From the Ashton Archives
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4th Oct A councillor is embroiled in a row with her neighbours… over a gazebo. Dolores Lewis was asked to appear before planning bosses at Tameside town hall because she didn’t get permission for the wooden structure in her back garden. The Ashton Hurst politician, elected in May by 43 votes, was said to have erected the […]
4th Oct 3 men have been attacked whilst waiting at the lights on Cavendish Street in Ashton. It happened between 8:45pm and 9pm on Sunday 23 September at the Junction of Cavendish Street and Wellington Road. Three men were waiting in a silver van. A dark-coloured car then pulled up behind them and two or three men […]
1st Oct The fifth annual ‘Cycle for Sewa’ Manchester event was held at the Tameside Cycle Circuit on Richmond Street, Ashton. Sewa is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘selfless service’ and is an important part of the Hindu religion. Every year, Tameside’s Hindu community puts on a fundraising cycle event and this year was no exception. Scores of […]
24th Sep Council bosses have been praised for their handling of a ‘potentially disastrous situation’ to get the huge college and council HQ project in Ashton back on track. Tameside Council has been left to foot a bill of £9.4 million after construction firm Carillion went into liquidation in January, leaving work on the ‘Vision Tameside’ project […]
24th Sep Ashton-Under-Lyne is set to enjoy authentic Indian dance and music with “Thunderstruck”, a brand-new theatre production that brings two traditional epic stories, Diwali and Navaratri to life. Thunderstruck is the brainchild of Ria Meera Munshi, who is the owner of multi-award winning Ri Ri’s Dance Academy in Manchester. Ria, who is Ashton born and bred, wanted her […]
20th Sep You’d be forgiven for thinking a trip to Italy would be necessary in order to listen to some of its native music, but you can find it a lot closer to home – namely Ashton-Under-Lyne. Marcello Dongu, 32, moved from Sardinia to the UK five years ago but has always loved to sing. He now […]
17th Sep Two Ashton women are doing their bit to help tackle period poverty in Tameside. Cousins Niamh Halpin and Izzy Sykes, aged 18 and 21 respectively, have launched a campaign to supply schools in Tameside with free sanitary products for students, so that young girls aren’t forced to miss school because they families can’t afford them. […]
13th Sep A cyclist who was seriously injured in a collision with a car near to the former BT roundabout in Ashton on Tuesday morning has lost his fight for life. Police were called to Park Parade, close to the junction with Scotland Street at 6.45am to reports of a collision. Officers who attended established that a […]
9th Sep Promoting the Greater Manchester Smokefree Summer campaign at today’s event. Hundreds enjoyed Tameside Hospital Community Open Day today as the hospital opened its doors to share some of its wide ranging health work alongside a variety of charities and organisations. As well as an opportunity for a wealth of health organisations, groups and charities to […]
8th Sep Ashton’s Town Team and Tameside Markets staged ‘Ashton Town Centre Heritage Day’ on the Market Ground and Market Street today, as part of the National Heritage Weekend held each September across the country. The event is also part of this month’s Tameside Heritage Festival and saw the return of Ashton’s legendary Black Knight. The annual […]