From the Ashton Archives
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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 […]
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 […]