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Trafford, Greater Manchester

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Trafford, Greater Manchester

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Tesco to shut its Stretford Mall Store

Thu, 10 Aug 2017

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Tesco is to close its store in the Stretford Mall - putting scores of jobs at risk.

The supermarket giant says it has made the bombshell decision because of poor trading figures.

Tesco’s regional director North and Northern Ireland, Jonathan Taylor, said, “Our priority now is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco.

Messenger Newspaper

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Blight of 'Lost' HGVs on the increase

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

The blight of HGVs getting lost down Moss Road is on the increase. We've had similar instances in both Gorse Hill and Lostock.

Mike Cordingley is asking officers to walk the area looking at signage and to consider options.

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Labour Councillor challenges closure of George Carnall Sports

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

....is all about bringing the infrastructure up to date, with the promise of a new leisure centre for Altrincham, updates to other leisure facilities and inevitable rationalisation elsewhere, hence the uncertainty over the future of George H Carnall Leisure Centre a much used and loved facility by residents of Davyhulme.

The key question is what is in these plans for those that use the facilities at George H Carnall?

Councillor Mike Freeman Sale Moor

Messenger Newspapers

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Green Flag to Lostock Park

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Lostock Park has been awarded its first Green Flag. Maureen Reilly, the driving force behind the Friends of Lostock Park said..

We are all feeling very proud as this has been a long journey from 2006 when the park was a burned out neglected and unloved area. Since then the group has raised over £355,000 and worked to rebuild the park. We have involved our community, our young people and all our stakeholders in discussions and decisions and this has finally paid off.

Lostock Park is now a colourful, vibrant and welcoming place to visit.

Well done Maureen! xx

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Stretford Mall - South Wing Demolition

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

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The long awaited planning application to demolish the South Wing of the Mall has been submitted. The plans were an open secret and traders have known for a while. The O'Briens pub is not part of the demolition.

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Demolition of part of shopping centre, minor alterations to car park and new facades to retained building.

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Stretford in Bloom - The Big week

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Lots of work has gone into Stretford in Bloom. Judges are coming Tomorrow. Good Luck Everyone

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Frustration

Tue, 06 Dec 2016

Every year I report the passageway between Crompton Ave and Barton Road. This year it's taken five months and the vegetation and littering is still not dealt with. But it's a Trafford council footpath. Why does it need a councillor to report it every year?

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New Headteacher for Lostock

Wed, 16 Mar 2016

Lostock College
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Lostock College have announced their new head-teacher starting from April. Lee Fazackerley is moving across from Wigan's Rosebridge Academy. Gorse Hill Labour wish Lee well and we look forward to working together. Lostock is a much valued school as we saw in campaign to keep it in its current form.

Councillor Laurence Walsh is a governor at the college

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The Directory - Brand New Page

Sat, 30 Jan 2016

The Directory
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A new page has appeared on the Gorse Hill Labour website. The Directory provides links to over a dozen groups working in Gorse Hill ward and the wider area. Webmaster, Councillor Mike Cordingley describes his respect for the groups featured:

When you see the amount of work these groups are doing and the innovation and originality in their projects, it's just amazing what's happening across Gorse Hill Ward.

I know there are issues but when people can come together like this, you just know that the neighbourhoods are going from strength to strength. They're giving us a fantastic legacy.

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Stretford ranked sixth most integrated town in UK

Sat, 30 Jan 2016

Messenger News
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Stretford has been revealed as one of the most racially integrated places in the country.

Think tank Policy Exchange has produced a list of the best and worst places in the country from the point of view of integration. The researchers analysed data from the 2011 census, comparing 160 places with a population of more than 20,000, of whom at least 15 per cent were from an ethnic minority.

Among considerations were the ethnic mix of neighbourhoods and how people interacted with work colleagues. Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston said:

It's fabulous that Stretford has been ranked as one of the most integrated places in England and Wales - a great way to put Stretford on the map.

I'm really proud to represent such a diverse, friendly and vibrant community with fantastic neighbours and friends.

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Messenger Newspapers Poll on Flytipping - YOUR VOTE: Trafford flytipping issue 'disgusting'

Thu, 07 Jan 2016

Messenger Newspapers
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Do you think enough is being done to crackdown on flytipping in Trafford?

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Calling all mums with babies , FREE Buggyfit session (thanks to friends of Victoria park )

Wed, 06 Jan 2016

Bootcamp.Stretford
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Free session for anyone that fancies a workout with their baby & buggy in tow,

Every Wednesday 10.30am

Meeting outside tea room in Victoria park.

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Trafford Centre traffic chaos: some say they were stuck for THREE hours

Mon, 04 Jan 2016

Manchester Evening News
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Angry shoppers claiming they were stuck in queues of up to THREE hours around the intu Trafford Centre took to social media sites to complain about the traffic chaos.

Delays close to the centre prompted angry tweets as people were stuck across the shopping site and unable to access main roads from the car parks.

Richard Paxton, general manager at intu Trafford Centre, said: “We’re very sorry to any of our shoppers who’ve experienced difficulty exiting the centre today. We are working incredibly hard to get traffic moving again and our staff are out in the car parks redirecting cars to the nearest clear exits.”

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Anger Growing at Cameron over Floods

Mon, 28 Dec 2015

Real Northern anger at Cameron

A thousand homes have flooded in Leeds, but the leader of the city council, Judith Blake, said the flooding had been a "preventable disaster".

She said the North had not received "anywhere near the support that we saw going into Somerset" - which flooded in 2014 - and there was now a "real anger growing across the North".

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More on Floods

Sat, 26 Dec 2015

Manchester Evening News
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Just been past Samuel Platts. Can't believe the Ship Canal.

Posted by Graham Lomax on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Floods Hit Manchester - Message from David Acton

Sat, 26 Dec 2015

Manchester Evening News
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By 11am today Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service had responded to around 50 flooding incidents.

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by flooding today – we are working tirelessly across the North West to protect life and property. If you live in an affected area please do not travel and if you home has been flooded stay out of the water and wait for help.

Flood water is extremely dangerous, it is dirty, can be fast flowing and often full of debris – the only way to stay safe is to stay out of the water. If you’re driving, see water on the road and don’t know how deep it is don’t drive through it – it only takes 30 cm of water to float a car and even less to write your vehicle off. Our control operators are experiencing a high number of calls at the moment, so please only call 999 if it is a genuine emergency.

Dave Acton Chair of Gtr Manchester Fire Auth

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What are the bus times over Christmas and New Year in Manchester?

Thu, 24 Dec 2015

Manchester Evening News
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Everything you need to know about bus services from First, Stagecoach, Arriva, Transdev and the Metroshuttle over the 2015 festive period brought together on the Manchester Evening News

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Fire chief warns lives are at risk, as Govt cuts could leave Trafford with only one operational engine at night

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Manchester Evening News
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Unlike the police, which won a reprieve from budget cuts, the regional fire service must make savings of £15.8m over the next four years.

As well as posts going, the brigade is poised to reduce the number of night-time fire engines available from 56 to 30 between 10pm and 6am.

County Fire Officer Peter O’Reilly warned that lives would be at risk and ‘more buildings will burn down’.

This will mean Bury, Rochdale, Stockport, and Trafford will have one engine which is immediately available.

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Stretford Foodbank at Christmas

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Stretford Foodbank
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Heartwarming News from Trafford Music Service

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Trafford Music Service
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We sometimes forget the treasures we have in Trafford

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Our Kids (Stretford Breakfast Club) back on for its Christmas Season

Mon, 21 Dec 2015

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It's brilliant what Sarah and the crowd do at Victoria Park during the school holidays. Take the kids and have a lovely breakfast and fun

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Community brings Christmas advent to life with Living Calendar on streets of Stretford

Sun, 20 Dec 2015

Messenger Newspaper
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Nicola Ward, one of the main organisers said:

There’s a tangible community spirit in Stretford at the moment, with so many positive ongoing projects achieving brilliant things for the area – Gorgeous Gorse Hall, Stretford Public Hall, the M32 Our Kids breakfast club to name but a few.

“People are loving the magical, Christmassy glow that seems to surround the windows and there’s a real excitement around what the next theme will be,” she said.

None of the participants are professional artists and I think the amateur DIY approach adds to the heart-warming feel around the project – anybody could do most of the windows with a few cheap fairy lights, paper and glue.

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New Get Me There bus ticket will let you travel with more than 30 different operators across Greater Manchester

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

Manchester Evening News

Millions of passengers can now use one electronic ticket on all buses to get around Greater Manchester.

A new smart ticketing system has been launched across the majority of bus companies. The scheme, part of the Get Me There project, will be one of the largest outside London.

It’s the result of collaboration between more than 30 bus operators with Greater Manchester Travelcards Ltd and Transport for Greater Manchester.

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Furious backlash after Tesco Stretford caught throwing away unsold children's bikes

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

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Charities and social media users have hit out at Tesco for scrapping unsold bikes rather than giving them to charity.

As revealed by the MEN Tesco Extra in Stretford was caught out when an agency delivery driver noticed a skip full of cycles including children’s bikes and BMXs.

Now they have been blasted by community groups for not finding a more deserving home for the barely-used push bikes

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Manchester would struggle to cope with Paris-style terror attack because of cuts, says Police Federation chief

Fri, 20 Nov 2015

Manchester Evening News

Manchester would struggle to cope with a Paris-style terror attack if proposed government cuts go ahead, a senior police figure has warned.

Planned budget reductions will hinder the ability of the police to foil terror attacks or cope with them if they happen, according to Inspector Ian Hanson.

The scale of the current and proposed cuts - which could see GMP with less than 4,000 officers by 2019 - means neighbourhood units, long regarded as off-limits, are now also being reduced to find the necessary savings.

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