From the Ashton Archives
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3rd Aug   A special ‘Field of Poppies’ will go on display in Ashton this weekend. The 3rd Ashton St James scout group have created the ‘field’ in remembrance of those who gave their lives for the parish. In this year’s scout community week, the cubs, beavers and scouts took inspiration from the Window of Remembrance memorial […]
31st Jul POLICE are looking to speak to a man after two 16-year-old girls in Ashton-under-Lyne were victims of an indecent exposure. At around 8pm on Tuesday 10 June 2014, the two girls were walking along Queens Road when they heard a man grunting on the opposite side of the road. To avoid him, they turned down […]
17th Jul  The battle to save Mossley Market exploded into the heart of Tameside as hundreds of people voiced their anger on the steps of Ashton Town Hall. The stunt came amid fears that the Mossley site will be sold off by Tameside Council to make way for a superstore. More than 150 angry Mossley residents descended […]
11th Jul Ashton bus station is set for a £33 million makeover to help turn it into an exciting town centre transport hub. The plans will see the old and dated bus station completely rebuilt and moved closer to the new Metrolink tram stop, providing better access between the two by the end of 2017. With the […]
10th Jul The large picture cinema format IMAX, known for innovative projection technique, is set to hit Tameside cinema-goers today (Thursday), when it launches in the 14-screen Ashton multiplex, Cineworld. The cinema, opened on Ashton Moss in 1994, is getting the Canadian cinematic technology installed and the first film set to be shown in 3D is the latest Micheal Bay […]
9th Jul A major road in Ashton is expected to re-open shortly after a heavy goods vehicle became wedged under a railway bridge. The incident happened just over an hour ago on Scotland Street (2.50pm) with rail services now back on track after suffering heavy disruption for 45 minutes whilst the bridge was inspected. No damage has […]
4th Jul Police are today appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself to young girls in Tameside.The appeal comes after two separate incidents in the past few weeks. The latest incident happened on Tuesday but police believe he could be responsible for other similar recent incidents. The first known incident happened last month (10 June) at […]
30th Jun Local councillors have hit out at hooligans who continue to damage the centrepiece of a Tameside park. The Pavilion at Stamford Park has recently undergone an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment, but once again it remains closed thanks to mindless vandals. As has been the case in the past, persistent damage has forced the park’s focal […]
12th Jun A man was left with a fractured skull after he was assaulted in Ashton-under-Lyne. At around 10.30pm on Sunday 4 May 2014, the 25-year-old was outside of the Timezone pub on Old Street smoking a cigarette with his partner, when there was an argument between him and another man. Two unknown men walked up to […]