From the Ashton Archives
18th Apr A third of council seats in Tameside are up for grabs as residents go the polls in next month’s local elections. One seat in each of the 19 wards is being contested on Thursday, May 2 with 72 candidates standing across the borough. Of the seats up for election, 17 are currently held by Labour […]
17th Apr Representatives from the Virgin Money Oldham team have been spreading joy throughout Tameside this Easter by giving a special gift to those who might have gone without. Customers and local businesses from the bank on Yorkshire Street in Oldham visited supported temporary accommodation in Ashton this week to donate more than100 Easter eggs to children […]
17th Apr New cancer awareness roadshows are now running at Ashton Market. Cancer Research UK nurses will be providing regular advice at the market roadshows every few weeks. The next roadshow is scheduled for Thursday, April 18. The roadshows aim to help the public recognise possible signs and symptoms of cancer, and help people reduce their risk […]
16th Apr Terrifying footage of an robbery at a convenience store in Ashton has been released. It took place last year on Tuesday 4 December when two masked men entered the shop on Whiteacre Street at around 8pm. One of the offenders, who produced a knife from the waistband of his trousers, jumped over the counter and […]
12th Apr Police are appealing for witnesses after a Mercedes was stolen during a burglary in Ashton last month. The vehicle was taken from a home on Newmarket Road at around 7pm on Thursday March 7. Two men burgled the home, which was unoccupied at the time, and stole the white 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, two watches […]
5th Apr Police have released further CCTV footage after a woman in her 60s was robbed in her own home in Ashton earlier this year. Just after 2.30pm on January 10, the woman was in her home at Portland House on Katherine Street, when she entered the bedroom to be confronted by a man demanding cash. He […]
5th Apr Ashton town centre business owners say they are ‘Parking Mad’ after a controversial pay to park app was scrapped – only to be replaced with… nothing. As previously reported, the highly contentious RingGo mobile parking app was pulled in January following an outcry from traders who said it had turned the Stamford Street shopping area […]
5th Apr A fourth man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Ashton earlier this week. Police were called to June Street just after 6.15pm on Monday, June 1, where they found a man in his 20s with stab wounds. He was treated in hospital and is now recovering at home. Two men aged 25 […]
4th Apr It was a case of lights, camera, action when the streets of Ashton came alive for the filming of a new thriller. Crews for the drama COBRA, being made for Sky, descended on the town last Thursday to film a series of dramatic scenes. COBRA is a six-part British drama set in the heart of […]
3rd Apr A six-year-old Ashton girl with a rare brain tumour is hoping an allergic reaction to her medicine won’t delay her already substantial treatment plan. Pixie-Belle Sykes began treatment for her brain tumour at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in July last year – and was told it would entail 84 weeks of regular chemotherapy. But her […]