From the Community Archives
25th Apr Mossley is set to keep it’s green space after a ‘grassroots’ campaign succeeded. Thanks to the efforts of residents, Cosgrove Gardens, Greaves Street Community Orchard and a site at Stamford Road in the town have all been taken off an auction list. Tameside Council originally intended to sell the land after they said “residents expressed […]
19th Apr Theft of steel plant equipment and cabling worth a “significant amount  of money” occurred at a construction site on Whitelands Road in the early hours of this morning. The theft was reported at 7.55 am this morning as contractors arrived on the site of the old Olympia furniture factory and is believed to have occurred […]
19th Apr Tameside Council leader Kieran Quinn, has brokered an agreement to resolve the concerns raised by parents at Russell Scott Primary School regarding the school playing field. The council released a statement last night regarding the playing field which was rendered unfit for purpose after contractors Carillion had used the field as their building compound site. The […]
10th Apr There are just days left for those not eligible to vote to add themselves to the electoral register in time to have a say in the first elections for a Greater Manchester mayor. People will not be able to vote on Thursday, May 4, unless they have registered by Thursday, April 13.  Eight candidates have confirmed that […]
6th Apr Two men facing charges relating to a brutal attack on a one legged pensioner in her own home in Ashton, heard their barristers making the final arguments for their defence yesterday,Wednesday, 5/4/16. They were concluding the defence arguments  before  Judge Driver Q.C. commenced his summing up in the case of Liam O’Shaunessey and Steve Mortin, […]
4th Apr An auction for the much loved community orchard at Greave Street and Cross Street in Mossley is being contested by local campaigners. The orchard is to go up for auction in three weeks, on April 25, and almost 800 opposing signatures from the community have already been signed. The orchard was created in 2015 when eight fruit […]
30th Mar         A new report by campaigning Stockport MP Ann Coffey entitled ‘Real Voices’ has revealed that children within Greater Manchester are now three times more at risk or victims of sexual offences than previously thought.  Though the report also identified a four fold increase in the number of child sex exploitation cases […]
29th Mar     An Ashton man who robbed terrified staff at a branch of McDonald’s on the Snipe Retail Park by convincing them that he had a firearm concealed in a plastic bag, has been jailed for four and-a-half years.  He pleaded guilty to robbery when he appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court today, Wednesday, March […]
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 […]
28th Mar Following the discovery of the body of Michael Leadbetter, 58, in Mossley on March 16, 2017, police are now anxious to locate Michael’s family. Michael lived in Queen Street, Mossley, but he originally came  from Hull on Humberside. He was found dead in the River Tame and is believed to have drowned, there are no […]