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From the Ashton Archives
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4th Feb Four men have been charged after a woman had her car stolen at gun point at Daisy Nook. Jason Peter Hancock, 28, of Monmouth Street, Oldham has been charged with committing fraud by false representation. Steven Michael Clarke, 30, Monmouth Street, Oldham has been charged with robbery and possession of a firearm while committing an […]
3rd Feb Good Samaritans have been praised by police for coming to the rescue of a teenage girl as a man attempted to rape her. The group intervened and as the attacker tried to flee from the scene they gave chase and caught him, holding him until police arrived. The 17-year-old girl had been attacked in a […]
1st Feb North West Motorway Police rushed to the over bridge at J23 of the M60 in the early hours of this morning (Friday 1st)
31st Jan Police have released images of five men they want to speak to after a woman had her car stolen at Daisy Nook Country Park. The victim, a woman in her 30s, was driving along Stannybrook Road in her grey Audi Q3 at around 11am on Wednesday December 19th. Another car, believed to be a grey […]
28th Jan A section of Ashton-under-Lyne is to be pedestrianised to keep students at a new college building ‘safe’ and make the market square easier to access on foot. The changes, which have been approved by Tameside’s executive cabinet, will mean that some bus stops that currently use the area around the Tameside One building on Wellington […]
28th Jan A Tameside woman has been jailed following a fraud operation which uncovered almost ten years of offending.  Gail Andrews, 49, of Ashton Road, Denton has been sentenced today (Monday 28th January) at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to two years and four months in prison.  She previously pleaded guilty to one count of theft by […]
28th Jan A teenager has been charged after a man was stabbed in Ashton last week. The 17-year-old boy, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has been charged with section 18 wounding with intent and aggravated vehicle taking. He’s due to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court today. The charges are in connection with an incident on […]
25th Jan Tameside One – the new Tameside College and council building in the centre of Ashton – will open its doors to students for the first time on Monday, February 25, it has been announced. The development, at the heart of the Vision Tameside project, will see the brand new Ashton Library, and a one-stop-shop for […]
23rd Jan The Tameside Hack returns next month and is poised to be bigger and better than ever. HACK6 – a fun event where 11 to 18-year-olds face a series of coding challenges – will again be hosted by Tameside College at their cutting-edge Advanced Technologies Centre in Ashton. There are more spaces available than at previous […]
17th Jan Two friends from Ashton are running marathons, navigating freezing canals in a canoe and even climbing Mount Everest (albeit virtually) in a bid to raise £10,000 for disadvantaged children across Greater Manchester. Ian French, 42, and Steve Reid, 39, have been balancing their busy lives by training tirelessly at the weekend, currently clocking 40 miles […]