From the Ashton Archives
28th Apr A former squash coach from Ashton-under-Lyne who groomed teenage boys into sending him naked images of themselves has been jailed. Hirusha Henricus, of Furness Avenue, was sentenced to 14 years at Manchester Crown Court today (Friday). The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to ten counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a child, three counts of […]
27th Apr Willow Wood are always looking for new, fun ways to raise those essential funds to help maintain their services, and have added a funtastic event to their fundraising calendar – the Bubble Rush! The Bubble Rush does exactly what the name suggests: tens of thousands of coloured bubbles fly out of strategically placed cannons around […]
27th Apr A former police officer from Ashton has received a long-service award after 52 years in policing. 69-year-old John Baron MBE was presented with his award by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins at a ceremony in Hough End yesterday. He began his policing career as a cadet aged just 16 and became a fully-fledged officer two years […]
26th Apr Ashton and Mossley Freemason’s handed out more than £40,000 to numerous good causes at their latest Charity Giving Evening. Local scouting was among the many groups to benefit at the event, held at the Audenshaw Masonic Club Stanley House. Over the last 10 years the Freemasons have raised half a million pounds for communities and […]
25th Apr Fundraising has continued apace for Florence Croce and two family friends have gone that extra mile by donning fancy dress EVERY DAY all this month for the Stalybridge toddler. As previously reported, Florence’s family and friends are frantically fundraising in the hope they may be able to send Florence to America for clinical trials into […]
25th Apr Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has thanked people in Ashton for helping it to reach its £7m donation milestone. More than 80 charities and good causes have received £20,322 through the Society’s Ashton branch since the Charitable Foundation’s first donation in 1999. Most recently, Tameside Animal Shelter received £1,500 to enable it to buy 10 […]
25th Apr A Tameside school is making significant changes to improve teaching, leadership and academic performance following its latest Ofsted inspection. Part of Great Academies Education Trust, New Charter Academy on Broadoak Road in Ashton is undergoing a rapid transformation after being rated ‘inadequate’ following an Ofsted visit at the end of February. Mrs Jenny Langley, who is […]
24th Apr Police have launched an investigation after a man was attacked with a machete in Ashton last week. The 20-year-old victim was close to the junction of Timperley Road and Alt Road when two cars pulled up and a fight between four of five men ensued. The victim was left with a serious hand injury and […]
23rd Apr A pregnant woman is one of two pedestrians recovering after having bleach thrown into their eyes by a passenger in a car. Police say a man and the woman were lucky to escape suffering potentially ‘catastrophic’ injuries in the attack. Inspector Cherie Dunn from GMP’s City of Manchester division said: “Attacks of this kind are […]
23rd Apr Some several hundred members of the Scouting services have been on parade this afternoon to mark St George’s Day in Ashton and Stalybridge. Scouts from North Tameside District, Droylsden and Ashton, stepped out in style on parade, which started on Old Street outside Harrington and Hallsworth. The Scouts then marched along the side of the market […]