From the Ashton Archives
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17th Oct Five-year-old Pixie-Belle Sykes, from Ashton, is undergoing a gruelling 84-week course of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour. Although the tumour is not cancerous, the chemotherapy treatment is intended to shrink the tumour and save her sight. The tumour was only discovered when Pixie-Belle’s parents, Andy and Katie, noticed her […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
16th Oct Local fire chiefs are calling for people to stay safe this bonfire period following a dangerous incident in Ashton on Sunday. At around 8.40 on Sunday night, fire crews were called a house on Blandford Street in the St Peters area and found smoke coming from the upstairs bedroom. A firework had been thrown through […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
11th Oct Don your scary fancy dress and head down to Active Oxford Park on Sunday the 28th of October for a charity Halloween Zumbathon in aid of Cancer Research UK. Supported by Active Tameside, the event welcomes all regardless of ability, mobility and fitness can come along and get moving for a good cause – with […]
10th Oct Engineers have restored power to 22,000 properties in Ashton following damage to an underground power cable yesterday afternoon. At 12.30am just 79 properties, mainly business premises, remain without power due to access issues. An earlier power cut affected 22,000 homes and businesses when another company damaged multiple underground power cables in the area. The damaged […]
9th Oct Electricity North West engineers have been battling to restore power to the whole town of Ashton this evening after the entire network was wiped out. The power cut happened just before 4pm cutting electricity to 22,000 homes, all of the town’s businesses and causing commuting chaos with all traffic lights out of action. The Metrolink […]
8th Oct A woman in her 60s has died after she became trapped between a van and a gatepost in Ashton. Police were called to Buttermere Road just after 3pm today (October 8th) and on arrival, officers found the woman in a critical condition. She had been trapped by a grey Mercedes Panel Van on her drive […]
5th Oct The parents of a young lad whose heart stopped beating on the rugby pitch have praised two ‘guardian angel’ nurses for saving his life. Luke Carlsson, 11, from Ashton, suffered a serious cardiac arrest when training with the Aldwinians Under-12s’ team. But thanks to the quick actions of nurses Claire Daly and Marie Jones, who […]