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26th Feb Bills are set to rise by at least £59 for Tameside residents as town hall chiefs desperately firefight a funding black hole for children’s services. The council has to save £3.5m from its budget next year, and is planning on hiking its tax precept, fees and charges and cutting back on services to meet the […]
25th Feb Two local hairdressers have taken their industry by storm after inventing a two-sided backcombing hairbrush that gives 24 hours volume in just two minutes. The ‘HairShark’ is the brainchild of Jo Ferns and Anders Rusden, with the product that’s set to take them all over the world, starting in a salon staffroom. Anders explained: “Jo […]
22nd Feb A mother from Glossop has travelled to Uganda this month to continue her late son’s legacy and charity work. James Haggerty, a former Ashton Sixth Form pupil, had just turned 20 when he tragically died in a moped accident in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, in 2014. The year before, he’d been handpicked by the college to […]
21st Feb A controversial cashless parking system introduced in Ashton and withdrawn after just seven weeks cost tax payers more than £30,000, it has been revealed. Information obtained via a Freedom of Information request shows that total costs for the implementation and removal of the RingGo system cost £31,356. The majority of the cost came from the […]
15th Feb A man is fighting for his life this morning after thieves ran him over with his own car. Just before 7.20am today, police were called to a collision on Nook Lane, where they found a 63-year-old man with serious head injuries. The victim had seen his car – a red Citroen C1, registration MV18 OSB […]
14th Feb A football team has been launched in Ashton with the hopes of stamping out the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.  Infinity FC, made in collaboration with award-winning charity Infinity Initiatives, was launched just two weeks ago – and now boasts 224 keen followers on Facebook and a squad of 25 players aged between 19 and […]
13th Feb Popular Ashton pub The Ash Tree will reopen on Tuesday following a £1.1 million refurbishment and expansion. The JD Wetherspoon pub on Wellington Road now has a brand new beer garden at the side of the premises. A former snooker hall, which once occupied the adjacent site, was demolished to make way for the new […]
12th Feb Another record number of students at Ashton Sixth Form College have received offers from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. The students, who have successfully secured offers, have completed one of the most competitive application processes in the world with the universities ranked the top two in the UK and worldwide. The students who have received Oxbridge […]
5th Feb And investigation has been launched after a man was seriously injured after a crash in Ashton on Tuesday (5 February). He was riding his white Honda moped along Lees Rd towards Oldham when he hit the central reservation. The man, who’s in his 30’s, suffered serious injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics […]
5th Feb Local mental health charity MIND have received a boost with news that the Arcades Shopping Centre in Ashton will be supporting them throughout 2019. The charity offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. They also work to raise public awareness and understanding of […]