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"30.03.2017 16:36:24" messengernewspapers.co.uk Council rejects demand for public apology over sharing of vulnerable children's information without consent A DEMAND for a public apology to families of special needs children whose personal information was shared with a private firm without consent has… The council leader admitted there was the Data Protection Act was breached and that this was being investigated
"30.03.2017 11:20:58" messengernewspapers.co.uk Air quality improved at one of country's most polluted schools, say council AIR quality at a school which was once named one of the top 10 most polluted schools in the country is back to normal, claim the council.
"30.03.2017 10:28:45" messengernewspapers.co.uk Save Flixton Green Belt campaign group to host The William Wroe Roam fun day THE 5,000-strong Save Flixton Green Belt group will be holding a community fundraising event called The William Wroe Roam next week. A fundraising single by The Pilchard Heads “Don't Wanna Live In A Concrete Jungle” will be released during the fun day
"30.03.2017 10:01:09" messengernewspapers.co.uk Council throws out Labour motion to scrap garden waste charge TRAFFORD Council has thrown out a motion to scrap the controversial garden waste charge. Seems to be some confusion over this - for some clarity, the garden waste charge is still going ahead
"30.03.2017 09:34:45" messengernewspapers.co.uk Future Carrington - consisting of 725 new homes and one million sq ft of employment space - to be decided on tonight THE future of the flagship Future Carrington development - which would see the creation of a new 'village' and one million sq ft of… Who would like to see this go ahead?
"30.03.2017 09:06:41" messengernewspapers.co.uk Burglar creeps upstairs where two children are sleeping and "calmly" walks away after wakened parent screamed at him AN intruder walked into an unlocked home in Flixton, creeped upstairs and “calmly” stole jewellery and a computer while children were sleeping… Every parent's nightmare. He got in through an unlocked kitchen door so make sure you lock up, even when you are home!
"29.03.2017 15:51:31" Timeline Photos Search 8,518 jobs across the North West now. Top employer AO.com has vacancies in Bolton & Manchester
"29.03.2017 14:25:45" messengernewspapers.co.uk Appeal after "heartless" burglar steals five-month-old puppy during raid on home POLICE are trying to reunite a family with their puppy after he was stolen in a Trafford burglary. “I have three young children and they are absolutely heartbroken. They just keep asking me when he's coming home.” Please help find Bobby
"29.03.2017 10:23:25" messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham man faces trial after pleading not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving AN Altrincham man has pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after a university graduate died in a collision in Sale. Glenn Wall, 34, will go to trial after denying charges of causing death by dangerous driving and death by careless and inconsiderate driving
"29.03.2017 09:23:44" messengernewspapers.co.uk Greater Manchester Marathon – travel advice ROADS in Trafford will be temporarily closed to traffic as they become part of the Greater Manchester Marathon course on Sunday. Make sure you plan any journeys on Sunday as the Greater Manchester Marathon goes through Trafford
"29.03.2017 09:02:39" messengernewspapers.co.uk Young Muslims to hold minute's silence for victims of Westminster attack at remembrance gathering YOUNG Muslims from Trafford will be holding a one minute's silence for the victims of the Westminster terror attacks later today.
"29.03.2017 08:51:31" messengernewspapers.co.uk All set for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon THE ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon takes place in Trafford this Sunday, April 2 and the borough is set for a day of thrilling sporting… Runners taking part in the Greater Manchester Marathon will be heading along Trafford's roads on Sunday
"28.03.2017 12:20:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk St Ambrose College pupil's head shave in tribute to his cancer-stricken brother A TIMPERLEY teenager whose family has been rocked by cancer will carry out a 'hair-raising' stunt this week - to show his sick brother how much he… St Ambrose pupil shows his love for his brother by having his head shaved
"28.03.2017 09:15:44" messengernewspapers.co.uk Renewed fears over education funding for Trafford TRAFFORD'S schools will be even more severely hit by a new funding formula than previously estimated, according to a teachers' union. NUT warning over school funding
"28.03.2017 07:11:20" Timeline Photos Need help writing your CV? Visit nw1jobs today to create yours in 5 simple steps at nw1jobs.com
"27.03.2017 19:53:13" Messenger Newspaper If you are having a blue Monday, this will cheer you up. Had us in stitches Reader's letter:
"27.03.2017 16:17:02" messengernewspapers.co.uk Save Flixton Green Belt campaign group to host The William Wroe Roam fun day THE 5,000-strong Save Flixton Green Belt group will be holding a community fundraising event called The William Wroe Roam next week. Save Flixton Green Belt will welcome speakers Kate Green MP and Leader of Trafford Labour Andrew Western
"27.03.2017 14:44:16" Timeline Photos NOW that is what you call a tight squeeze!
A lorry in a spot of bother on Roaring Gate Lane in Hale Barns this afternoon, snapped by reader Greg Mape.
The HGV caused a blockage on the road and police were called to deal with the disruption. The lorry,
"27.03.2017 14:36:28" Timeline Photos WHAT a cherub!
Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool invited their lovely mums and grannies for afternoon tea for Mother's Day. They all then planted seeds in the garden and will now watch them grow over the coming months.
“The children were
"27.03.2017 14:06:47" messengernewspapers.co.uk "No wonder run-down golf course is closing - but will council really save money when less people are exercising?" THE council say that William Wroe Golf Course is not viable; this is hardly surprising as they have run it down. Reader's letter: "Four out of the 18 holes have not been in full use for months, which is hardly likely to attract customers"
"27.03.2017 13:45:36" messengernewspapers.co.uk Second series of Peter Kay's popular show Car Share hits the big screen for Comic Relief FANS of Peter's Kay's hit show Car Share will be able to see it on the big screen. Hands up who is excited for the new series of Peter Kay's Car Share
"27.03.2017 13:43:28" messengernewspapers.co.uk Alesha Dixon and Tallia Storm lead the stars at the Pink Ribbon Ball STARS were flying high in Altrincham on Friday as they attended the third Pink Ribbon Ball. Altrincham was the place to be on Friday night for!
"27.03.2017 13:13:10" messengernewspapers.co.uk Mayor candidate Burnham pledges to 'do politics differently' LABOUR's candidate for Greater Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, has launched a manifesto which he says is the result of months of collaboration… Greater Manchester Mayor election - Andy Burnham launches his manifesto
"27.03.2017 12:52:50" messengernewspapers.co.uk Reader's clever solution to the garden waste charge and pothole problems Garden waste and pothole problems solved at a stroke! If you are having a blue Monday, this will cheer you up. Had us in stitches Reader's letter:
"27.03.2017 10:46:16" messengernewspapers.co.uk Flixton's The Rainband donate £2,000 to campaign to halt green belt development in hometown A WELL-KNOWN band have helped a campaign group fighting to prevent Flixton's green belt from built on smash their fundraising target by… The Rainband Official's donation means the campaign has smashed its fundraising target
"27.03.2017 09:27:11" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Greenhouses and sheds alight in allotment fire SEVERAL greenhouses and shed in Stretford were on fire early on Sunday morning.
"27.03.2017 08:28:32" messengernewspapers.co.uk Greenhouses and sheds alight in allotment fire SEVERAL greenhouses and shed in Stretford were on fire early on Sunday morning.
"27.03.2017 08:19:10" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk THEATRE: Vicar of Dibley returns to the pulpit in Altrincham PAUL Rendel, Chairman of Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre will be front of house at their production of Vicar of Dibley at Altrincham Little Theatre from April 4-8.
"26.03.2017 18:07:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Friends of Flixton Gardens' announce relaunch day THE Friends of Flixton Gardens will be officially relaunched on Saturday April 1.
"26.03.2017 14:24:08" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Disco group Odyssey celebrate 40th anniversary of iconic "Native New Yorker" release with carnival concert THE headline act at the Hale Barns Carnival has been announced.
"25.03.2017 16:41:05" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale Nomads shake it up with comedy offering SALE Nomads' next production is a comedy, Shakers, by John Godber and Jane Thornton.
"24.03.2017 18:28:03" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Hoard of George Allen original paintings found in attic after being left in wealthy Cuban buyer's will A HOARD of original paintings by prominent Timperley watercolourist George Allen are set to go on public display for the first time, after being discovered in a Herefordshire attic.
"24.03.2017 18:19:52" messengernewspapers.co.uk Terrorism will not divide us or drive us away in fear, says MP Kate Green MP Kate Green spoke of her “huge sadness” about the terror attack in Westminster that killed four people – but said parliament's business…
"24.03.2017 16:03:37" Drone footage over the new A556, which was officially opened by Tatton MP and new Evening Standard editor George Osborne. More here: bit.ly/2nkBhcR
"24.03.2017 15:16:07" messengernewspapers.co.uk Campaign group fight Flixton green belt proposals call public meeting with ward councillors CAMPAIGNERS fighting to prevent Flixton's green belt from being built are to hold a public meeting with ward councillors.
"24.03.2017 14:45:02" messengernewspapers.co.uk THEATRE: Hats off to phenomenally funny Noises Off HATS theatre company have, once again, demonstrated their courage in putting on a difficult play.
"24.03.2017 12:26:27" messengernewspapers.co.uk Family's joy as critically injured biker, 20, shows signs of waking from coma THERE is hope for the family of Urmston biker Pati Olearnik, who was critically injured in an accident after coming off her motorbike, as she… The support for Pati has been truly amazing We hope she continues to improve, with the help of her dedicated friends and family
"24.03.2017 11:32:57" messengernewspapers.co.uk Fire in chimney sparks house blaze CREWS put out a house fire in Urmston last night.
"24.03.2017 11:16:53" messengernewspapers.co.uk Casualty treated following flat fire ONE casualty was treated following a fire in Partington last night.
"23.03.2017 17:24:47" messengernewspapers.co.uk Man who broke into woman's home and raped her at knifepoint jailed for life A MAN who broke into a woman's home and raped her at knifepoint in Old Trafford has been jailed for life. “This is one of the most horrendous incidents I have been involved with investigating and the details of it will no doubt send cold shivers down the spines of anyone who hears them"
"23.03.2017 16:25:03" messengernewspapers.co.uk Singers Alesha Dixon and Tallia Storm to perform under Concorde wings at star-studded event BGT's Alesha Dixon and popstar Tallia Storm will be performing under the wings of the Concorde G-BOAC aircraft at the Runway Visitor Park at… Will you be joining them?
"23.03.2017 15:11:10" messengernewspapers.co.uk Courtroom drama with Altrincham Little Theatre's Witness for the Prosecution WITNESS for the Prosecution at Altrincham Little Theatre, differs from your usual Agatha Christie work in two ways. Agathie Christie tale told by Altrincham Little Theatre (The Club Theatre)
"23.03.2017 14:57:34" messengernewspapers.co.uk Nothing to suggest Manchester terror attack imminent but situation is being monitoring closely, say police GREATER Manchester Police has said that there is no intelligence to suggest an attack in Manchester is imminent following the terror atrocity in… “In light of the atrocities, we have been closely monitoring the situation to determine the appropriate response required here, in Greater Manchester"
"23.03.2017 14:50:30" Check out the moves of teachers and pupils at Broomwood Primary's Dance-a-Thon! Find out how much it raised for the NSPCC: bit.ly/2nH4hwm
"23.03.2017 13:36:49" messengernewspapers.co.uk Pruning butchery: "The rhododendron bushes may never recover from such harsh treatment" HAVING just visited Davyhulme Park I was shocked, to say the least, to see the butchering of the rhododendron bushes which have given me, and… Reader's letter:
"23.03.2017 12:07:02" messengernewspapers.co.uk Garden waste charge: "Why not add on council tax so the true increase can be seen instead of underhand stealth charges" (TO all councillors) Reader's letter: "These charges are nothing to do with bin emptying, as all this extra charge goes to the council"
"23.03.2017 11:28:33" messengernewspapers.co.uk PICTURED: 111-year-old building being converted into family cafe in its Co-Op heyday LAST week we revealed that a 111-year-old Co-Op building in Flixton was set to be transformed into a family cafe - and here is it in its original… Lots of people talking about the Brook Road development in Flixton.
Here is the building in its original state:
"23.03.2017 10:44:32" messengernewspapers.co.uk "First of its kind" spirit emporium launched by popular cocktail bar A SPIRIT specialist and popular Altrincham haunt for cocktail lovers have teamed up to launch a spirit shop with a twist in the heart of the… Want to master the art of cocktail making at home? Riddles Emporium by Riddles is your answer
"23.03.2017 10:02:15" messengernewspapers.co.uk Police chiefs condemn "dreadful act of terrorism" in Westminster branding it "an assault on our way of life" POLICE chiefs in Greater Manchester have branded the Westminster terror attack “an assault on our way of life” but insisted that the “dreadful… Police say there is no specific intelligence suggesting an imminent threat to Greater Manchester
"23.03.2017 09:33:17" messengernewspapers.co.uk Seven arrested over Westminster terror attack Seven people have been arrested and six addresses raided in London, Birmingham and elsewhere in connection with the Westminster terror attack
"23.03.2017 09:18:18" messengernewspapers.co.uk Famous Trafford Centre architecture the focus of BBC Radio 4 documentary A BBC Radio 4 documentary about the Trafford Centre will air this morning. Tune in to BBC Radio 4 this morning!
"22.03.2017 16:04:18" messengernewspapers.co.uk Houses of Parliament terror attack: Police officer stabbed and man shot after car hits pedestrians - live updates Live updates after a police officer was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament and a man was shot. Live updates on the London terror attack
"22.03.2017 15:46:20" messengernewspapers.co.uk WESTMINSTER ATTACK: Trafford MP in chamber lock-down after alleged terror attack SALE MP Mike Kane is locked in to the chambers at the Houses of Parliament after an alleged terror attack took place in London this afternoon. Sale MP Mike Kane is in the chambers in lock-down
"22.03.2017 15:43:50" messengernewspapers.co.uk UPDATE: MPs in lockdown at Parliament after man charges gates carrying knife It's being treated as a terrorist incident
"22.03.2017 10:41:34" messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham skaters continue to Whizz to the top ALTRINCHAM skaters are continuing to climb to the top, adding more medals to their haul. Well done teams Altrincham Synchro Club from SilverBlades Ice Rink Altrincham!
"22.03.2017 09:08:36" messengernewspapers.co.uk Car set on fire in arson attack A CAR was set on fire in Partington in the early hours of this morning.
"21.03.2017 15:10:43" messengernewspapers.co.uk Candidates welcomed for Broadheath ward by-election after councillor resigns BROADHEATH is set for a by-election after ward member Louise Dagnall stepped down. Find out how to stand for the position and vote here:
"21.03.2017 13:05:31" messengernewspapers.co.uk Thieves stole Landrover after "using hook and cane" to fish keys through letterbox A LANDROVER was stolen in Altrincham last night after thieves fished keys out through a letterbox. Make sure your family and friends don't fall victim
"21.03.2017 12:34:41" messengernewspapers.co.uk Author of global hits PS I Love You and Love, Rosie to launch latest book at Altrincham school AUTHOR of PS I Love You Cecelia Ahern will be visiting an Altrincham school next week. How lucky are pupils at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls!
"21.03.2017 11:18:07" messengernewspapers.co.uk A56 speed limit reduced from 40mph to 30mph as works begin on extra lane at junction notorious for tailbacks THE speed limit on Chester Road has been reduced to 30mph from 40mph in Stretford - and work to add an extra lane at the problematic Edge Lane… This will be welcome news for anyone who gets stuck in traffic here! What do you think of the new 30mph limit?
"21.03.2017 10:12:17" messengernewspapers.co.uk Terror treat at the Lowry's Woman in Black WHITE faced with black eyes and dressed in funereal black the Woman in Black has returned to terrify audiences at the Lowry until Saturday, March… If you like a fright, don't miss this at The Lowry
"21.03.2017 09:24:46" messengernewspapers.co.uk Woman dies in house fire A woman has died after a fire in Sale. Very sad news, our thoughts are with her family
"21.03.2017 09:17:15" messengernewspapers.co.uk Televisions worth £50,000 stolen in burglary MORE than £50,000 worth of televisions were stolen in a burglary at a commercial building in Trafford Park. Burglars broke in through the roof
"21.03.2017 09:13:20" messengernewspapers.co.uk Teenagers arrested after shop staff threatened in gunpoint robbery TWO teenagers have been arrested after a gunpoint robbery at a shop. A masked man allegedly stormed a Flixton shop armed with a gun
"20.03.2017 20:22:47" Messenger Newspaper Amazing to see the biking community get behind critically ill motorcyclist Pati Olearnik with a huge convoy in her honour
Video by friend Adam Wells
"20.03.2017 17:41:59" messengernewspapers.co.uk Soap stars turn out for opening of Urmston's lastest restaurant The Surgery A FORMER doctor's surgery has been transformed into a chic new restaurant, adding to Urmston's ever expanding bustling social scene. Many of you will remember it as Primrose Avenue Surgery - make sure to drop by The Surgery to check it out and see how it has changed!
"20.03.2017 16:28:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk Thieves use stolen BMW as battering ram to smash through gates as they fled burglary THIEVES used a stolen BMW as a battering ram to break through gates at a home they burgled at the weekend.
"20.03.2017 16:02:42" Timeline Photos Our Stretford and Urmston paper is turning 40 this week!
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"20.03.2017 15:53:52" messengernewspapers.co.uk Motorists warned of weekend closure of Mancunian Way DRIVERS are being told to steer clear of Mancunian Way next weekend as it will be closed. Anyone heading into town this weekend needs to read this! ⚠
"20.03.2017 15:50:43" messengernewspapers.co.uk Asda withdraws ready meals range after disagreement with Slimming World SUPERMARKET giant Asda is withdrawing a range of ready meals from stores after a disagreement with Slimming World. Asda said the method used by Slimming World to assess whether a ready meal is free or not is "partly subjective"
"20.03.2017 15:47:43" messengernewspapers.co.uk Warning after homeowner scammed by rogue traders twice in one month POLICE are asking residents to be vigilant after a homeowner was ripped off by rogue traders twice in one month. Make sure your family and friends know
"20.03.2017 13:14:46" Amazing to see the biking community get behind critically ill motorcyclist Patricja Horodeczna with a huge convoy in her honour
Video by friend Adam Wells
"20.03.2017 13:08:56" Timeline Photos Spring has officially sprung. Put a spring in your step with a new job from nw1jobs.com
"20.03.2017 12:11:22" messengernewspapers.co.uk Hundreds of bikers turn out in show of support for critically ill motorcyclist CRITICALLY injured motorcyclist Patricja Olearnik and her family have seen an overwhelming support from the biking community, with a huge convoy… What an amazing show of support
"20.03.2017 09:54:23" messengernewspapers.co.uk Crews burst into burning building in search of occupants FIRE crews burst into a burning building last week in search of occupants – but luckily no-one was hurt.
"20.03.2017 09:39:21" messengernewspapers.co.uk Early morning house blaze after tumble dryer catches fire A TUMBLE dryer blaze sparked an early morning house fire in Stretford at the weekend. Firefighters have issued a warning over the fire
"17.03.2017 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Fed up with a long commute? Work closer to home, search local jobs in the North West with nw1jobs.com
"17.03.2017 10:58:00" messengernewspapers.co.uk Closure of Jack's DIY - former owners thank customers and friends for their loyal support over many years WITH regard to the close of Jack's DIY Centre in sale. we would like customers to know that we, the Simpson family, retired from the business in… Reader's letter
"16.03.2017 17:36:28" Timeline Photos Browse 7,621 job vacancies including after-school club assistant at a school in Urmston - http://bit.ly/2nwdHYm
"16.03.2017 17:12:54" messengernewspapers.co.uk Manchester United Foundation development coach is a community hero OLD Trafford coach Luke Ross is a community hero - and his contribution to his neighbourhood has now captured in a comic strip. Luke has made a difference to his community...
"16.03.2017 16:59:36" messengernewspapers.co.uk Help save lifeline service for people with disabilities A SALE based charity is launching a Crowd Funding page to support a service that provides people with disabilities with a social life – for free. A charity wants your help to save a vital service
"16.03.2017 14:39:03" Reader's letter
"15.03.2017 17:05:08" messengernewspapers.co.uk Oscar, 8, wins competition to design new car model's artwork A BEAMING Oscar Robinson proved he is streets ahead after being crowned winner of a colouring competition with a difference. Oscar looks proud as punch and rightly so! We agree with RRG Altrincham Toyota, his design looks great
"15.03.2017 16:07:28" knutsfordguardian.co.uk Six vehicle collision causes long delays on M6 LONG delays are expected around the M6 Junction 18 Soutbound following a road traffic collision involving six vehicles. Just a heads up for Cheshire commuters!
"15.03.2017 15:51:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk Dance academy earns first distinction as it celebrates anniversary AN Altrincham dance school has reason for double celebration – with a special anniversary and a raft of winning exam results. Cherry on the top for Onyx Academy of Dance & Promotions
"15.03.2017 15:17:01" messengernewspapers.co.uk Historic ballroom revamp wins politicians' backing as it reaches £110,000 half way point THE regeneration of Stretford Public Hall's historic ballroom is one step closer to being realised, with supporters pledging a whopping… Now that's what we call community spirit ✊ Help Friends of Stretford Public Hall with that last much-needed push over the finish-line!
"15.03.2017 10:32:23" messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham school named in the top five per cent in the country AN Altrincham school has been named in the top five per cent in the country. Congrats! What an achievement
"15.03.2017 10:21:57" messengernewspapers.co.uk Police hunt motorist who threatened and followed learner driver in road rage row A LEARNER driver was threatened during a rush hour road rage row in Sale. We hope the learner driver hasn't been put off
"14.03.2017 18:01:10" messengernewspapers.co.uk Sound of silence fear at Altrincham Boys' Grammar LACK of funding means musical spectaculars at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys are under threat. The squeeze in education budgets has seen… Altrincham Boys' Grammar appeals for support for its latest musical, as it faces a funding crisis
"14.03.2017 17:32:02" messengernewspapers.co.uk Confusion over recycling cleared up after garden waste charges raise questions THE spotlight has been firmly fixed on recycling since the announcement of the council's new garden waste charge – here One Trafford clears… Not sure where it is going and who is benefiting? Here are all your answers!
"14.03.2017 15:41:57" messengernewspapers.co.uk 111-year-old Co-op building to be turned into family cafe and play area A “BEAUTIFUL” 111-year-old building in Flixton is to be turned into a family café after getting the thumbs up from the town hall – but… There will be no parking provision, which was a big sticking point
"14.03.2017 13:41:16" messengernewspapers.co.uk Firm fined £20,000 for paying south American company to send 64,000 spam texts A COMPANY that paid for a firm in Belize to send 64,000 spam texts promoting loans on its behalf has been fined by the Information Commissioner's… The company got personal details used to send the messages from a variety of loan and prize draw websites
"14.03.2017 12:49:18" messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham-based RRG celebrates 50 years in operation The Altrincham-based RRG Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in style with a charity ball. RRG Group celebrates its 50th anniversary and boosts a charity
"14.03.2017 12:24:30" messengernewspapers.co.uk Stretford foodbank launches Mother's Day appeal STRETFORD Foodbank has launched an appeal to ensure that mums needing help get a little something extra this year.
"14.03.2017 11:34:04" messengernewspapers.co.uk Councillors' allowances 'could be used for more worthy causes' FOLLOWING a meeting last Saturday morning with my local councillor I was astounded to be informed that the additional 'green bin tax' is being… Reader's letter
"14.03.2017 10:47:34" messengernewspapers.co.uk "Article 50 is our independence day!" IT seems ironic that the UK, the greatest colonial power in history has become a colony of the EU which supposedly represents a continent that we… Reader's letter: "The greatest colonial power in history has become a colony of the EU"
"14.03.2017 10:37:49" messengernewspapers.co.uk Street dog saved from Romanian killing station by British rescue centre goes missing after 20 minutes at foster home A STREET dog that was rescued from a Romanian killing station and shipped to Britain went missing just 20 minutes after it was taken to its… Some reports Molly has been seen in Flixton and Urmston - she's been missing for more than two weeks. Keep your eyes peeled folks!
"14.03.2017 10:31:05" messengernewspapers.co.uk EXPLAINED: Higher speeding fines come into force next month SPEEDING drivers will soon face stricter penalties and much higher fines based on what they earn. Offenders could now be charged up to 175% of their weekly income - fair or too far?
"14.03.2017 10:18:17" messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford comes top in North West for homeowners 'earning' more from their properties than their jobs TRAFFORD'S surging house prices mean homes have “earned” £14,000 more than their owners in the past two years – the highest in the North… Ker-ching!
"14.03.2017 10:11:36" messengernewspapers.co.uk Health chiefs back new-look Urgent Care service for Trafford - but thousands support petition calling for A & E re-introduction THE new-look Urgent Care Centre at Trafford General Hospital is working well, with an average of 200 patients a day using the service, say health… http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/15152882.Health_chiefs_back_new_look_Urgent_Care_service_for_Trafford___but_thousands_support_petition_calling_for_A___E_re_introduction/
"14.03.2017 09:20:07" Check out the new £710m Carrington Power Station. More here: bit.ly/2mmUtCK
"13.03.2017 17:25:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk Stagecoach launches contactless payments for bus customers in Manchester STAGECOACH Manchester has become the first bus operator in the region to offer customers the option to pay for their travel via contactless payments. Stagecoach says Trafford bus passengers now have access to similar technology as London bus passengers
"13.03.2017 17:17:30" messengernewspapers.co.uk Council's revamped £1.9m website criticised by residents - as performance penalties for One Trafford is revealed TRAFFORD Council's £1.9m “customer-first” website has been criticised by fed-up residents – as penalties for slips in One Trafford… Have you tried to report maintenance issues on the website?
"13.03.2017 16:46:44" messengernewspapers.co.uk Retirement home developer supports Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal MARIE Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal has been boosted by a donation £500 from retirement home developer Adlington. Help developer Adlington to boost Marie Curie appeal
"13.03.2017 16:21:34" messengernewspapers.co.uk Woman pleads guilty to supplying the psychoactive substance Spice A WOMAN has pleaded guilty to supplying the psychoactive substance Spice during her first court hearing. The 27-year-old is awaiting sentencing
"13.03.2017 16:02:45" messengernewspapers.co.uk Trumpets sound for opening of Salvation Army's new charity shop A CHARITY shop which hosts “Knit and Natter” sessions, offers iPad courses to novices and even provides free WiFi has opened up in the heart… iPad courses, "Knit and Natter" sessions and free WiFi - sounds good to us! Messenger HQ have already picked up some bargains!
"13.03.2017 15:51:08" Timeline Photos With the Spring Budget just announced, every penny counts. Looking for a better paid job? Visit nw1jobs.com
"13.03.2017 14:24:23" messengernewspapers.co.uk Woman, 20, left in critical condition after losing control of motorbike A MOTORCYLIST is in a critical condition after coming off her motorbike in Trafford. Many Urmston readers have been asking about this accident - very sad news
"13.03.2017 14:01:23" messengernewspapers.co.uk £710m Carrington Power Station officially opens THE £170m Carrington Power Station is officially open. Jesse Norman MP, under secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, was at the site this morning
"13.03.2017 13:59:50" messengernewspapers.co.uk BBC lines up Tom Hardy treat for Mother's Day THE BBC has scheduled a treat for women on Mother's Day — actor Tom Hardy reading a bedtime story. Swoon! Who will be tuning in?
"13.03.2017 13:13:28" messengernewspapers.co.uk New networking group to hold its second meeting in Altrincham NETWORKING group Social Sugar's next event is on March 30 at Sugar Junction, Altrincham. Registration now open for Social Sugar's networking event in Altrincham
"13.03.2017 12:54:33" messengernewspapers.co.uk Recycling facilities are so limited I HAVE recently received clarification of the Trafford Council recycling facilities (along with an increased council tax bill of 4.6 per cent)… Reader's letter
"13.03.2017 11:53:01" messengernewspapers.co.uk Green waste charge: "Why is black bin waste jumbled up in the single black bin and not separated?" THE green waste is of high economic value to the council for easy conversion to compost for grow bags. Reader's letter: "It is of most benefit ecologically, to reuse the dwindling resources of our planet"
"13.03.2017 11:35:02" messengernewspapers.co.uk "Roll on Brexit" THE NHS is in meltdown, schools are overcrowded and full, we cannot build enough houses, the police are over-stretched, why? Reader's letter: "We have 350,000 people entering our country every year - no country as small as ours can budget for this"
"13.03.2017 10:28:05" messengernewspapers.co.uk Trapped woman cut free from car following crash FIRE crews cut a trapped woman free following a car crash in Flixton at the weekend. The two-car crash took place in Brooklyn Avenue, Flixton
"13.03.2017 10:26:50" messengernewspapers.co.uk Firefighters spring into action after woman suffers steam burns opening bonnet of overheated car outside their station FIREFIGHTERS sprung into action after a woman suffered steam burns after opening the bonnet of her overheated car parked outside the fire… The incident took place right outside Sale fire station
"13.03.2017 07:15:52" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham Junior Youth Choir celebrate award success ALTRINCHAM Junior Youth Choir has bagged a prestigious prize.
"12.03.2017 19:05:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Teen standing for National Youth Parliament wants to see sex education updated for the new tech-savvy generation MODERN sex education which deals with sexting and cyber bullying is high on the agenda for Urmston political activist Matthew Leigh, who is standing for the National Youth Parliament.
"12.03.2017 14:18:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk READER'S PIC: Dunham Massey duckpond on misty morning THIS beautiful shot of Dunham Massey's duckpond on a misty morning was taken by Flixton's Lydia Fernandez-Arias.
"12.03.2017 11:08:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Hale Barns working to achieve "dementia-friendly" status for town HALE Barns is hoping to become a Dementia Friendly town.
"11.03.2017 19:49:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Language service at Trafford libraries RESIDENTS wanting to improve their language skills can now take advantage of a new service being offered through Trafford's libraries.
"11.03.2017 12:57:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Modernised Timperley post office gets stamp of approval TIMPERLEY'S post office is set to have a makeover.
"11.03.2017 07:37:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Help CYRIL Flint Befrienders to raise funds CYRIL Flint Befrienders is appealing for people to support its latest fundraising scheme
"11.03.2017 07:37:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Emirates Old Trafford and Trafford Town Hall to host Courteeners super fans' wedding TWO Courteeners super fans will celebrate their favourite band by getting married on the same day the group play at Emirates Old Trafford.
"10.03.2017 19:16:55" knutsfordguardian.co.uk Diversions in place for final weekend of A556 closures Just a reminder from our sister paper about the weekend closures of newly-opened A556!
"10.03.2017 18:22:08" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Planning permission extended for Partington's 550-home development - seven years after first being granted A MAJOR housing development that underpins the regeneration of Partington was back before Trafford planning chiefs last night – seven years after it was first approved.
"10.03.2017 18:22:05" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Davis Cup Open Day to be held at Bowdon lawn tennis club BOWDON Lawn Tennis Club is preparing to bring the Team GB Davis Cup spirit to the area with the 'Davis Cup Open Day' on March 25, 12 noon to 6pm
"10.03.2017 17:18:32" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk WATCH: Hilarious moment professor interrupted by his children in live TV interview WORKING from home comes with its own set of perils, the temptation to finish early, loneliness.. and being interrupted by your kids in the middle of an international news broadcast.
"10.03.2017 17:18:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Watch: Hilarious moment professor is interrupted by his children in live TV interview Working from home comes with its own set of perils, the temptation to finish early, loneliness.. and being interrupted by your kids in the middle of an international news broadcast.
"10.03.2017 16:14:34" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Masked robbers threaten couple at knifepoint before barricading them in cupboard as they ransack home A COUPLE were threatened at knifepoint and bundled into a cupboard during a violent armed robbery in Timperley.
"10.03.2017 16:14:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham insurance broker tops a national poll ALTRINCHAM-based insurance brokers, Carole Nash, has been voted as the best and favourite provider of motorbike insurance in the UK.
"10.03.2017 16:09:14" messengernewspapers.co.uk Watch: Hilarious moment professor is interrupted by his children in live TV interview Working from home comes with its own set of perils, the temptation to finish early, loneliness.. and being interrupted by your kids in the… Wait for one the second baby rolls in
"10.03.2017 16:03:46" messengernewspapers.co.uk What is it coming to when you can't pay for swimming lessons by cash or cheque? TRAFFORD leisure wants 'more people, more active, more often'. So I went to pay for my granddaughter's swimming lessons. Reader's letter
"10.03.2017 15:06:30" messengernewspapers.co.uk Masked robbers threaten couple at knifepoint before barricading them in cupboard as they ransack home A COUPLE were threatened at knifepoint and bundled into a cupboard during a violent armed robbery in Timperley. Absolutely shocking
"10.03.2017 14:01:29" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Flixton woman stresses importance of vital eye checks after early diagnosis safeguards her sight for daughter's big day AS she prepares for her daughter's Italian wedding this summer and retirement later this year, a mother from Flixton is grateful that a routine eye test revealed the sight-threatening condition, glaucoma.
"10.03.2017 12:59:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Plans for Altrincham Market-style food hall in heart of Urmston approved PLANNING chiefs have given the green light to create an Altrincham Market-style food hall in the heart of Urmston.
"10.03.2017 12:59:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham supporters' group plans match walk-out DISGRUNTLED Altrincham supporters are planning to protest at the way the club is being run at its next home game.
"10.03.2017 11:56:00" messengernewspapers.co.uk Plans for Altrincham Market-style food hall in heart of Urmston approved PLANNING chiefs have given the green light to create an Altrincham Market-style food hall in the heart of Urmston. Big news for Urmston! Would you visit?
"10.03.2017 11:23:24" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk WATCH: CCTV released after masked man holds "petrified" shop staff up in gunpoint robbery POLICE have released CCTV following a gunpoint robbery at a shop in Trafford.
"10.03.2017 11:23:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Police search for missing man POLICE are appealing for help in finding 58-year-old David Dalley, who has been missing from Trafford General Hospital since 6am this morning. David is very vulnerable due to health issues. Have you seen him?
"10.03.2017 11:02:42" messengernewspapers.co.uk WATCH: CCTV released after masked man holds "petrified" shop staff up in gunpoint robbery POLICE have released CCTV following a gunpoint robbery at a shop in Trafford. He pointed a handgun at a staff members face before demanding cash and cigarettes
"10.03.2017 07:08:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Pupils from Flixton Girls learn about the history of women's football FORTY talented PE students from Flixton Girls School were invited to attend the National Football Museum for a special viewing of the new 'History of Women's Football' collection.
"09.03.2017 16:50:51" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Long established Sale shop to close AFTER half a century in Sale, Jack's DIY will shut its doors for the final time on March 31.
"09.03.2017 16:50:40" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Barber for the homeless to launch training studio for disadvantaged men - and needs your help MANCHESTER'S barber for the homeless is bringing his mission from the streets into the shop – training underprivileged men and helping them regain control of their lives.
"09.03.2017 16:11:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk Kate Green MP: 'The Tories are letting down Trafford children' THE Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb, claims in the Messenger ( March 9) that teaching union figures revealing how much funding… MP Kate Green says Government minister is is 'burying his head in the sand'
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"09.03.2017 15:41:48" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Hospitals merger plan - the investigating authority wants to know how it will affect you THE body that is investigating merger plans for the two hospital trusts that serve most Trafford residents wants to hear from patients.
"09.03.2017 13:56:45" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford MP slams Budget spending on free schools TRAFFORD MP Kate Green has hit out at the Chancellor's multi-million pound commitment to free schools in the Budget. "Instead of helping all schools, the Tories are opening new schools that will serve only a minority of children"
"09.03.2017 13:56:35" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Residents claim they should charge for getting rid of council trees' leaves - but authority says it doesn't own fallen leaves RESIDENTS have questioned whether they should be forking out the new garden waste fee if they dispose of leaves from council trees – but the authority said it doesn't own fallen leaves. "Leaves which fall naturally from a tree do not have a legal owner"
"09.03.2017 12:15:00" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Man who overcame bullies who shot him with ball bearings and drove him to self-harm up for royal award A PARTINGTON man who turned his life around after being severely bullied will join stars like Rita Ora, Tom Hardy and Ant and Dec on the red carpet next week.
"09.03.2017 11:17:47" messengernewspapers.co.uk Man who overcame bullies who shot him with ball bearings and drove him to self-harm up for royal award A PARTINGTON man who turned his life around after being severely bullied will join stars like Rita Ora, Tom Hardy and Ant and Dec on the red… After several suicide attempts and being admitted to a psychiatric unit, Alec turned his life around. He is now up for a Prince's Trust award. Huge respect
"09.03.2017 11:10:09" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Back to school for parents for primary's Breakfast in the Library URMSTON parents went back to school last week for a Breakfast in the Library, in honour of World Book Day.
"09.03.2017 10:35:32" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Light aircraft narrowly avoids crash landing A PLANE narrowly avoided a crash at Barton Aerodrome yesterday afternoon. Luckily, no-one was hurt
"09.03.2017 10:35:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Two cars stolen in burglary TWO cars were stolen during a burglary in Altrincham at the weekend. The stolen Mercedes is still missing
"09.03.2017 10:35:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Two arrested after helicopter pursuit A POLICE helicopter was deployed in a pursuit of two “burglars” in Timperley yesterday. The men were arrested in connection with an attempted burglary
"09.03.2017 08:48:37" Photos from Messenger Newspaper's post Good morning. Here are this week's front pages. For the latest in Trafford, visit http://bit.ly/229ysbw
"08.03.2017 21:04:42" Messenger Newspaper For non-Tesco shoppers, parking is free up to 30 minutes.
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"08.03.2017 17:53:39" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk CEO named one of the north's top 50 influential businesswomen AN Altrincham CEO has made a list of the Top 50 businesswomen in the north of England.
"08.03.2017 17:23:12" messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham CEO Elizabeth Vega makes Northern Power Women Top 50 Power List AN Altrincham CEO has made a list of the Top 50 businesswomen in the north of England. What an achievement! Congrats Elizabeth
"08.03.2017 16:45:08" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Street dog saved from Romanian killing station by British rescue centre goes missing after 20 minutes at foster home A STREET dog that was rescued from a Romanian killing station and shipped to Britain went missing just 20 minutes after it was taken to its foster home – and is now roaming the streets of Manchester.
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"08.03.2017 16:21:31" messengernewspapers.co.uk Street dog saved from Romanian killing station by British rescue centre goes missing after 20 minutes at foster home A STREET dog that was rescued from a Romanian killing station and shipped to Britain went missing just 20 minutes after it was taken to its… This is so sad Please keep your eyes peeled for Molly and help her reunite with Dogs 4 Rescue
"08.03.2017 15:39:10" messengernewspapers.co.uk New £5 minimum spend for two hours parking at Tesco town centre store - or face £70 fine PARKING charges have been introduced at a Sale town centre supermarket – but some shoppers say it will “strangle” other high street… For non-Tesco shoppers, parking is free up to 30 minutes.
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"08.03.2017 13:20:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham Grammar School football team reaches national final ALTRINCHAM Grammar School for Boys' first XI football team, pictured, has reached the final of the English Schools Football Association Cup. The best of luck to Altrincham Grammar for Boys!⚽
"08.03.2017 13:20:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Royal seal of approval for the Jabberwocks FORTY youngsters from the Hale-based Jabberwocks have received the royal seal of approval.
"08.03.2017 12:11:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk London police chief visits £20m community hub to learn how it will break down cultural and religious barriers A LEADING London police officer for community and religious integration came up from the capital to see Old Trafford's multi-million pound Limelight hub.
"08.03.2017 11:04:22" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Colourful fundraiser for Urmston pupils FIVE schoolmatea have chosen a colourful way to support a cancer charity. Bravo this set of Urmston Junior School mates
"08.03.2017 11:04:11" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Elderly woman targeted by Inland Revenue scammers, claiming she could cancel out "£900 unpaid tax" with iTunes vouchers POLICE are asking residents to be vigilant after an elderly woman was preyed on in a telephone tax scam – telling her she could pay the “debt” back in iTune vouchers.
"08.03.2017 10:06:47" messengernewspapers.co.uk Elderly woman targeted by Inland Revenue scammers, claiming she could cancel out "£900 unpaid tax" with iTunes vouchers POLICE are asking residents to be vigilant after an elderly woman was preyed on in a telephone tax scam – telling her she could pay the… Make sure your family and friend know about this
"08.03.2017 07:44:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Primary school pupils learn about the world of work PRIMARY pupils at a host of Trafford schools are getting an early insight into the world of work, thanks to an innovative scheme.
"07.03.2017 17:51:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk "Flawed and opaque": Green belt campaigners question site selection process FLIXTON campaigners fighting plans to build hundreds of homes on green belt land claim Altrincham should have been considered – and chosen – for the scheme.
"07.03.2017 17:27:38" messengernewspapers.co.uk Garden waste fee: "I should be charging Trafford to collect their leaves - and get a rebate for not using libraries or schools" FROM June 2017 Trafford Council are proposing to charge us £40 (£35 if done online) to empty garden waste from our green bins. Reader's letter: "52 per cent of us voted to leave the EU, so we are leaving the EU, now 82.2 per cent vote against a green bin tax and they totally ignore us"
"07.03.2017 16:10:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Craft beer boutique becomes latest addition to Urmston high street URMSTON is fast-becoming Trafford's stylish suburb, giving Altrincham a run for its money – and a new high street addition is proving that theory. Craft Bottleshop Brewtique is open for business. With an Altrincham Market-style food hall being decided this week - is Urmston the new Alty?
"07.03.2017 15:37:25" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Lancashire is looking for the cricket stars of the future THE search is on for budding cricket stars of the future.
"07.03.2017 14:26:46" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk "Can I use my relative's blue disabled badge if I'm doing their shopping for them?" THE blue badge scheme may be fairly straightforward for some but after spotting one or two misconceptions we thought we would help clear things up once and for all.
"07.03.2017 13:16:04" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Family of boy, 8, battling brain tumour for second time urge parents to check for warning signs THE family of a young boy who is battling a brain tumour for the second time is speaking out so other parents can spot the symptoms before it's too late. Leo was just four when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, after his mum spotted the signs. HeadSmart asks all parents be on lookout
"07.03.2017 13:15:53" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Stretford apartment complex is perfectly located A NEW apartment development in Stretford is set to be completed next year.
"07.03.2017 13:15:42" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk International president joins Sale Inner Wheel's 80th anniversary celebrations AN historic chapter of Inner Wheel's past and present came face-to-face when the Sale club held a dinner to mark its 80th anniversary.
"07.03.2017 12:08:43" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Organic-loving Altrincham one of first places to stock "free range milk" “ORGANIC” Altrincham has been chosen as one of the first places to offer “free range milk” – which comes with a 180 days and nights outdoor grazing a year guarantee.
"07.03.2017 12:08:39" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Poetry competition hits the mark at Sale High School SALE High School's literacy week ended on a high with a successful 'Poetry Slam'.
"07.03.2017 12:08:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Competitors take to the streets with pancakes and frying pans for flipping race HALE Civic Society members, Jabberwocks and businesses took part in a Shrove Tuesday community event - a Pancake Walk.
"07.03.2017 11:42:42" messengernewspapers.co.uk Organic-loving Altrincham one of first places to stock "free range milk" “ORGANIC” Altrincham has been chosen as one of the first places to offer “free range milk” – which comes with a 180 days and nights… We've being moo-ling over this - what do you think? Would you buy?
"07.03.2017 11:01:27" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Kellogg's famous apprenticeship scheme, which is celebrating 60 years of Trafford intake, is back KELLOGG'S famous apprenticeship scheme is back.
"07.03.2017 11:01:24" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham Garrick's The Secret Garden can melt the hardest of hearts THE Secret Garden, at the Garrick Playhouse, can reduce the hardest of hearts to jelly because it's all about the best side of human nature.
"07.03.2017 11:01:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk WATCH: See what Manchester United legends get up to off the pitch in new film MANCHESTER United Foundation is set to release a film showcasing what stars, including Sir Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Paul Pogba, get up to off the pitch. Fans won't want to miss this! Tag your Manchester United supporter mates
"07.03.2017 10:45:03" messengernewspapers.co.uk Kellogg's famous apprenticeship scheme, which is celebrating 60 years of Trafford intake, is back KELLOGG'S famous apprenticeship scheme is back. Generations of Trafford families have joined the popular scheme, which started in 1957. Tag anyone who wants a job!
"07.03.2017 07:40:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Exciting times for Altrincham town centre THE revitalisation of Altrincham is well underway, according to council chiefs.
"06.03.2017 18:28:50" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Council's latest planning applications Read Trafford Council's most recent applications, issued Monday March 6 2017.
"06.03.2017 18:28:44" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Council's latest planning applications Read Trafford Council's most recent applications, issued Monday February 27 2017.
"06.03.2017 17:21:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Union stands by claim Trafford schools could lose £14m in funding after MP brands figure 'misleading' A TEACHERS' union has hit back after their assertion that Trafford schools face losing millions of pounds in funding was rubbished by schools minister Nick Gibb.
"06.03.2017 16:12:29" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Three vehicles stolen during early morning burglary THREE vehicles were stolen during an early morning raid in Hale.
"06.03.2017 16:12:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Mum, 60, diagnosed with bowel cancer after home test - during her husband's chemotherapy battle A FLIXTON grandmother was shocked to discover she had bowel cancer after taking a test that arrived in the post – as her husband battled through chemotherapy.
"06.03.2017 16:09:29" messengernewspapers.co.uk "How can the council justify a rise in council tax, then a charge for removing garden and food waste?" I HAVE no issue with the rise in council tax as long as this increase in revenue is spent on social care, the lack of such care in Trafford is… Reader's letter: What do you think about the new garden waste charge?
"06.03.2017 15:04:54" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Planning survey initiative by Flixton campaigners CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Flixton's green belt from being built on are aiming to carry out their own survey to identify potential alternative sites for development in the borough.
"06.03.2017 15:04:48" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Collectors' editions of new £1 coin could fetch £2,000 COLLECTORS' editions of the new £1 coin made from precious metals are being sold ahead of the currency's release into general circulation, the Royal Mint has announced.
"06.03.2017 13:55:53" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Breast surgeon accused of carrying out "entirely unnecessary" mastectomy for what turned out to be "little warts" A MOTHER looked like "she had been involved in a car crash" after undergoing an "entirely unnecessary" mastectomy despite only having a series of benign growths, a court heard.
"06.03.2017 13:55:45" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale Paralympic cyclist claims two world titles TRAFFORD Paralympic cyclist Jon Gildea is celebrating winning two world championship gold medals and a silver over the weekend.
"06.03.2017 12:49:53" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Former St Ambrose College pupil cycles to Poitiers for prostate cancer HALE airline pilot Matt Smythe has set off on a 1000km cycle ride in memory of his rugby loving father Mike, who died from prostate cancer 18 months ago.
"06.03.2017 12:18:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk Bollin Primary School: "Teachers' grievances should be aired behind closed doors and not put out to public vote to incite mass hysteria" I WAS appalled to read the article on the front page of the Messenger (Call to axe headteacher). Reader's letter: "It seems to me that it was a personal vendetta to get rid of the headmistress"
"06.03.2017 11:01:59" messengernewspapers.co.uk Golf course closure: "Residents and golfers will lose a beautiful open space and leisure facility so the council's can swell its coffers" LAST year, Trafford Council announced that they were planning to spend about £24mon re-furbishing the borough's leisure centres. Letter from Secretary William Wroe Veterans Golf Society
"06.03.2017 10:37:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk 'It's intolerable'- Northern Powerhouse minister slams region's rail journey times NORTHERN Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy has called on the North to come together to tackle the “massive” challenges facing the region.
"06.03.2017 10:05:17" messengernewspapers.co.uk Schools minister refutes NUT's multi-million funding loss claim for Trafford I am writing in response to a story that appeared on page 3 of the Stretford and Urmston Messenger on March 2, under the headline “Unions… Letter from Nick Gibb MP: "The national funding formula will create a system that funds schools fairly and according to the needs of their current pupils, not just their postcode"
"06.03.2017 09:30:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Warning after surge in cooking fires - as one mum leaves food on hob to collect kids from school FIREFIGHTERS are urging residents to take care in the kitchen after a recent surge in cooking fires in Timperley.
"05.03.2017 15:58:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Cyclist plea to track down Good Samaritans who came to his aid after he was knocked off bike A CYCLIST who was knocked down by a car is hoping to track down two Good Samaritans who came to his aid.
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"04.03.2017 16:57:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Road users warned of temporary closure of Warren Bruce Road, Trafford Park A ROAD closure is planned this month to allow for utility works which will enable the construction of the Metrolink Trafford Park Line.
"04.03.2017 15:51:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale hosts writers' conference SUCCESSFUL and would-be writers are invited to attend the fourth Northern Lights Writers' Conference to be held at the Waterside Arts Centre on Saturday, March 18.
"04.03.2017 12:31:54" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Stretford shoppers dig deep for Francis House Children's Hospice STRETFORD shoppers proved just how generous they are after more than £1,400 was raised for Francis House Children's Hospice in only two weeks.
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"04.03.2017 06:33:49" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Daffy takes centre stage in Altrincham ahead of Marie Curie fundraiser DAFFY the Daffodil took a trip over to Altrincham to take centre stage at Altrincham Garrick.
"03.03.2017 16:43:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Urmston school bags prize for World Book Day AN URMSTON school had a very special reason to celebrate World Book Day.
"03.03.2017 16:09:46" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk World Book Day at Broomwood Primary School LITERARY characters were brought to life at Broomwood Primary School on World Book Day.
"03.03.2017 15:01:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk New service to support Greater Manchester GPs with mental health problems A FREE and confidential NHS service has been launched to offer mental health support to Greater Manchester GPs.
"03.03.2017 12:46:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Restaurateur-turned-inventor's "super" idea to house defibrillator in bin catches eye of parliament AN entrepreneur who left a booming family restaurant business is finally fulfilling his dreams of being an inventor – all thanks to falling from a tree and breaking his leg.
"03.03.2017 11:39:39" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Bike shop owner praised for lending bike to motorist stuck behind accident on his way to hospital A BIKE shop owner who leant a bike to a driver who got stuck behind an accident on his way to a hospital appointment is being heaped with praise.
"03.03.2017 11:14:26" messengernewspapers.co.uk Bike shop owner praised for lending bike to motorist stuck behind accident on his way to hospital A BIKE shop owner who leant a bike to a driver who got stuck behind an accident on his way to a hospital appointment is being heaped with praise. A heartwarming story to start the weekend Darren from That Tiny Bike Shop is a good 'un
"03.03.2017 11:07:01" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Umpa Lumpas, Matildas and BFGs head to Loreto for World Book Day WILLY Wonka met Mary Poppins on World Book Day at Loreto Grammar School.
"03.03.2017 11:06:29" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Warning after reports of suspicious man "peering through windows and trying front doors" POLICE are asking homeowners to be vigilant after reports of a suspicious man peering through windows and trying front doors in Timperley.
"03.03.2017 11:06:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Family return home from holiday to find their Jaguar was stolen A FAMILY came home from a two-week holiday to find their luxury Jaguar had been stolen.
"03.03.2017 07:48:24" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Family organises raffle to cover the funeral costs of their terminally ill mum A FAMILY has launched a fundraising drive to give their terminally ill mother the 'funeral she deserves'. Kieran and Shanie, both in their 20s, lost their dad five years ago.
"It's just me, my sister and my Nana and we need all the help we can get to pay for our mum's funeral". Let's help spread the word
"03.03.2017 07:48:11" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Hobbycraft Altrincham partners with Brain Tumour Research for Wear A Hat Day 2017 HOBBYCRAFT staff in Broadheath will be running 'hat-blinging' workshops this March, supporting charity Brain Tumour Research for their 2017 'Wear A Hat Day' campaign.
"02.03.2017 17:57:32" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Read and ride: Commuters and kids bag free books on tram COMMUTERS were surprised with free books this morning to celebrate World Book Day 2017.
"02.03.2017 17:57:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Only bank in town closing extra two days a week and reducing opening hours THE only bank in Partington is to go from being opened five days a week to just three – and reducing its opening hours for the remaining days.
"02.03.2017 16:51:38" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Grime king Stormzy heads to Old Trafford for album signing MEGASTAR Stormzy is at Manchester United Megastore at Old Trafford today to sign copies of his recently released album "Gang Signs & Prayer". Stormzy is at Old Trafford right now signing copies of his new album
"02.03.2017 16:51:26" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Woman in her 70s seriously injured after being knocked down by car A WOMAN in her 70s suffered serious injuries after being knocked down in Urmston this afternoon.
"02.03.2017 16:51:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Stretford and Urmston MP to host annual Fairtrade coffee morning AS part of Fairtrade Fortnight, Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green is hosting her annual Fairtrade coffee morning on Friday, March 10 at the Morris Hall, 9 Atkinson Road, Urmston between 10 and 11.30am.
"02.03.2017 16:13:36" messengernewspapers.co.uk Woman in her 70s seriously injured after being knocked down by car A WOMAN in her 70s suffered serious injuries after being knocked down in Urmston this afternoon. Our thoughts are with this poor lady
"02.03.2017 14:01:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Crews tackle flat fire FIRE crews battled a flat fire in Hale in the early hours of this morning.
"02.03.2017 13:38:06" messengernewspapers.co.uk World Book Day 2017 - your amazing pictures of children dressed as their favourite characters IF you have been up all night applying the finishing touches to your child's World Book Day costume then it's about time you sent us a snap. Some very cute and colourful photos coming through on our World Book Day gallery! Make sure your little ones are included ✒️
"02.03.2017 12:21:27" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Appeal to Metro Mayor to build more homes A HOUSING association is calling on whoever is elected as Manchester's Mayor to prioritise housing and affordable homes.
"02.03.2017 12:21:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk World Book Day 2017 - your amazing pictures of children dressed as their favourite characters IF you have been up all night applying the finishing touches to your child's World Book Day costume then it's about time you sent us a snap.
"02.03.2017 11:13:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham and Stretford tongue-in-cheek posters released by artist THE people asked for it and the people got their wish – Altrincham's very own Eric Jackson poster. Statement Artworks has some new offerings for Alty and Stretford folk! Go on, have a chuckle
"02.03.2017 10:07:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Hunt on for wanted man from Sale POLICE officers are working to trace a wanted man from Sale.
"02.03.2017 10:07:07" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Staff suspended over "unauthorised on-site party" at primary school - as interim headteacher steps in for phased reopening AN interim headteacher has been appointed at Bollin Primary School, which has been reopened today after a dramatic closure – and several teachers have been suspended over an “on-site party”.
"02.03.2017 09:33:49" messengernewspapers.co.uk Staff suspended over "unauthorised on-site party" at primary school - as interim headteacher steps in for phased reopening AN interim headteacher has been appointed at Bollin Primary School, which has been reopened today after a dramatic closure – and several… The interim headteacher Kylie Spark has been drafted in from Tyntesfield Primary School
"02.03.2017 07:22:26" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Teacher John gets over early cancer detection message at Altrincham FC AN Ashton-on-Mersey schoolteacher has taken time out from shaping the academic development of future Manchester United stars to launch a personal crusade aimed at raising awareness of cancer.
"02.03.2017 07:22:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk How novel! Commuters surprised with free books on tram seats EARLY-morning commuters will be surprised with free books this morning, to celebrate World Book Day 2017.
"01.03.2017 20:20:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Recall for supermarket mince that 'may contain small pieces of metal' QUORN Foods Ltd is recalling a batch of its frozen Meat Free Mince from Tesco supermarkets because it may contain small pieces of metal.
"01.03.2017 20:14:40" Messenger Newspaper It was the only Greater Manchester postcode to make the list - do you agree with the results?
"01.03.2017 16:38:03" Timeline Photos Struggling to stay motivated? Read nw1jobs.com's top 5 ways to improve your productivity at work.
"01.03.2017 16:19:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk MP speaks up for Flixton green belt protection in parliament KATE Green has questioned the Minister for Housing about plans to build on green belt land in Flixton. Kate Green quizzed housing minister over brownfield site selection
"01.03.2017 14:21:56" knutsfordguardian.co.uk Crash between car and van forces A556 lane closure A CRASH between a car and a van has caused delays on the A556. Some traffic info from our sister newspaper. Delays in the area
"01.03.2017 12:54:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Book recounts the history of Sale school ST ANNE'S CE Primary School in Sale was built 153 years ago.
"01.03.2017 12:54:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Train services to be stopped for engineering works ON Sunday, March 5 all Northern trains through Altrincham will be replaced by buses due to planned engineering work. Buses will run between Chester and Stockport, from where there will be a train service to Manchester. Must read for train users!
"01.03.2017 12:19:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trains cancelled for "several days" after wall collapses on railway TRAIN passengers will have to find alternative travel for the remainder of the working week after a wall collapsed on a busy commuter line.
"01.03.2017 11:11:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Flights delayed after van bursts into flames in tunnel under Manchester Airport runway A RUNWAY at Manchester Airport closed last night after a van exploded in a tunnel running directly under landing planes.
"01.03.2017 10:38:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Penalties doubled for using a mobile while driving FROM today, drivers face six points and a £200 fine if they are caught using their mobile phone at the wheel.
"01.03.2017 10:29:04" messengernewspapers.co.uk Flights delayed after van bursts into flames in tunnel under Manchester Airport runway A RUNWAY at Manchester Airport closed last night after a van exploded in a tunnel running directly under landing planes. Flights were redirected and the road was closed off by firefighters
"01.03.2017 10:02:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale named fourth most desirable place to live in England SALE is one of the most desirable places to live in England, research has revealed. Sale was the only Greater Manchester postcode to make the list
"01.03.2017 09:58:35" messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale named fourth most desirable place to live in England SALE is one of the most desirable places to live in England, research has revealed. It was the only Greater Manchester postcode to make the list - do you agree with the results?
"01.03.2017 07:14:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Joe Calzaghe heads to Altrincham BOXING legend Joe Calzaghe is heading to Altrincham to regale sports fans with tales from his incredible career – and young Trafford boxers will benefit as a result.
"01.03.2017 07:14:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Consultation begins on Trafford's draft Economic and Housing Growth Framework A CONSULTATION is being launched for an important development blueprint for the borough.
"28.02.2017 18:25:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk UPDATE: Bollin School set to re-open AN 'outstanding' Bowdon primary school embroiled in battles with teaching staff and parents will re-open this week - days after it closed.
"28.02.2017 18:25:11" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Council's sharing of vulnerable children's information without consent or data protection protocols branded a "scandal" THE news that Trafford Council shared personal information about vulnerable youngsters without formal data protection protocols being in place has been branded “incomprehensible” and a “scandal” by parents.
"28.02.2017 17:50:45" messengernewspapers.co.uk UPDATE: Bollin School set to re-open AN 'outstanding' Bowdon primary school embroiled in battles with teaching staff and parents will re-open this week - days after it closed. It could be reopened by Thursday
"28.02.2017 17:15:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Contestants needed for controversial Channel 4 dating show Naked Attraction SINGLE and don't mind stripping off?
"28.02.2017 17:04:18" Timeline Photos CV in need of updating? Get it reviewed by an expert for free at http://bit.ly/2m7uoMD
"28.02.2017 16:04:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Conned consumers invited to appear on BBC's new Ripped Off Britain series HAVE you been ripped off and want the BBC's help?
"28.02.2017 16:02:41" messengernewspapers.co.uk Contestants needed for controversial Channel 4 dating show Naked Attraction SINGLE and don't mind stripping off? Tag your single friends
"28.02.2017 15:28:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk I do! Couples getting married this March wanted for new Channel 5 wedding series GETTING married next month? Then you could be the next reality TV star.
"28.02.2017 15:28:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Put your general knowledge to the test at Stockdales' annual quiz night WELL-LOVED disability charity Stockdales is hosting its third annual quiz next week.
"28.02.2017 15:28:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Messenger girl represents Great Britain in international skating match A MESSENGER delivery girl dazzled on the ice in Sweden at the weekend.
"28.02.2017 14:46:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk Conned consumers invited to appear on BBC's new Ripped Off Britain series HAVE you been ripped off and want the BBC's help? Been taken for a ride? Drop by Rip Off Britain's pop-up shop at intu TraffordCentre
"28.02.2017 14:31:03" messengernewspapers.co.uk I do! Couples getting married this March wanted for new Channel 5 wedding series GETTING married next month? Then you could be the next reality TV star. Tag grooms and brides-to-be
"28.02.2017 13:44:17" TRAVEL INFO: Heavy traffic on A56 near to Timperley due to traffic light failure. Traffic backed up on Park Road and Woodcote Road junctions
"28.02.2017 13:08:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Customers attend opening of Dunelm's new Altrincham store HUNDREDS of shoppers attended the opening of homewares retailer Dunelm's new store in Broadheath.
"28.02.2017 13:08:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Everything you need to know about new £1 coin - one month before launch GET spending your pound coins.
"28.02.2017 12:34:43" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk "What are we paying council tax for?" Residents question garden waste charge and use of "bin police" “WHAT are we paying council tax for?” Residents have hit out at the new garden waste charge.
"28.02.2017 11:42:18" messengernewspapers.co.uk "What are we paying council tax for?" Residents question garden waste charge and use of "bin police" “WHAT are we paying council tax for?” Residents have hit out at the new garden waste charge. "Can neighbours share?" "Do we pay upfront?" "Will bin men check?"
Everything you need to know about the charge. Tag anyone affected
"28.02.2017 10:52:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Less than a week to new A556 opening - but brace for another weekend of closures THE new A556 dual carriageway will finally open for the first time on Monday – but motorists must brace for one more weekend of closures.
"28.02.2017 10:20:11" TRAVEL INFO: Traffic returned to normal on M60 between Trafford Centre and Barton after snow and accident closed one lane. However, one lane closed due to flooding on M60 clockwise at Worsley. Take care! Still some "residule delays" at Manchester Airport
"28.02.2017 10:19:22" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Price of stamps to increase ROYAL MAIL has announced that it is increasing the price of stamps next month.
"28.02.2017 10:19:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Man charged after gun and silencer found in house raid A 29-YEAR-OLD Stretford man has been charged with firearms offences after a raid yesterday morning.
"28.02.2017 09:23:54" Delays at Manchester Airport this morning as the runway closed to clear snow and slush and slow moving traffic on M60. Be careful out there folks! ❄️
"28.02.2017 09:18:39" messengernewspapers.co.uk Man charged after gun and silencer found in house raid A 29-YEAR-OLD Stretford man has been charged with firearms offences after a raid yesterday morning. The man is due to appear in court this morning
"28.02.2017 08:04:58" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Date set for decision on link-up plans of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust A DECISION on merger plans for the two hospital trusts that serve most Trafford residents will be made in the summer.
"28.02.2017 08:04:43" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Firswood school completes art work for Michael Rosen deadline PUPILS at a Stretford primary school and an Urmston secondary school have joined forces to put the finishing touches to a new library funded by supportive parents and caring local businesses.
"28.02.2017 07:29:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham opticians eyes up charity book sale AN Altrincham opticians will be the place to seek out romance, thrills, suspense and a whole lot more when it stages a charity book sale on Thursday March 2.
"27.02.2017 19:58:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Budget 2017/18: What it means for garden waste charge, parking fees and school crossing patrols A CHARGE for collecting garden waste, school crossing patrol funding uncertainty and increased car parking charges – everything you need to know about the Trafford Budget 2017/18.
"27.02.2017 18:45:38" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Weather warning issued as ice due to affect driving conditions THE Met Office has advised motorists of difficult conditions on the roads after issuing a severe weather warning for ice.
"27.02.2017 18:45:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Budget 2017/18: Labour say austerity has failed miserably - but Conservatives say they are the ones making necessary and tough decisions OPPOSITION councillors have slammed central government for tightening its grip on budget-stricken Trafford Council – but the leading party said “putting the cap out for more” is not the answer.
"27.02.2017 18:45:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Call for aspiring teachers to join 'Train to Teach' roadshow in Manchester ASPIRING teachers from Manchester with the passion and potential to teach are being encouraged to attend the Train to Teach roadshow when it comes to Manchester Town Hall on Saturday, March 4.
"27.02.2017 15:59:57" messengernewspapers.co.uk UPDATE: Primary school at centre of leadership row closes amid claims of multiple resignations A TROUBLED school in Bowdon has closed. Parents picking their children up said they were told of multiple resignations in the wake of the recent controversy
"27.02.2017 15:50:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Warning issued over 'can you hear me?' scam threat IF you receive a call from an unknown person who asks 'can you hear me?', then be on your guard - and don't say yes.
"27.02.2017 15:15:10" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Primary school at centre of leadership row closes A TROUBLED school in Bowdon has closed.
"27.02.2017 14:41:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Loose Change boost Cancer Research UK ALTRINCHAM'S Loose Change Buskers raised £1480 for Cancer Research UK at the weekend, playing at Urmston's Eden Square and West Didsbury
"27.02.2017 13:54:44" messengernewspapers.co.uk Primary school at centre of leadership row closes A TROUBLED school in Bowdon has closed. A video is being investigated
"27.02.2017 13:31:50" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Budget 2017/18: What it means for garden waste charge, parking fees and school crossing patrols A CHARGE for collecting garden waste, school crossing patrol funding uncertainty and increased car parking charges – everything you need to know about the Trafford Budget 2017/18.
"27.02.2017 12:58:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Can you help the Hidden Altrincham arts festival? THE Hidden Altrincham arts festival will be back for a second year this September, and is looking for community involvement to build on the success of last year's event.
"27.02.2017 12:58:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Police called after children seen trespassing railway line and "placing metal on the track" WORRIED residents called police after two children were seen trespassing on Altrincham railway line yesterday evening – and allegedly stuck metal on the track.
"27.02.2017 12:56:35" messengernewspapers.co.uk Building on greenfield sites: 'Slowly but surely, we are being squeezed to death, like sardines in a tin' YOU only have to turn a few pages back in history to the late 1880s to see a period when the white settlers in America drastically affected the… Reader's letter
"27.02.2017 11:51:22" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Artist Eirwen receives community award on her 100th birthday EIRWEN Roper welcomed guests from Altrincham Society of Artists and Altrincham Unitarian Chapel to a 100th birthday afternoon tea at Altrincham Conservative Club last Friday (February 24).
"27.02.2017 11:39:08" messengernewspapers.co.uk 'What Metrolink might look into in the future is the expansion of the system, using more lines that were closed in the Beeching era' I READ with interest the letter from David Holt concerning Metrolink. Reader's letter
"27.02.2017 11:13:45" messengernewspapers.co.uk Memories of William Wroe Golf Course RE: Closure of William Wroe golf course. Reader's letter
"27.02.2017 10:43:48" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale woman left with Scouse accent after a stroke tackles Resolution Run A SALE woman has been left with a Scouse accent after suffering a stroke, “No one was more shocked than I was when I started speaking like a Liverpudlian."
"27.02.2017 10:43:40" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Distinctive pick-up stolen in burglary A DISTINCTIVE car was stolen during a Bowdon burglary at the weekend. Do you recognise the description of the vehicle?
"27.02.2017 10:43:31" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trapped casualty cut free from car following crash A CASUALTY had to be cut free from a car following a crash in Timperley at the weekend. The casualty was taken to hospital
"27.02.2017 10:43:25" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Nokia 3310 mobile phone is back - complete with Snake! IT'S back! It's back! Will you be buying one?
"27.02.2017 10:43:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk And the winner is... wrong film named best picture in mix-up at Oscars There was confusion and controversy at the Oscars as Moonlight won the best picture prize after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner. Oops!
"27.02.2017 07:23:10" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Inspectors praise Loreto Preparatory School AN Altrincham school has been hailed as 'excellent', and its pupils 'exemplary' by inspectors.
"26.02.2017 16:29:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Wellington pupils cook up a Storm for Kidscan MORE than 1,400 students pulled on their Wellies and took to the streets of Altrincham and Timperley for their iconic annual walk.
"26.02.2017 12:01:42" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Work to transform derelict site into £18million 40 home scheme is underway WORK on a multi-million pound scheme to transform a derelict Altrincham site into 40 luxury homes is underway.
"25.02.2017 16:42:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Young swan in the picture READER Gill Baker, of Sale, took this photo of a juvenile mute swan at Sale Water Park.
"25.02.2017 15:03:24" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Exhibition opens in Altrincham Altrincham
"25.02.2017 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Don't quit your daydream, start searching now at nw1jobs.com
"25.02.2017 06:42:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Preparations underway for Hale Barns Carnival Hale Barns
"24.02.2017 18:25:01" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Motorists warned of week-long overnight closures on A556 - ahead of 56-hour shutdown MOTORISTS are being warned of closures of the A556 at the start of next week - followed by a full 56-hour closure at the weekend.
"24.02.2017 17:19:42" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Inner Wheel fundraising event boosts Mercy Ships THE Inner Wheel Club of Altrincham held a joint meeting with the Altrincham Rotary Club at the Cresta Court Hotel Altrincham.
"24.02.2017 16:42:32" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk 90-year-old and 70-year-old charged after historic abuse investigation A 90-YEAR-OLD and a 70-year-old have been charged by officers investigating reports of historic abuse dating back to the 60s and 80s.
"24.02.2017 16:42:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Urmston salon used as a film set IT was a case of 'lights' camera, action' at an Urmston hair salon recently.
"24.02.2017 15:36:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk "Totally unacceptable": Council shared information about vulnerable children to private statement-writing firms without parental consent TRAFFORD Council has admitted that it outsourced educational plans for children with special needs to a private company for eight years without parents' knowledge or consent.
"24.02.2017 15:36:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Police appeal for information after attempted abduction of teenager POLICE are investigating a suspected attempted abduction of a boy in Sale.
"24.02.2017 12:47:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk WARNING: Company issues urgent safety notice over two types of tumble dryer which could cause fire A COMPANY is appealing for tumble dryer owners to check their appliances after two types of dryer were found to be a potential fire risk.
"24.02.2017 12:47:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Children's art club launched in Timperley PRIMARY school teachers Laura Horsefield and Clare Cartmell have launched an art club for children in Timperley Village.
"24.02.2017 11:05:19" messengernewspapers.co.uk Golf course closure - 'once more the residents of Urmston get a raw deal' RE: WILLIAM Wroe golf club operating as a 'viable concern'. Reader's letter
"24.02.2017 11:05:10" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk It only gets better! Altrincham house-sellers make the biggest profit in the North West WE have heard that homes near Altrincham Market are worth a whopping £274,928 more than rest of region – and now it has been revealed that house-sellers in Altrincham make the biggest profit in the North West.
"24.02.2017 10:45:34" messengernewspapers.co.uk It only gets better! Altrincham house-sellers make the biggest profit in the North West WE have heard that homes near Altrincham Market are worth a whopping £274,928 more than rest of region – and now it has been revealed that… Crikey! Just a day after we revealed homes near Altrincham Market were worth £274,928 more than rest of region. Quids in!
"24.02.2017 10:32:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Urmston's Danielle Hope looks forward to her role in Grease URMSTON star Danielle Hope, who in 2010 won the BBC One competition Over the Rainbow to play Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, is back in town.
"24.02.2017 06:38:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Tomorrow's world comes to Hale Barns school TOMORROW'S World is here today St. Ambrose College students discovered when they met MIA, a Minature Intelligent Android, on a robotics roadshow.
"23.02.2017 18:18:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trade unions and campaign groups lobby against Trafford Council cuts at town hall protest TRAFFORD Council passed the 2017/18 budget at the town hall last night – and protestors were out in force to demonstrate their disdain at the cuts imposed.
"23.02.2017 17:10:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Fire service attend 60 incidents in just nine hours as Storm Doris rips through region GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue have had their work cut out with Storm Doris.
"23.02.2017 16:49:54" Photos from Messenger Newspaper's post Huge tree fallen in Whitehouse Lane, near to Altrincham Crematorium. Post your storm pics below and follow our Storm Doris live blog: bit.ly/2luvz70. Images: Amanda J Window
"23.02.2017 16:35:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Council tax bills - what you will pay TRAFFORD residents' council tax bills will go up by almost five per cent this year and also in 2018-19, as the cash-strapped council tackles a multi-million pound funding gap.
"23.02.2017 16:00:52" Timeline Photos Storm Doris may look like she is on her way out but a flood alert has been put in place across Trafford. See our live blog here: bit.ly/2luvz70
"23.02.2017 14:51:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Roads across borough blocked by fallen trees as Storm Doris batters Trafford MOTORISTS are warned to take care and to find alternative routes as fallen trees are blocking several roads in Trafford as Storm Dorris batters the borough. See our live Storm Doris blog here: bit.ly/2luvz70
"23.02.2017 14:15:48" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Security warning after spike in shed break-ins POLICE are asking shed owners to be vigilant after a spike in break-ins in the south of the borough recently.
"23.02.2017 13:48:36" messengernewspapers.co.uk Roads across borough blocked by fallen trees as Storm Doris batters Trafford MOTORISTS are warned to take care and to find alternative routes as fallen trees are blocking several roads in Trafford as Storm Dorris batters… Tag anyone who might get caught up in this
"23.02.2017 13:08:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Cresta Court Hotel and Manchester Storm cook up a night for charities THE Best Western Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham is joining forces with Go Goodwin's Manchester Storm to host a charity dinner on March 9, raising funds for local charities St Ann's Hospice and the Christie.
"23.02.2017 13:01:36" Timeline Photos Do you have window fitting experience & your own van? A Window Fitter is needed, click here for more info https://www.nw1jobs.com/job/window-fitter-f3058b2f
"23.02.2017 12:46:24" Timeline Photos Sweet Doris it's windy out there! This garden fence in Stamford Brook estate in West Timperley couldn't withstand the blustery weather. Send your storm pics to firstname.lastname@example.org or post in comments below.
"23.02.2017 12:34:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk SCAM: Police issue warning over fake HM Revenue and Customs calls POLICE have issued a warning after Trafford residents were the target of a HM Revenue and Custom scam.
"23.02.2017 11:27:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Storm Doris doesn't dampen spirits of protestors supporting striking teachers at troubled primary school DESPITE the harsh weather, more than 100 parents and supporters turned out to protest outside Bollin Primary School this morning.
"23.02.2017 11:27:27" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk "He showed no signs of stopping": Homeless man jailed for four month long burglary spree A HOMELESS man who went on a four-month burglary spree across Greater Manchester – including in Urmston and the Trafford Centre – has been jailed.
"23.02.2017 11:27:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Funny Girl: Sheridan Smith doesn't even try to fill Streisand's shoes - she makes the role her own FANNY Brice was a talented performer in the 1920s, most famous as a comedienne.
"23.02.2017 11:01:20" messengernewspapers.co.uk Storm Doris doesn't dampen spirits of protestors supporting striking teachers at troubled primary school DESPITE the harsh weather, more than 100 parents and supporters turned out to protest outside Bollin Primary School this morning. The blustery weather didn't stop the protestors
"23.02.2017 10:20:22" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Top rap act revealed for Parklife Festival STORMZY has been revealed as the latest addition to this year's Parklife Festival line-up.
"23.02.2017 10:20:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Homes near Altrincham Market worth a whopping £274,928 more than rest of region HOME-buyers can expect to pay a whopping £274,928 premium to live near Altrincham Market, a website has found.
"23.02.2017 09:32:30" messengernewspapers.co.uk Homes near Altrincham Market worth a whopping £274,928 more than rest of region HOME-buyers can expect to pay a whopping £274,928 premium to live near Altrincham Market, a website has found. Well that's a pretty penny!
"23.02.2017 08:39:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk LIVE: Storm Doris hits region bringing heavy rain and high winds Keep up to date with the latest weather and travel information as Storm Doris batters Greater Manchester
"23.02.2017 07:31:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford clubs support World Rotary Day ROTARIANS from all over Trafford are celebrating World Rotary Day today, February 23.
"23.02.2017 06:25:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk ADVICE AND WELLBEING: Sorry can Sometimes be the hardest word MANY of us use the word sorry frequently throughout the day.
"22.02.2017 18:40:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Police issue fresh appeal after man, 94, punched and wrestled in Sale robbery, dies POLICE are re-appealing for information after a robbery of a 94-year-old man in his own home.
"22.02.2017 18:40:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Divided: Protesting parents want head teacher axed but supporters slam "witch hunt" PARENTS calling for a recently-appointed headteacher to be axed claim their children are being exposed to a climate of “uncertainty and fear” at school – but other parents say the head is a victim of a “witch hunt”.
"22.02.2017 15:15:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Save Flixton Green Belt step up their fight with lack of "exceptional circumstances" argument THOUSANDS of Flixton residents have stepped up their fight to protect the village's threatened green belt land.
"22.02.2017 15:15:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Partington Art Project's hands sculpture is in place MANY hands make light work they say - and Partington Arts Project has put that adage into practice.
"22.02.2017 14:05:25" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Primark pulls The Walking Dead-inspired T-shirt over accusations of racism Primark has pulled a T-shirt inspired by TV show The Walking Dead after complaints of racism. Do you think it's racist?
"22.02.2017 14:05:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Food-loving family needed for time travel TV programme EVERY fancied finding out how our ancestors lived? Find out how your family can apply
"22.02.2017 12:58:12" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Stretford and Urmston MP visits Carrington Riding Centre KATE Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, visited Carrington Riding Centre to hear about their work to improve the lives of disengaged young people. Carrington Riding Centre is aimed at young people who would be more suited to an alternative education environment
"22.02.2017 11:49:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk The One Trafford Partnership apologises for slow response in emptying bins COUNCIL chiefs have apologised for their tardy response to a resident's request for overflowing bins in Urmston's Abbotsfield Park to be emptied.
"22.02.2017 10:57:25" messengernewspapers.co.uk Parents to stage protest at troubled primary school on same day as teachers' strike PARENTS at a troubled Bowdon primary school will be throwing their support behind striking teachers by staging a protest outside the school gates… Parents who want to see the headteacher removed will be protesting at the school gates
"22.02.2017 08:30:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altair scheme sparks a parking row ALTAIR developers have come under fire over their car parking provision for the scheme.
"22.02.2017 07:23:44" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale children have a soup-er time in the kitchen LITTLE chefs, aged five and under, had a soup-er time cooking at home with their families, after their nursery provided them with the right ingredients.
"21.02.2017 15:45:24" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Teachers due to strike over workload dispute at leadership row primary school TEACHERS at a Bowdon primary school in the midst of a leadership row are to strike on Thursday in a dispute over workloads.
"21.02.2017 15:45:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk She's back! Storm Doris returns to batter North West with 80mph winds and heavy rain Gusts of up to 80mph are set to hit the country's shores as Storm Doris arrives from the Atlantic, the Met Office has said.
"21.02.2017 14:04:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk More than 750 people sign petition to remove headteacher from "outstanding" primary school MORE than 750 supporters have got behind a parent-led petition against the headteacher of an “outstanding” Bowdon primary school – calling for her to be removed from her post. Teacher strikes are planned for Thursday
"21.02.2017 13:29:55" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Free gift for residents at new homewares store opening in Broadheath Broadheath Find out when the new Dunelm store is opening
"21.02.2017 13:29:45" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Loose Change Buskers in tune to support Cancer Research UK Urmston Another great fundraiser for Cancer Research UK
"21.02.2017 11:49:10" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk A beautiful shot of Ashton on Mersey Golf Club READER Louise Rowley took this photo across the eighth green at Ashton on Mersey Golf Club, on a beautiful frosty morning Another great reader's picture. Find out how to send yours in (y)
"21.02.2017 11:49:00" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk The best Kodi add-ons you CAN use without breaking copyright laws Kodi has been in the news a lot recently due to the crackdown on the sale of pre-loaded TV set-top boxes containing premium content. Find out how you can get started on Kodi - without breaking the law
"21.02.2017 11:15:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Flixton residents stunned at the closure of William Wroe Golf Course CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Flixton's green belt from development have been stunned to discover that the area's William Wroe Golf Course will close in weeks.
"21.02.2017 10:41:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford's mayor hosts local faith leaders TRAFFORD Town Hall was the location for an innovative reception for many of the borough's faith leaders, hosted by the Mayor, Cllr Judith Lloyd.
"21.02.2017 08:29:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Charity holds lifestyles day for deaf community DISABILITY charity Trafford CIL is hosting a Healthy Lifestyles Day for deaf people in the borough. It will be a chance for British Sign Language users to share lifestyle tips
"20.02.2017 15:16:02" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Children of alcoholic parents calling helpline to hear bedtime stories CHILDREN as young as five are ringing a helpline to hear bedtime stories because their alcoholic parents are too intoxicated to put them to bed.
"20.02.2017 15:15:50" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Morrisons recalls meat-based product over infection fears SUPERMARKET Morrisons has recalled one of its meat-based products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms among vulnerable people.
"20.02.2017 14:07:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sporting legends join Sale Sharks to help raise £21,000 for a new 'HITZ' minibus BRITISH sporting legends joined forces with Sale Sharks recently to help raise money to buy a minibus to support a life-changing community programme.
"20.02.2017 13:01:02" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Mayor tips her hat to borough's national honours recipients TRAFFORD'S Mayor celebrated the achievements of the borough's national honours recipients at Trafford Town Hall last week.
"20.02.2017 12:47:25" messengernewspapers.co.uk 'We need to make the connection between a ruthless and inept national government and a weakened local government' THE problem of dementia caused by traffic, and the degradation of the environment are concerns expressed so well by your readers recently, Reader's letter
"20.02.2017 11:55:45" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Roll up to Altrincham Garrick for the only Secret Garden production on the country IF you want to see the musical version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, there is only one place in the UK you can go – and that is Altrincham Garrick Playhouse
"20.02.2017 11:55:36" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Stretford Mall surprises shoppers with gifts to celebrate 'Random Acts of Kindness Day' STAFF helped put smiles on the faces of shoppers at Stretford Mall at the weekend.
"20.02.2017 11:55:28" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Why is everyone talking about Kodi? Whether it's at home, at work, on the bus, in the pub or on social media, everybody is raving about Kodi and what it can do.
"20.02.2017 11:55:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk 116 Kodi add-ons you're probably watching that could be breaching copyright laws Anyone accessing content from a pirate site is involving themselves in unlawful behaviour
"20.02.2017 11:20:37" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Car and motorbike stolen in garage burglary A CAR and motorbike were stolen during a burglary in Timperley at the weekend.
"20.02.2017 11:20:29" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Missing 73-year-old woman with dementia found safe after police appeal A 73-YEAR-OLD woman with dementia reported missing from Bowdon has been found.
"20.02.2017 11:20:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Roadside memorial to be installed at vigil for Harry Sievey, who died in bike crash A MEMORIAL will be installed tonight at a vigil to remember the son of Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey, who recently died in a crash in Withington.
"20.02.2017 10:30:20" messengernewspapers.co.uk Missing dementia sufferer, 73, found safe after police appeal A 73-YEAR-OLD woman with dementia reported missing from Bowdon has been found. Some good news this morning
"20.02.2017 08:01:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Ashton on Mersey care home brings jobs boost A NEW state-of-the-art 57-bed care facility is due to open in Sale in April - and it will provide a jobs boost for the area. They're looking to take on 80 members of staff
"19.02.2017 21:05:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk How you can get involved with the 40th anniversary of Altrincham Festival ALTRINCHAM festival is still on the lookout for its 2017 Queen and Rose Bud – but there are other ways to get involved in the momentous event. There will be a series of live concerts throughout the borough at a variety of venues
"19.02.2017 13:19:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Big Lottery Fund grants almost £30,000 to three Trafford projects THREE projects in Trafford have received a cash injection of almost £30,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
"19.02.2017 11:08:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Volunteers to tidy up Altrincham sought CAN you help Keep Altrincham Tidy?
"19.02.2017 08:56:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Budding young playwright from Altrincham sees first play performed A TEENAGE drama student at Altrincham Creative Theatre School has penned his first play, 'Wine on the Rug' - and is soon to see it performed by the award-winning theatre group.
"18.02.2017 12:37:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Stagecoach employees honoured for 265 years of service EIGHT employees from Stagecoach Manchester's Sharston depot celebrated a collective 265 years of service at the company's annual Long Service Awards.
"18.02.2017 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Start searching for your dream job now at nw1jobs.com
"18.02.2017 07:08:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Flixton school holds successful sporting festivals MULTI-skills sports festivals for neighouring primary schools continue to go from strength to strength at Flixton Girls School.
"17.02.2017 16:42:05" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Friends of Rosie fund new £68,000 grant researching bone cancer in children THE Bowdon-based Friends of Rosie Children's Cancer Research Fund has announced its second research grant award of 2017.
"17.02.2017 13:20:29" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Primary pupils enjoy transition event at Wellacre Academy WELLACRE Academy, Flixton, recently welcomed more than 60 primary students from neighbouring schools Acre Hall and St Mary's.
"17.02.2017 12:47:42" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Caring teenager cuts her locks for charity WHEN Ruth Lee of Sylvan Avenue, Sale, was diagnosed with a brain tumour, her daughter, Catherine. 17, decided to sacrifice her waist long locks in aid of Brain Tumour Research.
"17.02.2017 10:32:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Fans praised by police after Manchester United's Europa League game MANCHESTER United's match with Saint-Étienne passed without incident.
"17.02.2017 09:58:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk A Slice of Bread and Jam author to visit Urmston Bookshop AUTHOR Tommy Rhattigan will be at Urmston Bookshop, Flixton Rd, on Saturday, March 11 at 4pm for a chat and book signing.
"17.02.2017 06:42:52" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham's Altair scheme - multi-million pound plans revealed MULTI-MILLION pound plans for the 'Altair' site in Altrincham town centre have been put forward.
"17.02.2017 06:42:44" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale charity boosted by councillors running the New York Marathon FOUR leading councillors put their running shoes on to make a sizeable contribution to a Sale charity that helps to fund children's cancer research by completing the New York marathon.
"16.02.2017 17:56:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham coffee shop serves up top women's cycle team AN ALTRINCHAM coffee shop is at the cutting edge of Britain's most successful sport - cycling.
"16.02.2017 16:48:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Charity and stars put on the glitz for sex abuse survivors A LAVISH launch night held in Trafford for a charity which aims to support victims of sexual abuse was a huge success.
"16.02.2017 16:48:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Can't decide between Prosecco and pinot grigio? Introducing Progrigio! IT'S a dilemma you may have faced when stocking up for a night in with the girls or few drinks on the sofa with your loved one.
"16.02.2017 16:14:46" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk The horrific vomiting bug sweeping the UK - what you need to know A HIGHLY infectious vomiting bug has been reported in schools across the UK, with parents being warned to know the general signs and symptoms.
"16.02.2017 15:40:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Search for missing man POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing man from Trafford.
"16.02.2017 13:25:29" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Urmston's young challengers exhibit real business talent STUDENTS from Urmston Grammar School has bagged the runner-up prize in a prestigious regional competition for young entrepreneurs.
"16.02.2017 13:25:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sell-out shows fund donation to charity used by cast member's son AN amateur dramatics group has donated £500 to Seashell Trust.
"16.02.2017 12:17:26" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Elderly widow appeals for forgotten 45-year-old play written by late husband to be brought back to the stage AN elderly widow who rediscovered a play written by her late husband before is tragic death at 46 is appealing for a drama group to bring it back to the stage one last time.
"16.02.2017 10:02:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Mercedes stolen in brazen early morning burglary A MERCEDES was stolen in an early morning burglary in Sale.
"16.02.2017 07:50:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting the Be Clear on Cancer Bowel Cancer Screening campaign TRAFFORD health chiefs are supporting the 'Be Clear on Cancer' bowel cancer screening awareness campaign which has launched across the North West, and will run until the end of March .
"15.02.2017 17:28:25" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Epileptic man claims "harassment" by supermarket security and shoplifting accusations are making seizures worse AN epileptic man claims he is being discriminated against by supermarket security – and that the “humiliating” encounters are giving him fits.
"15.02.2017 15:11:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Dig deep to help Altrincham In Bloom 2017 flourish BRITAIN in Bloom national finalist Altrincham In Bloom is appealing for people to dig deep as it embarks on a momentous campaign for 2017.
"15.02.2017 12:56:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Park Hotel sells for almost £900,000 after fierce bidding war A BIDDING frenzy erupted when the Trafford Park Hotel went under the hammer, with 250 buyers scrambling to bank the iconic building – and it sold for almost £1million. Any ideas about what it will be?
"15.02.2017 10:41:08" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Rush hour road closures as thousands of St Etienne FC fans march on-foot to Old Trafford COMMUTERS are being warned about match-day hold-ups tomorrow as roads close to allow thousands of St Etienne FC fans to march on-foot to Old Trafford. Make sure you read this so you don't get stuck!
"15.02.2017 07:25:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Hale launches its ... Christmas lights campaign IT might only be February - but Hale business leaders are already turning their attention to ensuring Hale's Christmas lights will be shining brightly this year.
"14.02.2017 17:23:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Blackmail investigation launched after woman falls prey to online 'sextortion' plot POLICE are hunting for a man who tried to blackmail a Sale woman after meeting her online and coaxing her to send him explicit pictures and videos of herself.
"14.02.2017 11:50:33" messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale Moor supermarket: "Many families don't own cars and of those that do, the husband has to get to work somehow" SO, once more, the third consultation as to what happens to the Warrener Street car park is held later in the day, when it is dark and for some,… Reader's letter: The Sale Moor supermarket debate rumbles on...
"14.02.2017 11:45:54" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Family pay tribute to “happy-go-lucky” Harry Sievey, son of Frank Sidebottom creator, who was killed in crash THE family of Harry Sievey, son of the late Frank Sidebottom creator, who died after a crash in Withington have paid tribute to their “happy-go-lucky” son and brother.
"14.02.2017 11:45:49" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Man hurtles brick through upstairs window of Sale home A BRICK was thrown through the upstairs window of a house in Sale at the weekend – but no injuries were reported.
"14.02.2017 11:21:00" messengernewspapers.co.uk Family pay tribute to “happy-go-lucky” Harry Sievey, son of Frank Sidebottom creator, who was killed in crash THE family of Harry Sievey, son of the late Frank Sidebottom creator, who died after a crash in Withington have paid tribute to their… “There are no words for another tragic and sad loss to our family"
"14.02.2017 10:37:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Tributes pour in for son of Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey killed in crash TRIBUTES have been flooding in for the son of Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey, who died in a crash in Withington at the weekend.
"14.02.2017 10:37:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk How you can get your hands on a FREE 6-inch Subway today SUBWAY is spreading the love today by offering free sandwiches to customers.
"14.02.2017 10:09:38" messengernewspapers.co.uk Man arrested after son of Frank Sidebottom creator killed in crash - as tributes pour in for 'beautiful soul' TRIBUTES have been flooding in for the son of Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey, who died in a crash in Withington at the weekend. Such tragic news A 61-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving
"14.02.2017 08:26:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Handcuffs and penis rings - fire service warning not to get caught red faced this Valentine's Day ADVENTUROUS types are being given a word of caution about finding themselves trapped in red-faced situations by the fire service this Valentine's Day.
"14.02.2017 07:17:41" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham Interfaith Group's shared meal success ONCE again, Altrincham Interfaith Group showed that it is possible for people of many faiths to get together, share food and have a really great time.
"13.02.2017 16:56:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Battle lines drawn at first Mayoral debate - here the candidates explain why they should get your vote BATTLE lines were drawn at the first Greater Manchester Mayoral debate – and candidates made it clear why they should be chosen to lead the city region.
"13.02.2017 15:47:33" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Update: body in canal has been identified as man missing from home since last month A MAN whose body was found in the canal at Old Trafford has been identified as 52-year-old Ian Nally.
"13.02.2017 15:47:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Man charged with making or possessing an explosive after suspicious package found at airport A BURY man has been charged with making or possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances.
"13.02.2017 14:38:50" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Healthy fast food chain LEON and Pakistani fashion retailer open in Trafford Centre THE Trafford Centre is to be become home to two new brands - naturally fast food chain LEON and Pakistani fashion retailer Khaadi.
"13.02.2017 14:38:42" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Candidates Andy Burnham and Sean Anstee lock horns over spatial framework plans at first Mayoral debate THE controversial spatial framework was a hotly contested issue at the first Greater Manchester Mayoral debate, with one candidate claiming it could create “decaying town centres surrounded by urban sprawl” and another saying it was “critical” for the
"13.02.2017 14:03:40" messengernewspapers.co.uk Why is work taking so long? I, and many people that I have spoken to, are appalled at the length of time, and the disruption caused, by the so-called improvement of the main… Reader's letter
"13.02.2017 13:50:20" messengernewspapers.co.uk Candidates Andy Burnham and Sean Anstee lock horns over spatial framework plans at first Mayoral debate THE controversial spatial framework was a hotly contested issue at the first Greater Manchester Mayoral debate, with one candidate claiming it… One claimed it could create “decaying town centres surrounded by urban sprawl” and the other said it was “critical” for the region's future
"13.02.2017 12:57:32" messengernewspapers.co.uk Flixton green belt - why can't we use other sites? REGARDING the protests concerning the Flixton green belt, I have to agree with the protesters and have been wondering why Trafford should be… Reader's letter
"13.02.2017 12:54:59" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham a hit with Canadian superstars as Drake parties just months after Justin Bieber FIRST Justin Beiber and now Drake - Altrincham is certainly a hit with Canadian superstars.
"13.02.2017 12:54:57" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Intruders smash patio doors at three burglaries and one attempted break-in THREE burglaries and one attempted burglary took place over the weekend where intruders smashed patio doors to break in.
"13.02.2017 12:50:06" Timeline Photos Get motivated for the week ahead with nw1jobs.com
"13.02.2017 12:08:38" messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham a hit with Canadian superstars as Drake parties just months after Justin Bieber FIRST Justin Beiber and now Drake - Altrincham is certainly a hit with Canadian superstars. We wonder if Biebs recommended it...
"13.02.2017 11:48:46" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Police warning after hike in car crime in Altrincham and Bowdon POLICE are asking motorists to be vigilant after a seeing a hike in car crime over the weekend. Make sure your family and friends are wary
"13.02.2017 11:48:38" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Mattress set alight sparks flat fire in Stretford A FLAT fire was sparked after a mattress was set alight in Stretford at the weekend.
"13.02.2017 11:48:33" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Firefighters tackle digger fire in industrial park FIREFIGHTERS tackled a digger fire in Trafford Park at the weekend.
"13.02.2017 11:48:26" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Body in canal: discovery made by water taxi skipper A BODY was found in the canal at Old Trafford by the skipper of a water taxi after it became caught up in his propeller. "The skipper has had a few days off and we have offered him counselling"
"13.02.2017 11:48:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Firefighters issue warning after unattended candles believed to have sparked 6am flat fire UNATTENDED candles are believed to have sparked a 6am flat fire in Sale at the weekend – with two casualties rescued from the building. Know any candle burners? Make sure they read this!
"13.02.2017 10:41:34" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Homeowner returns to find three burglars fleeing his property - after they broke in using a pebble BURGLARS used a pebble to break into a house in Sale last week – and the victim returned to find the three thieves walking fleeing their home.
"13.02.2017 10:41:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Mercedes with distinctive number plate stolen in Altrincham burglary A MERCEDES with a distinctive number plate has been stolen from a house in Altrincham.
"13.02.2017 07:21:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Young computer boffins from Altrincham school shine in prestigious competition BUDDING computer boffins at Altrincham's Loreto Grammar School have bagged a top award.
"12.02.2017 17:02:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford MD becomes newest board member for Key 103's Cash for Kids charity AN Altrincham CEO will be joining Greater Manchester's Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and CEO of UK Fast Lawrence Jones MBE as the newest board member on the Cash For Kids Executive Board.
"12.02.2017 12:35:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Work starts on multi-million pound retirement development in Urmston WORK has begun to create a £11m luxury retirement development in Urmston.
"11.02.2017 16:54:41" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham resident Laura shortlisted for success in UK Blog Awards LAURA Meyer, from Altrincham, has been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards for her blog Skinny Kitchen Secrets, sponsored by Roast restaurant.
"11.02.2017 13:35:46" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Town's achievements to be celebrated by the Rotary Club of Altrincham THE Rotary Club of Altrincham is gearing up for its spring ball. The club says the event will 'celebrate everything good in Altrincham'. The club's Ken Garrity said: "It will be a night to remember with great entertainment, good food and a lively
"11.02.2017 08:05:22" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Old Trafford-based PHMG sets £100,000 charity target for 2017 Old Trafford-based audio branding specialist PHMG is aiming to donate a whopping £100,000 to charity this year - after smashing its target for 2016.
"10.02.2017 18:53:59" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Roll up, roll up! The Moscow State Circus has come to town ROLL up, roll up! The Moscow State Circus has come to town.
"10.02.2017 18:53:51" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford CIL gains new Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) TRAFFORD Centre for Independent Living has become the first organisation in the borough to bag a prized quality award.
"10.02.2017 18:53:35" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Urmston-based business The Smokey Carter collect award from Theo Paphitis. AN Urmston based artisan producer of spice rubs and sauces recently received a 'Small Business Sunday' award from former 'Dragon' Theo Paphitis.
"10.02.2017 16:38:56" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk It's back! Much-loved Old Trafford pub to reopen ahead of Manchester United v Watford match A PUB popular with Manchester United fans at home and around the world is back in business.
"10.02.2017 16:38:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham FC rallies community to support club renovation ALTRINCHAM FC is calling on fans and the town's residents to support its bid to revamp the club's facilities with the help of builders' merchant, Buildbase.
"10.02.2017 16:38:37" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk MPs pop by breakfast clubs to hear how they are helping children in their constituencies thrive TRAFFORD MPs have been visiting breakfast clubs in their constituencies to find out how they are helping feed the next generation.
"10.02.2017 15:33:02" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk More than 1,000 jobs up for grabs as Manchester Airport gears up for busiest ever summer MORE than 1,000 jobs are being created at Manchester Airport as it gears up for its busiest ever summer.
"10.02.2017 14:06:46" messengernewspapers.co.uk Speaker John Bercow could be ousted in days over Trump remarks - MP A bitter row has broken out about the future of Commons Speaker John Bercow after a Tory MP launched a bid to oust him. Mr Bercow had said he was "strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall". What do you think of the move?
"10.02.2017 13:37:55" TWEET-tweet alert! Anyone lost a budgie?
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"10.02.2017 12:07:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Search underway after body spotted in canal IT IS reported that police and paramedics have been called to Old Trafford after a body was spotted in the Bridgewater Canal.
"10.02.2017 11:02:32" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Investigation underway into death of man at Urmston care home POLICE and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the death of a man from injuries he received when the lift he was using collapsed at Serendipity Care Home in Urmston.
"10.02.2017 11:02:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Dentists launch oral screening initiative STAFF from Sale Dental hae been out and about after launching an oral cancer screening initiative.
"10.02.2017 07:42:25" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Flixton school children hit the right note inside the Dragons' Den CHILDREN from St Michael's C of E Primary School in Flixton hit the right note when they sang inside the Dragons' Den - in not one but four different languages.
"09.02.2017 18:29:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Maths expert Rachel Riley joins all-female Q&A panel at exclusive schoolgirls' screening of film Hidden Figures MANCHESTER schoolgirls were the first in the UK to watch Oscar-nominated movie, Hidden Figures, at a private screening at the Trafford Centre – with inspirational women, including maths expert and TV presenter Rachel Riley, hosting a Q&A.
"09.02.2017 17:20:46" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Merger plan for hospital trusts that serve Trafford residents THE two hospital trusts that serve most Trafford residents are planning to merge.
"09.02.2017 17:20:32" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Peter Knight's Gigspanner bound for Sale Waterside LOVE folk music? Then don't miss Peter Knight's Gigspanner at Sale Waterside.
"09.02.2017 17:20:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Zookeepers caring for 19cm baby antelope after mother's death IS this the most adorable photograph you have seen today?
"09.02.2017 16:12:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Construction set to begin on Altrincham's £20m health centre BUILDING work will get underway this month on the new South Trafford Health and Well-being Centre on the site of the former Altrincham Hospital. Who is looking forward to seeing this complete?
"09.02.2017 16:12:13" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk From London to New Delhi, this medical student, 24, is helping to shape healthcare and health education worldwide ONE medical student is making his mark on the world of healthcare on a regional, national and global scale – and he is still only 24. Sethi Health was launched by Rajiv
"09.02.2017 15:46:11" Timeline Photos Are you a kitchen manager who loves to lead a team and deliver fresh, wholesome, feel good food? Harvester at Lowry Outlet is hiring. Visit http://bit.ly/2kSAMX2
"09.02.2017 15:03:08" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Health of elderly robbery victim, 87, deteriorates after broken ribs and internal injuries are discovered THE injuries sustained by an elderly woman whose wedding ring was snatched from her finger during a 'disgusting and intrusive' robbery in Stretford are worse than initially thought.
"09.02.2017 14:05:56" messengernewspapers.co.uk Health of elderly robbery victim, 87, deteriorates after broken ribs and internal injuries are discovered THE injuries sustained by an elderly woman whose wedding ring was snatched from her finger during a 'disgusting and intrusive' robbery… This is heartbreaking
"09.02.2017 13:55:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford MP quizzes Prime Minister over new school funding formula in House of Commons MP Graham Brady has quizzed Prime Minister Theresa May over funding for Trafford schools in the House of Commons. Altrincham and Sale West MP Graham Brady asked that all schools in the worst-funded areas see an increase, not a cut
"09.02.2017 12:48:48" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham restaurant dedicated to all things dessert goes off with a bang MORE than 200 people flocked to the launch of the 'world's first restaurant dedicated to desserts' in Altrincham last night.
"09.02.2017 10:36:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Council defends changes to carers' pay rates SOCIAL service chiefs have defended changes to the pay rate that carers receive.
"09.02.2017 07:18:52" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Stretford Public Hall kicks off fundraising campaign with sell-out event FRIENDS of Stretford Public Hall (FoSPH) launched a major fundraising scheme to bring their historic ballroom back into use, at a sell-out event on Saturday night (February 4).
"09.02.2017 06:14:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Gruelling Arctic challenge to help SuperJosh SUPERJOSH founder Dawn Fidler brings you her latest blog
"08.02.2017 18:03:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham leader lifts the veil of mystery over Freemasonry - and members reveal why they joined AN Altrincham man who leads Cheshire's band of 5,000 Freemasons is lifting the veil of mystery over a society of men which has been kept largely hidden since the Second World War.
"08.02.2017 17:30:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sale school launches internet awareness trail SCHOOL council members at Firs Primary School, Sale, have devised an 'E-Safety, to raise the profile of electronic safety, Trail'.
"08.02.2017 17:30:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk New online service launched to help you discover what's planned for your area Messenger has launched a new online platform for public notices placed by local councils.
"08.02.2017 17:29:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk It girl Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, a former London socialite and the god-daughter of the Prince of Wales, has died at the age of 45.
"08.02.2017 11:53:18" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Mourners asked to carry golf clubs and wear bright clothes at funeral of former golf professional THE FUNERAL of former golf professional Terry Gilbert, from Bowdon, will be held at Altrincham Crematorium, Dunham Massey, at 2pm on February 20.
"08.02.2017 10:46:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Anti-semitic chanting investigation - police release new images POLICE investigating an incident of anti-Semitic chanting on a tram have released new images of two men that they wish to speak to.
"08.02.2017 10:46:16" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Altrincham children offered the chance to get up close and personal with scaly pets at free workshops PARENTS in Altrincham are being given the opportunity to take their children to a series of fun, free workshops focused on all things fishy and scaled at Pets at Home's Broadheath store.
"08.02.2017 08:35:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Memorial service arranged for Urmston man who died after suffering stab wound to his neck A MEMORIAL service is to be held for a popular man who died after suffering a stab wound at his flat in Urmston.
"08.02.2017 07:27:42" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Extra support available to help Trafford residents avoid a hospital stay MORE than 50 patients have so far been helped back on their feet at a new intermediate care unit in Sale, allowing them to be discharged from hospital sooner or avoid being admitted altogether.
"07.02.2017 17:12:24" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Manchester United Legends, managed by Bryan Robson, heading Down Under for all-star charity match MANCHESTER United Legends are dusting off their boots once again as they head Down Under for an all-star charity match.
"07.02.2017 16:06:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Award-winning volunteer slams One Trafford for 'slow response' to flytipping AN award-winning volunteer says more needs to be done to tackle flytipping in Trafford.
"07.02.2017 14:57:36" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Collection to help victims of Christmas Day super typhoon in Philippines A COLLECTION to help rebuild parts of the Philippines after it was ravaged by a super typhoon will take place in Altrincham tomorrow. Find out how you can help
"07.02.2017 14:57:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Mum organises last wish weddings for people with terminal illnesses after being inspired by own whirwind romance with childhood crush AN Altrincham mum who had a whirlwind romance with her childhood crush, complete with fairytale wedding, is helping people with terminal illnesses fulfil their dying wish of marrying their true love. Wish for a wedding organises weddings at short notice and at a reasonable price for people who have less than a year to live
"07.02.2017 13:50:15" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk How many people in the UK have the same name as you? A NEW website has revealed the most popular names in the UK - and it's not what you might think. Wonder no more using this interesting online calculator
"07.02.2017 12:49:43" messengernewspapers.co.uk Trafford Labour backs Bercow stance on Trump THE Trafford Labour Group supports the comments made by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, that US president Donald Trump should… Reader's letter
"07.02.2017 12:43:56" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Ceremony held by Manchester United to mark the 59th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster MANCHESTER United held a service outside its Old Trafford stadium on Monday to remember the victims of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.
"07.02.2017 11:35:21" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sex attacker strikes in Davyhulme AN investigation has been launched after a woman was violently sexually assaulted in Davyhulme.
"07.02.2017 10:28:23" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Security warning after valuables on show stolen from two cars overnight POLICE are urging motorists to be vigilant after two cars were broken into in Altrincham overnight.
"07.02.2017 10:28:14" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Casualty suffers burns and treated for smoke inhalation after house fire A RESIDENT suffered burns and was treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Old Trafford last night.
"07.02.2017 07:03:20" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Two By Two supports new Coppice Library craft shop SALE-based creative group Two by Two Hurrah has given a helping hand to another community venture in the town.
"07.02.2017 00:18:47" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk WATCH: Woman confronts contractor for 'beating rabbit to death with spade' as land cleared for Trafford Park tram line (WARNING: Some views may find this footage upsetting) AN animal lover confronted a workman who she claims beat a rabbit to death with a spade to make way for a new tram extension.
"06.02.2017 17:51:56" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Police warning after several reports of man acting suspiciously and 'trying' doors of homes POLICE are asking residents to be vigilant after several reports of a man checking if doors were unlocked at homes in Stretford and Sale.
"06.02.2017 17:51:46" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Flixton green belt campaigners sign up their youngest supporter CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Flixton's green belt from development manned information stalls in Urmston town centre on Saturday.
"06.02.2017 17:51:32" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk "Our schools deliver top quality education on a shoe string budget", says Altrincham and Sale West MP MP Graham Brady has branded a controversial new funding formula for schools 'entirely unacceptable' and met with the Secretary of State for Education to highlight his concerns.
"06.02.2017 16:44:19" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Sealed-off Carrington route to be re-opened A LAND and property giant has reversed its decision to seal off a well-used route in Carrington that passes Manchester United's training ground, after a massive public outcry.
"06.02.2017 15:35:17" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Health chiefs defend funding policy for care at home, after Stretford and Urmston MP raises concerns HEALTH chiefs have defended their policy for funding for caring for people at home, after MP Kate Green expressed serious concerns about it and called for a re-think.
"06.02.2017 14:31:30" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Thieves steal BMW after using hook and cane to fish keys through letterbox A BMW was stolen in Timperley at the weekend after burglars used a 'hook and cane' to fish keys out of the letterbox of the victim's house.
"06.02.2017 14:31:25" www.messengernewspapers.co.uk Intruders flee burglary in stolen car A CAR was stolen in a house burglary in Sale at the weekend.