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18th Dec   A Mossley couple have launched their latest campaign as they continue to help poverty- stricken children in Kenya. It was in 2011 that Paul and Gayle Woods were on holiday in Mombasa, Kenya, when they saw first hand  children living in the streets. They were so moved by what they saw that they set up […]
18th Dec   English hearts may have been broken after the recent defeat to New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup semi final. But one group celebrating the thrill of not just being at Wembley but performing on the hallowed turf are students from Ashton’s New Charter Academy. For 90 students from the school performed a […]
18th Dec More than 100 senior citizens enjoyed a Christmas party at the Dukinfield Community Centre on Monday. The free event is held each year and is just for the town’s pensioners. Cllr Jackie Lane, Deputy Chair of Dukinfield District Assembly, spearheaded the event and was delighted with the success of the day. She told us: “From […]
12th Dec What better way to engage pupils in maths than to invite one of their footballing heroes into school? That’s just what happened to lucky pupils at New Charter Academy in Ashton-under-Lyne when Manchester United star Jonny Evans dropped by to take part in a maths lesson. The visit was organised through the academy’s partnership with […]
10th Dec   More than 1500 people took part in the magical Winter Wonderland Lantern Parade during the Ashton Christmas Market opening celebrations. Tameside Council Cultural Services worked with a team of artists and a wide range of organisations, schools and community groups since early October to delivering lantern building workshops and prepare for the vibrant event. […]
10th Dec The hub of Tameside is set for further investment and regeneration after it was announced on Tuesday that the old Ashton Swimming Baths will be the focus of a multi-million pound investment. Speaking at the last Full Council Meeting of the year, Tameside Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn boldly publicised the exciting plans. “Tonight I […]
6th Dec Get set for two-weeks of festive family fun with the launch of the spectacular Ashton Christmas Market. The vibrant event opens from 3pm on Sunday with a Winter Wonderland Lantern Parade, Christmas lights switch on, a magnificent firework display and musical entertainment. The lantern parade will start at 4pm, creating a magical trail of lights […]
6th Dec Literally hundreds of shoppers descended on the newly opened Bargain Buys store in the heart of Ashton today – with Tameside Radio 103.6FM providing the entertainment with a roadshow outside the store. New store Bargain Buys has opened in the landmark building that used to house Marks and Spencer in the town. Bargain Buys is […]
6th Dec Fifty St Damian’s pupils launched their own creative writings into the skies of Tameside last week, with each piece rolled up and tucked inside a helium balloon. The balloon launch marked Literacy Awareness Week and the school was busy with many literacy themed activities throughout the week. They had words of the day, spelling bees […]
6th Dec A 12-year-old Dukinfield school girl had a date with royalty when she received a top honour from Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Lisa Li, a student at All Saints Catholic College has been named as one of ten literacy heroes across Britain. The honour comes just three years after Lisa overcame language difficulties following her […]