Trafford

5:00am Thursday 26th July 2012

THE Olympics comes to Trafford today (Thursday).

Sale Welcomes the World

1:00pm Wednesday 25th July 2012

ON Saturday Sale will be twinned with Team USA to celebrate the football being held at Old Trafford as part of the Olympics.

The Olympic Torch in Trafford campaign, is officially the UK's most positive Twitter campaign

Messenger Newspapers: Sir Bobby with torch outside Old Trafford

9:00am Wednesday 25th July 2012

RESULTS show that the UK's most ‘positive’ Olympic coverage so far was when Sir Bobby Charlton carried the torch through Old Trafford on June 24 at 6.25am.

Selection joy for Trafford residents

11:11am Wednesday 27th June 2012

TRAFFORD athletes are celebrating being selected for the Para-Cycling team for ParalympicsGB.

Hale Torch tour

Messenger Newspapers: Hale Torch tour

11:00am Wednesday 27th June 2012

HALE geared up for the Olympics with its very own torch tour.

Olympic Torch bearer visits Sale school

10:18am Wednesday 27th June 2012

A VERY special visitor with a very special package visited Springfield Primary in Sale on Monday.

Thousands welcome the Olympic torch

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12:05pm Monday 25th June 2012

THOUSANDS of people welcomed the Olympic Torch to Trafford this Sunday in what can only be described as a sea of umbrellas and raincoats.

Olympics essay writing Trafford champion

8:50am Monday 25th June 2012

TALENTED young writer Louise Hyland has won the Trafford School's Olympics Essay writing competition for capturing the true spirit of the games in her 500-word essay.

LIVE TWEETS: The Olympic Torch in Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Sir Bobby Charlton recives the flame.

5:00am Sunday 24th June 2012

Messenger reporter Emma Rigby is live tweeting from Trafford this morning, as the crowds gather to welcome the Olympic torch to the region.

Sir Bobby Charlton to carry torch past Old Trafford on Sunday

Messenger Newspapers: TEAM STAR: Bobby Charlton

2:22pm Thursday 21st June 2012

FOOTBALL legend Sir Bobby Charlton will carry the Olympic flame as it passes Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium on Sunday morning.

Picture this!

2:27pm Thursday 21st June 2012

STEP off the sidelines and become a torchbearer with the Picture Yourself with the Torch Twitter campaign.

Grabs your tickets for Team GB at Old Trafford

2:25pm Thursday 21st June 2012

FOOTIE fans can still get a taste of the Olympic Games experience as tickets are still available for the football, taking place at Old Trafford, above, as well as at other stadiums across the country.

Set your alarm clocks for the Olympic Torch Relay!

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2:24pm Thursday 21st June 2012

WHILE Sunday mornings are traditionally the day for a lie-in, many families are expected to set their alarm clocks early this Sunday for a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the Olympic torch.

Local school gets an Olympic visit

Messenger Newspapers: Helen took the torch to Worthington Primary School

11:09am Thursday 21st June 2012

WORTHINGTON Primary School had a close encounter with the Olympic Torch this week when mother-of-two, Helen Allen, took it to show the pupils.

Once in a lifetime! Olympic Torch Relay route for Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Once in a lifetime! Olympic Torch Relay route for Trafford

2:41pm Monday 18th June 2012

THE Olympic torch is coming to Trafford on June 24.

Mary's promise

Messenger Newspapers: Mary's promise

10:10am Saturday 16th June 2012

WITH the Olympic torch fast approaching Trafford the day is set to be a very special one for Stanford Park Infant School pupil, Mary Pusey.

Badminton player nets Olympic honour

8:10am Saturday 16th June 2012

AN 83-year-old Hale resident who plays badminton twice a week and cycles regularly has been asked to carry the torch.

Join the breakfast party as the Olympic torch relay comes to Trafford

Messenger Newspapers: Join the breakfast party as the Olympic torch relay comes to Trafford

10:14am Thursday 14th June 2012

RESIDENTS are invited to a free breakfast time party with the torch when it passes through Old Trafford on Sunday, June 24.

Strike an Olympic pose on twitter

Messenger Newspapers: Strike an Olympic pose on twitter

10:12am Thursday 14th June 2012

RESIDENTS can step off the sidelines, strike torch-bearing-poses and be part of an exciting Twitter photo campaign that celebrates the Olympic torch in Trafford.

Youngsters live the Olympic dream

Messenger Newspapers: Youngster live the Olympic dream

9:30am Friday 8th June 2012

YOUNGSTERS in Year 1 at St Michael's Primary school in Flixton, ran rings around their teacher as they held their very own Olympic Games.

Sale Harrier is ready for the Olympic challenge

3:53pm Thursday 17th May 2012

SALE Harriers high jumper Adele Lassu insists she is giving herself the best chance possible to qualify for this summer’s Olympics – and is determined to take her training partners with her.

Memories of 1948

Messenger Newspapers: Alan Thorpe

12:00pm Sunday 13th May 2012

SALE resident Alan Thorpe believes he is the last surviving member of the Royal Corps of Signals who worked on telecommunications at the 1948, 'shoe String' Olympics at Wembley Stadium.

Olympic football teams drawn

1:55pm Wednesday 25th April 2012

TEAM GB’s men’s football squad will start their quest for Olympic gold at Old Trafford on July 26 against Senegal.

Loop the Loop to kick off the North West's Olympic Celebrations

12:55pm Tuesday 17th April 2012

PEOPLE from across the north west are being invited to take an Olympic-inspired cultural journey from Old Trafford Stadium to The Quays on May 19.

Get involved in the Olympic spirit!

9:40am Sunday 8th April 2012

NHS Trafford’s public health team is encouraging residents to get involved in the Olympic spirit by taking part in the ‘Summer of Wellbeing’.

Good sport Robina earns place

Messenger Newspapers: Robina Sheikh

1:45pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

Stretford woman chosen to carry torch for her voluntary work with Asian women

A proud moment for Bowdon’s Mary

Messenger Newspapers: Mary Lee with Caryn

1:42pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

Bowdon lady who is registered blind is chosen for Olympic torch relay

Cyril stands up ready for his big day

Messenger Newspapers: Cyril Baker

1:38pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

Sale comedian chosen to carry torch for his tireless charity work

Dinner lady gets just deserts

Sale mum chosen to carry Olympic torch

Alan's on track for his big day

Messenger Newspapers: Alan hardman

1:31pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

Bowdon resident who founded Altrincham and District Athletic Club is chosen to carry Olympic torch in Prestwich

Music man’s birthday treat

Messenger Newspapers: Alex McCann

1:27pm Thursday 22nd March 2012

Altrincham man will carry Olympic torch in Buxton

Olympic Torch Relay route announced

Messenger Newspapers: Trafford route

11:45am Monday 19th March 2012

The Olympic Torch Relay will pass through Trafford on Sunday, June 24 it has been confirmed today.

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