From the Ashton Archives
23rd Feb Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society is bringing Sister Act to the Oldham Coliseum from next week. The show opens on Wednesday, February 28 and runs for one week until March 3. The story tells the tale of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Catherine Cooper) who witnesses her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank (Martin Kelly) commit a murder. Upon […]
22nd Feb The Rev Roger Farnworth has become the new Borough Dean of Ashton. A special licensing service was held at Ashton Parish Church recently where guests included the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman and her consort, husband Fred. The Rev Farnworth is Team Rector of the Parish of the Good Shepherd in Ashton. Borough […]
18th Feb Standing ovations for world premiere of award-winning play at The Royal Exchange THE ALMIGHTY SOMETIMES REVIEW by DENISE EVANS POWERFUL: Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes which tackles the issues of mental health head on.   Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing at The Royal Exchange Theatre in the World Premiere The Almighty Sometimes until […]
18th Feb Police launch appeal for dashcam footage    A teenager is in hospital in a critical condition after suffering serious injuries following a collision between a car and motorcycle last night (Saturday). The collision happened at 8.05pm on Ladbrooke Road near the junction with Union Road in Ashton. Police say a silver Ford KA travelling along […]
16th Feb Greater Manchester Fire Service is warning of the dangers of chip pans after an emergency call out to at a house in Droylsen on Thursday. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene following the incident. Fire engines from Philips Park, Gorton, and Ashton had been called to a property fire on Gorseyfields […]
15th Feb Fire crews were called to a blaze at a commercial building in Hyde on Thursday morning when a large quantity of tyres went up in flames and the fire spread. Three crews from Ashton and Gorton were called to the building on Edward Street, Hyde, at 10.40am. Firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus extinguished the flames […]
14th Feb If you go down in woods today, you might be in for a big surprise, as a new fun community project is gradually sweeping across the nation. The craze, which is a variation of an old treasure hunt-type of game, is becoming popular locally and has been enthusiastically adopted by Tameside Scouts. Tameside Rocks for […]
14th Feb What better way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day today than by pledging to raise £100 for what is possibly the best-loved charity in Tameside and Glossop – Willow Wood Hospice? The hospice is asking you to share your love with them, and to raise at least £100 over the next 12 months.  You can do […]
12th Feb MAIN PICTURE: Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant will be taking part in this year’s Fred Whitton cycling sportive (above) to raise funds in memory of former Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn.   Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant, MBE, has entered a gruelling cycling challenge to raise funds in memory of former borough […]
12th Feb Ashton Sixth Form Principal   Anton McGrath has spoken of his pride in the college and its high-flying students. The college has been ranked the seventh highest achieving  in the North West by The Sunday Times. Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018, identifies the highest-achieving schools and sixth form colleges in the UK, […]