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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 […]
19th Sep Residents in Dukinfield have taken to patrolling the streets after a burglary “epidemic” struck the town over the past two weeks. Locals took to social media to share stories and CCTV images as night after night, houses and vehicles have been targeted. Extra patrols have been put in place in the town after local politicians […]
17th Sep The Audenshaw Local History Society is appealing for information regarding a recently uncovered WW1 photograph. After discovering a group photograph of many nurses and patients that they can’t trace, with soldiers wearing a rare “Hospital Blues” uniform, the society is hoping that someone would recognise where it was taken. This particular uniform was worn by […]