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From the Ashton Archives
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5th Mar A unique book packed with inspirational tales and drawings from an array of celebrities has gone to auction. Determined fundraiser Harry Singleton from Ashton had come up with the exclusive fundraising idea after being inspired by the tenacity of Kirsty Ashton MBE, to create the one and only book of its kind in an effort to […]
3rd Mar It’s not often you’ll hear teaching assistants bemoan the lack of time spent with school pupils, but one man from Denton is proving to be the exception. Step forward, Darran Gorman. The sports enthusiast, who has led Russell Scott Primary School youngsters to sporting glory on several occasions, has unearthed a new found role of […]
25th Feb   Today, Wednesday 25 February 2015, officers executed seven warrants in the Blackley, Whitefield, Heywood and Bury areas. Three men, aged 32, 30, and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of firearms.  All three remain in police custody for questioning. At around 10.25pm on Saturday 4 October 2014, 26-year-old Kieran was […]
13th Feb A major boost to upgrade the towpath along the Ashton Canal is on track as part of Greater Manchester’s Cycle City programme. The 8km towpath, which runs from Piccadilly Basin in Manchester city centre to Portland Basin in Ashton, will be resurfaced as an all-weather path and widened. Proposals also include improvements to access points […]
11th Feb A teenager suffered a detached retina and may suffer long-term loss of sight after an unprovoked attack in Tameside. The 18-year-old was attacked on Snipe Way in Ashton-under-Lyne at about 8.50pm on 29 December 2014. Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward. The victim and his girlfriend were stood in the […]
10th Feb ‘I really don’t know where I’d be right now without netball’ explained Rebecca Smith, who spared some time out of her busy schedule to offer me an insight into the sport that captured her heart at seven years old. 15 years have passed by since Rebecca first sampled the taste of what Netball has to […]
8th Feb Age UK Tameside are celebrating after the refurbishment of their building in Ashton. Every room on the ground floor of the Katherine Street complex has been refurbished. The aim was to make the rooms more friendly for sufferers of dementia. There is clearer signage plus bright internal lighting that mimics natural daylight, helping those who […]
7th Feb   Four-year-old Archie Howarth from Ashton is waiting to find out if he can have an operation in America that will help him to walk. Archie was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when just two-years-old and is unable to walk without a frame. It also means he can struggle to speak. The operation, known as a […]
23rd Jan Greater Manchester Police have said they are determined to catch a man who attacked and raped a teenager in a park in Ashton. The man came behind the 14 year old boy and grabbed him when he was walking his dog in the park bridge area, close to the heritage centre and tea rooms. It […]
15th Jan A fast-flowing version of the beautiful game is set to take over Tameside thanks to the vision of a local football fanatic. Neil Lucas, who is the founder of Sala Soccer Schools Academy, has assigned himself the mission of bringing some Brazilian flair to the English sport. Having originated in South America during the 1930’s, […]