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25th Oct A local carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work. Global Grooves lost hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of giant puppets and hand-printed costumes when their storage warehouse at Ray Mill in Stalybridge burned to the ground in March. But now […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
16th Oct Local fire chiefs are calling for people to stay safe this bonfire period following a dangerous incident in Ashton on Sunday. At around 8.40 on Sunday night, fire crews were called a house on Blandford Street in the St Peters area and found smoke coming from the upstairs bedroom. A firework had been thrown through […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
15th Oct Don your brightest red hat and snowy beard and get ready to run at the tenth Santa Dash in Marple on Sunday the 2nd of December. Organised by Romiley and Marple Lions, the annual event sees hundreds of people dress up as jolly old Father Christmas and get jogging in aid of Kidneys for Life. The […]
12th Oct A new free school that pledges to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give state pupils a ‘level playing field’ against private education has been approved in Tameside. By Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green This is how a huge new free school in Tameside will look. Bosses have pledged to challenge the ‘status quo’ and give […]
11th Oct Don your scary fancy dress and head down to Active Oxford Park on Sunday the 28th of October for a charity Halloween Zumbathon in aid of Cancer Research UK. Supported by Active Tameside, the event welcomes all regardless of ability, mobility and fitness can come along and get moving for a good cause – with […]
20th Sep A man from Stalybridge has raised over £10,000 to help get disabled riders back on motorbikes. Phil Morris, 55, joined the NABD – the National Association for Bikers with a Disability – three years ago, and now fundraises up and down the country as the group’s “National Stall Manager.” The charity was first set up […]
20th Sep We’ve done our bit to support hedgehogs this winter by donating over 200 copies of old newspapers to “The Hulse Towers Hedgehog Refuge”. Hedgehogs need papers to make bedding and hutch-liners, so we stepped in to make sure none of them go without in the colder months. Phil Morris, pictured with our editor Nigel Skinner […]