From the Ashton Archives
20th Jul School children at Poplar Street Primary School in Audenshaw were able to get up close and personal to two police horses this morning. Steel and Pickwick trotted into the school to be greeted by dozens of excited youngsters. The children were able to stroke and pet the fabulous animals and found out about the work […]
18th Jul   A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Watch Manager, has asked house -holders to exercise greater care around cookers following the latest kitchen fire in Tameside. Speaking following a fire at a house in Lewis Road , Droylsden, Chris Hanson of Blue Watch at Ashton Fire Station, said: “Please make sure you switch off […]
15th Jul July 1 saw Longdendale High School become the first secondary school in Tameside to lead a newly formed multi-academy trust. The AspirePlus Educational Trust, led by Matthew Bowler, has formally opened with its lead school and the newly named Rayner Stephens High School as members. Rayner Stephens (formerly Astley Sports College) is in Dukinfield, whilst […]
15th Jul Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust held its Everyone Matters Awards 2017 at the Village Hotel in Ashton tonight. The awards event recognises the hard work and dedication of health care professionals who have all gone above and beyond to deliver the best health care to the community in the area. More than […]
13th Jul Rescue teams from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service went into action just after 7pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 12/7/17  at Dovestones Reservoir to rescue a young man who had reportedly fallen off a dam overflow wall. On arrival at the scene, crews from Oldham in two fire engines and a Technical Response Unit and Major […]
11th Jul Tameside Reporter reader Steven Cooke has been in touch to send us these breathtaking images of the renovation works being done at Ashton Train Station and the drainage of Chadwick Dam. The stunning images were taken by Steven using his drone and show not only Tameside’s stunning natural beauty but also the urban development currently taking […]
10th Jul Schoolchildren from across Tameside were at the Crownpoint Shopping Centre last week to inspire them to develop a love of reading. Pupils from Flowery Fields Primary School, St Peter’s CofE Primary School and Greenfield Primary school were treated to a storytelling session, along with education activities with the staff from Sports Direct store. In addition, […]
3rd Jul Plans to save the Royal Mail Delivery Office have been given the ‘stamp’ of approval following a campaign by two of Tameside’s MP’s. In August of last year it was reported that the office was set to close, with staff relocated to the Oldham branch. However a campaign headed up by Ashton MP Angela Rayner […]
3rd Jul An Ashton temple has arranged a musical evening with an Indian singer later this month to continue its effort to raise money for a new community centre in the town. Organised by BAPS Swaminaryan Sanstha, there will be an audience with Alap Desai, a professional musician and classically trained singer who will perform as part […]
1st Jul Users of the Metrolink tram service across Tameside and Greater Manchester are being invited to have their say on how fares will change from January 2018. The Metrolink Fare Survey will ask customers to choose between two options for increasing ticket prices, before a final decision is made by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) […]