From the Business Archives
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1st Sep Womenswear retailer Bonmarché has re-opened at a Hyde shopping centre after receiving a new season makeover.  After closing for several days last month, the store at Clarendon Square has been given a stylish new look, with fresh décor and features to give customers an enhanced shopping experience. The makeover, which welcomes in the autumn and […]
30th Aug   Greater Manchester’s Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has finalised the split with it’s business partner Viridor Laing from the 25 year, £3.8 billion contract, in order to make longer term savings. As part of the deal that was finalised last Wednesday, GMWDA will aquire Viridor Laing, (Greater Manchester) for just one pound and residents are […]
28th Aug Police in the Stalybridge South area have scored a success in the reduction of burglaries, both domestic and non domestic, with a reduction to a combined total of only 16 burglaries in the previous three months, compared to  26 offences in the same period last year.   However police say Mottram Rise Estate continues to […]
23rd Aug   Construction on a 38 apartment ‘affordable rent’ homes scheme next to the River Tame on Castle Street, Stalybridge, has begun. Situated on the former site of the Tame Foundry textile mill, the four million pound development has been designed by Pozzoni Architecture and is being built by contractor Rowlinson, for Mosscare Saint Vincent housing ascossioation. When […]
22nd Aug       Police in Tameside scored some notable successes arresting several prolific offenders for burglary in Ashton Town Centre between May and August this year against a mixed set of crime trends. Sonny Shockledge, 35, of Assheton Close, Ashton was arrested, charged and has served a custodial sentence . On his release from prison […]
21st Aug An Ashton man who suddenly became blind nine years ago is inspiring others with a unique passion he has since acquired. In 2008, Chris Fisher’s life changed forever when he lost his sight completely in the space of just a few weeks. As a way of focusing his efforts on something positive, the 48-year-old took […]
17th Aug Canny loans disbursed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Core Investment Fund has provided a jobs dividend  creating 260 new posts across the county.  Tameside Council leader Kieran Quinn who is also the GMCA lead for Investment Strategy and Finance  has announced £3.1 Million in new loans to businesses in Salford, Trafford and Stockport for the […]
12th Aug   The recent and ongoing problems of Carillion, the construction and maintenance support firm has surely exercised a few minds at Tameside Council. The company’s share price tumbled sharply three weeks ago and despite winning a government contract on the rail project HS2,they continue to struggle with refinancing. Consequently the survival of the Wolverhampton based […]
7th Aug A family business from Dukinfield has shown its community spirit once again by supplying a sign for a local community hub at a reduced rate. Rondar Signs Limited created a welcoming sign for The Together Centre at Loxley House, also in Dukinfield, and fitted it for half the normal price. Ron Durward, founder of the […]
27th Jul  Residential developer Mulbury has appointed Dukinfield based Bardsley Construction to deliver its £30m scheme of 143 private rented sector (PRS) apartments in Ancoats, Manchester. The developer announced last week it had agreed a funding deal with DTZ Investors to build the development on the corner of Blossom Street and Great Ancoats Street. The area has […]