From the Community Archives
16th Jan A local businessman has vowed not to let the thieves who ransacked one of his Ashton businesses for the third time get the better of him. It wasn’t a happy start to the New Year for Gareth Hardy after he discovered thieves had smashed their way into Go Hard Kitchen on the night of New […]
16th Jan A new Wilko store is set to open its doors for the first time in Denton next week. The value home and garden retailers recently signed a lease for a new store at the Crown Point North Retail Park which is due to open next Wednesday (January 25). The new 11,500 sq. ft store will […]
15th Jan An estimated 200 people braved driving rain this morning to make their voices heard about plans to build on green belt land in Tameside. Residents from the Stalybridge South constituency and across the borough joined forces for the demonstration to show their opposition to proposals outlined in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. A smaller number […]
13th Jan A community interest company has been set up with the intention of revamping Ashton’s old Majestic cinema. Tameside Live Society was created by Matt Gough, a Dukinfield resident who moved to the borough three years ago. Matt, a professional designer, has big plans for the currently derelict building. “When I moved here I saw this […]
13th Jan A Tameside mental health charity is calling on thieves who stole a pair of signed David Beckham boots to return them. The Anthony Seddon Fund was planning to auction off the boots, which Beckham wore in his last game for Manchester United back in 2003. However, last Saturday morning, the boots were stolen from a […]
13th Jan A caring charity roared off with much needed funds, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a motorbike club. SSAFA Tameside was overwhelmed and delighted when The BMPS British Motorcycle Preservation Society charity handed over £1,438.78. The presentation was made in the Sycamore pub in Ashton. The cheque was presented to SSAFA Tameside representatives Christina Howard […]
13th Jan Tameside cubs across Denton, Ashton and Droylsden have been celebrating their centenary. Cub Scouting was started in December 1916 by Lord Baden Powell. Having first established the Scouts in 1907 he found that younger boys wanted to join and the cub scouts for eight to 10-year-old boys was set up as a result. Cubs from […]
12th Jan   Vandals are believed responsible for damage caused to several arched windows in the newly revamped Ashton Baths in Henry Square. The Impressive Victorian building dating from 1870 has only just been restored at a cost of 3 million pounds after lying derelict for 40 years. The grade 2 listed building was originally built as […]
11th Jan Tameside Libraries are running sessions to help parents and carers keep their children safe online. As part of the workshops, parents can bring their children’s phone, tablets and laptops for hands-on help in updating security and privacy settings. Tameside Phoenix, the multi-agency team for tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE), has reported approximately 85 per cent […]
11th Jan A Salford worker trapped under a mechanical digger has specialists from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, based at Ashton to thank for extracting him from the machine. The Rescue Response Unit from Ashton were called to an incident at The Crescent, Salford earlier this morning at around 8.00am to release the man who […]