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Trafford, Greater Manchester

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Labour in the Trafford Park Neighbourhood

Trafford, Greater Manchester

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Annual pothole survey reveals the state of Trafford's roads

Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Trafford Park Road

The two roads in the borough that there were the highest number of complaints about were Trafford Park Road and Moss Lane, Timperley.

The level of investment in road repairs in Trafford fell to £903,000, compared with £1.119m in the previous year. That was the second lowest investment of all the councils.

Messenger

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Bruntwood Chief Optimistic focuses on Trafford House in Gorse Hill

Fri, 21 Jul 2017

Trafford House

Chris Oglesby, chief executive of the family-owned developer and investor, whose portfolio valuation broke through £1bn for the first time this year, talks to Paul Unger about suburban town centre markets, office-to-resi sales and the best office market he’s ever known in Manchester.

We are in the process of remodelling Trafford House with the same lounge facilities, cycle facilities, gym, that you would put into the city centre buildings, with a view to attracting businesses that otherwise potentially would have gone into the centre but are looking for a lower cost option. We are working with Trafford Council on that part of Trafford and wider amenities to support the business community there.

Place North West

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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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Imperial War Museum North honoured by the Royal Mail

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Royal Mail today celebrates 10 iconic buildings in the UK with the launch of a set of Special Stamps and Salford’s Gorse Hill's Imperial War Museum North is one of the buildings showcased.

About Manchester

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Kelloggs Moving HQ from Talbot Road to Media City

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

Cereal giant Kellogg’s is looking to close its Old Trafford head office and move to MediaCityUK next year.

The four mile move, to the Salford Quays site, has been under close wraps with staff only told about the potential move this week.

Currently based on the corner of Talbot Road and Warwick Road, it has been the main office for Kellogg's in the UK since the 1990s.

Manchester Evening News

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Business hit by Metrolink work

Mon, 17 Jul 2017

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Rob Harris, who has operated Cavalier Garages, from a small site on Mosley Road, for more than 20 years says the ongoing works and traffic chaos created has for the past five weeks prevented customers getting to and from his workshop.

Messenger Newspapers

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Proposed Residential Development at Trafford Wharfside

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

Trafford Wharfside

No 1 Old Trafford Wharf would occupy a prominent position next to the new Trafford Park Metrolink line, currently under construction.

The proposed scheme would deliver a mix of residential and commercial spaces, with retail units planned on the ground floor along with parking and cycle storage for residents. The development would also incorporate a communal podium garden and a roof terrace.

Place North West

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Victoria Warehouse under fire for overcrowding PJ Harvey Gig

Fri, 04 Nov 2016

Manchester Evening News
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Fans at the gig lashed out at the Trafford Park venue after claiming they were unable to see the stage and felt dangerously crushed

Victoria Warehouse bosses have denied claims the venue was ‘overcrowded’ during last nights PJ Harvey gig.

Dozens of people lashed out at the Trafford Park venue after claiming they were unable to see the stage and felt dangerously crushed at the indie singer’s concert on Thursday.

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Dirt Factory achieves its goal

Sat, 09 Apr 2016

Dirt Factory
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We're delighted to hear news that the Dirt Factory has achieved 150% of its funding target.

A lot of you will be wondering what the next stage of development will be for Dirt Factory. In a nutshell, the plan now is to finalise the crowd fund process, secure the venue and apply for change of use before starting the internal build process. Alongside this we will be firming up our partnerships, putting into place all legalities and services and hopefully getting out on our bikes a bit more than we have done recently.

Dirt Factory Website

This is a hugely exciting project that 'could' yet be coming to Trafford Park.

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Bling My Bin - Gorse Hill

Fri, 04 Mar 2016

Love Gorse Hill Facebook
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We have recently secured funding from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to deliver “Bling Your Bin” events at key locations across the borough. Residents from surrounding street will be invited to bring their grey bin to the location below and have it cleaned using an environmentally friendly washing machine. We will also have a graffiti artist on hand to spray a design of the residents choice onto the bin.

The details for the event in Gorse Hill are:
Date: 18/03/2016
Time: 1100hrs – 1500hrs

Location: Nansen Close, Gorse Hill

Bins lost or stolen is a huge issue in Gorse Hill. This is a positive means of helping to address.

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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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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

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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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Manchester United to consider a mini Old Trafford on site of their famous stadium

Thu, 17 Dec 2015

Manchester Evening News
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Manchester United are considering building a mini Old Trafford next to their famous stadium that would host Under 21 matches and some Academy and FA Youth Cup fixtures in a bid to catch up with City.

The idea to construct a ground that could house around 5,000-10,000 fans is all part of a deep root and branch review of the Academy and reserve set up at the club is a sign that United are in awe of their rivals from Manchester.

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Historic Trafford Park church gives annual carol service

Thu, 17 Dec 2015

Messenger Newspaper

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Built on Eleventh Street in 1901 adjacent to the Old Trafford Hotel, a stone's throw from a series from of major factories and about a mile from Old Trafford football ground, St. Antony's Church is one of the few remaining corrugated iron mission churches surviving in Great Britain.

St. Antony's Centre founder, Kevin Flannagan who established the centre in 1980 with the local parish priest under the auspices of the Salford Diocese, said: “We now work to enable a range of people with low skills or no skills to get back into the work place and maintain this historic church for special services throughout the year.”

He added: “None is more special than the St. Antony's College's carol concert and we have parishioners returning from far and wide on an annual basis to hear the children sing.”

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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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