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There is a credible argument that encouraging bike use to Dutch or Danish levels could do more than perhaps any other single intervention to save the NHS from collapse. It could even greatly mitigate the crisis in adult social care.
A study in the Lancet put the global toll for inactive lifestyles at around 5.3 million people a year, about the same as from tobacco.Guardian
Lidl has announced plans for a new store in Stretford. The supermarket will be placed at the former PC World unit in Chester Road.
The multi-million pound investment, will see Lidl commit to building a sustainable 1,363m² store with plans to create up to 40 new jobs. The store will include state of the art facilities such as: an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.Messenger Newspaper
The outsourcing of waste collections by councils in England has led to an increase in the number of complaints being upheld by the ombudsman, a new report has warned today. The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) said it upheld 81% of complaints made about waste and recycling services last year.LocalGov News
The latest crime statistics published by Greater Manchester Police show an increase in the Longford West area covering our ward. 118 crimes were reported to the police in May 2017. Councillor Mike Cordingley said "Clearly it's a somewhat worrying figure and we will be monitoring. We meet regularly with the police. We know they're stretched due to Government Cuts. The message has to be 'be vigilent, make sure your property is secure and report it.
Longford West covers Lostock and Gorse Hill and is coterminous with the residential area of Gorse Hill Ward.
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
The shopping precinct and former leisure centre would be knocked down as part of the masterplan - to make way for more than 190 new homesManchester Evening News
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
One local estate agent said:
Manchester Evening News
The Metrolink is very close and it’s on the main route to Chorlton, which is very popular as well.
But Chorlton has outpriced itself and now people are looking at the period properties - particularly around Victoria Park - which are really popular.
Gorse Hill has also increased in popularity in recent years, with people coming to work at Media City.
They really like the period terraces and being close to the canal, where you can get on your bike and ride into work.
Tower Blocks drop in for Circle Court residents on Wednesday 26th July 4-6pm @ George H Carnell Centre Urmston pic.twitter.com/AMsv020l5s— THTstretford (@THTstretford) July 22, 2017
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.
Place North West
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.