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£6k boost for Gymnastics at Trafford leisure centre

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Trafford Leisure has secured a £6,000 investment from British Gymnastics to invest in its gymnastics programme at Sale Leisure Centre.

The money will support the purchase of new gymnastics equipment and the upskilling of coaches and teaching staff.

Gymnastics Trafford is already one of the largest leisure centre schemes in the UK and Sale Leisure Centre is now extending its programme and has moved lessons into the main sports hall, providing space for more children to enjoy the sessions.

Sale Leisure Centre will now be running 15 classes a week and has introduced two new pre-school classes to its programme.

Shane Robinson, the gymnastics and trampolining brand manager for Trafford Leisure said: “Gymnastics is a fun activity for children of any age.

“As soon as a child is walking, gymnastics is available to them. It’s a fantastic sport that promotes fitness and wellbeing and encourages balance and flexibility.

“We are so excited to be able to offer more gymnastics classes in a much more spacious environment that both children and their parents will enjoy. The additional upskilling of our coaching staff will ensure all children, whatever their age or ability, are engaged and inspired.

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They were just doing their job… they ended up in hospital after being attacked by racist thugs in Trafford

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Silvio (right) and Adilson Samuel left) Image ABNM Photography
Silvio (right) and Adilson Samuel left) Image ABNM Photography

‘We’re scared to go back because we are worried it might happen again’

 

Two bouncers say they were the victims of a racially-motivated attack on Boxing Day.

Security guards Silvio and Adilson Samuel were working at the Trafford bar and restaurant on Thursday (December 26) evening when two men tried to enter.

The brothers recognised the men, apparently known for previously causing trouble in the area, and told them they weren’t allowed in.

Fearing repercussions, the owners of the bar have asked the Manchester Evening News not to publish the business’ name.

“We told them they couldn’t come in and they started arguing and shouting at us,” Silvio said.

“When they’ve gone there in the past, they always come in a big group and think they own the bar  and do whatever they want.

“That’s not how it works.”

A manager intervened and let the men enter the venue in an attempt to calm the situation.

The brothers say they were then attacked.

“I was distracted and one of the men punched me in the face,” Silvio added.

“I ran to get my brother’s attention and we went inside to kick them out, but then loads of men started punching and pushing us.

“They said they were going to ‘smash us up’.”

Silvio said the men used horrific racist language.

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TRAFFORD To Get Multi-millions of pounds spent on new walking and cycling routes

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Cycling , Running and Walking routes
Cycling , Running and Walking routes

A multi-million pound scheme is supporting new walking and cycling routes in Trafford.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has pledged £160 million to the entire city-region, some of which has been handed to Trafford Council, to improve routes through the area.

One new scheme in Urmston is being supported by the funding, known as Urmston Active Neighbourhood, which will stretch across Flixton, Davyhulme East and Davyhulme West.

Plans for the scheme are still being finalised by Trafford Council, but it has said concepts “may include” improvements on upgraded crossings, new signs and new walking and cycling networks across the area.

Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking commissioner wants to connect every neighbourhood and community across the region, by making it easier for people to get around on foot or by bike.

Trafford Council said Urmston Active Neighbourhood supports this ambition.

It said the proposal is part of The Bee Network’s hope of creating the UK’s largest joined-up cycling and walking network, 1,800 miles long.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, allocated the £160 million to the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund which will be used across Greater Manchester in support of this ambition.

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First look at Mimi and the Mountain Dragon – the future Christmas classic family TV show made in Trafford

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BBC Mimi-and-the-Mountain-Dragon
BBC Mimi-and-the-Mountain-Dragon

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon will premiere at 3.20pm on December 26 (Boxing Day) on BBC One

For many of us, the film that defines Christmas is, of course, The Snowman.

But this year there’s a new contender for the festive TV crown – and it’s been made right here in Trafford

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, created at Altrincham’s Factory Create studio, in collaboration with Leopard Pictures, is poised to take the baton from the 1982 award-winning classic tale of a friendship between a boy and his snowman.

Based at Altrincham Business Park, Factory has been responsible for a number of children’s TV over the years, including Clangers, Scream Street and Newzoids.

Using an equally charming 2D animation style, based on original illustrations by children’s author Emily Gravett, this newly created film tells the story of a village in Switzerland that quakes in fear of the mighty mountain dragon.

One winter a shy little girl called Mimi finds a tiny baby dragon asleep in her family woodshed, and has to take the perilous journey through blizzard and darkness to return the baby dragon to her fire breathing mother.

The story is an adaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book of the same name and is making its television premiere on the BBC on Boxing Day – and there’s a lot of excitement building about it.

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Trafford Police hunting ‘man bag’-wearing thief make arrest after spate of crime

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A large amount of property which police believe is stolen has been seized
A large amount of property which police believe is stolen has been seized

A man in a North Face Jacket, with a man bag, was captured on CCTV walking up driveways and breaking into vehicles in October and November.

Police hunting a thief wearing a “man bag” have arrested a suspect following a spate of incidents in Trafford.

A man in a North Face Jacket, with a man bag, was captured on CCTV walking up driveways and breaking into vehicles in October and November.

Officers received numerous reports around the Urmston, Stretford and Sale area.

On Monday morning (December 23) police searched properties in Brinnington, in Stockport, and Wythenshawe, in south Manchester.

A man has now been arrested on suspicion of theft from motor vehicle.

“A large amount of property” which police believe is stolen was also seized.

A post on the GMP Trafford North Facebook page read: “At the end of October and early November there were numerous reports in the Urmston, Stretford and Sale area about a Male wearing a North Face Jacket & Man bag who was captured on CCTV walking up driveways and breaking into vehicles.

“This morning Trafford West Neighbourhood officers and Trafford DTT have executed 2x search warrants In Brinnington and Wythenshawe.

“As a result a Male adult is under arrest for 14 counts of theft from motor vehicle. We have assisted the Male with decluttering his house in time for Xmas by seizing a large amount of property believed to be stolen (You’re welcome) #WhatsInYourManBag? #Naughtylist #NoPresentsForYou #declutter”

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New three-storey block of flats to be built behind the Throstles Nest hotel in Trafford

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Proposed housing development is more on Skerton Road than Seymour Grove Trafford
Proposed housing development is more on Skerton Road than Seymour Grove Trafford

If approved at Trafford planning the three-storey building will comprise of 18 new one bedroom flats.

The revised plans we believe will be approved at planning, the site at the back is the ideal location for these flats and with one bedroom flats in Trafford being so scarce these days it would be of great benefit to the community.

The proposed housing development is more on Skerton Road than Seymour Grove

Next to the proposed building is the Throstles Nest which has been standing for decades, on a well known bookings website it says the hotel is not taking any reservations.

Old Trafford although classed with Partington as being deprived it has lots of strengths, community spirit is good and they have award winning schools! lots of shops and entertainment and of course some of the best sporting facilities right on your doorstep.

Getting around Old Trafford is easy, with many roads taking you anywhere you need to go, good public transport links with buses and the Metrolink not far away.

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Wedding ring found in a ballot box in Timperley has been reunited with its owner

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Charlotte with her lost wedding ring
Charlotte with her lost wedding ring

A Trafford woman who lost a wedding ring in a ballot box has been reunited with the ring.

Charlotte, aged 22, dropped the gold ring into the box as she voted in last Thursday’s General Election at Cloverlea Primary School in Timperley.

Trafford Council election staff found the gold ring as they counted votes and began a desperate search to find its owner through websites and social media.

Charlotte returned home in Timperley after voting and later that evening realised she had lost the ring and began looking for it however she had no idea it was at the polling station.

She had been given the ring as a keepsake from her mum.

Charlotte said:

“It was about 8.30pm when I went to vote as I had been working all day and was very tired. The ring was on my index finger and was slightly loose so it must have fallen off as I posted my vote into the box and pulled my hand away. I went home and later realised I had lost the ring and looked everywhere for it.

“I was really upset that I couldn’t find it.

“I was off work the following day, the Friday, and had still not found the ring.  The next day I was on the way to the Trafford Centre with a friend and we were chatting about the ring. She said ‘Did you vote last night, I have seen a post on social media about a ring found in a ballot box at Cloverlea. The penny dropped and I realised it must be mine. I phoned Trafford Council and described the ring and they said they had it at the Town Hall.

I am delighted to have found it, I didn’t want to face my mum’s wrath. I’m going to be a lot more careful in the future, thanks to the Council for helping me with this.”

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SCAM ALERT Man claiming to be a physio trying to sell mattresses in Trafford is a scammer

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SCAM ALERT
SCAM ALERT

Trafford Trading Standards got reports that a man has been going around Trafford trying to sell mattresses.

The man claims he is a physio and offers a bespoke mattress after receiving information from Trafford local Authority.

This is a scam! Trafford CCG never share patient information.

Please share this information with friends, relatives and neighbours, especially more vulnerable people. report suspicious callers to GMP on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.

£120,000 for “huge, multi-million pound” regeneration of Sir John Rylands’ historic Longford Hall and Park in Trafford

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Longford Hall
Longford Hall

Trafford Council has won £120,000 of funding towards a “huge, multi-million pound project” to regenerate a historic hall and park in Stretford.

The famous cotton merchant Sir John Rylands – who the Rylands Library in central Manchester is named after – designed and built Longford Hall and its park grounds in 1857.

The council’s funding bid for the park to the National Lottery Heritage Fund committee was successful and the authority has now received substantial funds for its expensive project for the site and its facilities.

The council said the cash will help it develop the regeneration proposals in greater detail and it plans to make a second-stage bid for more cash from the National Lottery fund in 2021.

Plans for Longford Park include the refurbishment of the stable block, the hall itself and its Pets’ Corner, developing food growing space and areas for wildlife, providing areas for teaching and learning and other events, improvement to play and sports facilities in the grounds (which include an athletics track) and preserving the park’s heritage.

To support the bid, a draft masterplan was prepared with The Friends of Longford Park community group and others and was supported by City of Trees and consultants AECOM.

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‘It’s a miracle nobody was hurt’: Car dealer left devastated after vehicles worth £10k are torched in Trafford

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Car Gutted by fire
Car Gutted by fire

This was the scene of of devastation after cars at a Trafford dealership were torched.

The owner of Trafford Budget Cars said his Christmas has been ruined after vehicles worth thousands of pounds were destroyed.

A Citroën C4, a Vauxhall Astra and a Renault Megane worth a total of £10,000 destroyed.

The dad-of-three, who has asked not to be named, said he was called by the boss of a neighbouring business just after 10pm on Sunday, after the fire was started.

Footage shows a row of cars well alight, before fire crews arrived and bought the flames under control.

Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation into the blaze, which is thought to have been started deliberately.

The car dealer says CCTV footage shows an individual entering his business around 10.09pm, before fleeing the premises around a minute later.

No arrests have been made.

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