From the Ashton Archives
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10th Sep Political leaders and health chiefs have welcomed a health watchdog’s recommendation that Tameside Hospital should come out of special measures. The hospital was labelled inadequate two years ago, being one of a number of hospitals investigated for having a high mortality rate in the wake of the Stafford Hospital scandal. It was placed in special […]
9th Sep Tameside Council has been preaching the benefits of recycling – literally – as Bin Swap rolled out across the borough this week. For the council’s information roadshows even took to the pulpit of one local church on Sunday. Ian Saxon, Assistant Executive Director at Tameside Council, was at St John’s Church in Dukinfield to guide […]
9th Sep Ashton’s PureGym is backing National Fitness Day today by offering everyone free access to its facilities. PureGym Ashton-under-Lyne will be supporting National Fitness Day by giving non-members the chance to use the facilities on Wednesday 9th September.  Hundreds of clubs, parks and leisure centres, including PureGym, are all getting involved in a bid to get the nation […]
7th Sep Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a 12-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a man in Ashton. The attack happened at around 1.40pm on Friday, August 28,  when the boy was in the public toilets in the Arcades on Warrington Street. The offender is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, with a big […]
7th Sep Ashton-based company Challenger Site Services was recently featured on television when one of their products was shown on the infamous Channel 4 comedy show 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Series 7 episode 14). It was designated as the winning prize for one of the teams comprising of guest captain Joe Wilkinson, and team […]
7th Sep The Friends of King George V Playing Fields are celebrating after being nominated for a Green Flag ‘Bees’ Needs Award. The Friends have an apiary in the park where they have four bee hives outside and an observation hive inside the Georgie Porgie’s Café. Members of the bee team can often be seen around the […]
7th Sep Work has started on the creation of a new Ashton community centre which will be home to local scouting groups. The Richmond Street Community Centre, as it will be known, will provide a new HQ for the 12th Ashton Scouts and 17th Ashton Brownies, who had to leave their former HQ on Knowle Avenue in […]
7th Sep Ashton Ladysmith are celebrating after scooping their first trophy in eight years. The triumphant Rose Hill Road team travelled to Prestwich to take on Deane and Derby in the Calverley Cup Final. Captain Janak Patel spoke to Reporter Sport after the game. He said: “It was a special day for the club, and it was […]
3rd Sep Willow Wood Hospice has been celebrating a Royal day to remember and treasure today with the visit of  His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester. He was met upon arrival by the hospice team and trustees and the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci among other specially invited guests. He then toured every department at […]
27th Aug “MY KITCHEN IS A MESS AND I NEED YOUR HELP TO TIDY IT!” WHAT WOMAN TOLD 999 CALL HANDLER A North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) emergency call handler is urging the public to think before they dial 999 over this summer bank holiday after a woman asked paramedics to help tidy her kitchen.  Other inappropriate cases revealed […]