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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 […]
12th Dec The Friends of Sunnybank Vale are used to winning awards for their preservation of Droylsden’s green lung. After all, North West in Bloom has given them the Level 5 ‘Outstanding’ certificate for five years in a row now, while the area has received the Green Flag for the last four years. However, their latest prize […]
5th Dec A Tameside MP says she will ‘not hesitate to intervene’ if plans to build more than a hundred homes on a school playing field fail to offer enough alternative green space. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Last month the council narrowly approved an outline application for 132 houses on the site of the former […]
3rd Dec As Christmas is often a time where people reflect and celebrate those who sadly can’t be with us, The Believe and Achieve Trust is bringing a bit of light to Tameside with a very special event. Their “Light This Christmas” service, which will be at Albion Church tomorrow (4th December) hopes to bring together the […]
8th Nov A drive to transform Tameside into a greener borough will see thousands of street lights swapped for energy saving lanterns and council vans replaced with electric vehicles. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The town hall has been rolling out a huge scheme to replace lamps across the borough and has committed £5m to upgrade all […]
6th Nov A local mum has spoken of her hope that there may one day be a cure to her daughter’s degenerative condition. Jenny Croce’s daughter, Florence, suffers from Late Infantile Gangliosidosis – or GM1 – a disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. Since her diagnosis almost two years ago, Jenny […]
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 […]