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1st May A town centre pub in the heart of Ashton has reopened following a joint investment by Robinsons Brewery and licensees Jonny Booth and Paul Montegrande (pictured top), which aims to put drinkers and foodies at the heart of the pub in a Victorian London-themed setting. The Prince was the 58th pub to be purchased by […]
1st May An old pub that was transformed into a family-friendly hydro pool, activity hub and coffee shop has been awarded the North West Business Masters Award for Investment. Local couple Suzanne and Gary Horton (pictured), owners of the Greater Manchester Puddle Ducks franchise, developed the Aqua Nurture project that opened in April 2016. They became the first Puddle Ducks […]
20th Apr Lidl is to build a brand new store on Hattersley Retail Park, as part of its ongoing expansion plans in the UK. The discount supermarket chain announced the news after exchanging contracts with Maple Grove Developments to secure the new site. The multi-million pound investment will result in a 1,794m2 sales area, featuring an in-store […]
17th Apr Lloyds Banking Group is to close its branch in Stalybridge later this year. As part of 49 branch closures across the UK, affecting 305 jobs across the business, the branch on Melbourne Street on September 18th. It’s a further blow to the town and Melbourne Street in particular, which has lost big high-street names such […]
6th Apr After a record 2017, Droylsden-based company Manchester Metrology got 2018 off to a positive start after a networking event at the Etihad Stadium. The ‘Measure Anything’ event saw the stadium come alive with the industry’s leading Metrology companies such as Manchester Metrology, FARO, Optimax and Renishaw, all of whom bought their metrology, 3D scanning, FARO […]
15th Mar Some of Manchester’s best and brightest digital talent have been sharing their expertise with young people and parents at Ashton’s Clarendon Sixth Form College. The Futures: Careers in Digital event, organised by the Digital Creative Network (DCN), is aimed at helping students gain a career in the digital and creative industries. The event included speeches […]
21st Feb Tameside enjoyed an incredibly successful night at the Greater Manchester Business Awards, as no less than four of the borough’s businesses took home a prize. The glamorous event, held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel on February 9th, saw the best of the businesses within the ten boroughs come together to celebrate the fantastic […]
8th Feb Twelve apprentices from Regensburg College in Germany have been visiting Tameside College as part of the Erasmus+ programme to learn all about engineering techniques and skills used in the UK. The Erasmus+ programme, which is funded by the European Union, gives students from its member states the opportunity to visit other countries to study in […]
8th Dec This weekend is the third and final weekend of the Tameside Christmas Markets. The event, in Market Street, Ashton, runs today (Friday), tomorrow and Sunday with one highlight being free rides on a ferris wheel. The festive finale will also include children’s entertainers, facepainting, gingerbread decorating, brass bands, dancers and more. Other highlights include over […]
7th Dec The authors behind the highly acclaimed history of Ashton Market return to the market themselves tomorrow (Friday) to sign special offerings of their title. To Market, To Market, penned by brothers Philip and David Williams, was a complete sell-out within eight weeks of its first publication in 1994 – necessitating a rapid reprint which in […]