From the Ashton Archives
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29th Aug A heroic dog who helped solve a murder mystery in Ashton has been awarded an ‘animal OBE’ for her decade’s service with the fire service. 13-year-old Yellow Labrador, Cracker, spent ten years with GMFRS as a Fire Service Investigation Dog between 2007 and 2017. In October, she’ll receive the PSDA Order of Merit, for outstanding […]
24th Aug The British Army is running a host of recruitment events across Tameside and Oldham next week. The events will help local people find out more about what a career in the British Army is like and what opportunities are on offer. Local soldiers and career advisers will be available for people to talk to and […]
22nd Aug Police have launched an appeal to find a teenager from Ashton who has been missing for two months. 17-year-old Abdi Ahmed was last seen on Cedar Street, at around 5.40pm on Thursday June 21st. Abdi left home without any belongings. He’s described as 5ft 9in tall, of slim build with long black hair. He was […]
21st Aug A Tameside family have spoke of their pride after representing Ashton at a historic parade in Belgium. 14-year-old Molly Mason and her aunt and uncle, David and Karen Brown, took part in the ‘Great Pilgrimage 90’ on August 8th, from Ypres town centre to the Menin Gate. They joined of Armed Forces veterans and supporters […]
16th Aug Students and staff at Ashton Sixth Form College are celebrating another year of unprecedented success after recording their best ever results in today’s examinations. Students at the college achieved a phenomenal 100 per cent pass rate overall, with the vast majority gaining A*-C grades or equivalent. More students than ever have also achieved the very […]
16th Aug A-level students at Clarendon Sixth Form College are celebrating record breaking results today. With a continued 100 per cent pass rate with best ever high grades achieved the class of 2018 has surpassed all previous records. Top performing students include Jake Armstrong who received A*A* A and has accepted a place at the University of […]
9th Aug Several arrests were made across Tameside yesterday as part of a crackdown on the supply of Class A drugs. Officers executed multiple warrants at various addresses, including a newsagent on Manchester Road, Denton and a shop on Bentinck Street in Ashton. A property on Peterborough Close, Denton and two addresses on Rowantree, Oldham, were also […]
7th Aug The biggest number of Royal British Legion members will come together in a pilgrimage of remembrance tomorrow, including many from Tameside. Thousands of Armed Forces veterans and supporters from across the world have joined the historic ‘Great Pilgrimage’ 90 to Belgium and France, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the First World War. […]
3rd Aug Police taped off a wide area around Ashton Memorial Gardens this morning after the body of a man was discovered in the park. Police say they were called to the Memorial Gardens off Crickets Lane at around 7am after the body had been discovered by a member of the public. A large area near the […]
30th Jul Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage of three men they want to speak to in connection with a spate of thefts and attempted thefts from vans in Tameside. Officers are investigating after a dozen vans were damaged and items stolen from them in a series of incidents across the borough in May. The majority […]