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20th Dec Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a 63-year-old woman was robbed in Ashton. The victim was walking along Stamford Street East, just before 8.45pm on Thursday December 13th, when she was attacked from behind, punched in the back and pushed to the floor. The offender stole […]
19th Dec Ashton based pharmaceutical company Recipharm have announced that its looking at closing its manufacturing plant.
17th Dec An ambitious project to create a digital business hub and ‘data centre’ in Tameside has been given the green light – despite the town hall having to foot the bill for an extra £1 million. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The redevelopment of the Ashton Old Baths annex forms the third phase phase of […]
14th Dec Infinity Initiatives are going the extra mile to ensure the most vulnerable in our community can celebrate a festive season that they might otherwise miss out on. The service, which won the Health and Social Care accolade at the Pride of Tameside Business Awards, provides an advocacy and support service for anyone who needs it […]
13th Dec Soroptimists International Ashton-Under-Lyne have pledged to help end period poverty for girls in Tameside schools. They’ve teamed up with The Red Box Project who provide sanitary products to ensure that no young person misses school due to their period. The scheme was set up in March 2017 by three friends who wanted to make sure […]
11th Dec Tameside’s historic Central Library and Art Gallery is to close to the public and be converted into council offices under new plans. Town hall chiefs want to move the library service into the new ‘Tameside One’ building on Wellington Road, which has been built as part of the multi-million pound Vision Tameside project. But art […]
5th Dec A Tameside MP says she will ‘not hesitate to intervene’ if plans to build more than a hundred homes on a school playing field fail to offer enough alternative green space. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Last month the council narrowly approved an outline application for 132 houses on the site of the former […]
4th Dec The sad death of former Ashton GP Dr Anisha Malhotra has occurred. Anisha was born on December 14, 1949, in Khatauli, India and was brought up in Sirinagar Kashmir. Her father Jagdish Prasad Verma worked in the Central Government Service and was one of the pioneers of All India Radio Kashmir. It was while recovering in hospital from […]
3rd Dec Ashton MP Angela Rayner says she will ‘not hesitate to intervene’ if plans to build more than a hundred homes on a school playing field fail to offer enough alternative green space. Last month, Tameside Council narrowly approved an outline application for 132 houses on the site of the former Hartshead High Secondary School, despite […]
3rd Dec As Christmas is often a time where people reflect and celebrate those who sadly can’t be with us, The Believe and Achieve Trust is bringing a bit of light to Tameside with a very special event. Their “Light This Christmas” service, which will be at Albion Church tomorrow (4th December) hopes to bring together the […]