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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 […]
6th Jun This week is Scout Community Week and this year will see the 3rd Ashton (St. James’) Scout Group playing a unique part by commemorating the fallen in this special anniversary year. Scout Community Week sees scouts nationwide getting involved in their local communities in various projects which bring together and involve their communities in different […]
2nd Jun A man has been found hanged in Portland Basin in Ashton. Children were playing by the area near the Ashton Canal and called the police after finding the body of a man who has yet to be identified. He was cofirmed dead at 12.15pm when officers arrived on the scene. The North West Ambulance Service […]
30th May A junior doctor working in paediatrics has been charged with two counts of engaging in sexually activity with a child and possessing indecent images of children.Raza Laskar, 31, of Ashton, is currently remanded in custody and was due to appear at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court as we went to press yesterday (Wednesday). …The sexual […]