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  • Altrincham & District Amateur Sunday FL

    LEAGUE fixtures get underway again this weekend in the Altrincham & District Amateur Sunday FL but on a reduced scale, as a number of various postponed cup matches take precedence, in particular the local Altrincham & District FA Sunday Cup, where

  • Back to winning ways

    Sale Sharks round-up OVER the course of the festive period, Sale Sharks picked up two important victories, with a defeat at the hands of Newcastle sandwiched in between. Fijian fly-half Nicky Little kicked them to their third league win since October

  • New Year honour for lecturer

    A FORMER university lecturer's efforts to improve access to information for people with sight problems have been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Dr Gillian Burrington, of Green Walk, Bowdon, was awarded an OBE for services to Librarianship and

  • A look back in time

    A NEW Century dawns - and as it does so local history expert Alan Morrison, founder and Chairman of Ashton and Sale History Society, reminds us of some of the area's milestones over the last 100 years. 20th Century Ashton & Sale 1902 - Lloyds Bank

  • Petline

    THE holiday season has brought out the best and worst in animal owners and lovers, according to Petline organiser Chris Butterworth. She says: "This is the busiest holiday period I've ever known. There have been so many animals abandoned, and the pet

  • Bring us back some civic pride

    IF (as Roland Griffin alleges, letters 31 December) I have my facts wrong over the proposed "improvements" to Trafford's town halls then it is because, yet again, our Labour councillors have changed their minds out of public view. My facts came from watching

  • Make them entertain us

    AS a regular reader of your newspaper I wonder if anyone in authority can answer the following questions. 1. Why can't we have a referendum regarding the development of the land in Manor Avenue, Altrincham, as was recently carried out in Haydock? 2. Why

  • An unhappy new year

    THE holiday season has brought out the best and worst in animal owners and lovers, according to Petline organiser Chris Butterworth. She says: "This is the busiest holiday period I've ever known. There have been so many animals abandoned, and the pet

  • Drink drive figures buck the trend

    TRAFFORD motorists have been hailed as an example to the rest of the region after heeding the 'don't drink and drive' message. While there was an increase in the propoortion of drivers across Greater Manchester who tested positive, Trafford bucked the

  • How sparing a minute can save you a packet in car crime costs

    CAR criminals can strike in a matter of seconds if they are given the opportunity and they very often do. But police say that by sparing just one minute - motorists can stop crime and the chances of becoming a victim. In another prong to the all out attack

  • Crash kills man

    A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a collision with a car in Stretford on Tuesday evening. The accident took place at the junction of Chester Road and White City Way at 11pm. The victim, who has not been identified, was travelling north along Chester Road towards

  • Top cop

    A POLICEMAN from Stretford has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. DC Dean Coady of Greater Manchester Police was awarded an OBE for services to the police. Converted for the new archive on 13 March 2001. Some images and formatting may have

  • Bobby dazzlers

    CARING coppers brought a sorely needed touch of seasonal goodwill to an isolated pensioner. Bobbies John Cave and Neil McQueen were shocked at the squalid conditions they found frail 72 year-old Geoff Browning living in. They had been called to his Stretford

  • DAD LIVES IN HOPE

    FATHER of four Terry Burke is hoping the New Year will bring him the gift of life. Fifty-seven-year-old Terry, a former stacker driver from Stretford, has for the past two years been on the waiting list for a heart transplant operation at Wythenshawe

  • Town goes down hill

    I AM writing in response to Mr Hill Connor's letter, outlining the achievements of the Central Urmston Partnership. I feel inclined to share Mr Jairath's view that Urmston Town Centre is deteriorating rapidly, perhaps even more so after reading Mr Hill

  • ROCKING ROBINS

    Nationwide Conference Altrincham (1) 2 Northwich Victoria (0) 0 by Mike Crockett Ellison 34, Landon 82 Attendance 1,713 RAMPANT Robins put an end to a seven match drawing streak with an assured 2-0 win over fierce Cheshire rivals Northwich Victoria. Northwich

  • JANUARY

    ALTRINCHAM FC start the final year of the century sitting pretty at the top of the UniBond Premier League after a blistering run of form which sees them go undefeated for nine games and drop only seven points out of a possible 51. Sale's festive season

  • Judo Stars at Sale

    RECENTLY, enthusiastic youngsters of Sale Judo Club competed in their quarterly grading competition. The large number of members and some of their parents witnessed some brilliant judo and had the opportunity of meeting Regional and National Stars of

  • Seconds which can make a difference

    CAR criminals can strike in a matter of seconds if they are given the opportunity and they very often do. But police say that by sparing just one minute - motorists can stop crime and the chances of becoming a victim. In another prong to the all out attack

  • Have a smelly Christmas

    WITH the 12 days of Christmas at least 60% of the householders of Trafford are going to have 13 days of rotting, stinking rubbish. My own last collection is 22nd December and the next one 4th January - A happy smelly Millennium!! I would have thought

  • Airport manager gets MBE

    A Trafford business manager has received an MBE in the New Year Honours list for his services to the ethnic community. Talat Mahmud, 49, of Kings Road, is the business development manager at Manchester Airport. Since starting work at the airport 22 years

  • Nobby honoured

    FORMER England and Manchester United footballer Nobby Stiles, who lives in Stretford, has been awarded an MBE for services to football. Nobby was a member of England's only World Cup winning side in 1966, and also won the European Cup with Manchester

  • Historian reviews 1,000 years of town history

    AS WE bid farewell to the the last Millennium, Messenger takes you on a whistlestop tour of the history of Stretford. The journey is courtesy of local history expert Bill Ashton, of Stretford History Society, who has picked out some of the area's most

  • ATOUGH JOB

    FOR TRAFFORD Trafford MV 15 Warrington 36 IN MILD January conditions and on a perfect MacPherson Park pitch Trafford entertained a strong Warrington side who were intent on progressing further than this first round of the Lancashire Trophy. Trafford were

  • Urmston Judo coach Steve Pullen

    New honour for Steve MBE URMSTON judo coach Steve Pullen has received another top national award to add to his impressive collection. Steve, who coaches at The George Carnall Leisure Centre, won the GB Coach of the Year award in 1994 for his services

  • Kids in need deserve best

    I WELCOMED the recent discussion families of disabled children had with our Social Services, as reported in the Messenger on December 16. Carers and users are entitled to expect consistent levels of quality and support, irrespective of whether it is in-house

  • I wish I was MP's friend

    YOUR correspondent K Barnes has just cause to be grateful for her influential friend, the MP for Stretford. Had I been so lucky, I could have saved myself a considerable amount of money. I am a disabled ex-serviceman riddled with arthiritis. My car is