From the Ashton Archives
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19th Jun Nine people were left injured after a protest in Ashton turned violent on Saturday afternoon. The Eritrean Cycle Festival that took place at Curzon Ashton’s football club was attended by former cyclists who appeared at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo and 1960 Olympics in Rome and fans from all over England and northern Europe. […]
15th Jun The family of a man who was shot dead in Ashton on Wednesday, June 13, have paid tribute to their “loving son, dad and brother.” 31-year-old Luke Paul Graham, from Audenshaw, was shot in broad daylight as he sat in his van on Birch Street on Tuesday afternoon. Luke, known to his friends as ‘Tank’, […]
14th Jun A new independent training provider for young people in Tameside has opened up in Ashton. Juniper Training, an Ofsted rated GOOD provider who supports over 1700 students per year, delivers the MINT Study Programme, Traineeships and Apprenticeships across 13 Centres based in the West Midlands, East Midlands and Cheshire. Juniper already has a training centre […]
14th Jun A third man has been arrested in connection with the shooting in Ashton yesterday (13 June) that saw one man die. It’s also been confirmed that a man in his 20’s later presented himself at hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. He’s being treated for his injuries and is described as being in […]
13th Jun A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 30’s was shot dead earlier this afternoon. The incident happened at 4:50pm on Birch Street in the town. Eye witnesses have said they saw a car pull up on the street, with someone inside firing five shots before the car sped off. The victim […]
13th Jun A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in Ashton this afternoon. The shooting happened at around 4.45pm on Birch Street, which is currently closed off with armed police at the scene. Eye witnesses have said they saw a car pull up on the street, with someone inside fired five shots […]
11th Jun Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College are ‘top of the class’ after being rated as “good” in their latest OFSTED inspection.   They were given the rating in all 8 categories, and special praise was given to both the quality of teaching and student’s achievement. It’s an improvement from their last inspection in 2015 […]
4th Jun A former Tameside College student, who is now a student and screenwriter for Netflix and the BBC, has seen his latest series become a smash hit. Danny Brocklehurst studied A-Levels at the college, where he gained an insight into the TV industry. He went on to become a journalist for The Guardian before forging a […]
24th May Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ campaign has been going on all day today – and at the close of play at 5pm we have collected exactly £2,401 – with the promise of more to come. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised thousands of pounds for the Tameside Macmillan Unit […]
22nd May Tameside and Glossop will stand shoulder to shoulder in remembrance today of those involved in last year’s devastating attack on the Manchester Arena. Tameside Council will observe the national one minute’s silence at 2:30pm which will be led by the Civic Mayor Cllr Denise Ward on the steps of Dukinfield Town Hall. While this evening […]