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From the Ashton Archives
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7th Oct Coffee mornings were the order of Friday with numerous groups, organisations, businesses and schools all raising a cuppa and funds for Macmillan nurses. At Copley Academy pupils joined forces with Active Copley to serve up cuppas for a donation. While the Mayor of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci called in at Marks and Spencers at Denton’s […]
7th Oct Tameside Hippodrome has been identified as one of the most important ‘at risk’ theatres in the country. On the Theatres Trust ‘Theatre Buildings At Risk List for 2015,’ the Ashton site is ranked seventh of 31. The Hippodrome’s rating represents the theatre’s value to the community and the nation. Keith Dalby-Oldham is director of The […]
6th Oct Derbyshire’s police and crime commissioner says Glossopdale crimes should be dealt with by Tameside magistrates if Buxton Court gets closed. Alan Charles has joined the growing band of high-flyers who say switching cases to Chesterfield is ‘unfair and unreasonable’ to High Peak people. Mr Charles and Derbyshire County Council – who are both objecting to […]
5th Oct More than £2,000 was raised at Friday’s Lavender Ribbon Cancer Charity Swing Night in Ashton. The charity, which opened its Ashton centre on Market Street in June, now hopes the event, held at the Masonic Hall in the town, will become an annual occasion. The charity’s Chris Taylor, 35, explained: “It was a 1940s’ themed […]
30th Sep A Tameside cancer charity is to open the area’s first ‘pay-as-you-feel’ café, to turn surplus food from local supermarkets and other food businesses into nutritious meals that everyone can afford. The Herb Loft café, which is based at the Lavender Ribbon Cancer Support in Market Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, will open on Thursday. Customers will be asked […]
30th Sep Are you brave enough to enter our competition of HORROR? Click on the picture below for details:
30th Sep Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust is out of special measures – and that’s official. Monitor, the regulator for the health sector, has officially approved the findings made by the Care Quality Commission as previously reported. “Staff at Tameside have worked incredibly hard to turn this organisation around and improve things for patients,” stated Monitor’s senior director […]
29th Sep A stroke survivor from Stalybridge has received a Highly Commended Life After Stroke Award from the Stroke Association, in recognition of her courage and determination. Ann Williams, 67, was a successful folk musician performing gigs across the North West alongside her daughter Shelley, before she had a stroke in May 2013. The stroke affected Ann’s […]
28th Sep In case you missed it, here’s another chance to hear our interview with Angela Rayner MP on Tameside Radio’s latest Reporter Show:        
24th Sep It was a very busy weekend for local charity ‘Aint Easy Being Wheezy’. On Saturday (12 September) the charity held an open day at Ashton Albion Amateur Boxing Club on Penny Meadow in Ashton. The boxing club are one of the charities chosen partners and are trying to raise money to renovate the clubs changing […]