From the Ashton Archives
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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, […]
15th Jan Pupils at Rosehill Methodist Primary School, Ashton, were joined by a World Cup winner. Former Arsenal and Manchester City stalwart, Patrick Vieira, took centre stage in the school’s assembly hall. Accompanied by Club Life President Bernard Halford, the 38-year-old took centre stage on the afternoon to delight an ecstatic group of football fanatics. Currently guiding […]
5th Jan The Tameside Stadium has been a hive of excitement over the past year, with John Flanagan’s Curzon Ashton outfit crowned champions of the Evo-Stik First Division North last May. The Nash, who currently occupy fourth position in the Evo-Stik premier division, enjoyed a fruitful 2014 that saw them accumulate a total of 99 points by […]
30th Dec A MAN is wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Tameside. Rafal Kepka, 21, is wanted following the assault on a 24-year-old woman in the Warrington Street area of Ashton-under-Lyne in the early hours of Sunday 14 September 2014. Kepka has links to the Ashton area of Tameside. Anyone with information should phone police […]