Monday, 22 February 2016

Mercedes in chase crash that killed driver and seriously injured girls in Mini

Manchester Evening News
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Police say traffic officers began pursuing a Mercedes S320 after it made off at speed from Manchester city centre shortly before 3.30am on Sunday.

A minute into the chase the Mercedes collided with a Mini at a set of traffic lights at Chester Road’s junction with Warwick Road in Old Trafford , near Manchester United’s stadium and The Trafford pub, and then hit a barrier.

The 24-year-old driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at the scene. Two female passengers in the Mini, aged 19 and 22, were taken to hospital. The 19-year-old woman suffered fractured ribs and the 22-year-old suffered serious injuries including multiple broken bones - she is in a serious condition. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Gorse Hill Hotel Saved from Closure

Manchester Evening News
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It’s now been revealed that a consortium of Manchester-based businessmen stepped in to buy the three-storey boozer

Landlord Andy Seale, 56, is back behind the bar and a launch evening is set to take place on Saturday. United also face Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday, traditionally one of the biggest games of the season.

Andy, 56, said the pub on Chester Road was hugely popular with locals and described it as a ‘focal point of the community.’ The Independent Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) was formed there in 1995.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Britain's Economy isn't Working

Labour Party
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Britain’s economy isn’t working

Share our video and help us spread the word — hard working people are being failed by the Tories.Kris, Leanne and Marion shared their stories in our new Party Political Broadcast, just shown on TV.Too many people are living a hand-to-mouth existence under the Tories. Labour stands for another way — for an economy which works for all and not just a few.

Posted by The Labour Party on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Nearly half a million homes are yet to be built despite having planning permission, 25% higher than five years ago

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More than 475,000 new homes in England and Wales have planning permission but are yet to be built, despite the housing shortage facing Britain.

The number of unbuilt homes with planning permission has reached record levels and is 25% higher than five years ago, according to research from the Local Government Association and construction group Glenigan.

So how many homes have Peel built in Trafford?

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Thousands of Sheltered Housing Projects Scrapped Because of Osborne's Cuts

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Yet again the breath-taking stupidity of George Osborne has led to the cancellation of thousands of sheltered housing and extra care schemes that are designed to encourage independent living for longer into old age.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Gorse Hill Cherry Tree - Recovered

Gorgeous Gorse Hill on Facebook
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Thankfully a kind resident spotted someone replanting the tree and alerted us so it's back safe and sound. We've spoken to the gentleman who did it and he is suitably mortified that it was a community tree so we are not going to take it any further.

Gorgeous Gorse Hill suffered a setback when one of the newly planted trees was taken from its pot. Great news that the tree is back.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Our Democracy is Under Attack

Unions Together
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The Tories want to be in power for a generation, and are fixing the system to make that happen. They’re making it harder to register to vote, and are redrawing the Parliamentary map in a way that benefits them.

But that’s not all. Hidden in the Trade Union Bill is a clause that is deliberately designed to cut off trade unions’ financial support for the Labour Party - while doing nothing to limit the hedge funds and millionaires that support the Tories. This will create an overwhelming funding imbalance in our political system overnight.

Add your name now to our joint letter of petition, and we’ll present it to the House of Lords.

Add your name here.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Councillors and MP come together to discuss the future of elderly and disability care in Urmston

Messenger Newspapers
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Two Trafford councillors and an MP have come together to focus their attention on the needs of elderly and disabled people in the Urmston area. Urmston Cllrs Jo Harding, Shadow Executive Member for Adult Social Care, and Cath Hynes, Shadow Executive Member for Stronger Communities, will be a holding a Listening Event this Friday, February 12.

The two councillors will be joined by Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green at the event, which will take place at Urmston Library from 10-11.30am.

Cllr Hynes said:

“We want to hear views from people across Trafford about how they receive care, we want to know if people are satisfied with the level of care they receive and have they been told their care will be changing?

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Ignorant Trafford Tory councillor tweets ‘vile’ scapegoating poster

The Canary Web-News
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Trafford Tory gets national coverage for 2nd vile tweet in months. Conservative councillor Matthew Sephton has been branded “vile” after proudly tweeting a “crass” poster mocking people who claim benefits. And the Stockport teacher also found himself in hot water last year for tweeting “disgusting” comments claiming migrants who refused to stay at refugee camps were “ungrateful”.

Cllr Sephton tweeted: “If migrants refuse to get off train at refugee camp they should be transported directly back from where they came #RefugeeCrisis #ungrateful.”

Whilst no Conservative Councillor was prepared to defend Cllr Sephton at the following Council meeting, no condemnation was forthcoming from his colleagues either.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Wednesday 10 February - Trafford Cycle Forum

Trafford Cycle Forum
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Wednesday 10 February
Trafford Cycle Forum

The Trafford Cycle Forum is a local group for local cyclists to meet and debate cycling issues. Meetings are always lively and interesting, with a wide range of topics being discussed. The group meets quarterly, with meetings moving around the borough.

The next meeting of the forum will be held on Wedneday 10 February, 6-8pm, at Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford. If you would like to get involved in the forum or receive information about events for cyclists in Trafford, please contact or call 0161 912 4312.