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Thu, 10 Aug 2017
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
Fri, 21 Jul 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.
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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.
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.
Tue, 18 Jul 2017
Definitely worth a try - Stretford on the upManchester Confidential
Tue, 18 Jul 2017
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.91563/ful/17
Demolition of part of shopping centre, minor alterations to car park and new facades to retained building.
Mon, 17 Jul 2017
Lots of work has gone into Stretford in Bloom. Judges are coming Tomorrow. Good Luck Everyone
Thu, 09 Jun 2016
Wed, 13 Apr 2016
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.
Just a short video we found on youtube
Thu, 07 Apr 2016
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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016
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.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016
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.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016
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.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016
Do you think enough is being done to crackdown on flytipping in Trafford?
Wed, 06 Jan 2016
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.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016
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.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016
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.”
Sat, 02 Jan 2016
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.
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Mon, 28 Dec 2015
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".
But the House of Commons Library research says this. We are in cash vs real and picking periods territory. pic.twitter.com/3he0P3gbAU— Paul Lewis (@paullewismoney) December 28, 2015
Cameron rejected flood warnings and carried on cutting fire services: He calls that "Doing all we can to help.." https://t.co/2HaWMD40Td— Cllr John Edwards (@JohnEdwards33) December 27, 2015
Sat, 26 Dec 2015
More than half of our fire engines are now dealing with weather related incidents within Greater Manchester pic.twitter.com/9qVdzdV7Uj— Peter O'Reilly (@GMFRS_PeteOR) December 26, 2015
Pomona water levels are so high today! https://t.co/A7yP79Q6fA— Skyliner (@custardlove) December 26, 2015
Just been past Samuel Platts. Can't believe the Ship Canal.Posted by Graham Lomax on Saturday, 26 December 2015
Sat, 26 Dec 2015
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.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015
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.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015
Tue, 22 Dec 2015
We sometimes forget the treasures we have in Trafford