From the Ashton Archives
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21st Apr Yesterday (Mon 20th April)detectives from the City of London Police, working with Birmingham Trading Standards, arrested three people after conducting warrants at a travel agents in Ashton. The suspects are believed to have been selling Hajj and Umrah travel packages falsely claiming they are protected by the Air Travel Operators Licence (ATOL) The group have […]
14th Apr Holocaust survivor Martin Stern visited Ashton to share his harrowing stories about his experiences in World War Two and explore the reasons behind the genocide. He spoke with students at Ashton Sixth Form College. Martin now works for the Holocaust Educational Trust and begins each of his talks by explaining why it will be different […]
26th Mar A chance sighting at Park Bridge in Ashton over 60 years ago has now inspired a novel for 94-year-old Barbara Sowood. Barbara first moved to Ashton when she was married and lived there for thirty years. On a trip to Park Bridge she caught sight of a sign that used to stand at the front […]
26th Mar At long last, more than six months in fact, our reporter Max Wieland has decided to shave off his beard for charity. It comes after the Mayor of Tameside managed to persuade him to chop off his luscious ginger locks. All the money raised from the shave-off will help the following charities: Tameside4Good, The  Believe […]
21st Mar A heartfelt plea is being made by Tameside’s Greenspace Team to ask people to stop abandoning pet rabbits in Ashton’s Stamford Park. The appeal comes after a number of incidents where domestic rabbits have been found abandoned outside the aviary in the park. Deborah Kaufmann from Greenspace said: “People think because we’ve got rabbits here […]
20th Mar Police are investigating after three cows were killed at a farm in Ashton under Lyne. Between 9pm on Tuesday 17 March and 6.30am on Wednesday 18 March 2015, offenders walked into the cowshed of a farm near Lees Road. Three cows received stab wounds and were killed.  Another nine were seriously injured, so much so […]
18th Mar A woman has been killed following a collision in Ashton under Lyne. Shortly after 4.40pm on Tuesday 17 March 2015, police received reports that a skip wagon had collided with an elderly woman on a mobility vehicle on Crickets Lane. Officers attended and paramedics provided emergency treatment to the woman, believed to be in her […]
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 […]