From the Ashton Archives
9th Nov Two men have been charged with murder and attempted murder following a fatal shooting in Ashton-under-Lyne. Jay Cornforth, 22, of Ashton Old Road, Manchester and Charlie Atkinson, 26, of Stamford Drive, Tameside have been charged with murder and attempted murder. They have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today (Friday November […]
8th Nov A couple were left in hospital after a man drove at them as they walked to the cinema in Ashton-Under-Lyne. Shortly after 6.20pm on Sunday 7th October, police were called to reports of a collision between two pedestrians and a silver Nissan Micra on Richmond Street. The victims, a 44-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, […]
7th Nov An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a rape in Ashton on Tuesday. The incident happened last night (6 November) where Police were called to a wooded area just off Cavendish Street to reports that a 17-year-0ld girl had been raped. An investigation was launched and police had today made an arrest in […]
7th Nov An investigation has been launched after reports that a teenager has been raped in Ashton-under-Lyne. A wooded area underneath the bridge on Cavendish Street has been cordoned off and monitored by police. Officers were called to the location near the Asda Ashton Superstore shortly after 10pm on Tuesday the 6th November. Police attended and are […]
1st Nov Five more men have been charged with murder and attempted murder after a shooting in Ashton in June. 31-year-old Luke Paul Graham was shot on Birch Street on Wednesday June 13th. Sadly, he later died in hospital from his injuries. Another man in his 20s presented himself at hospital later that day with a gunshot […]
30th Oct Five further people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Luke Graham in Ashton in June. Following morning raids across Ashton, Droylsden, Stalybridge, Audenshaw, Beswick, Oldham, Newton Heath and Prestwich one man aged 27 and two men aged 28 were re arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and participation in an organised […]
28th Oct The family of a Droylsden teenager killed in a two-car collision in North Wales on Friday night have paid tribute to him. Seventeen-year-old Colin Hornsby from Droylsden was one of three teenagers who died in the tragedy which happened near Denbigh, North Wales, just before 7.30pm. In a statement released through North Wales police Colin’s […]
26th Oct Quest Media Network Ltd – namely the Tameside Reporter and Tameside Radio – are celebrating double delight at last night’s Pride of Tameside Business Awards. The major awards event, which celebrates the successes of borough businesses over the last 12 months, was held at Dukinfield Town Hall. More than 300 people enjoyed a glittering ceremony […]
19th Oct A landmark building which dominates the Ashton skyline is back on the market after a failed conversion into 51 apartments that have never been occupied. The ten-storey-high Oakglade House, formerly Crown House – is being offered for sale for a cool £1.5m. The property was once home to Ashton’s tax office and occupied from the […]
19th Oct Ashton Old Baths hosted tech giant Google today for a ‘Digital Garage’ event. The initiative aims to help local businesses compete with bigger brands by teaching them how to effectively use SEO, social media and other tools such as ‘analytics’ that Google can provide. Prab Chadha, a Google Trainer and Coach said that although the […]