From the Ashton Archives
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13th Oct Three men have been jailed after an £800,000 cannabis farm was found in Tameside. On Wednesday, July 8, officers from the Tameside Organised Crime Disruption Team executed a warrant at a former commercial unit on Stockport Road in Ashton. They discovered an industrial sized cannabis farm spread across multiple rooms. It contained over 4,000 plants […]
13th Oct Reuben’s Retreat is welcoming members of the local community to a series of special October open days. The charity has completed Phase 1 of renovations at the Retreat and is opening its doors to allow members of the public a sneak peek inside. As reported last week The Retreat is situated in 1.63 acres of […]
13th Oct Sixty-thousand protesters descended on Manchester City Centre on Sunday for a huge anti-austerity demonstration, organised by the TUC, to coincide with the Tory Party Conference being held in the city. People gathered represented a variety of groups including steel workers from Redcarr, numerous trade unions, Jews for Palestine, anarchists, and the hacktivist group Anonymous. The […]
13th Oct As a non-league football fan, there’s nothing quite like an away day – that’s according to 18-year-old Oliver Newall anyway! The Curzon Ashton supporter has spent countless hours traversing the high ways and byways of England’s pleasant land, but his devotion to the club has taken on a fresh meaning of late, as the Sociology […]
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 […]
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