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9th Jan Shoppers are being urged to vote for the historic Ashton Market Hall as it seeks to win national recognition. The National Association for British Market Authorities (NABMA) is asking people to vote for their favourite market in their annual Market of the Year awards. Supporters of Ashton’s much-loved indoor market can go online at www.nabma.com/vote […]
9th Jan Two Tamesiders are celebrating after being named in the New Year Honours list, both receiving British Empire Medals for their work in the community. Ninety-three-year-old Guide Bridge Theatre stalwart Johnny Barlow from Ashton receives the BEM for his services to the theatre’s drama project. While Dukinfield’s Jean Depledge, 78, will be receiving her medal for […]
2nd Jan Micklehurst Estate Residents’ Association (MERA) celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Christmas Mini-Market at the Mossley Youth Base. The festive event gave the community the opportunity to look back and celebrate MERA’s achievements, and recognise the vital role the group has played in improving the Micklehurst   estate. Over the past 10 years, the commitment […]
2nd Jan A Hyde bakery manager set herself a nerve-jangling challenge when she took part in a bungee ball ride to raise money for The Christie Hospital. Lauren Oldham, 26, assistant manager at Greenhalgh’s in Clarendon Square shopping centre, said she had a lot of fun as a passenger aboard the high-bouncing ball. Lauren, from Dukinfield,  has […]
2nd Jan A five shilling (25p) gift has proved to be a gesture beyond value for the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joe Kitchen. The money, in the shape of two old half-crowns, was given to the Mayor and his brother Michael by headmaster Hugo Brennan when they left St Peter and Paul Catholic Secondary Modern School, […]
18th Dec   A fabulous finale has been planned for Ashton’s Christmas Market with a packed programme of entertainment and the return of the helter-skelter! The two-week event, which runs until 5pm this Sunday, has been a resounding success with thousands of visitors going along to enjoy the celebrations and atmosphere. There’s still time for people to […]
18th Dec   Ian Finney from Denton is spreading Christmas cheer in his own unique way, whilst also raising money for the charity Francis House Save the Children. For the past five years Ian’s House on Circular Road has been covered with Christmas lights and open to public viewing, but this is the first year he has […]
18th Dec NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Manchester to tell their family their organ donation decision this Christmas. There are 578 people in Greater Manchester waiting for a transplant this Christmas and 14 Manchester residents have died this year due to the shortage of organs. NHS Blood and Transplant is highlighting the figures as […]
18th Dec Professional opera singers who have performed with some of Britain’s leading companies are visiting Glossop to raise money for a local charity. Cash from ‘Glossopera’ will go to Mummy’s Star – a charity  which supports families facing cancer in pregnancy and beyond. The Hadfield-based charity was founded in June by Pete Wallroth in memory of […]
18th Dec Glossop has got its very own Calender Girls who are baring almost all for charity. But you can’t take a peek at the lasses from High Peak unless you shell out £5 for a copy. The black cover with its sexy pink lettering – and the 12 shots inside – are sealed in cellophane. The […]