From the Ashton Archives
21st Apr Police have launched a murder investigation after a man ‘fell ill’ hours after being arrested following an assault in Dukinfield. Officers were called to West Street just after 1am on Friday to reports of fighting. A 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault. They were both taken into custody […]
12th Apr Ashton Train Station will be closed for more than two weeks, starting this Saturday, while works take place to improve the line between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge. As part of the Great North Rail Project, the signal box, signal sections and part of the track will be worked on April 14th to Sunday, April 29th. […]
9th Apr There were dramatic scenes in Hurst this afternoon as police officers conducted a drug raid on a house on Smallshaw Lane. Greater Manchester Police’s Ashton Hurst Neighbourhood Team conducted the Section 23 drugs warrant and once inside the property, three rooms were discovered to have been adapted to grow cannabis. Fifty-five plants in total were […]
9th Apr It has been a fantastic weekend for Ashton Rugby Club, where two league titles being were won in one weekend. With Travis Powell, Tom Ashley and Luke Turner being part of two victorious sides for Ashton RFC. Ashton 2’s were seen as victors with a comfortable 17-62 win over Manchester Spartans 2’s. Brendon Booth and Wayne Hadfield both […]
9th Apr   Evo-Stik Premier Division Ashton United 4-0 Whitby Town Ashton ran out comfortable victors with 3 first half goals and a second half penalty proving too good for Whitby Town over the weekend, moving The Robins up to 4th place in the EVO-STIK Premier Division. United started the game with a new-look midfield, with John Pritchard […]
4th Apr Tameside’s largest housing association, New Charter Homes, has merged with Leigh-based Adactus Housing Group to form Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd. The new organisation becomes one of the largest housing providers in the North West, with more than 33,000 properties throughout the area and in the East Midlands. The new company will have an annual turnover […]
3rd Apr A Green Party event held in Ashton was dedicated to the memory of local party member Mike Smee, who sadly passed away recently following a short illness. Mike had been a long time environmental and peace activist and had previously stood as a candidate for the party at local elections. He was remembered at the […]
3rd Apr Students from Tameside College have been competing to raise money for Sport Relief. Sports students at the Beaufort Road campus organised activities pitting students against tutors in a wide range of challenges such as fencing, archery and volleyball, all for a good cause. In addition a ‘glo-rave’ took place in the sports hall last week to […]
15th Mar Some of Manchester’s best and brightest digital talent have been sharing their expertise with young people and parents at Ashton’s Clarendon Sixth Form College. The Futures: Careers in Digital event, organised by the Digital Creative Network (DCN), is aimed at helping students gain a career in the digital and creative industries. The event included speeches […]
13th Mar A man has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed in the chest in Ashton yesterday. The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was found on Market Avenue at around 7am on Monday morning (March 12th). The North West Ambulance Service confirmed he was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary and had suffered a major trauma. […]