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Urmston Native Craig Keatley features in new Christie campaign as Patients and staff become faces of The Christie

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The Christie charity is launching a major new advertising campaign featuring the stories of people whose lives have been touched by Manchester’s internationally acclaimed cancer centre, The Christie.

The campaign aims to show how crucial fundraising for The Christie charity is and how many of the services provided by The Christie would not be possible without the support of charitable donations. The campaign also shows the human side of care and treatment that The Christie provides throughout Greater Manchester and the North West.

It highlights the everyday work of The Christie, talking about saving lives, making breakthroughs, holding hands, wiping tears, lifting spirits, raising funds, ringing bells and beating cancer.

Some of the people featured in the campaign are patient Geneva Rhodes from Wigan; patient Dave Kearney and his wife Amanda from Bury; and fundraisers Craig Keatley from Urmston and Brenda Walker from Bury.

A key feature is that no actors or models have been used. All the people involved are real people who have a direct connection to The Christie including three patients, a doctor and nurse, two fundraisers, a volunteer and the wife of a current patient at The Christie. The campaign will run on everything from giant tower blocks to billboards, large digital advertising screens, bus sides, radio adverts and social media from November 19th for three weeks. continue raeding at https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/patients-and-staff-become-faces-of-the-christie/

Huge new Aldi to be built just off M60 at Urmston

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New Urmston Aldi
New Urmston Aldi

A huge Aldi supermarket is being built just off the motorway in Urmston – with one of its sliproads set to change to accommodate it.

The site on Neary Way, just off junction 10 of the M60 opposite the Chill Factore, is set to feature a 1,755 square metre Aldi store, a Starbucks coffee drive-thru and a 338 space carpark with electric vehicle charging points.

Building work on site has already started and is expected to be completed and handed over to Aldi and Starbucks by March 2020.

As part of the development, changes will be made to the M60’s junction 10 sliproad as new roadmarkings are painted on and the road where Neary Way meets the Shetland Circle roundabout will be widened to add a new feeder lane.

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Dashcam footage filmed in Urmston shows angry van passenger hurling rubbish at cyclist

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Urmston Cyclist having object hurled at him
Urmston Cyclist having object hurled at him

John Peden was cycling through Urmston when he was hit with the missile

This is the moment an angry van passenger hurled rubbish at a cyclist after he stopped to let a pedestrian cross a road.

Web developer John Peden was cycling through Urmston last week when he stopped to let someone use a zebra crossing.

The 32-year-old claims the driver van behind him was clearly irritated at this decision and overtook him seconds later, going onto the opposite side of the road to do so.

But married John was stunned when a projectile was launched at him from the passenger seat of the vehicle.

In the footage, captured on his bike’s rear-facing dashcam during the commute on November 7, an irate man can be seen coming right out of the window with an aggressive look on his face before the white item, which appears to be a disposable coffee cup, shatters on the road.

John, from Urmston, said: “I stopped at a pedestrian crossing to let someone across.

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Urmston Bookshop Hosts Maggie Oliver, Detective Turned Best Selling Author

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Urmston Bookshop is hosting an evening with Maggie Oliver, where she will talk about her new book, her life, and her courageous actions to secure convictions in what is now one of the most notorious grooming cases in the UK. 

Maggie is best known as the detective-turned-whistle blower who resigned from Greater Manchester Police in 2012 in order to expose the Rochdale grooming scandal.

Prior to that she worked in the Serious Crime Division of GMP for many years and was commended for her work on countless gangland murders, shootings, kidnappings, rapes and witness protection jobs.

Her experiences on the Rochdale child sexual exploitation case were portrayed by Lesley Sharp in the BBC award-winning drama Three Girls, for which she acted as a consultant. The show was watched by over nine million people in 2017.

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Urmston Street shut off by police after wall suddenly collapses onto pavement below

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Urmston wall Collapse
Urmston wall Collapse

A street in Urmston has been left covered in rubble this morning after a wall collapsed.

Police received calls just after midnight on Friday of a collapsed wall on Woodsend Road in Urmston.

Police responded and cordoned off the site after evacuating the restaurant below.

Trafford Council building inspectors are currently at the site to assess the situation.

A spokesperson for Trafford Council said: “A council officer has been at the scene from the early hours of this morning to speak to residents and ensure they were safe and kept informed of the situation.

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2 Urmston Restaurants Astoria and El camino feature in 15 new Greater Manchester restaurants and bars to try in November

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Astoria Urmston
Astoria Urmston

From a Michelin-starred chef’s first Manchester restaurant to street food events and natural wine bars

November is here, and with it comes one of the busiest times in Manchester’s food and drink calendar as the city swings into party season.

As restaurants and bars rush to open in time for the lucrative Christmas trade, there are plenty of new places to eat and drink this mont



Another addition to Urmston’s growing food and drink scene is neighbourhood restaurant and bar Astoria

The menu ranges from pasta and risotto dishes to burgers and steaks, with a midweek deal offering two ribeyes and a bottle of wine for £25.

A programme of entertainment includes live music every Thursday to Sunday and quizzes during the week.

32-34 Flixton Road, Urmston, M41 5AA | facebook.com/pg/Astoriabarandrestaurant/ | Open now


El Camino

After flipping its last burgers, Urmston restaurant Get Chucked has flipped concepts to reopen as El Camino.

The Mexican brand, which was trialled as a month-long takeover at the site in February, is now back permanently with a menu featuring staples such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas alongside grilled meat and fish dishes.

40 Flixton Road, Urmston, M41 5AA | elcaminomxcn.co | Open now


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Nancy Danson the Centenarian gets 140 cards after birthday appeal

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Nancy Danson 140 cards for 100th Birthday
Nancy Danson 140 cards for 100th Birthday

Urmston care home resident Nancy Danson had 140 reasons to celebrate as she brought up her one-hundredth year in style.

Nancy  received 140 cards from kind wellwishers, including one from the Queen, which was personally delivered to her by the Mayor of Trafford.

She said: “I have had such a wonderful birthday celebration and was overwhelmed to be presented with so many cards, including one from Her Majesty.

“I can’t quite believe I’m 100- I still feel young at heart and very lucky that I’m still able to enjoy the lifestyle I had before I moved into De Brook Lodge.”

Shortly before her birthday on October 21, staff at De Brook Lodge care home had called on the local community to help them celebrate Nancy’s milestone by collecting the tonne of cards in time for her birthday.

The home was inundated with deliveries over the weekend before her birthday, taking the total from 50 to 140 in just three days

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Lauren Wigglesworth makes a successful return to Judo after 20 Years

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Lauren wiggleswort
Lauren wiggleswort

URMSTON judo Star Lauren Wigglesworth has made a successful return to the sport after an absence on nearly 20 years, winning a bronze medal at a championship in the Midlands.

Wigglesworth, who is totally blind, began judo in the Urmston Judo Club at the George Carnall Centre between the ages of five and 16 under the expert tuition of Steve Pullen OBE, who was one of the main movers in setting up blind judo in the country and making it into a paralympic sport.

She is now 34 years old and said: “I returned to judo about four months ago and worked with Steve again and he soon got me back to loving the sport and helped me win the bronze in the latest championships. continue reading at https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/ https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/sport/18005357.lauren-makes-successful-return/

The remarkable success story of the man behind Manchester’s incredible chainsaw carvings who works out of Urmston

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Manchester arena tree carving
Manchester arena tree carving

Karl Macauley was on the dole – now his works are in a number of Manchester parks

Take a walk around one of Manchester’s many parks and you’re bound to come across at least one of Karl Macauley’s many wood carvings.

The fine artist from Moss Side has been creating realistic and highly-detailed wood carvings using a chainsaw for seven years now, but he learnt the craft entirely on his own.

I’m a self-taught artist. I’ve never been to art school, I’ve tried to but they never let me in,” Karl laughs as he sits next to a burning log fire at his yard in Urmston.

“I was in South Wales on the dole, so I went to the job centre and they sent me to a place called The Art Factory.

“This was a place that helped individuals like myself who were unemployed to work on projects that they got commissions from by social landlords and the public.” continue reading at https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk  https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/moss-side-chainsaw-carvings-wood-17134645

Man arrested after police discover £100k cannabis farm in house on Greenfield Avenue in Urmston

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Cannabis farm in Urmston
Cannabis farm in Urmston

A large amount of cash was also found and seized by police

A man has been arrested after police discovered a £100k cannabis farm in a house in Urmston .

The plants were found by officers on Saturday evening (October 27) following a raid at an address.

A ‘substantial’ cannabis farm was found across several rooms of the property.

Officers say the potential street value of the class B drug would be around £100,000.

A large amount of cash was also found and seized by police.

A man has now been arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis, money laundering and possession of class A drugs.

He remains in custody for questioning. continue reading at https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.ukhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/urmston-cannabis-farm-police-raid-17154027

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