Archive from 2016
31st Dec Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has slammed the latest online Greater Manchester Spatial Framework information as being “deeply misleading and totally disingenuous”. An infographic (below), which has been used to promote the Spatial Framework on social media platforms, implies that 72% of new development in Greater Manchester will be on ‘brownfield’ land with the […]
30th Dec Greater Manchester-based housing boss Ian Munro has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2017. Ian (pictured), chief executive at New Charter Group, which owns 19,500 homes across Tameside, Oldham and Nottingham, was honoured for his leading role in the sector. Now living in Cheshire, but originally from the North East, […]
30th Dec Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne has issued a New Year message to his constituents. The Labour Shadow Minister Without Portfolio recognises the efforts of his constituents throughout the last 12 months and spoke of his pride in representing Tameside. Mr Gwynne also outlined what he aims to achieve in Parliament during 2017. Here is […]
29th Dec Another man has been charged with assault after a disabled grandmother was viciously attacked in her home in Ashton. Barbara Dransfield (pictured) was sitting in her wheelchair when several men broke into the bungalow, where she lives with her husband Leonard, and attacked the 63-year-old with a metal bar. Leonard rushed home to find his […]
29th Dec Fire crews from three stations were called to deal with a blaze caused by an electrical fire in a tumble dryer on the premises of a commercial launderette in Ashton. The fire broke out late on Wednesday night (22.03 pm) on the ground floor and crews from Hollins, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Stalybridge attended the industrial building  on […]
29th Dec   Tameside’s very own ‘boxing legend’ Ricky Hatton, MBE, revealed dark suicidal thoughts during a candid interview with the BBC, this morning. In the radio interview with Gary Richardson of BBC Radio Four’s Today programme, Hatton revealed the highs and lows of his career and the lonliness of a professional boxer who can only relate to […]
29th Dec By Jonathan Arrowsmith: Hyde United were held at home once again for the sixth time in two months as they drew 2-2 with Colwyn Bay. The Tigers came from behind to take a 2-1 lead but goals from Matt Beadle and Big Khamsuck weren’t enough to see off The Bay, who equalised moments after Hyde […]
28th Dec Several domestic fires that started in the kitchens of homes across the region meant that fire-fighters from Greater Manchester,  were kept busy over the holiday period. This included a blaze  on Lowland Grove,Ashton under Lyne. on the afternoon of Christmas Eve which needed three fire engines from Hollins, Ashton under Lyne and Stalybridge to attend and […]
28th Dec A device which saves lives has been ripped from a wall and smashed up at Mossley train station. Horrified passengers discovered vandals had pulled the case with the defibrillator inside from the wall, close to the ticket office where it is kept, and smashed it open before the equipment itself was left strewn across the […]
23rd Dec Hyde’s Artisan Market will make a return in March, with high hopes of continuing to grow in popularity. The market was the brainchild of Karen Dorney – owner of Hyde’s premier artisan emporium, Paper Tulips. Karen said: “Over the last six months the Artisan Craft Markets have brought together the area’s best artists, designers, crafters […]