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We should aim for this in Stretford

Thu, 09 Jun 2016

Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign

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Stretford Silver Band play Sevenways

Thu, 14 Apr 2016

Kate on Twitter
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Miles of smiles for the Manchester Marathon

Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Key 103
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What a great day. The marathon remains a fantastic day and Gorse Hill is at the heart of it. Organisation was not perfect and councillors will be asking questions but we still love it.

Mike Cordingley

Just a short video we found on youtube

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Boat on fire along the canal

Thu, 07 Apr 2016

Manchester Evening News
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Fire crews attended a boat on fire afloat on the canal on Sunday evening. No one was on board.

A fire spokesman said that crews – all wearing buoyancy aids – had managed to pull the boat closer to the banks so they can continue to try and put out the flames.

A search of the canal bank was also carried out as GMFRS try to establish if anyone was on board and how it came to be there. It was later found that nobody was on the boat.

Huge clouds of black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky from several miles away.

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Man Utd v Liverpool kick-off should move, say Trafford

Wed, 02 Mar 2016

BBC
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Trafford Council has asked for the kick-off time of Manchester United's Europa League last-16 second leg against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Thursday, 17 March to be moved.

The game is due to start at 18:00 GMT but the council has concerns about an early kick-off on St Patrick's Day and wants a 20:00 GMT start.

Councillor Dave Acton said

Rush hour kick-offs are an imposition on hard working communities like Gorse Hill's trying to get on with their lives. For the football authorities to schedule a fixture with such a long tradition of rivalry as the Liverpool match to kick-off at 6pm is going to cause traffic chaos.
They need to rethink.

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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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Fire at Jackson St, Stretford

Tue, 05 Jan 2016

M32 Facebook Group
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Thankfully, the fire service were able to deal successfully with this fire. According to another resident, they were not helped by drivers on Barton Road.

Now driving home down Barton road I've just seen the two most selfish drivers in the world undertake a Fire Truck whilst the poor driver was trying to reverse or manoeuvre to attend what could possibly be a life threatening emergency.

Gorse Hill Labour welcomes back the Fire Bridgades Union to the Labour Party

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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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First Home Match of 2016

Sat, 02 Jan 2016

Fix My Street
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Half a season has passed. Like United, there's been ok weeks for Amey, Trafford's contracted partner in its match-day clean up, and like United there's also been some dreadful weeks and dire excuses:

We were stuck in Traffic!

But it's a New Year and we're in forgiving mood. Louis Van Gaal might turn it around, and so might Amey. We don't want bins overflowing before the match starts and the clean-up post match is vital. But we also ask United fans: This neighbourhood has been United's home for 100 years, its players have lived amongst us, Please treat us with respect, and enjoy the game.

Report problems on FixMyStreet.

Mike C

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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

Stretford M32 Facebook

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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Stolen Bike in Gorse Hill

Mon, 21 Dec 2015

Facebook Report

If you know anything about the whereabouts of this bike please let Dina know via Facebook, or if you haven't access to Facebook, let us know via the comments on Gorse Hill Labour and we'll pass to Dina.

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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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Stretford Public Hall - first tenants

Sun, 20 Dec 2015

Messenger Newspapers
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Residents who saved Stretford Public Hall from the developers have welcomed their first paying tenants. One of the new tenants is award-winning illustrator Bridget Collin. Bridget recently received the Manchester Academy of Fine Art Graduate Award.

The Grade ll listed building, on the corner of Chester Road and Kingsway was built for the local community by John Rylands in 1878. It was handed over to the Friends of Stretford Public Hall in March this year after a successful campaign to save it from developers.

Annoushka Deighton from the Friends of Stretford Public hall said:

We are thrilled to welcome our new tenants and hope they will be the first of many. There are all sorts of spaces to rent in this historic building. We are keen to accommodate a range of businesses and local enterprises so there are studios, lockable units, office space and also shared offices and hot desking available, all at affordable prices.

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Quadrant Crash: 3am Mad-Friday - No Report to Police

Sun, 20 Dec 2015

Manchester Evening News
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There were quite a few others taking pictures too. I think people were shocked at seeing it.

I am just curious to see what happened. I hope the driver is ok.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said they had no record of the car crash.

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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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