From the Ashton Archives
17th Sep Two Ashton women are doing their bit to help tackle period poverty in Tameside. Cousins Niamh Halpin and Izzy Sykes, aged 18 and 21 respectively, have launched a campaign to supply schools in Tameside with free sanitary products for students, so that young girls aren’t forced to miss school because they families can’t afford them. […]
13th Sep A cyclist who was seriously injured in a collision with a car near to the former BT roundabout in Ashton on Tuesday morning has lost his fight for life. Police were called to Park Parade, close to the junction with Scotland Street at 6.45am to reports of a collision. Officers who attended established that a […]
9th Sep Promoting the Greater Manchester Smokefree Summer campaign at today’s event. Hundreds enjoyed Tameside Hospital Community Open Day today as the hospital opened its doors to share some of its wide ranging health work alongside a variety of charities and organisations. As well as an opportunity for a wealth of health organisations, groups and charities to […]
8th Sep Ashton’s Town Team and Tameside Markets staged ‘Ashton Town Centre Heritage Day’ on the Market Ground and Market Street today, as part of the National Heritage Weekend held each September across the country. The event is also part of this month’s Tameside Heritage Festival and saw the return of Ashton’s legendary Black Knight. The annual […]
7th Sep Pauline Hollinshead of the Labour Party has been elected as the new councillor for Ashton Waterloo after a by-election at Dukinfield Town Hall tonight (Thursday 6 September). The returning officer @stevenpleasant1 announces Pauline Hollinshead as the winner of the Ashton Waterloo by-election. pic.twitter.com/dXYUkXoRsk — Lee Wild (@LeeWild14) September 6, 2018 She won 889 votes, more […]
6th Sep Coronation Street stars Sally Ann Matthews and Amanda Barrie were sensationally revealed to be distant cousins on last night’s ITV documentary Coronation Street’s DNA Secrets. The amazing family connection was revealed at Ashton Old Baths as Sally, who plays new Rovers landlady Jenny Bradley, was told about her ancestry in a scene filmed inside the […]
4th Sep CAST AND CREW: The team at Guide Bridge Theatre bringing Beautiful Thing to the stage all this week. Intimacy, comedy, and love are stitched together in an emotionally charged story of heartache. Set in the corridor of a London tower block – Jamie, his mother, and their neighbours, all in some way live on the […]
29th Aug A heroic dog who helped solve a murder mystery in Ashton has been awarded an ‘animal OBE’ for her decade’s service with the fire service. 13-year-old Yellow Labrador, Cracker, spent ten years with GMFRS as a Fire Service Investigation Dog between 2007 and 2017. In October, she’ll receive the PSDA Order of Merit, for outstanding […]
24th Aug The British Army is running a host of recruitment events across Tameside and Oldham next week. The events will help local people find out more about what a career in the British Army is like and what opportunities are on offer. Local soldiers and career advisers will be available for people to talk to and […]
22nd Aug Police have launched an appeal to find a teenager from Ashton who has been missing for two months. 17-year-old Abdi Ahmed was last seen on Cedar Street, at around 5.40pm on Thursday June 21st. Abdi left home without any belongings. He’s described as 5ft 9in tall, of slim build with long black hair. He was […]