From the Ashton Archives
5th Dec A Tameside MP says she will ‘not hesitate to intervene’ if plans to build more than a hundred homes on a school playing field fail to offer enough alternative green space. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Last month the council narrowly approved an outline application for 132 houses on the site of the former […]
4th Dec The sad death of former Ashton GP Dr Anisha Malhotra has occurred. Anisha was born on December 14, 1949, in Khatauli, India and was brought up in Sirinagar Kashmir. Her father Jagdish Prasad Verma worked in the Central Government Service and was one of the pioneers of All India Radio Kashmir. It was while recovering in hospital from […]
3rd Dec Ashton MP Angela Rayner says she will ‘not hesitate to intervene’ if plans to build more than a hundred homes on a school playing field fail to offer enough alternative green space. Last month, Tameside Council narrowly approved an outline application for 132 houses on the site of the former Hartshead High Secondary School, despite […]
3rd Dec As Christmas is often a time where people reflect and celebrate those who sadly can’t be with us, The Believe and Achieve Trust is bringing a bit of light to Tameside with a very special event. Their “Light This Christmas” service, which will be at Albion Church tomorrow (4th December) hopes to bring together the […]
30th Nov Two family descendants of a World War One hero are hoping to trace the person who left a touching tribute to him on November 11. Mike and Terry Hall were at the Ashton Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday to pay their respects to their great uncle, Lance Corporal James Hall, who was killed in action on […]
29th Nov A multi-million pound project to build new college buildings and a council HQ in the heart of Tameside is set to go another £120k over budget in the wake of construction giant Carillion’s collapse. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Phase two of the Vision Tameside development in Ashton includes a new ‘advanced skills’ centre […]
28th Nov One woman’s fight to find out if a pregnancy test caused her son to be born with severe special needs has gone all the way to the top of government. Susan Forshaw, 68, from Ashton was given the hormonal pregnancy test Primodos by her doctor 48 years ago. She wasn’t told what the tablets contained […]
26th Nov Enforcement of on-street parking charges in Ashton town centre has been temporarily suspended after complaints that signage relating to the new payment systems wasn’t clear enough. Those that were issued with parking tickets over the weekend have also had their fines cancelled. Did you get a parking ticket this weekend on Stamford St, Ashton? I've […]
22nd Nov Town centre business owners are up in arms after the introduction of a new system for on-street parking. Parts of Ashton town centre, including Stamford Street Central, now require the use of a mobile phone app to park on the street for any length of time. On-street parking is free for 30 minutes but must […]
21st Nov Officers were called to Guide Bridge station last night following reports that a person had fallen onto the tracks. Police responded to the incident at 8pm on Tuesday (20 November 2018) and a 31-year-old man was attended by paramedics and taken to hospital. He is receiving treatment for life-changing injuries. A spokesperson for the British […]