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Easter Eggs spotted in Flixton Co-op just DAYS after Christmas

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Flixton co-op Easter eggs in December
Flixton co-op Easter eggs in December

Now we all know the true meaning of Christmas (Jesus’ birthday), and also what follows a few months later (the resurrection of Christ).

And even though we enjoy the over commercialisation of the traditional Christian holidays (think chocolate and gifts), one supermarket has taken it a step too far, and it’s not even January yet.

On Sunday, while shopping in his local Co-op in Flixton, Trafford, a shocked shopper (who wished to remain anonymous) spotted a display of…no, not Valentine’s Day cards…but Easter Eggs.

He said: “There’s Easter eggs out already. And hot cross buns!”

Christmas may now be a mere twinkle in the eye for some, but while many people are still finishing off their selection boxes, the Co-op appears to have started with their preparations for Easter, which is three and a half months away!

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New residential home in Flixton opened by Manchester-based care provider

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Rob Chilton, Mayor of Trafford, and Kate Green, Parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Stretford and Urmston joined representatives from Unity Trust Bank and Baker Mallett LLP, directors of The Knoll Care Partnership
Rob Chilton, Mayor of Trafford, and Kate Green, Parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Stretford and Urmston joined representatives from Unity Trust Bank and Baker Mallett LLP, directors of The Knoll Care Partnership

Following a seven-figure loan provided by Unity Trust Bank, the Knoll Care Partnership has recently opened the doors to its new purpose-built residential care home, Bowfell House, a £5million state-of-the-art care home for elderly individuals and those with dementia.

With a loan of £3.4million from Unity Trust Bank – the commercial bank with a social conscience – The Knoll Care Partnership has consolidated its services and property portfolio through the acquisition of Bowfell House, which will provide 40 en-suite bedrooms, peaceful landscape gardens and premium care facilities within the scenic setting of Flixton.

Rob Chilton, Mayor of Trafford, and Kate Green, Parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Stretford and Urmston joined representatives from Unity Trust Bank and Baker Mallett LLP, directors of The Knoll Care Partnership and members of the local community to celebrate the launch of Trafford’s newest care home last week.

Speaking at the launch, Rob Chilton said: “I was delighted to be asked to open Bowfell House. This is a very high quality development at a key site in Flixton. I have no doubt that Bowfell House will be an asset to the local community for many years to come.”

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Flixton Toy House knitting Group make 150 mini Christmas stockings to raise funds

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The Toy House Knitting Group
The Toy House Knitting Group

THIS close-knit group of ladies have made a ‘purl’ of a job of Christmas fundraising.

The Toy House knitting group have been busy making around 150 mini Christmas stockings to sell at £1 each in aid of The Toy House, a registered charity.

Organiser Carole Hatton said: “It needs funds to carry on its work helping many community groups and special needs/disabled people, as well as undertaking outreach work in schools.”

The knitting group meet each Thursday morning at the Toy House in Irlam Road, Flixton, usually to make blankets, scarves and other items for homeless people who attend Cornerstone Day Centre in Moss Side and who also help people with mental health, addiction and other problems.

continue reading at https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/18037772.toy-house-christmas-knitters-make-150-mini-stockings-raise-funds/

Tributes Continue To Pour In For True Golf Legend And All Round Nice Guy John Dowd

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John Dowd
John Dowd

GOLFERS in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire were saddened to hear of the death of John Dowd, the president of the Manchester and District Golf Alliance (MDGA) for more than 25 years, after a long and brave battle against illness.

Dowd was a true legend in golf in the North West and his unstinting and dedicated work in making the MDGA the biggest and most successful in the country will be a lasting legacy to him.

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Flixton Festival Band Reclaim Vienna Sign to Manchester Label

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Band Reclaim Vienna
Band Reclaim Vienna

IT’S been quite the year for rising electronic synth outfit Reclaim Vienna, who’ve just signed to Manchester label 42’s Records.

The six-piece, whose members hail from Winsford and Northwich, signed on the dotted line earlier this month and are set to release their new single Kick the Butterfly in September.

It’s an exciting time for the band formed from the ashes of Winsford’s popular Shakedown Stockholm who counted Johnny Marr and Alan McGee amongst their famous fans.

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6 Reasons why Londoners are moving from London to Manchester high up on there dream location list is Flixton

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flixton house

London is not only losing to Manchester in football but is also losing its people. Recent trends show us that a lot of Londoners are uprooting and are departing to live in Manchester. You are probably thinking, “Wait, isn’t it the other way around?” No, it’s not! 

The latest figures say that 10,200 people left London for Manchester. Compared to 8,870 people who went the other way, the final score says that London is losing three people a day to Manchester.

Why are people going the opposite way all of a sudden when all these years people have stemmed to go to London? Sometimes, changing the place or even a town where your life can bring a lot of positive points. Hanging out with different people, experiencing and seeing new things, it all comes with this kind of change. continue reading at aboutmanchester.co.uk


Artful Dodger And Phats & Small Will Headline This Greater Manchester Festival

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Park Life may have been and gone, but Manchester still has many festivals up its sleeve this summer. And for those who are mad fer it, but with the family in tow, there’s Flixton-Festival.

The much-loved community event will take place at Flixton Cricket and Sports Club in Lawrence Road, Flixton on August 25





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