From the Comment Archives
11th Feb Over the last few months, there has been one subject that has clearly dominated the news and indeed the thoughts of many of us across the UK. I am of course referring to Brexit. One of the biggest concerns for environmentalists is sustainability. Can we continue to be sustain- able for both our environment and […]
4th Jan Lee Rawlinson, Area Director for the Environment Agency’s Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire region, reviews the environmental scene over the last 12 months… Reflecting on how our environment across Greater Manchester has fared over the last 12 months, it is clear 2018 has been a challenging year for our environment. Complete with a seemingly unending […]
28th Mar All three Tameside MPs have given their support once again to an appeal by Human Rights campaigners to Manchester City Football Club’s part owners, requesting improvement to Human Rights in the United Arab Emirates. They have all signed up to the latest letter drafted by a Manchester-based campaign, led by the internationally respected Human Rights […]
16th Feb Well it can only get better might be the best thing that could be said about the first Stalybridge Town Council meeting last night 15/2/17. The committee room was full as a vibrant Councillor David  Sweeton vigorously tried his best to explain and sell the concept and utility of the new Town Councils to a […]
16th Mar Tameside Labour MP Andrew Gwynne was the first locally to take a swipe at George Osbourne’s Budget today. He blasted the Chancellor for delivering a budget, he says, hits the poorest hardest, yet rewards the wealthiest. “This was a budget for making the Tory Party feel good about itself – paid for by those who […]
29th Feb My travels around the non-league scene generally lead me to Mossley half a dozen times a season. I was last at Seel Park a couple of weeks ago to see Manchester Premier Cup win over Trafford. Peter Band has clearly put a side together which could well feature in the promotion play offs this year […]
18th Nov The post-war halcyon days of league cricket, involving big name professionals and sizeable crowds may have long gone, but league cricket still has a vital role to play. Reporter Sport recently caught up with Geoff Miller, a National Selector when the Ashes were regained in 2005, and prior to that with experience of 35 Test […]
6th Oct Droylsden’s HARRY WILLIAMS reports on heading to the United States as a sports coach at a unique sports camp for some remarkable young people… Du Quoin, Illinois, USA, is a small town just seven miles long, five hours south of Chicago with a population of just 6,000 people. Enclosed it may be; normal it sure […]