• Stretford's joy and rain

    STRETFORD Cricket Club experienced very mixed results last weekend in drastically different games. The 1st XI travelled to Swinton Moorside on Saturday and were surprised to be asked to bat first. Opening batsmen Charlie Chan (18) and South African Quintin


    THE man leading the hunt for the killer of Lucy Royle has made an emotional personal appeal for people to help catch her "brutal" killer. He says she was viciously attacked and stabbed while she lay fatally wounded. And Detective Superintendent Peter

  • Schools act on SARS fears

    CHILDREN returning from a school trip to China are being kept away from school after concerns over the spread of SARS. The youngsters from Knutsford High School, including some from the Trafford area, returned early from the trip after the increases of

  • MP calls for action on school places crisis

    ALTRINCHAM and Sale West MP Graham Brady has written to council leader David Acton asking him to take urgent action to end the shortage of secondary school places in the borough. The MP says that it is the council's decision to scrap free places for catholic

  • For better or worse?

    AS AN Altrincham fan, are you happy with their performance this season? Their lowest ever finish within the non-league pyramid and some demoralising cup exits may lead some of you to say no. However, today, SAM sport says you would be wrong. If I were

  • Urmston fall just short

    URMSTON 1st XI almost pulled off the shock of the season so far last Saturday against last seasons Cheshire County League Premier division runners up, when they failed to secure victory by the narrowest of margins down at the Moorside Road ground in a

  • Badgers have the Power

    URMSTON Badgers U16s hockey side were in sparkling form again beating old rivals North Staffordshire 7-0 at the weekend. The team were in fine form and could have doubled the score but for the brilliance of the Staffs goalkeeper, while his counterpart


    PEOPLE in Stretford will be welcoming in spring at a free family event - The Longford Park Festival which takes place on Sunday. Between 1pm and 6pm people will be able to enjoy a varied line-up of music and dance, including an appearance from the renowned


    A MOTHER has paid a glowing tribute to her husband who died on Wednesday last week following a road traffic accident. Nathanial Anderton, 38, who was known as John, lived on Bent Lanes with his wife of five and a half years, Beverley, and their 18-month-old

  • Makeover finishes ahead of scehdule

    A MASSIVE improvement programme for homes in Partington has been completed three years ahead of schedule. The town's MP, Beverley Hughes, met council chiefs from Trafford and Manchester to celebrate the early completion of the component replacement programme