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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 […]
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 […]
7th Jan Tameside Council Executive Leader, Cllr Brenda Warrington, has suspended the cashless on-street parking system in Ashton. From 2pm today, January 7th, all parking charges, restrictions and enforcements in the specific area covered by RingGo will be removed, so that a full review can be carried out. Ashton businesses and shoppers were up in arms after […]
3rd Jan Publican Geoff Oliver says he will keep a Cuban flag emblazoned with the image of revolutionary Ché Guevara ‘flying’ at his Hyde establishment. His stand comes after Geoff says he was visited by a local licensing officer who informed him a complaint had been made about the flag, on display in a window above The […]
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 […]
26th Oct Quest Media Network Ltd – namely the Tameside Reporter and Tameside Radio – are celebrating double delight at last night’s Pride of Tameside Business Awards. The major awards event, which celebrates the successes of borough businesses over the last 12 months, was held at Dukinfield Town Hall. More than 300 people enjoyed a glittering ceremony […]
19th Oct A landmark building which dominates the Ashton skyline is back on the market after a failed conversion into 51 apartments that have never been occupied. The ten-storey-high Oakglade House, formerly Crown House – is being offered for sale for a cool £1.5m. The property was once home to Ashton’s tax office and occupied from the […]
19th Oct Ashton Old Baths hosted tech giant Google today for a ‘Digital Garage’ event. The initiative aims to help local businesses compete with bigger brands by teaching them how to effectively use SEO, social media and other tools such as ‘analytics’ that Google can provide. Prab Chadha, a Google Trainer and Coach said that although the […]
12th Oct Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, officially open their newest store in Denton tomorrow (Saturday) and are holding a special giveaway to celebrate! Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne will open to store on Stockport Road at midday. To mark the occasion, the first 100 visitors will receive a free small pizza, thanks to franchisee Amit […]
27th Sep Tomorrow is Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Scores of businesses, schools, groups and organisations will be doing their bit to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. Among them will be XYLE in Hyde who invite everyone to call in between 9.30am and 1.30pm to enjoy locally blended coffees as well as their handcrafted, artisan […]