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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 […]
31st Jan Students at Copley Academy have raised thousands of pounds for a local food bank thanks to a trio of events last half-term. First, the school held a food collection, driven by its student leadership team, with almost 100kg of food donated. Then, Copley held a non-uniform day with students donating money. Finally, year 10 business […]
31st Jan At 82, Alan Dickinson thinks nothing of driving hundreds of miles every year to help a children’s charity that he describes as ‘amazing’ The kind-hearted great-grandfather is a regular visitor to Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury, where he volunteers to collect and distribute more than 20 charity tins across north Manchester. His efforts have […]
29th Jan Stalybridge South Councillor Clive Patrick is asking residents where they would like to see funds donated to the town to be spent. It comes after a substantial sum of money was bequeathed to Stalybridge courtesy of Mabel Wilson. Stewardship of the funds was given to Cllr Patrick who has spent the last 12 months donating […]
24th Jan A stellar line-up of local bands will take part in a charity concert in Stalybridge later this month. Manchester alt-pop act Dantevilles headline an exciting night of live music, which also features Mossley trio Afghan Sand Gang. Rizzy, an artist familiar to the Ashton music scene, will open the night, with Oceans on Mars, The […]
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 […]
3rd Jan The funeral of well-known musician Peter Taylor will take place at Dukinfield Crematorium next Tuesday (January 8) at 11.30am. Pete, 73, had sadly suffered from increasingly ill health for the past decade. A professional guitarist for many years, Pete accompanied top showbiz performers including Merseybeat hitmaker Billy J Kramer in the 1960s and 70s. Previously, […]
14th Dec Infinity Initiatives are going the extra mile to ensure the most vulnerable in our community can celebrate a festive season that they might otherwise miss out on. The service, which won the Health and Social Care accolade at the Pride of Tameside Business Awards, provides an advocacy and support service for anyone who needs it […]
13th Dec Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre has been out and about in Dukinfield to give local people a starring-role in a short film that will be played at a special festive community event next week. It marks the beginning of a two year project called the “Local Exchange” that aims to reach people who may not otherwise […]
12th Dec Costs continue to spiral for children’s services as Tameside council reveal they are expecting to go £6.7 million over budget this year. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The figure was outlined by finance chiefs as they presented the accounts for the first half of the financial year. It’s down from 2017’s huge bill of […]