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Messenger newspaper
Topic posted by Ian ... dated:28 March 2005
Is it just me that feels the Urmston Messenger is depressing. Every week there's a new murder, drug related crime, Assault or arson attack! People are given the impression that all kids in Urmson are "tearaways", where are the Messenger when local kids do good!
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:06 January 2019

For the most part I have been reading the Messenger on line. It would appear delivery does not take place anymore. It is disappointing to follow the decline of this as a local paper with many stories now from all over the place. It has all the ingredients of becoming a rag without any substance. We have had many papers over the years but this, to date, has to be the worst.

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:06 January 2019

For the most part I have been reading the Messenger on line. It would appear delivery does not take place anymore. It is disappointing to follow the decline of this as a local paper with many stories now from all over the place. It has all the ingredients of becoming a rag without any substance. We have had many papers over the years but this, to date, has to be the worst.

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Reply posted by Herb ... dated:22 September 2016

We have not had a Messenger delivered for the past 2 weeks, so I emailed them over this & I was told our distributor was on holiday. Do the businesses that pay for adverts get a discount for this? I am sure all the businesses do not stop trading while on their holidays, especially the estate agents that pay for multi-page adverts. 

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:29 March 2016

Thanks Herb - I think a few of us may find that e-mail address useful.

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:28 March 2016

Wraakian - email address for Messenger distribution is distribution@nqnw.co.uk . Iwould have messaged you but you have 'do not disturb' listed

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Reply posted by Wraakian ... dated:26 March 2016
Yes Herb, we don't get the Messenger Newspaper anymore either. I don't know if it is simply that the delivery persons that are not doing their job correctly or distribution has stopped in our area? Will try to contact the Stretford and Urmston Messenger to let them know.
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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:11 March 2016

Herb you can have mine, I hate the damn things as much as I hate the leaflets from local pizza shops and estate agents.  I've previously asked them to stop delivering, but they've resumed.  The delivery man is too lazy to even push it completely through my letterbox, leaving a freezing cold draft to enter my house every time he posts this rubbish through my door.

I wish unsolicited deliveries were made illegal.  I can't stand them.

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:11 March 2016

I have been complaining about the lack of the Messenger deliveries for years & I email distribution dept every time I didn't get one, but lately I have been 'CCing' the email to one of its main advertisers, & believe me that works.

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Reply posted by EricJ ... dated:11 March 2016

I wish to amend my comments regarding the Messenger. I picked up a copy today in Sainsburys a copy of Manchester Weekly News thinking this was the new Messenger, when I arrived home there was a copy of the Stretford &  Urmston Messenged pushed through my door (the first one this year)

It goes to show you cannot believe anything.

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:10 March 2016

I presume you mean the Advertiser, not the Messenger. Anyway, they must be reading this forum, because I've had both papers delivered today.

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by EricJ ... dated:10 March 2016

You can pickup the new version of the Messenger every day at Sainsburys Urmston. Not much news in it only hundreds of adverts.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:08 March 2016

Thanks. That rings a bell now you mention it - I remember the renaming now. But it's still not passed through my letter box since, oh, sometime last year. Not that I miss it.

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:08 March 2016

It's been renamed the Manchester Weekly News and bears the legend "Britain's biggest FREE newspaper"!

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:08 March 2016

I've been away from home for a while. I've returned to find, amidst the usual bags for old clothes and adverts for pizzas, the last three editions of the Messenger but no Advertisers whatsoever. Has the Advertiser ceased publication?

Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:02 December 2015
I honestly can't remember when we last received a copy of the Messenger. 
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:02 December 2015

Yet more crime in our area, a stabbing on Norfolk Gardens. At least the Messenger got this one on time.
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Bendy ... dated:28 November 2015

It saddens me because the Messenger used to be a great local paper with lots of local news and events.  Then along came the Advertiser which contained more news and local events.  Now we have a new "Advertiser" and that is exectly what it is!  I added pages together in this paper and found a total of 9 pages of news and 49 pages of Ads. The MEN must be coining it in!  Shame on the Messenger for not picking up the baton left behind by the Advertiser.  There is so much going on in the local area yet very little is put into the Messenger which could be good again if only their reporters got out and about more and encouraged "local" people to contact them.  I know a newspaper, esepcially a "free" one needs ads to pay for itself but more people would advertise if they thought that people a) got the paper and b) read the paper.  There is so little reported that most of my friends just put it straight in the blue bin.  I put a small request in some weeks ago and it was published the week after the event! Go figure.  I don't know who the editor is but someone is not doing their job properly or at all.  Oh and the website does not look as if it has been updated since last year.  It is still advertsing events from months ago!
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:27 November 2015

An armed robbery has taken place in Urmston. Both the Messenger and MEN reported this today Friday Novermber 27th. While one feels for the victim in this crime, it is only presented in the papers now when it happened last Sunday 22nd. Watch out for a Rolex watch being offered for Christmas.
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Edward ... dated:21 July 2014
Steady on Herb!
 
You'll be catching me up. I have had two copies delivered since last autumn, one of which was the copy disguised as election propaganda for a certain party!
 
Perhaps my part of the world no longer exists in Messengerland, otherwise, either they have no deliverer for this patch or someone has a very full blue bin!
 
The Advertiser is not much better. The 'What's On' page runs from Wednesday to Tuesday but I receive my copy on a Friday or Saturday.
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:17 July 2014
Wow - for the first time in over 12 months we have just had a Stretford & Urmston Messenger delivered. They told me in March 2013 that they would not being delivered door to door anymore so they must have had a change of mind. Mind you I have been 'wooden spooning' with some of the advertisers since then, so maybe some of the advertisers have been giving them earache.
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 June 2014
The usual problem is that they cannot get anyone to deliver the papers. The young lass that brings mine is top notch, not missed a paper all year.
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Reply posted by Edward ... dated:18 June 2014
The Messenger seems to have gone AWOL again in my part of the world. I received a copy in early May, the first for many months. The following week I received another copy which appeared to have sold its soul to the Tories. In fact I was just about to dump it straight into the blue bin when I realised that it was in fact the Messenger masquerading as Tory election propaganda. The stress of the election must have all been too much for it because it has not been seen since down our road. Is it still alive?
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:17 June 2014
That is a recorded session, the one advertised was to be live. This was supposed to be a first for council but something went wrong with the advertising.
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:17 June 2014
The council meetings are online anytime...Link 
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:16 June 2014
Messenger dated 16/06/14 states we can all watch the Trafford Council meeting on line. The problem is, it was on 11/06/14. Good work Messenger.
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Edward ... dated:12 May 2014
"Knocking on doors, much like supporting local issues on behalf of the public are things most of our local councillors seem to find distasteful!"
 
Last Wednesday one of the local election candidates and a group of helpers were actually calling door to door in the area around where I live, not just pushing bumph through the letterbox.
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Ianw ... dated:12 May 2014
Absolutely right Herb!
 
Knocking on doors, much like supporting local issues on behalf of the public are things most of our local councillors seem to find distasteful!
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Herb ... dated:10 May 2014
Election guff? Up to now we have had a Tory leaflet addressed to my wife for the Euro elections & a leaflet from the Labour party for the Euro elections. But we have had nowt for the local elections, but there again we have already voted by post. Mind you there are some local issues I would like to discuss with local councillors, but I doubt they would dare to knock on my door. 
Re: Messenger newspaper
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 May 2014
You don't need to worry at the moment with all this election guff falling through the letterbox.
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