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From the Ashton Archives
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30th Nov Two family descendants of a World War One hero are hoping to trace the person who left a touching tribute to him on November 11. Mike and Terry Hall were at the Ashton Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday to pay their respects to their great uncle, Lance Corporal James Hall, who was killed in action on […]
29th Nov A multi-million pound project to build new college buildings and a council HQ in the heart of Tameside is set to go another £120k over budget in the wake of construction giant Carillion’s collapse. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Phase two of the Vision Tameside development in Ashton includes a new ‘advanced skills’ centre […]
28th Nov One woman’s fight to find out if a pregnancy test caused her son to be born with severe special needs has gone all the way to the top of government. Susan Forshaw, 68, from Ashton was given the hormonal pregnancy test Primodos by her doctor 48 years ago. She wasn’t told what the tablets contained […]
26th Nov Enforcement of on-street parking charges in Ashton town centre has been temporarily suspended after complaints that signage relating to the new payment systems wasn’t clear enough. Those that were issued with parking tickets over the weekend have also had their fines cancelled. Did you get a parking ticket this weekend on Stamford St, Ashton? I've […]
22nd Nov Town centre business owners are up in arms after the introduction of a new system for on-street parking. Parts of Ashton town centre, including Stamford Street Central, now require the use of a mobile phone app to park on the street for any length of time. On-street parking is free for 30 minutes but must […]
21st Nov Officers were called to Guide Bridge station last night following reports that a person had fallen onto the tracks. Police responded to the incident at 8pm on Tuesday (20 November 2018) and a 31-year-old man was attended by paramedics and taken to hospital. He is receiving treatment for life-changing injuries. A spokesperson for the British […]
16th Nov A huge new housing estate is to be built on a former school site despite dozens of objections over fears children would be left with ‘nowhere to kick a ball’. Planning chiefs in Tameside have signed off on outline plans for 132 homes in Ashton, on the site of the now demolished Hartshead High Secondary […]
9th Nov Two men have been charged with murder and attempted murder following a fatal shooting in Ashton-under-Lyne. Jay Cornforth, 22, of Ashton Old Road, Manchester and Charlie Atkinson, 26, of Stamford Drive, Tameside have been charged with murder and attempted murder. They have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today (Friday November […]
8th Nov A couple were left in hospital after a man drove at them as they walked to the cinema in Ashton-Under-Lyne. Shortly after 6.20pm on Sunday 7th October, police were called to reports of a collision between two pedestrians and a silver Nissan Micra on Richmond Street. The victims, a 44-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, […]
7th Nov An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a rape in Ashton on Tuesday. The incident happened last night (6 November) where Police were called to a wooded area just off Cavendish Street to reports that a 17-year-0ld girl had been raped. An investigation was launched and police had today made an arrest in […]