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9th Apr Friday, March 30, marked the grand opening of Cancer Warriors’ first ever permanent drop-in Information and Support Centre. The centre is located at Melbourne Street, Stalybridge. This is a dream and vision the chair and founder Derrick John Evans thought he would never see come true, having fought his own battles with cancer since 2007. […]
26th Mar A martial arts club that lost everything in the Ray Mill fire now faces the daunting prospect of starting again from scratch. Dragons Martial Arts Centre only moved to Stalybridge in November after their previous home in Guide Bridge was sold from under them. Owner Arthur Sheldon has since spent thousands of pounds renovating the […]
26th Mar A Mossley-based charity is appealing to the public’s help after more than 15 years worth of work, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, was destroyed in the Ray Mill fire over the weekend. Global Grooves is one of the UK’s leading Carnival arts organisations, bringing inspirational carnival practice from around the world into communities across […]
26th Mar Almost £4,500 has been raised for a local dance and cheerleading group that has been devastated by the Ray Mill fire. The successful TCA Tycoons were in Nottingham on Saturday for the ICC British Open, and had just won a bid to compete in America, when news of the fire broke. Members of TCA were […]
15th Mar Stalybridge Carnival has been ‘saved’ as a community event and will go ahead this year as planned. A new committee has been created to organise the hugely popular parade and festival. The news was officially revealed at the latest Stalybridge Town Council meeting and comes after the sad death of Nigel Hobson at the end […]
15th Mar Young people from Tameside are being urged to get their foot in the door of Greater Manchester’s booming property sector by taking part in a free week-long workshop next month. The ‘Regeneration Brainery’ is an immersive workshop for 17-20-year-olds, aimed at setting young people from a range of backgrounds on a path to a career […]
23rd Feb Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society is bringing Sister Act to the Oldham Coliseum from next week. The show opens on Wednesday, February 28 and runs for one week until March 3. The story tells the tale of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Catherine Cooper) who witnesses her gangster boyfriend Curtis Shank (Martin Kelly) commit a murder. Upon […]
17th Feb Stalybridge Motorcycle Club will be back at Dukinfield Town Hall on Saturday, March 3, for their annual charity ‘rock nite’. The nite will be raising money for The Christie hospital. The night will feature performances by bands Riff Raff and Rock Doctors. There will also be a raffle and prizes. The event is being staged […]
14th Feb What better way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day today than by pledging to raise £100 for what is possibly the best-loved charity in Tameside and Glossop – Willow Wood Hospice? The hospice is asking you to share your love with them, and to raise at least £100 over the next 12 months.  You can do […]
12th Feb MAIN PICTURE: Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant will be taking part in this year’s Fred Whitton cycling sportive (above) to raise funds in memory of former Tameside Council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn.   Tameside Council Chief Executive Steven Pleasant, MBE, has entered a gruelling cycling challenge to raise funds in memory of former borough […]