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From the Ashton Archives
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4th Jan As you can see from this family photo Ritchie Campbell is a happy healthy boy who loves to chase his big sister Jasmine, play with his dog and splash everyone when he has a bath. His grateful parents cherish their little boy because they know how close they came to losing him on the rainy […]
4th Jan Waterloo Primary pupils donned high viz jackets to take to the streets around their school to encourage safer parking in the area. Head teacher at the Ashton school, Angela Goodman, explained that they had been working alongside local PCSOs and Greater Manchester Police to launch the initiative, which has seen a team of Junior PCSOs […]
3rd Jan The funeral of well-known musician Peter Taylor will take place at Dukinfield Crematorium next Tuesday (January 8) at 11.30am. Pete, 73, had sadly suffered from increasingly ill health for the past decade. A professional guitarist for many years, Pete accompanied top showbiz performers including Merseybeat hitmaker Billy J Kramer in the 1960s and 70s. Previously, […]
3rd Jan Ashton residents living in the Taunton Road and Knowle Avenue areas have been braving the bitter cold to highlight the problem of dangerous driving on their streets. More than a dozen people gathered along both residential streets during two rush hour periods, to remind commuters of the 20mph speed limit. Despite the bitter cold, they […]
3rd Jan Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are encouraging people to get involved in RED January. Fundraising and Marketing Senior Manager, Jason Bromley, said: “It is a national campaign, but we are asking local people to sign up and trying to put across the message that physical exercise can positively impact your mental health. “We are encouraging […]
2nd Jan Independent businesses in Ashton say they are at their “wits end” with the local authority saying numerous issues have seen footfall at their shops decrease by a quarter. Decisions Clothing, based in Fletcher Square, and Grade A Jewellery Repair and Design, on Market Street, say issues that haven’t been dealt with by the council and […]
31st Dec Police are trying to locate a man after a stabbing in Ashton just before Christmas. At 1.10pm on Sunday December 23rd, the ambulance service notified police to reports of a man with stab wounds on Hillgate Street. The victim, a man in his 30s, told officers that a man had approached him, grabbed him the […]
25th Dec Hundreds of children across Tameside will be unwrapping presents this Christmas morning – and it’s all thanks to you! This year’s Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal has been hailed a huge success once again after more than 40 local businesses, schools, nurseries, groups and individuals donated well over 2,000 new gifts to the appeal. Students at […]
24th Dec Greystones has received a welcome boost in the run up to Christmas thanks to their local Boots store. The hostel for homeless men took delivery of a large supply of toiletries last week, kindly donated by the Boots pharmacy in Ashton’s Ladysmith Shopping Centre. The deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gels and towels will have a […]
20th Dec Police have released these shocking CCTV images of an armed robbery at a store in Audenshaw. Two men armed with a hammer and a baton entered the One Stop on Droylsden Road through the main door of the shop and began threatening staff. They demanded staff hand over cash, along with the store keys and […]