From the Ashton Archives
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18th Jun Teachers and pupils of Rosehill Methodist primary School were cheering last month as they entered the half term break. And it’s all thanks to the school football team, who lifted the North Tameside Cup at the start of May. However, the squad overcame some difficult ties before booking their place in the final against Manchester […]
16th Jun A gang behind a spate of armed robberies where guns and other weapons were used to terrify shopworkers were sentenced yesterday (Mon 15 June). 42-year-old Paul Turner from Hyde pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery encompassing seven different robberies across Greater Manchester at an earlier hearing. He was sentenced to ten years in prison. […]
9th Jun EVERY little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle – that’s why Book Trust wants Tameside’s parents and carers to take their youngsters to a Time for a Rhyme event during National Bookstart Week (June 8 to 14).   This year’s theme, Jungle Adventures, is based on Giles Andreae’s popular picture book “Rumble in the […]
3rd Jun The Convoy of Happiness brought together 40 children and young people to enjoy a day out in Blackpool. The charity raises funds to provide trips for children who are long-term sick, disabled or terminally ill and their families. This year the group had to brave the rain as they met their coach at Chiquitos restaurant […]
3rd Jun An open day at Tameside’s Volunteer Centre is hoping to recruit more local people to join the ranks of a 26,000 strong ‘volunteer army.’  Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and organisations across Tameside, where an estimated 26,200 people regularly give their time to help others, helping out in places as diverse […]
3rd Jun Thousands braved wet and windy weather as this year’s Whit Friday Brass Band contest struck up another winning tune in Tameside –  and a record breaker. For while the annual tradition regularly attracts bands from across the country and Europe, it is believed to be the very first time a band from Australia has taken […]
3rd Jun An address in Glossop and four in Moss Side were raided by police in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 3 June) as part of the Charlie Singh murder investigation. Two men, aged 22 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. They remain in police custody for questioning. […]
28th May   Ashton’s Churches are counting down the weeks for their own  Whit Walks. The walks traditionally take place on the third Sunday of June in the town and this year will be on Sunday, June 21. Churches and schools taking part will be Christ Church (Canon Burrows Primary and Canon Johnson Primary),  St James Ashton, […]
3rd May Ashton United Football Club has been an integral part of the Tameside community for 135 years. The club might not revel in financial riches, nor does it boast top class facilities, but the Robins are a cut above the rest in terms of community engagement. One supporter who would whole heartedly agree with this assertion […]
1st May A man has been arrested in connection with two robberies in Tameside. On 15 February 2015 and 5 March 2015 two robberies were committed in Ashton-under-Lyne and a significant amount of cash was stolen. A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody for questioning. Anyone with information is […]