Tuesday, 24 January 2012

January Report from Arlene

Euro Team

  • Cameron should ban RBS bonuses for 2012
  • Europe wide phosphate controls to protect local rivers and lakes
  • 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

Read Arlene McCarthy's latest European Report

January Report

Monday, 23 January 2012

Government refuses to act on metal theft

David Hanson

David Hanson MP, Labour's Shadow Home Office Minister, said: "At a time when metal theft shows signs of getting out of control, this Government refuses to act and has opposed legislation to tackle this dangerous crime.

The decision to block Labour MP Graham Jones’ important Bill proves that the Government is unwilling to take the urgent action required to deal with metal theft.

Latest News from Labour Party

Metrolink chiefs review plans to replace 'unreliable' older trams


Transport chiefs are reviewing plans to replace the 32 older blue-and-grey trams still running on the Greater Manchester Metrolink network after they broke down four times in the last fortnight.

Coun Roger Jones, a vice-chairman of the TfGM Committee, said: “The biggest culprit is the older trams. They’re breaking down too often. Most are over 20 years old. We’ve got a commitment to replace 12 of them. It’s only when we get rid of the old ones that we’ll have a system that’s really efficient.”

Read More in Manchester Evening News


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Friends of Lostock Park meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of Lostock Park will take place at 6pm in the bowling club within the park on Monday 23rd January.

I am changing the Labour Party so we can deliver fairness when there is less money around - Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband

“I am changing the Labour Party so we can deliver fairness even when there is less money around and that requires tough decisions.

It requires a tough decision to put the priority on jobs ahead of public sector pay.

“It also requires us to say we do believe the Government is going too far, too fast with their cuts but we are not going to make specific promises to reverse those cuts unless we are absolutely sure that we know where the money is coming from.

“That is right, it is responsible and it is the way we are going to proceed.”

Latest News from Labour Party

Monday, 16 January 2012

Biggest Marathon outside London to take place 29th April


The UK's biggest marathon outside London is to take place on 29th April. This is obviously going to make it difficult to get about on the Sunday Morning of the race.

The route takes a course from the start at Longford Park through Trafford Park and back into Stretford via Mosley Road/Park Road before circling Trafford and back into Stretford.

Download the full route

Visit the Marathon website

Manchester United seek permission to install giant advertisements


Manchester United have asked for permission to install nine giant advertisements at Old Trafford.

The Reds want to attach the banners to the exteriors of the east, west and north stand stair towers in a bid to cash in on the club’s popularity.

Read more in Advertiser

Job and Training Fair for Young People in Trafford


The Connexions Job and Training Fair will be held at the Talkshop (the Tatton Road Entrance) in Sale on Tuesday 7th February 2012.

If you are interested in apprenticeships or jobs after leaving school or college there will be people to answer your questions.

The event runs from 3pm-6pm on Tuesday 7th February 2012 - no need to make an appointment - just call in!

Read more on Connexions

Saturday, 14 January 2012

How Home Matches Stop Yobs from Kicking Off

Media City

Football fans used to be accused of causing crime - now it seems they might actually help prevent it.
Official figures show reports of anti-social behaviour around Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium are a third lower during periods when the teams are at home.

Read more on Manchester Evening News

Friday, 13 January 2012

Deadline two months off for outdoor traders and advertisers near Old Trafford

The London 2012 Olympic Games begin in less than 200 days time and the clock is ticking not just for the world's top athletes - but for businesses wanting to trade or advertise close to Old Trafford.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Media City to get it's own Town Centre?

Media City

Plans have been submitted for a massive expansion of Media CityUK in Salford. Peel Holdings have proposed creating a further 5m square feet of offices, shops, and housing, bounded by Broadway and South Langworthy Road.

A consultation process will run until January 25 for people to have their say on the plans by developers Peel Media Ltd.

Read more on Manchester Evening News
Comment on the planinng application

Manchester's £650m Airport City master plan unveiled

Airport City

A master for Manchester's £650m Airport City development has been unveiled as it emerged scores of firms are lining up to move in.

The project, set to create up to 21,000 jobs, will be split into two zones, the first of which will be made-up of 1.85m sq ft of hotel, office, retail and advanced manufacturing space, all next to Manchester Airport's existing train station.

Read more on Manchester Evening News

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Police smash illegal Match Day car parking racket


Thirteen people - including a 15-year-old youth - have been arrested by police probing a £1m-a-season Manchester United match day illegal car parks racket.

Officers swooped on car parks set up on patches of land near Old Trafford before two recent United home games.

Police working with town hall officials and the Department of Work and Pensions made the arrests when United played at home against Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day and Blackburn Rovers on New Year's Eve.

Read more on Advertiser

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Dave Acton calls for Bio Mass plant to be denied Operating License


A LEADING Trafford councillor has called for the Environment Agency to refuse permission for a biomass energy plant in Davyhulme to operate.

Cllr Dave Acton, leader of Trafford Labour Group, made the submission after the council’s planning committee turned down an application for Barton Renewable Energy Plant, made by Peel Energy, last November.

Read more on Messenger news page

New Swimming Baths and library for Chorlton


Three new swimming pools are to be built in Manchester under £18m plans to improve leisure facilities in the city.

Town hall chiefs want to replace outdated pools and libraries with new leisure centres in Chorlton, Levenshulme and east Manchester.They say the run-down buildings are too expensive to run and poor value for money.

Read more on evening news page

Monday, 9 January 2012

Notable 12 Bedroom Family Residence planned for Edge Lane

65 Edge Lane
One interesting planning application this week is for a 12 bedroom family residence on Edge Lane in Stretford.
Read more on our planning page

Gary Neville's Hotel

Neville's Hotel
Gary Neville's 139 bed hotel is submitted for planning approval. 10 storey Hotel and supporters club is planned for corner of Sir Matt Busby Way and Trafford Wharfside going down to the banks of Bridgewater Canal.
Manchester Evening News article from May last year

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