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From the Ashton Archives
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9th Aug The countdown is on for Willow Wood Hospice’s royal visit. His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester, is due to tour the Ashton-based hospice on Thursday, September 3. Pat McCloskey, chairman of the Hospice’s Board of Trustees, said: “We are very honoured that the Duke has agreed to visit us and we are looking forward to […]
8th Aug Students and their parents will be able to step inside the £10m Clarendon Sixth Form College for the first time next month. The all new development in Ashton will officially open its doors on October 6, but parents and new students will be able to step inside at two events in August. Tours of the […]
7th Aug Tameside College’s Alan Wilson has raised more than £1,000 for charity after successfully completing a 1,000 mile cycle ride. Alan, a Learning Support Officer for the Joinery team at the college, completed one of the most challenging bike rides in the country by travelling from John O’Groats in Scotland and cycling to Land’s End in […]
6th Aug Tameside Hospital has become the first in the north and only the fourth in the country to appoint a dedicated ‘Admiral Nurse’. The role has gone to award- winning nurse Pam Kehoe, who will provide both health care and social support to sufferers of dementia and their families. At an event to celebrate the appointment […]
5th Aug The body of a man was discovered in the canal at Portland Basin in Ashton this morning. Police retrieved the body of a man from the water before 9am, with the area sealed off and forensic experts called in. The body had been removed and police had left the area by around 10am.   The body […]
4th Aug Six men have now been arrested after shots were fired in Denton last week. Two of the arrests were made in the Ashton area on Monday when a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old were arrested. The two arrests come days after four men were arrested on Friday after a number of warrants were executed in […]
4th Aug People in Tameside are being invited to discover the benefits of cycling at a roadshow which calls into Ashton town centre today (Tuesday). Bike experts will be on hand at Ashton Market from 11am-2pm to explain how easy it is to get out and about on a saddle and there will be free gifts and […]
29th Jul After a summer of relaxing on the beach, the players of Oldham Athletic and Curzon Ashton were brought back to reality with a bang last month at Olympic Gym in Ashton. The squads, who compete in League One and the National League North respectively, were put through their paces by Steven Clegg. The 32 year […]
29th Jul A local fitness enthusiast is providing disabled people with a healthier outlook on life. Ashley Simcock – a qualified personal trainer at Pure Gym in Ashton – is breaking social stigmas Prior to embarking on a career in the fitness industry, Ashely worked in the accounts department for ten years. Since he ditched the office […]
23rd Jul Visitors to St John the Evangelist in Hurst stepped back in time to 1215 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Learning and fun was the order of the day as visitors were able to look at work done by pupils from St Peter’s School in Ashton and West Hill School, Stalybridge, at […]